A few days ago, it was rumored that phone Chinese maker HTC is selling its smartphone division in 2017. Perhaps due to the continuous decline of its mobile products, the company has decided to forgo phone manufacturing to avoid bankruptcy. Because of this, many speculated that the company will release an HTC 11 phone as a final hurrah.
The reports also suggest that the company will, instead, focus on its HTC Vive VR headset.
Fortunately, these rumors are far from the truth. In fact, the company released a statement that negates initial rumors of it selling its smartphone division. HTC is, and still remains, in the phone making business, at least for a foreseeable future.
Even more reason to think that HTC is still going strong is the release of its newest smartphone, the HTC Bolt. The HTC Bolt, also known as HTC 10 Evo, was unveiled last Nov. 11. Although the specs are somewhat lacklustre, the HTC still managed to squeeze in a few ?improvements? on the HTC Bolt.
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The hardware is based on the much older Snapdragon 810 SoC from Qualcomm. The chip is paired with 3GB worth of RAM and 32GB of storage. Nevertheless, the most striking feature of the phone is the non-appearance of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, the HTC Bolt is equipped with a USB Type-C port for audio playback. It also comes with a pair of earphones ?that connects to the said USB port.
The phone is sold for $599 and is exclusive with Sprint.
On the subject of HTC 11, rumor has it that HTC is planning on unveiling the said phone sometime in 2017. The phone, according to reports, will have ?jaw-dropping? specs and could feature Qualcomm?s Snapdragon 835 processor. On top of that, HTC is said to add in an 8GB RAM and a 2K resolution curved OLED display. Apart from these, nothing much is known about the purported phone from HTC. However, rest assured that more information will come to light as we near the supposed release date.
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