Sometime back, we informed you that HTC would be sticking to the recently announced HTC U Ultra as its flagship phone for this year, well it seems like HTC will have another flagship later this year, probably the successor to the HTC 10, running on the Snapdragon 835 SOC.
According to Chialin Chang, another device is indeed in the works. In an interview with Tbreak, the HTC smartphone boss had this to say:
Every time there is a brand new CPU with power that we can leverage, we’re always at the forefront doing that. Some people are talking about the timing [of our release] but timing was determined 9 months ago. This is the best CPU out there. When the next flagship CPU comes, HTC will be one of the very first tier doing that.
When we will look back, it will be clear why HTC introduced [these new phones.] We want to have a couple of months of leadership before the next flagship CPU comes. But that will be in another period of time- not at MWC. Not for us or any other player. I can tell you that for sure. When the new CPU comes, HTC will have another flagship.
There is no mention of the Snapdragon 835, but he did mention “the next flagship CPU”, which indeed is the Snapdragon 835. Well, Chang’s comments are a sign of hope to those HTC fans who were not all that impressed with the HTC U Ultra. Let’s hope that the next HTC flagship, will be at a better position to compete globally.