17 July 2019
The story of HTC struggling in the smartphone market is nothing new. It has failed to match up with the competition, especially when it comes to Chinese smartphone makers. It is one of the reasons despite denying exit reports, HTC eventually exited the Indian smartphone market last year. But now, it is all set to make a return as it has started to tease a new smartphone launch in India.
HTC has shared a teaser video via its official Twitter account to create some buzz around its second entry. The video starts by highlighting the different world's firsts that HTC takes pride in. It shows HTC launched the world's first touch-centric phone in 2007 followed by the world's first Google Android smartphone next year. It went on to release the world's first metal body smartphone in 2013 and most recently, it released the world's first smartphone with OIS in front and back cameras in 2016.
The video ends by showing a smartphone outline and asking a question, "2019: What's next?". The tweet also has a caption, "Hello India! Our journey of innovation continues. Can you guess what's coming next?" Even though HTC has not offered any concrete information regarding what to expect, the teaser video suggests it could be a new device bringing some more world's first features.
If we go by speculations, some are expecting it to be the HTC Desire 19+. It is a mid-range smartphone that was announced globally about two months ago. The highlighting feature of the phone is its triple rear camera setup which includes an ultra-wide-angle sensor and a depth sensor. But the most believable speculation is that the upcoming could be the rumored HTC Wildfire mid-range phone. It makes sense as the rumored phone's front panel design resembles the one shared by HTC in the teaser video.