Contact us Android is a trademark of Google Inc. | © Illogical Robot LLC, 2009-2020, HTC says it will release a 5G phone this year, HTC's smartphone division isn't dead, yet. HTC U20 5G Android smartphone. Maitre didn't reveal any other details about the planned phone. Whether this mysterious 5G smartphone HTC will release in 2020 will be a flagship or a classic Android device. If you can't tell from the currency, the phone is going up for pre-order in HTC's home country of Taiwan first, on July 1, with the company promising availability in "other markets" in the future. Stationed in Taipei since 2006, I track Taiwanese companies and local economic trends that resonate offshore. Maitre didn't reveal any other details about the planned phone. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. The HTC U20 5G and HTC Desire 20 … Thinking U20 5G is the most lousy phone. The competition didn’t used to stop HTC from selling stand-out models such as the the One M8. The phone’s 5G capability will enhance a user’s “entertainment experience,” HTC says. Phones made for 5G networks will be able to upload and download data faster, tech media reports such as this one say. HTC doesn't seem to be done with phones quite yet, as it plans to produce a 5G device sometime this year. Can we stop pretending HTC has a future in VR. As a news reporter I have covered some of everything since 1988, from my alma mater U.C. WIRED Media Group HTC's monthly revenue page continues to be a gruesome depiction of a company in free fall. The first HTC 5G phone is tipped by this Taiwan media report to unveil in February. It's not impossible to put an in-screen fingerprint reader in an LCD, but there are no commercial solutions on the market yet. Convention Center on October 04, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Those devices launched the 22-year-old Taiwanese firm’s reputation for solid hardware on a level with Samsung and Sony. It's actually bigger than a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in every direction (166.9×76×8.8mm) but somehow packing a 0.1-inch smaller display. Then, over the years, a lack of marketing combined with rising competition from Chinese phone handsets and a global slowdown in phone buying cut into HTC’s profits, as the experts tell it. “Having been absent for so long, it won’t be easy for HTC,” Kaur says. Sign up or login to join the discussions! RSS feed Initial consumers of the lower-end 5G phones should include those who need fast speeds to play games or watch videos and sports, Kaur says. Read our affiliate link policy. “I would think a low-end to mid-range 5G smartphone from HTC would stand a better chance than competing head on with the big boys,” Kaur says. The company’s smartphones, almost all Android-based, reached a market share peak of 10.7% in 2011. What a waste on U20 5G. The 6.8-inch screen will dwarf your tiny, tiny hands. Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC announced Tuesday the upcoming release of a 5G-enabled handset with higher-end specs priced below an iPhone. Just enter your email below. - Jun 16, 2020 10:06 pm UTC. China-based phone vendors have already “been quite aggressive” with 5G smartphone launches, and a number of models cost less than $500, she adds. Since about 2015, it has been normal to see a roughly 50-percent year-over-year drop in revenue each month. Some credit HTC with making some of the best early Android phones, contributing to the company’s 10.7% share logged in 2011. Another 2,000 workers left when HTC sold its design team to Google for $1.1 billion. HTC hasn't released a new flagship smartphone since the poorly-designed U12+ in mid-2018, and the company's most recent budget device was last year's Exodus 1s (which shipped with Android Oreo). The device brings a 6.8-inch IPS LCD Display of 1080x2400pixels resolution. The company hopes to diverge rather than compete, Han says. You may opt-out by. Glossary The largish 6.8-inch phone comes with five camera lenses, a 32 megapixel front-facing camera and a “big power reserve,” according to the product’s promotional video. In the run-up to the launch of these phones, there was a lot of surprise out there that HTC 1) still existed and 2) still wants to make phones. CNMN Collection Features 6.8″ display, Snapdragon 765G chipset, 5000 mAh battery, 256 GB storage, 8 GB RAM.