By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 17:20
The company has sent out invites for its 'next big announcement' to be held just after the CES 2017.
HTC has sent out the media invites for an event to be held on January 12 where it will possibly make its "next big announcement". The company rolled out a teaser invite across all its social media handles with the tagline "For U".
However, the invite in itself is quite mysterious as it doesn't really give a hint about what kind of product the company will be launching. We might see a dawn of new flagship device or the company might spill some beans about its next step in the virtual reality space. Or it might unveil a new smartwatch with Under Armour logo. However, the timing of the launch is interesting as well, as the event comes right after the CES 2017, which is why many speculate that the company might skip the trade show.
On the other hand, other rumours suggest that the company might launch the recently rumoured mid-range HTC X10 device. As we reported earlier, the device might come with a 5.5-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels. Under the hood, there will be a MediaTek Helio P10 processor powering the device as opposed to the MediaTek X10 chipset used in the HTC X9. The device is likely to feature a 3GB of RAM and for the optics, there will be a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS, claims the report.
The company is also rumoured to be working on its next-gen flagship device, the HTC 11. However, chances of HTC launching HTC 11 is quite bleak. The device is rumoured to sport a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Moreover, the device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 540 GPU. The smartphone is tipped to come with an impressive 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
For the photography, there will be a dual-camera set up at the back with 12-megapixel sensors each, while for the front, there will be an 8-megapixel camera. The smartphone will be juiced up by a 3700mAh battery with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0. The device will come with Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed along with HTC's Sense 8 UI. The HTC 11 is expected to be launched sometime in the first half of 2017 and might come with a price tag of $691 (approx. Rs 46710). Although, rumours about the HTC 11 seems legit but we would still recommend you take it with a pinch of salt before the rumours are confirmed from a reliable source.