Still problems for HTC: delays on the next top-of-the-range smartphone

HTC officially has the launch of its new top-of-the-range smartphone has been postponed, whose market debut was initially expected by the end of this year. The reason, at least according to the statements, lies in the difficulties related to production.

All the fault of the pandemic, explained the Taiwanese giant through its Facebook account. HTC replied to a follower who asked for clarification on the arrival times on the mobile phone market, explaining that the supply chain is experiencing a difficult time due to the closures imposed to contain the infections from Covid-19. This generated cascading delays.

It is also true that, as said by a company spokesperson, HTC is still working on the development of the new smartphone. But this fine-tuning work wouldn’t affect the timeline. It is not a good time for HTC, which is also dealing with a significant contraction in sales – the data are the worst in the last 20 years – and which focuses precisely on the sale of modern products to exit the domestic market, to which it mainly focuses. addresses, and overlook a wider panorama to find new opportunities among users from other countries.

HTC is also pushing smartphones with innovative features. The Exodus 1, for example, was designed to handle cryptocurrencies. And the new model, the one that is overdue, would even have had a specific function capable of offering an immersive experience in the metaverse. He would have done so through apps dedicated to interacting with VR viewers and augmented reality.