HTC Has a Flagship Phone Planned Powered by Snapdragon 835

Posted by at 9:21 am on January 26, 2017

After HTC announced the U Ultra earlier this month, running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip, rather than the upcoming 835, there has been speculation that the Ultra will be the sole HTC flagship for 2017. Now, in an interview with Tbreak, HTC president of smartphones and connected devices, Chialin Chang, has revealed that another smartphone is in the pipe.

Here’s Chang’s response to a question on whether the Ultra would be the only HTC flagship of the year:

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.

While Snapdragon 835 isn’t mentioned by name, it is 99% sure thge 835 is what he is talking about..

Chang’s comments seem to back up the idea Samsung’s Galaxy S8 would be the first to sport the 835 as soon as debuted in April. If that turns out to be the cae, ┬ánext HTC flagship may be ready sometime in the second quarter of 2017.

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