HTC to launch a new $400 phablet in China later this month

HTC Logo According to the recent China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) filing, HTC is very close to launching a midrange phablet, dubbed the Ocean Harmony. Editor's PickHTC U11 Life (with HTC Sense) reviewAfter being in flagship land for the last few weeks, I wanted to come back to a midrange offering that should be on everyone’s radar. Despite being midrange, the price of HTC’s latest offering does … The struggling Taiwanese company has unveiled several high-end and midrange U-series smartphones this year, and it looks like it’s going to squeeze in one more before 2017 is over. Dubbed the HTC Ocean Harmony, the yet-to-be-announced phone will come with a 5.99-inch bezel-less display, Snapdragon 652, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage. While we have no information on what the device will look like, it’s safe to assume that the Ocean Harmony will resemble the U11 Plus in terms of its design. The phone will cost around US$400 while a more powerful version sporting Snapdragon 660 will cost $140 more. Chinese online media speculate that the phone will cost CNY2,599 or approximately US$400 while a more powerful version sporting Snapdragon 660 will cost CNY3,599 or around US$540. Given that the device is already certified by the CCC, we expect to see an official announcement in the near future. How do you think HTC’s upcoming midranger will fare in the hyper-competitive Chinese market? Would you like to see it released in your home country as well? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

date: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 02:25:22 +0000