HTC President confirmed that the company will announce a dual-camera smartphone in 2018.
All major world producers offer at least one dual-camera smartphone. The group will soon join HTC with a dual camera model expected in 2018. The confirmation came directly from President Chialin Chang at the end of the presentation of the new HTC U11 + and U11 life .
The President said a dual-camera smartphone will certainly be released next year but will need to first find a way to make this feature unique. In practice, HTC wants to offer something different from the competition to convince users to buy it. Despite the good reviews received for its smartphones, the Taiwanese producer has so far failed to compete with current market leaders, namely Samsung, Apple and Huawei. Curiously, the first dual camera was introduced by HTC with the famous EVO 3D of 2011.
In that case, the two cameras served to achieve a three-dimensional effect. Subsequent HTC One (M8) and HTC One M9 + integrated the Dual Camera that allowed to apply selective focus but not a true “portrait mode”. Strangely, the dual camera has disappeared with the arrival of HTC 10 in 2016 and the recent HTC U11 . In 2018, five or six smartphones will be announced in total, some of which will cost less than $ 300.
Chang has not confirmed an indiscretion that has been circulating for several months, or whether the new HTC U11 + was originally the Google Pixel 2 XL . Indeed, the two smartphones share some specifications, such as the 6 inch 18:9 screen with Quad HD + (2880 × 1440 pixels) resolution and the fingerprint reader on the back. According to The Verge , Google has decided to outsource production to LG, so HTC has “recycled” the components for its U11 +.