Earlier this month, a report surfaced stating that HTC was planning on making a comeback into the Indian market in August. Well, now, HTC India has confirmed the same and posted a teaser about what to expect. The Taiwanese manufacturer shut down its operations in India last year. It’s last flagship smartphone, the HTC U11, was released on February 2018. Although the company continued to release smartphones outside India, it stopped all its operating in the country. HTC recently released the Desire 19+ and the U19e mid-range devices in Taiwan.
Hello India! Our journey of innovation continues.
— HTC India (@HTC_IN) August 12, 2019
HTC India took to Twitter to post a teaser showcasing its accomplishments in the smartphone industry. The short teaser showed all its firsts. It started off with the first ever touch phone, which was released back in 2007. HTC was also the first to launch an Android-powered smartphone in 2008, the T-Mobile G1. Later, in 2013, it launched the first all-metal smartphone, the HTC One M8. And in the year 2016, HTC became the first manufacturer to launch a smartphone with OIS on both the front and back cameras.
Finally, at the end of the teaser, HTC shows us a smartphone with thin bezels and a waterdrop notch. Alongside the phone, there seems to be another product that looks like the RE camera. It is possible that HTC may also launch a new RE camera in India. The smartphone looks similar to the Desire 19+ that was launched in Taiwan recently. It is possible that HTC may launch the Desire 19+ in India to kickstart its comeback. The teaser did not include any specific dates though.
The HTC Desire 19+ is a mid-range smartphone that features a waterdrop notch and a triple rear camera setup. This phone would most likely compete with other mid-rangers from Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung, etc. It would be really difficult for HTC to battle said brands since they are already quite popular and offer great devices at affordable pricing. The teaser does mention that HTC’s journey of innovation will continue, so perhaps the company has some cool new feature or tech under its sleeve. We would have to wait for an official confirmation to see what HTC has to offer.