HTC is confirmed to start manufacturing dual-camera smartphones again come 2018. After spending 2016 shying away from the setup, it appears the Taiwanese company is set to re-enter the scene.
Few will remember this, but HTC has released dual-camera smartphones before. The HTC EVO 3D was the company’s first smartphone with two rear cameras, but the setup was used mainly to capture 3D images. The HTC One M8 meanwhile features HTC’s Duo Camera, where one sensor is used just for depth data recording and paired to an UltraPixel camera.
During the launch of the HTC U11+ and U11 Life, the company’s President of Smartphone & Connected Devices Business, Chia-lin Chang, confirmed that HTC will be making a return in the dual-camera space next year. In addition, he added that HTC will only be limiting itself to five or six new smartphone models next year.
Even after half of its smartphone division was bought out by Google, HTC is still looking forward to bring impactful smartphones to the market next year. If the U11+ and U11 Life are any indications, they have a good chance of making their presence felt again in the smartphone market in 2018.