HTC 10
HTC 10 Android-based smartphones are displayed during the launch event in Taitung, Taiwan April 12, 2016. Reuters/Tyrone Siu

It was recently reported that HTC will be selling its smartphone division in 2017 and the HTC 11 would be the last of its smartphones. A decline in its mobile products led many to think that way, though HTC has strongly disagreed to the rumour. There were also rumours that HTC would be focusing on its HTC Vive VR headset.

HTC could be releasing the HTC 11 smartphone sometime in 2017 and as per reports, the phone would be sporting some incredible specs. The jaw-dropping specs may include 2K Curved OLED Display, 8GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Nothing much is known about the handset though fans expect more details to be released as the phone nears its release date.

Putting all “selling-off rumours to rest, HTC recently released the HTC Bolt/HTC 10 Evo on Nov. 11. Even though the smartphone does not have specs and features to make one’s heart skip a beat, it surely proves that the company is very much in business The HTC 10 Evo packs a 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, writes Ars Technica.

The HTC 10 Evo has dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack and has equipped the set with USB Type-C port for audio playback. The earphone that comes with the set connects through the USB port.

HTC confirmed to TechnoBuffalo that all reports claiming HTC is dropping is smartphone business is “categorically false.” Moreover, HTC is already building smartphones for Google and that include the Pixel and Pixel XL handsets.

It is true that HTC has entered into other markets including the health market with a partnership with Under Armor and also the gaming market via Steam. The latter partnership yielded HTC Vive, a VR headset that has received universal praise.

What perhaps fuelled these rumours is that HTC’s smartphone sales have experienced a decline. This could be the only reason for the rumour.