If HTC’s MWC 2016 launches were the appetizer, we’re only too ready for the main course to arrive, and HTC looks like it’s plenty ready, too: just yesterday we saw the manufacturer start publicly teasing its next flagship model, expected to launch next month as the One M10. We’re hoping to pick up lots of new official info on the phone as teasers continue, but until those get here, we’re turning to a recent interview with company CEO Cher Wang and CFO Chialin Chang, where they offer a few tidbits about the One M10, while also touching on the long-standing rumors of an HTC smartwatch.
According to Chang, one area where the new flagship will really shine is in imaging performance, as he reports, “We can confidently say that HTC will have a very, very compelling camera experience.” That’s keeping in mind what we just saw from the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, so we’re setting the bar pretty darn high.
But while the One M10 will probably break cover in March, what about the HTC smartwatch? We’ve been hearing about this wearable ever since Android Wear became a thing, but the most recent reports suggested it could finally be ready to launch sometime in April. After this interview, though, we’re no longer quite so sure.
In it, Chang discusses how HTC still needs to work out how a full-blown smartwatch would fit into the company’s broader lineup, and interact with its existing devices, before introducing such a product. Perhaps he’s just being coy about an unconfirmed device, but that kind of “maybe if” language doesn’t sound like a company that’s just months away from a wearable launch.