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The HTC acquisition is Google's sixth largest deal

The HTC acquisition is Google's sixth largest deal”

Rick Osterloh, who runs Google's hardware division, said of the HTC deal: "We're excited to see what we can do together as one team". Basically, the Cupertino major is buying HTC employees to manufacturer better Pixel phones. And as if on cue, details of a certain HTC U11 Plus have surfaced, claiming to be the company's late 2017 flagship.

The information comes from France, and is reported by GSM Arena.

A sleek product portfolio fundamentally means HTC will cut all but the most beneficial and successful models that have customarily been its premier-tier flagship devices like the U11.

The deal announced on Thursday suggests Google is becoming increasingly serious about designing its own family of devices to compete against Apple and Amazon in a high-stakes battle to become the technological hub of people's lives. The Taiwanese company has said that by signing the agreement with Google doesn't really mean that HTC will not launch any phone. Instead, there were reports that HTC will be announcing three new smartphones by the end of the year.

"This agreement is a brilliant next step in our longstanding partnership, enabling Google to supercharge their hardware business while ensuring continued innovation within our HTC smartphone and VIVE virtual reality businesses", said HTC chairwoman and CEO Cher Wang in a press statement. "HTC will continue to have best-in-class engineering talent, which is now working on the next flagship phone, following the successful launch of the HTC U11 earlier this year".

There is bound to be some confusion and a bit of hurt feelings if the HTC U11 Plus does come out in November.

Not much else is known about the U11 Plus at this stage, but it's expected to sport the trending 18:9 aspect ratio. That one, codenamed "Ocean Master", is by all indications, the U11 Plus, which will be a successor to the U11 that was released earlier in the year. But the strategy behind the HTC acquisition seems to be a different one.

The camera details of the upcoming HTC U11 Plus are also revealed. The front camera, however, seems to have been downgraded to 8 megapixels only, perhaps because of new space constraints.



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