HTC China community officially closing tomorrow


HTC revenue

FurtRecently, the HTC China official community announced that it will close the community from tomorrow (February 7, 2020. The company thanks users for their constant attention and support for the HTC official community. Could this be pointing to a potential end of HTC’s smartphone business? According to public information, HTC International Electronics Co., Ltd. was established in May 1997, referred to as HTC. The company is a manufacturer of mobile phones and tablets in Taiwan, China.

HTC China

In recent times, HTC’s smartphone business has been quite bad. The company has struggled to find its feet again in the ever-competitive Chinese smartphone market. Earlier, financial reports show that HTC’s revenue in 2019 hit NT $ 10.01 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 57.82%, compared with the total revenue of 2017, which was 87%. This result stands as its worst year in 19 years.

Although we are just getting the official confirmation, reports of HTC China community closure has been lingering for a while. Beginning in early January 2020, members of the HTC community found problems accessing the website (502 error). The page shows that the project no longer provides support. HTC community (Elevate) is an invitation-only high-end fan community and supporter community established by HTC.

HTC brief history/latest smartphone – Desire 19s

Founded in 1997 as a laptop manufacturer, Taiwan-based HTC soon began making smartphones based on Windows Mobile and Brew. It released the first commercial Android smartphone, the HTC Dream, in 2008, and is today a manufacturer of both Android and Windows-based smartphones. Furthermore, HTC re-entered the tablet market with the Google Nexus 9 in 2014. HTC’s latest mobile launch is HTC Desire 19s (November 2019). The phone comes with a 6.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1520 pixels.

The HTC Desire 19s comes with an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor. It uses 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that is expandable via a microSD card. In the camera department, the HTC Desire 19s packs a 13-megapixel (f/1.85) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2) primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies. This smartphone runs Android 9.0 Pie and also has a 3850 mAh.

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13 Comments

  1. Ahmad Bazuri
    February 6, 2020

    Is it the end of the glorious HTC. I feel sorry. Really love the phone as I am engaged with U12+

  2. John Hsu🧢
    February 6, 2020

    I had HTC7,8,10 …

  3. Monney Justice
    February 6, 2020

    Htc has been my favorite Android phone. Too bad this is happening.

  4. Paul Campbell
    February 6, 2020

    Sad, though I hope it’s just streamlining so they can refocus.
    We own the Note 10 Plus, iPhone 11, and the U12 Plus, and the U12 is the best of the lot, including the camera which has been updated.

  5. Paul Campbell
    February 6, 2020

    You know what though? At least HTC is still making money and profitable. LG’s mobile division is in the red and bleeding cash.

  6. ian Kemp
    February 6, 2020

    I’ve only had HTC smart phones..since before everyone even new what a smart phone was and apple was still a fruit ..

  7. lisa lahti
    February 6, 2020

    🎶I want my….🎶
    🎵I want my HTC!🎵

  8. Danang16
    February 7, 2020

    Mine is HTC One M 8…since March 2014..the first launched..till now still working and very well conditions..I love HTC than any other smartphones…So sad to hear about this…happening with HTC…Whyyy…??

  9. M. Rodriguez
    February 7, 2020

    Typing on my U12+. HTC remains as my favorite of all time. It has been painful seeing them fall over the years. I’m still hoping for a miracle. Don’t die on us, HTC.

  10. Ivan Skoko
    February 7, 2020

    :-(((

  11. Guest
    February 8, 2020

    Me too! They were the best! I dont understand how they werent doing so well. I miss my htc. My htc u11 phones camera was amazing and the stock editing app rocked! I always got compliments on my photos. I was able to take AMAZING long exposure photos of starry skies and managed to capture a spiral galaxy (assuming Andromeda) in one of them. Aside from the camera the rest of the phone features rocked too. I opted to upgrade when i broke the screen but there was no new htc phone on the market. Ive opted to try a one plus pro 7 because it sounded somewhat comparable. Its cool but my htc phones were better. I just want to install htc apps on the oneplus pro 7 but theyre not compatible i guess, cuz i tried! Wahh wahh wahh but seriously. I just dont get how samsung, LG, managed to stay mainstream with htc phones on the market. How did the better phone get dissed? Samsung users are oohing and ahhing at ‘new’ features the one plus pro phones have, that htc phones all had for the past decade. Im dumbfounded and genuinely bummed. Ill miss you htc. Why doesnt htc just join forces with oneplus and give them all the awesome things htc phones had that oneplus doesn’t but should. Yes i have a boner for htc phones and swing freely from their nuts. But for good reason! Le sigh. C’est la vie

  12. Guest
    February 8, 2020

    HTc is the best smartphone if anybody can understand it. The features of HTC is so good and easy that can not be compared to any other phones. My best phone Is HTC and have used and gave to my family member to use also. In my view and experience htc can not be compared to other phone . Its camera its screen resolution and calling function are great.
    Love htc phone, but sad to knew that htc is closing. I used all the models of HTC one by one and the last is U12 plus. Great HTC, thanks for making beautiful phones. Will miss u lot((

  13. CC2
    February 9, 2020

    I had the HTC One M8 as well. Great phone, loved it when it worked.
    Taiwan is not China. Please don’t put it as it’s a city in China.