Update, December 30: According to HTC developer @LlabTooFeR, one of the upcoming HTC devices mentioned below, codenamed Ocean Note, will be announced on January 12. The device will reportedly be available in both single and dual-SIM versions. 

Original post, December 29: HTC has struggled quite a bit this year, despite having a few solid devices on offer including the high-end Bolt and 10. In hopes of turning things around next year, HTC will, according to the latest report from Taiwan, announce three new smartphones in the first quarter.

HTC will probably announce the first device at a press conference on January 12. Rumors have it that the company will take the wraps off the mid-range X10, the successor to the last year’s X9. The device is expected to come with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, MediaTek’s Helio P10 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a 13 MP rear camera. These are just educated guesses for now, as HTC has not confirmed any of the rumors regarding the device.

The second device in question is most likely the HTC 11 — codenamed HTC Ocean. The flagship device just might be announced during the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which kicks off on February 27 in Barcelona.

The third smartphone HTC plans on announcing next year might be a phablet. Apparently, the company is working on a device called HTC Ocean Note, which means that it will probably be a bigger version of the upcoming HTC 11. As of now, we really don’t know much about it, but we could assume that it will go head to head with other high-end phablets such as the LG V20.

For HTC’s sake, let’s hope that these devices bring a few new things to the table that will be able to spark consumer interest. Otherwise, things don’t look good for the company, which hasn’t really been able to keep up with the competition in recent years.

Are you excited to hear that HTC will soon announce a few new devices? Let us know.

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