HTC’s Next Smartphone Is Coming Next Month

October 20 event will see the reveal of next HTC flagship, powered by Android Marshmallow

HTC has officially confirmed the launch of its next flagship smartphone, the first to be powered by Google’s new version of Android.

The company has sent out media invitations (pictured below) to an event in New York on October 20, where it will unveil its next generation smartphone.

Under the headline, “Meet the new Marshmallow from HTC”, the device will come with all the new features included in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, including better app management, improved battery power, Android Pay and even the possibility of a fingerprint scanner.

Coming Soon

HTC inviteHTC was initially thought to be planning a launch event this week, but the company appears to have delayed this so to have not clashed with the unveiling of Google’s new Nexus smartphones last night.

There had been doubts raised recently as to HTC’s future in the smartphone industry, given that the company laid off 15 percent of its workforce last month as part of a reorganisation into three business units as it looked to narrow its focus and return to profitability after a number of difficult months.

HTC’s last flagship, the One M9, was launched back at Mobile World Congress in March.

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