HTC has seen better days. The Taiwanese company is not only facing Samsung and Apple, but also the emerging players from China like Xiaomi, Meizu and Oppo.
A new rumor suggests that TCL may be exploring the deal with HTC. They could either acquire the company or merge with them.
However, TCL’s long-term prospects aren’t that bright either. They too have to face rising stars from China, as well as well-established players like Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo. Going to bed with HTC makes perfect sense for TCL, giving them a new high-end brand, know-how and market exposure in the West.