Some day a news will come stating 'HTC IS DEAD' just like Windows phone!
Great looking phones. Just needed 6 series chip. Here's an idea. Copy Nokia x6 with notch or no notch. Put in what Nokia didn't such as notification light, metal back, 660 or 7 series chip. It would make a solid new evolution to your beautiful zippy One A9.
Darn it HTC, you're completely out of touch with the low-midrange community. Best you can grab is a SD630/SD636 or a Mediatek Helio P60 and these SoCs cost only less than $10 - $20. Also at least afford R&D for Android 8.0. Just stop making midranges and focus only Flagship just like Apple.