HTC U12 + discontinued six months after the announcement

In late spring, the Taiwanese manufacturer introduced its next creation - the flagship device HTC U12. Apparently, the leaders of the legendary corporation considered it inappropriate to continue its production. At least, the phone was removed from all of China’s online stores.
Visitors to the shops recently witnessed that the smartphone first ceased to be active for the purchase, and then completely disappeared from the list of available models.
Perhaps the manufacturer wanted to reduce competition for its new model Desire 12s, just officially presented.