There seems to be nothing that HTC can do to stop detail pictures of The All-New HTC One from leaking out. @evleaks has now posted a new leaked picture that gives us our best look yet at the new flagship device’s dual rear-facing cameras, which HTC will likely tout as a major differentiator when it unveils the device on March 25th. Cameras have become a hot point of competition for many smartphone manufacturers, especially after Nokia threw down the gauntlet last year when it unleashed the Lumia 1020′s amazing 41-megapixel camera onto the world. HTC has long ago stopped playing the megapixel game, however, and leaked specs for The All New HTC One indicate that HTC is referring to its dual-camera setup only as an “UltraPixel” camera. @evleaks’ closeup of The All New HTC One’s cameras follows below. More →
We have already seen photos of “The All New HTC One” leak several times over the past few weeks. We even saw the new flagship phone fully exposed in a 12-minute hands-on video recently. Newly leaked photos discovered on Chinese microblogging site Weibo by French blog Nowhereelse.fr offer yet another clear look at HTC’s unreleased hero phone, and they also seemingly reveal performance that blows away rival smartphones currently on the market. More →
HTC is very, very good at making phones. Unfortunately, the company is not as good at selling phones and its struggles continued in February as sales declined more than 36% on-year to $238.5 million.
HTC is also quite bad at naming things. If you cringed at names like “BoomSound” and “Zoe” when they were announced last year, you’re not alone. And it looks like HTC plans to carry forward its tradition of awful names when its brand new flagship smartphone is unveiled later this month. More →
On Monday, a leaked video appeared showing The All New HTC One in all its dual-camera, metal unibody, BoomSound-equipped glory. However, the leaker made a grievous error while showing off HTC’s new flagship phone: He left the International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) number and his own on-screen email address exposed long enough for HTC to identify them and now HTC is going after him with guns blazing. More →
The All New HTC One (also known as the HTC M8) has starred in a lengthy pre-release 12-minute hands-on video that was recorded in mid February and published on YouTube on Sunday. The video, posted initially by YouTube user GadgetReviews, has been pulled, but a copy of it has been reuploaded since. The clip reveals that the handset will indeed pack a microSD slot, a feature not present in previous HTC flagship devices including the HTC One. “Expandability is the key to our consumers,” HTC’s Jack Yang told CNET in a late February interview, hinting that the HTC is reconsidering microSD support for its devices, and it looks like the feature is almost confirmed for the new HTC One. More →
In Barcelona’s Mobile World Conference, there was something that the industry has not seen in three years: Buzz about HTC. In particular, there was speculation that HTC was gearing to launch a 13-megapixel camera phone under $300 in Asia. According to GSMArena, Chinese media has now pegged the launch price of the HTC Desire 816 at 1,800 yuan, which comes out to just a bit under $300. Diving this low just might be the shock therapy that HTC needs. The old strategy of pricing premium models above $650 and “budget” phones around $500 stopped working a long time ago. More →
There will be very little mystery to the All-New HTC One when it launches next month. In addition to the multiple leaked pictures we’ve already seen, @evleaks has now posted a leaked press shot of the device that clearly shows AT&T’s branding on the rear casing. Other than that, the leaked image pretty much shows us everything else we’ve already seen about the All New HTC One including its dual rear-facing cameras, on-screen buttons and light sensors that have been shifted over to the right-hand side of the phone next to the front-facing camera. HTC will formally unveil the All New HTC One on March 25th. Reported specs for the device include a Snapdragon MSM8974 2.3GHz processor, a 5-inch 1080p display, 2GB RAM, an UltraPixel rear-facing camera, a 2.1MP front-facing camera, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac connectivity, and Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0. @evleaks’ picture follows below. More →
With more than three weeks to go until HTC unveils the HTC M8, expected to be called The All New One, more blurry images showing the silver version of the handset have been published online, this time by a HardForum user who had a chance to actually use a test device a friend of his had on hand. More →
In a piece published earlier this week, we said that 2013 was a remarkably boring year for smartphone lovers. After a surge of exciting innovation that began in 2007 and lasted for several years, 2013 saw smartphone makers, for the most part, run out of good ideas. With the constraints imposed by battery limitations and consumers’ demand for slim handsets, there was only so much vendors could pack into their phones, we suppose. Still don’t believe 2013 was a boring year? Consider this: At the annual Mobile World Congress trade show, the GSMA just named a year-old handset the best smartphone of 2013.
In other words, the smartphone industry peaked in March last year. More →
HTC is primarily known for two things: Amazing hardware and godawful marketing. Although HTC’s head honchos last year vowed to step up the company’s game in the marketing department, the ads we’ve seen ever since they made that pledge haven’t been an improvement. In fact, they may have been even worse.
Following the announcement of the Galaxy S5, HTC took to Twitter to post teaser messages for the HTC One, that’s going to be unveiled on March 25, while taking shots at Galaxy S5 buyers and Samsung. “Buyer’s remorse: coming soon to S5 owners,” HTC wrote in a teaser image that also listed the March 25 date. More →
Samsung is the talk of the town in Barcelona this week as the annual Mobile World Congress trade show gets underway. Even Nokia’s new Android phones will soon be forgotten by smartphone enthusiasts as Samsung prepares to unveil its 2014 flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, later on Monday. Ahead of the big event, however, another Android vendor is looking to get a little face time with the press. Though the all new HTC One is the smartphone we’re most looking forward to from HTC this year, the company just let loose a pair of mid-range Desire smartphones during an event at MWC 2014. More →
On Tuesday, HTC launched a free program that entitles every new HTC One owner to a free screen replacement if the display is cracked or shattered within the first six months. The HTC Advantage program is a great move for PR, and considering how much we like the HTC One, this extra assurance is just a bonus on top of an already great deal. That said, even if you’re prone to dropping your expensive devices, you probably won’t ever need to take advantage of HTC’s offer. More →