A Google Now smartwatch may be in the works, Bloomberg reveals, but surprisingly, Google isn’t developing it. The publication has learned that the Google Now smartwatch is one of the three wearable concepts HTC is working on, with one of them to be privately shown to carriers at MWC 2014. However, these products won’t be available on display to regular visitors of the popular Barcelona trade show. More →
HTC is facing quite a challenge in 2014. Last year, it released the best Android phone the world has ever seen, but it still wasn’t enough to combat Samsung’s massive marketing budget. Now, in 2014, it looks like the company is planning an iterative update that adds better specs and some new features, possibly including the ability to capture 3D photos and videos. From the look of things though, it will largely be the same phone. Rumors suggest it may even have almost the same name.
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With just over a month between now and the official unveiling of the next flagship phone from HTC, the most reliable leaks of all have started to appear: press images. We got a close-up shot of the HTC M8 from @evleaks on Tuesday, and now the reliable source is back with an even better image. The latest leak, which can be seen above, provides us with multiple angles of “The All New HTC One,” this time with a gold finish. It’s also our best look yet at the dual rear camera lenses that have been mentioned in previous leaks. The phone is also likely to feature a 5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a 5 ultrapixel camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and Android 4.4 KitKat.
One of the last remaining mysteries surrounding HTC’s sweet-looking new flagship smartphone is what HTC would call the new device, which has long been codenamed the HTC M8. @evleaks, who earlier on Tuesday brought us our best leaked picture of the new HTC phone yet, now informs us that HTC’s sequel to the HTC One will be called… The All New One. This move is somewhat reminiscent of Apple’s decision to label its third-generation iPad as “The New iPad,” although I should note that Apple has wisely never again used this as a name for one of its products — the iPhone 5s wasn’t just called The New iPhone, for instance. More →
Although HTC’s followup to the HTC One won’t be announced for at least another month, we now know exactly what the device will look like thanks to a series of leaked pictures. The ever-reliable @evleaks has now posted the highest-quality picture of HTC’s new phone we’ve seen yet that shows us what the device will look like with an outer case. The picture again shows the biggest changes that HTC has made to the front of its flagship phone including 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. In a followup message, @evleaks also confirms that the new HTC phone “really does have a second rear camera lens,” which confirms what we’ve seen in other leaked pictures showing the phone’s rear casing. @evleaks’ HTC M8 picture follows below. More →
HTC makes some of the greatest smartphones in the world — in fact, last year’s flagship HTC One is easily still one of the best Android phones that has ever launched — and now consumers in the United States have yet another reason to consider HTC when purchasing their next smartphone. The Taiwan-based vendor on Tuesday announced a new program called HTC Advantage, an industry first that takes much of the pain out of one of the most painful things that can happen to your smartphone. More →
The wait for HTC’s next flagship device is nearly over. According to an invite sent out to the press on Tuesday, HTC is planning to reveal the HTC M8 on March 25th at events taking place simultaneously in New York and London. It appears that HTC will be avoiding the madhouse that is the Mobile World Congress in favor of an event dedicated solely to its own smartphone. Considering how many companies are already using MWC as a hub for major announcements, it might be the smartest play for the struggling phone maker. The invitation does not reveal the name of the phone or any details about the device whatsoever, so we’ll have to wait until March 25th to find out more. Get a look at the invitation below. More →
We now know exactly what HTC’s followup to the HTC One will look like. @HTCFamily_RU has posted a pair of leaked pictures showing the real HTC M8, the next flagship phone that HTC will unveil in the hopes of taking on Samsung and its Galaxy S5. The new pictures look much the same as the leaked HTC M8 pictures we saw last week, as the front of the device in both pictures features light sensors that have been shifted over to the right-hand side of the phone next to the front-facing camera. The back of the new HTC flagship phone looks slightly more rounded than the original HTC One and features dual rear-facing cameras. Other reported specs for the device include a 5-inch 1080p display, a 5 ultrapixel camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and Android 4.4 KitKat. Both leaked images follow below. More →
Almost half a year after it launched in 2013, the HTC One was still the best Android phone in the world, pound for pound. In fact, some might say that even today there is no better Android option on the market, all things considered. It’s a tricky claim when factoring in the value afforded by Google’s Nexus 5, but even then, HTC’s One design is leaps and bounds above anything offered by other big Android vendors. One of the biggest complaints surrounding an otherwise spectacular smartphone was the handset’s camera, but is the One’s shooter really as bad as many people claim? According to one photographer, that’s not the case at all. More →
It might not be as sleek and sexy as the upcoming HTC One sequel that we keep seeing in leaked photos, but another unreleased HTC smartphone was revealed on Wednesday in a freshly leaked image. Engadget has managed to get its hands on what the site claims to be an image of the HTC Desire 8, an upcoming mid-range Android phone from HTC that may debut in the coming weeks. The phone will reportedly include a 5.5-inch display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, an impressive 5-megapixel front-facing camera and stereo BoomSound speakers. As for when it might be unveiled, Engadget mentions March 18th as a possible launch date, so we may very well see the Desire 8 debut in the coming weeks at Mobile World Congress.
There have been several dubious leaked pictures of HTC’s next flagship smartphone but one new picture seems to look more like the real deal than most. @HTCFamily.ru has posted a picture purportedly showing HTC’s followup to the HTC One that has a lot of the features that we expect to see on the new device based on previous leaks, including buttons placed directly on the display and light sensors that have been shifted over to the right-hand side of the phone next to the front-facing camera. PocketNow’s Stephen Schenck expresses some skepticism about the image’s authenticity but he says that he’s still “become quite confident that what we’re looking at in images like this one is indeed what we’ll see, come launch day.” The leaked purported HTC One sequel picture follows below. More →
HTC will apparently launch a smaller version of the HTC M8 later this year called HTC M8 mini, which isn’t a surprise considering that the HTC One had its own HTC One mini coutnerpart. Trusted leaker @evleaks has already posted on Twitter about the specs of the HTC M8 mini, though we don’t yet have actual availability dates or pricing. More →
Following a series of leaks last week, new photos may reveal even more details surrounding the upcoming “HTC M8,” the code-name for the follow-up to last year’s flagship HTC One smartphone. On Friday we saw a leaked screenshot that reveals HTC’s new BlinkFeed interface, and now Nowhereelse.fr has dug up a few new photos posted to Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo that seemingly show an M8 powered on. The images, which have since been deleted from Weibo, show several changes to the device compared to HTC’s 2013 flagship phone, including on-screen navigation buttons that replace the physical capacitive buttons from the HTC One, and dual cameras that could point to 3D photo and video capture capabilities on HTC’s 2014 hero phone. More →