After months of rumors and leaks that revealed almost everything there is to know about HTC’s new flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8) is finally official. The vendor unveiled its sleek new hero phone during a press conference on Tuesday, taking the wraps off of what may very well be the most impressive smartphone that has ever been made.
The sequel to what was arguably the best Android smartphone in the world last year is finally about to be unveiled, and BGR is on hand live to bring you all the action from HTC’s big press conference in New York City. The steady flow of rumors and leaks suggest that the all new HTC One (M8) is going to one of the hottest smartphones of the year, but nothing is known with any certainty until HTC finally makes this hotly anticipated smartphone official. If you want to learn everything there is to know about what is shaping up to easily be one of the best new smartphones of the year, you’re in luck because we have live streaming video from the event right here.
Is it the All New HTC One? Is it the HTC One M8? Is the HTC One 2014 edition? Is it just the “HTC One” again? The name of HTC’s upcoming new flagship smartphone is just about the only thing we don’t know about the device at this point, but the last few tidbits will finally be revealed later today when HTC’s big press conference gets underway. Thanks to dozens upon dozens of rumors, leaks, photos and even a 14-minute hands-on video review of the new One, we know just about everything there is to know about HTC’s new flagship phone. The phone looks fantastic so far, but we won’t know for sure until we hear everything straight from the horse’s mouth.
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Ahead of the anticipated HTC One (M8) announcement, the Taiwanese company has revealed additional details about the handset, on top of everything that’s already known about the device from numerous reports and leaks preceding the event. HTC has published two apps on the Google Play Store, including the BlinkFeed and Service Pack apps, which do more than show the user interface of the upcoming smartphone – they reveal that HTC may be interested in updating these Sense apps using the Google Play Store instead of baking the updates into future Android firmwares, which may speed up actual Android OS updates for HTC handsets.
Details surrounding HTC’s upcoming new flagship smartphone have been leaking constantly for weeks, if not months, and it looks like the hits will keep on coming right up until the phone is announced on Tuesday. The latest leak comes from German YouTube user Hans Meyer, who published an incredibly thorough in-depth video review of the new flagship phone on Sunday. More →
With less than a week to go until HTC finally announces its brand new flagship HTC One smartphone, it seems like there is absolutely no mystery left. We have seen photos of the sleek new phone leak at least a dozen times. We’ve seen videos of the phone as well. We recently saw a walkthrough of the One’s new Sense 6 software and we also know just about everything there is to know in terms of specs. Now, on top of everything else, we can see how the new HTC One stacks up against its toughest competition from Samsung, Apple and more. More →
Can’t wait to get your hands on the new HTC One? According to a press release from UK retailer Carphone Warehouse, you won’t have to wait much longer as HTC’s upcoming flagship phone will be available to purchase “just minutes after it is officially announced” on March 25th at six locations in London. There is no information from any other retailers, but this could be a sign that the new One will be available in multiple regions as early as next week, despite reports claiming the phone will launch in April. Until we have evidence to the contrary, we’ll assume that this is a promotional offer, but keep your eyes on BGR next week as we head to the HTC press conference live in New York to find out for ourselves.
HTC is nothing if not fearless. The struggling vendor’s original HTC One was probably the best Android phone of all time when it launched last year, but Samsung’s massive marketing budget helped the Galaxy S4 steal the limelight — and most sales. Fast-forward to 2014 and it looks like HTC refuses to back down, with the latest rumor pointing to a mid-April launch for its new HTC One model set to be unveiled next week. What other big flagship phone is set to debut in mid-April? That’s right… Samsung’s Galaxy S5. More →
Unless something truly shocking and unexpected happens between now and the end of the year (like Samsung actually releasing a sleek premium metal phone), the All New HTC One unveiled next week during HTC’s big press conference will probably be the most gorgeous Android smartphone that debuts this year. It shouldn’t terribly surprising, considering last year’s flagship HTC One smartphone was the best-designed phone of the year in 2013. We have seen the new model’s hardware leak a number of times and it looks terrific, but now a fresh new leak may give us a thorough walkthrough of the upcoming handset’s software as well. More →
Just like Apple does with previous-generation iPhones when new models arrives, HTC will also keep the previous flagship around once the All New HTC One arrives, Phones Review has learned. Apparently a source “close to a popular mobile phone retail chain” in the U.K. has seen the new model and has also heard that “talks are ongoing to try and offer the original HTC One for a lower price to consumers.” More →
A listing for a 32GB HTC One (2014 model) has been posted on eBay with several weeks to go until the device is actually announced, revealing the name of the device, the retail packaging, as well as pricing details. Even though the device may be advertised as the All New HTC One, the company may end up selling it simply as the HTC One, or at least that’s what the packaging suggests. More →
The gorgeous device you see pictured above is not The All New HTC One, but it does provide our best look yet at HTC’s upcoming new flagship smartphone for 2014. How does that make sense? It’s actually a dummy — an exact replica modeled after the real device that is used in display arrangements in retail shops. EBay France seller dummy_store has managed to get its hands on the model ahead of The All New HTC One’s launch, and its photos give us the clearest look yet at HTC’s upcoming hero phone. More →
We’ve seen plenty of leaked images of the All New HTC One over the past several weeks, but a complete list of specs had not been revealed until GSMArena purportedly acquired the information on Tuesday afternoon. According to GSMArena, the new HTC One will feature a full HD 5-inch display, quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2,600 mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. More →