Is smartphone innovation a thing of the past? According to HTC, not even close. “This is the end of the beginning,” HTC’s product marketing boss Darren Sng said during a meeting last week, suggesting that some exciting smartphone innovations are on the horizon.
In the meantime, we’re at the end of a cycle of refinement that has seen leading vendors master the current formula. Smartphones are sleeker and more powerful than they have ever been before, and they provide users with an experience that is vastly improved compared to where things were as recently as a couple of years ago.
The latest new flagship phone to boast of impressive refinements is the HTC 10, which was just unveiled by HTC on Tuesday morning. And while leaks and rumors may have painted a near-complete picture ahead of the phone’s announcement, the HTC 10 ended up being the most surprising phone of the year so far. More →