The pressure is mounting on HTC’s new HTC 10 flagship phone and Vive virtual reality headset following an abysmal earnings report for the first quarter of the year. HTC on Monday morning announced that its March-quarter revenue dropped by a staggering 64% compared to the same quarter last year. Worse yet, HTC said its profit during the first quarter of 2016 plummeted 78%. More →
Multiple reports have said that Google is already working hard on a couple of new Nexus handsets, undoubtedly the successors of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. But rather than have LG and Huawei make them, Google supposedly hired HTC, the same company that made the iconic Nexus One.
A pair of new reports bring further evidence that Google may indeed partner with HTC for the 2016 Nexus handsets – yes, two devices are supposedly in the works.
The HTC 10 is now official, which means the last piece of the Android flagship puzzle has fallen into place. If you haven’t already read our in-depth HTC 10 review, you should definitely make it a point to catch up. HTC has done phenomenal work with its latest high-end handset, addressing nearly every pain point users had and putting together a smartphone that checks almost every important box.
Now that the Android landscape for the first half of the year has been laid out, we’ll be spending plenty of time comparing all the new Android flagships in an effort to help readers find the right phone. To start things off, we’re going to look at the brand new HTC 10 as it compares to the most popular flagship Android phone in the world right now, Samsung’s Galaxy S7. More →
I reviewed the HTC 10 this morning and when I did, I noted that it is one of the most surprising phones the world has ever seen. Sure we knew all about the phone’s design and specs leading up to the announcement, but leaks never seem to be able to paint a complete picture. They gave us no indication that the HTC 10 would feature class-leading battery life that lasts up to two days on a single charge, they couldn’t foresee that the phone’s camera would be as impressive as it is, and there was no mention at all that the HTC 10 would offer a touch experience that is faster and smoother than anything else on the market.
But most interestingly, perhaps, is the power HTC managed to get out of the HTC 10 despite specs that are in line with other top Android phones on paper. Leaks thoroughly detailed the phone’s specs ahead of its announcement, of course, but we had no idea they would come together quite like this. More →
If we’re really being honest, smartphones had become pretty boring for a while. They all looked the same and were all replaced each year by newer models with slightly better specs and minor feature upgrades. But then something started to happen. Growth slowed for some of the industry’s top players and completely vanished for others, thanks in part to a lack of innovation and increased pressure from low-cost options out of China.
The HTC 10 is HTC’s best Android handset to date, and one of the most remarkable smartphones of the year. We already got up-close and personal with the HTC 10 by looking at its best features. One of them was handset’s primary camera, a 12-megapixel shooter that’s got optical image stabilization and laser focus that’s incredibly fast, and it launches in just 0.6 seconds.
While that’s all great on paper, how does the HTC 10 act in the wild when it comes to taking photos? Expert camera site DxOMark already gave the HTC 10 the same score the Galaxy S7 received a few weeks ago. That means the HTC 10 ties Samsung’s flagship for the first spot on the site, with both devices outscoring the iPhone 6s.
If that’s not enough, then the following real-life camera samples taken with the HTC 10 should offer further proof that the HTC 10 has one of the best camera setups in town. More →
The brand new HTC 10 might look familiar on the outside but it’s time to forget everything you know about HTC’s flagship phones and get ready for something fresh and new. In fact despite all the leaks and rumors, the HTC 10 may very well be the most surprising new smartphone of the year. Two-day battery life… a class-leading camera that tied Samsung’s Galaxy S7 for the title of world’s best smartphone camera in DxOMark’s testing… blazing-fast speed… and that’s just the beginning.
Here’s everything you need to know about the hot new HTC 10. More →
HTC on Tuesday morning unveiled its new HTC 10 smartphone, a powerful new handset that takes everything HTC is known for and mixes in huge improvements that had previously been weaknesses for the company. We knew what to expect weeks ahead of the phone’s official announcement thanks to leaks and rumors, but none of those reports seemed to do the phone justice. It marks a huge step forward for HTC, and fans seem to be excited so far.
But what are the new HTC 10’s best features? More →
Apple surprised many fans last year when it began releasing in-house apps for Android. No, we’re not just talking about the Move to iOS app, which helps Android users transfer their data from an old Android phone to a new iPhone. We’re also talking about Apple Music, which is an Android app that Apple built from the ground up for Android users in an effort to broaden the addressable market for its music service.
The company’s willingness to work with rivals took an interesting twist on Tuesday when HTC unveiled the new HTC 10. What does this new flagship Android phone have to do with Apple? As it turns out, it marks the first time ever that an Android phone will ship with support for AirPlay streaming out of the box. More →
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 →
After what was unquestionably a pretty boring period of time in the smartphone market, 2016 is shaping up to be a breath of fresh air. First Samsung unveiled its sleekest and most powerful smartphone ever in the Galaxy S7 edge, then LG showed off some nice original thinking in the modular G5 flagship phone.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: As a smartphone vendor prepares to finally unveil a long anticipated new flagship phone, practically every single detail leaks out just days before the press conference — or in this case, virtual press conference. It seems like there are never any surprises these days when companies take the wraps off of a new phone because phones are almost always unwrapped well in advance thanks to leaks. Not even Apple can keep a phone secret anymore.
This time around it’s the upcoming new HTC 10, which is set to be officially unveiled on Tuesday morning. Unfortunately for HTC, it looks like just about everything there is to know about the sleek new phone has new been revealed. More →
For the past several years, HTC has been known for three things: Killer hardware, terrible advertising and plummeting sales. When HTC delivered a disappointing flagship phone last year, the bottom really fell out from the company and it seemed to be in a tailspin. In fact, HTC’s revenue numbers still look absolutely dreadful and they’ve shown no indication that they’re about to improve anytime soon.
That said: If there’s a company out there that deserves to get a second chance at success, it’s HTC. More →