Expect a 5.2-inch display on the HTC One M10

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It’s nice to see companies out there still releasing phones with 5-inch displays in a world where 5.5 inches and 5.7 inches is considered a norm. Among those remaining are HTC and Samsung, but the latter utilizes the Galaxy Note to serve an audience that demands large displays. HTC, however, really sticks to an end of the spectrum closer to 5 inches. Last year’s One M9 had a 5-inch display despite much of the competition going well beyond that. And the One A9 from HTC also stuck with a 5-inch display to remain comfortable in any consumer’s hands. But, in 2016, there was concern around the web that HTC would choose to raise the display size of the company’s next flagship, which is known internally Perfume.

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[Deal] HTC takes 40% off the Nexus 9 and throws in a free keyboard

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The Nexus 9, which was launched in late 2014, is still being sold as Google has positioned the Pixel C as a high-end tablet belonging to another line that is just getting started. So, for people wanting an premium-yet-affordable tablet with stock Android, the Nexus 9 remains the most logical choice (unless you’re a gamer).

When the tablet hit the market, pricing started at $399 for a base model with 16GB of internal storage. And the 32GB model raised the price up to $479. Need a LTE signal for use away from a WiFi connection? The LTE model that comes with 32GB of internal storage is priced at $599. Today, though, you can save big on any model of the Nexus 9. Through HTC’s weekly Hot Deals promotion, the Nexus 9 has a 40% discount and a free Logitech keyboard is being included if you get the LTE model.

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This is apparently the front of the HTC One M10

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Later this month, Samsung and LG will be hosting events in Barcelona during MWC 2016 while HTC skips the conference to launch the One M10 at a later date. The reason for this is that HTC needs to be in the spotlight all on its own and avoid being overshadowed by two of its biggest competitors. So, until we finally see the company announce the handset, we’ll have rely upon leaks and reports to get an idea of what the One M10 will offer. Evan Blass, who exposes devices rapidly and accurately, revealed yesterday that the handset won’t have the annoying logo-stamped black bar below the display like the One (M7), One (M8), and One M9 did. But now we know what the front of the next One installment should look like.

Blass returned today to share an image of the HTC One M10 roaming around in the wild.

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HTC One M10 to lose at least one logo

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HTC is working on a new flagship for 2016, the HTC One M10, and all indications are that HTC received the message from consumers that they really needed to step up their game if they want to regain some of their former luster. Rumors indicate HTC plans to pack the smartphone full of some of the latest and greatest hardware available so that it can compete against anything on the market in terms of specs. HTC also appears to be on track to lose a feature of their previous models that will please fans as much as anything they could add. Read more

Losses continue for HTC in fourth quarter of 2015

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HTC announced their fourth quarter financial results for 2015 and the financial straits they find themselves in continued as the year closed out. For the quarter, HTC reported revenues of NT$25.7 billion ($768 million USD) and a gross margin of 13.9%. After expenses are considered, HTC had an operating loss of NT$4.1 billion ($122 million USD) with an operating margin of negative 16.1%. Considering the fourth quarter is usually a strong one for companies thanks to holiday sales, HTC’s loss for the quarter is a troubling sign for the smartphone manufacturer. Read more

HTC launches two new colorways of the One A9 in Canada

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If you think back to November of last year, you may remember that HTC quietly launched its iPhone-like mid-range smartphone, the One A9, in Canada with no carrier support. At the time, the device was only available to purchase from the manufacturer’s online store in either gray or silver. However, the Taiwanese company has today introduced two new colorways. Both hues look great in pictures, but look even better in the flesh due to their matte finish.

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Apple focusing on yet another Android “innovation”

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Apple fans will soon have a new “innovation” to crow about according to new reports coming out of China. Sources are reporting that Apple has requested their largest camera supplier, Largan Technology, to provide dual-lens camera samples. Reportedly Apple is asking other camera manufacturers in Japan and China to also provide dual-lens camera samples. The dual-lens setup is believed to be targeted at a version of the next-generation iPhone Plus. Android fans will quickly recognize that use of dual-lens cameras was pushed heavily by HTC in the past and more recently companies like Lenovo, ZTE and Huawei are adopting the technology. Read more