Like other companies jumping on the Android Wear train, HTC is rumored to have a wearable in the works that should debut sometime this summer. While the Moto 360 is slated to be a classy piece of hardware HTC may give Motorola a run for its money with its own smartwatch. According to the latest rumor, brought to us by the guy who leaked the S 5 Active video, the device — possibly to be called One Wear — will come in a premium design.
“It’s been an interesting few days here in Taiwan. Sources have provided more than rumors but a actual demo of the HTC smart watch. I did ask for a name. Tentatively it’s called the One Wear, slated to launch late August early September of this year. The design is round much like the Moto 360, will be available in a polycarbonate and metal flavors.”
Earlier this month an image surfaced of a smartphone headed for Verizon dubbed the HTC One Remix. At the time it was thought the device was really a renamed HTC One Mini 2. A new shot of the device has turned up thanks to tipster @evleaks. This time, the tweet indicates the device is the HTC One Mini 2, confirming the earlier suspicions.
No information is available yet regarding availability or pricing. HTC did indicate the HTC One Mini 2 would be available in the U.K. before the end of May.
source: @evleaks (official site)
When HTC first introduced the HTC One (M8), some carriers offered two-for-one deals making the effective price of the device only $99. The caveat was you had to be willing to spring for two along with two-year contracts for each device. If you only needed one phone for yourself though, you were out of luck as far as deals went. HTC is going to give those buyers who only needed one device an opportunity to get similar pricing, but only if they are willing to buy the Amber Gold version of the phone.
On Friday, May 30th, HTC will be selling the HTC One (M8) for $99 on-contract, which is half of the regular on-contract price. The sale starts at 12:01 am Central time and can be accessed using the source link. HTC did a similar sale earlier this month for Mother’s Day, but buyers could choose any of the available colors. We expect this sale will also be like last time and exclude T-Mobile since they no longer do contracts.
What everyone believed was the HTC One (M8) Ace has turned out to be a device known as the HTC One (E8). As noted yesterday, the promotional material leaked yesterday does indeed belong to an HTC website. Today, that content has gone live on HTC’s Chinese site and confirms what we learned yesterday.
The HTC One (E8) has a plastic unibody and dumps the Duo Camera setup in favor of a single 13MP camera. Dual LED flash is also gone. There are some specifications from the One (M8) that HTC decided to keep, though. For example, the Boomsound stereo speakers and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz are still here.
Do not count on this handset to arrive in the United States as HTC seems to be pushing the One Mini 2 here.
Source: HTC (Chinese)
I remember a few years ago when HTC offered way too many phones. Following that, HTC promised to simplify things, which they did in 2013, but it looks like HTC might be going backwards in 2014.
We already know of an HTC One (M8) Prime and Ace that are in the works, and now we are hearing about two more models, the “Plus” and “Advance.” Now it’s possible the Prime and the Ace could very well be both of these phones, but some of the rumored specs don’t line up.
When HTC announced the HTC One (M8) earlier this year, they indicated they were putting in place a new policy to keep older devices updated for at least a two-year period. This meant their new Sense 6 UI layer would eventually rollout to owners of the HTC One (M7). In April HTC announced the update was being pushed out to carriers and should be certified for delivery before the end of May. Both T-Mobile and Verizon have already started rolling out the update over the past couple weeks. Now owners on the Sprint network can breath a sigh of relief as it is their turn to get the new version.
The longer it takes for HTC to announce the One (M8) Ace, the more leaks that will surface. However, this one could render all others useless. What seems to be promotional material for the device to be put on a website has leaked. We’re looking at a device very similar to the HTC One (M8), but there are of course some differences.
On the outside, HTC kept the Boomsound stereo speakers. The construction of the One (M8) Ace, though, is a plastic unibody rather than aluminum. On the inside is, again, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz. Since HTC did not include Duo Camera system, the back camera has been bumped up to 13MP. The front facing camera remains 5MP.
The HTC One (M8) Ace is expected to be announced on June and be available in red, white, blue, and black.
Via: G 4 Games
With the LG G3 set to be released tomorrow, many are wondering how big the device will be. It’s always been expected to be large because of the 5.5-inch display. A new leaked image shows just how big it is compared to the HTC One M8.
The images also show the brushed metal design on the back, giving it a premium look. Not only that, but the auto-focus feature that has been rumored to be present on the device is shown. Other specs of the device were leaked earlier today.
We have already had one leak indicate HTC is planning to release a new smartphone on June 3rd, a phone that many believe will be the HTC One (M8) Ace. A new source out of China indicates the June 3rd date is good for the Chinese market where the device is expected to sell for 3,000 yuan ($481 USD). Based on previously leaked information, the lower price makes sense as the Ace is expected to be a plastic-bodied version of the HTC One (M8).
Besides the downgrade in materials used for the body, the Ace is also expected to get a normal 13MP camera and not HTC’s duo camera system. Otherwise, specs are the same for the two devices. Beyond the date for the Chinese market release, no other information has been revealed yet regarding which markets HTC hopes to bring the device to.
The Chinese equivalent of the FCC, TENAA, has a couple of images of the upcoming HTC One (M8) Ace. Unfortunately we don’t have much else to tell you other than it appears the device will have a 4.7-inch display. Earlier today, we reported that the phone could be announced in early June.
It was believed The HTC One (M8) Ace would be a plastic version of the M8, but with a smaller screen and no Duo Camera, it almost appears to be something entirely different, although still very much plastic.