The camera on the HTC One (M8) was praised for its quality and the 3D effects that come with it, but some users are finding that there are still problems with the camera. The problems aren’t related to the software or even the camera quality, but rather the fact that some users are finding that the lens of the camera gets scratched very easily.
The lens reportedly gets scratched even in day to day use, with users all over the world reporting their frustration with finding hairline scratches on the lens. Some users have even reported the lens shattering without the device being involved in a fall of any kind. HTC has not yet confirmed the problem, but has been sending replacements for users with scratched lenses.
Mess with a bull, you get the horns. That is what happened on Twitter today between HTC employee Jeff Gordon and @evleaks. There seems to have been a misunderstanding between the two regarding something that was leaked and information being wrong. Either way, we learned some details about the upcoming HTC One (M8) Prime. In short, we are looking at (another) stunning device from HTC.
The T-Mobile variant of the HTC One M8 has received an update today that enables Extreme Power Saving Mode. The feature was announced when the device launched, but had to be approved by carriers before being pushed out to devices. For those unfamiliar, Extreme Power Saving Mode begins in at a default of 10% battery remaining. It throttles back the CPU, dials down screen brightness, turns off haptic feedback, switches off data when the screen is off, and only allows ‘essential’ apps (e.g. phone, messaging, mail, calendar, and calculator) to run.
The update is a big 229 MB and also improves battery life and Wi-Fi performance.
Source: Android Central
Carrying around an HTC One (M7) with T-Mobile? Go ahead and grab a software update. The carrier is rolling out the Sense 6 update to HTC’s flagship from last year. It brings a flew of features such as an updated BlinkFeed and a tidier launcher. The update started rolling out on Friday, so many of you should have gotten the update already.
Let us know in the comments how you are liking the update.
Source: T-Mobile Support
While the HTC One Mini 2 name will not be going to Verizon, the HTC One Remix will. Verizon is giving it a name change and today we have the first leaked press render of this handset. In the image above, you see the little HTC device within a case. When Big Red intends on releasing this, we do not know. Although, Verizon has really picked up the pace when it comes to adding a smartphone to its lineup.
The HTC One (M8) is a very well-respected device due to its premium build quality, but that doesn’t mean HTC will not target the entry-level market anyways. The company just announced the HTC One Mini 2 and the Desire 610 is on the way. However, that is not anywhere near entry-level.
A new leak claims that the company is working on two handsets that would join the Desire family. This is HTC’s line that has decent specifications, but clearly not anywhere near the One (M8). The two handsets are still being developed and the codenames are A1 and V2. That is all of the information we have at the moment, but we will surely learn more about these two over time.
Gary’s back! No, not Gary Busey for Amazon Fire TV. Gary Oldman has returned in another thirty second commercial for HTC and it’s One (M8). Again, Oldman offers no comments about the handset. Instead, he recommends that it is one for people who form their own opinions and recommends asking the internet. In fact, do so and read our review of the HTC One (M8).
Hit the break for the video.
Earlier this week when images surfaced of a blue HTC One (M8) we wondered whether it might be a Best Buy exclusive or whether other retailers would get a chance at carrying it. At least in the U.K. that question has been partially answered after the blue version of HTC’s flagship showed up on the MobileFun website for pre-order.
The blue HTC One (M8) is listed for £549.99 ($924 USD) for the 16GB version, which is the same price as other colors of the smartphone. No availability or shipping date is provided though.
In April, evleaks showed us a red variant of the HTC One M8 in all its glory and while the device has yet to reach an official capacity, HTC is moving in that direction. A 3D model, hosted by Sketchfab allows you to play with the device and was uploaded by the Taiwanese company itself. Heck, the device has even surfaced in Taiwan suggesting that it will be available starting today in the country.
What this could potentially mean is that we’re edging closer to an official release in other areas of the world. We have the 3D model and other shots of the One M8 in red after the break.
HTC finally took the wraps off of the One Mini 2, which is essentially a mini version of the One (M8). The One Mini 2 does sacrifice in specs, but it doesn’t in materials.
It sports the same metal design and BoomSound speakers as the HTC One (M8), but it’s obviously a little smaller and you won’t get an UltraPixel rear camera nor will you get the Duo Camera effects. It measures 137 x 65 x 10.6mm, and is a little thicker than the original HTC One Mini. It will be available in Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver and Amber Gold colors. Hit the break for the full specs.