When spy shots of the MTC M8 surfaced, one item that really stood out was the existence of two cameras on the back of the device. The companies that helped develop the new two camera system, Qualcomm and Corephotonics, were on hand to demonstrate the new system and talk about what it will mean for the new HTC smartphone. According to Corephotonics, the new system will provide better zoom capabilities for users, it will produce superior images, and enable adjustable depth of field effects even after an image is captured. » Read the rest
Last year when Samsung announced the Galaxy S 4, HTC took the opportunity to take some potshots at Samsung. Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S 5 today at MWC 2014 gave HTC another opportunity to dig at Samsung via Twitter. The results were mixed with one tweet implying Samsung buyers would regret their decision when March 25th rolls around. That attempt fell short of the mark since Samsung’s Galaxy S 5 won’t be going on sale until April, so there will be nothing to feel remorse over. » Read the rest
The Desire 816 is similar to the HTC One but at a lower price. Some of the key features include stereo front-facing speakers, a 5.5-inch display, a 5MP front-facing camera, a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
The Desire 610 has a similar look to the Desire 816, but has a smaller screen and slightly lower specs. Some of the specs of the device include a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 4.7-inch qHD, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera.
The other day, the somehow in-the-know, LlabTooFer, leaked the potential specs for the upcoming mid-tier Desire 8. As far as specs go, we’ll see a 5.5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 8 GB of on-board storage, and a mircoSD slot. The leaked information also suggests that it come with 1GB of RAM, and a processor speed of 1.2GHz. A tweet today from @evleaks all but confirms these specs. Granted, HTC hasn’t come out with anything official so, the end result could be a bit different, but @evleaks isn’t usually wrong.
According to his tweet the device will pack everything that was previously leaked, but the processor will get a modest speed increase from 1.2 to 1.6GHz. The phone will also come with an extra 512MB of RAM, bringing it to 1.5GB. It will also come with Sense 6 and Boomsound speakers. There will be five color choices (black, white, red, yellow, and purple) as well. It will have a 13 MP camera in the back with a 5MP camera in the front.
All in all, the Desire 8 is shaping up to be a pretty decent device. A previous leak shows it to be a gorgeous looking one too. With an announcement coming here in a few days, we’ll know for sure soon enough.
Even with the All New HTC One hogging most of the spotlight, the Taiwanese company has other projects its working on. The all new Nexus tablet aside, the company is working on moving its way into the wearables market. Right now, it’s rumored that the company is working on three different smartwatches, with one of them possibly being shown off next week at MWC. However, the kicker is that the only folks that get to see the watch next week are those from various mobile carriers.
A prototype, based on Qualcomm’s Toq smartwatch, will be shown to various carriers. Besides that, HTC is working on both a music playing bracelet and a smartwatch that puts Google Now at the forefront. The company hopes to get one of these out by Christmas this year, but looks to having issues with the battery and display. The first smartwatch will feature a Qualcomm’s Mirasol display and have bluetooth functionality as well as a music player. The Google Now inspired watch will come with an AMOLED screen.
As far as information goes, that’s about all we have. HTC hopes that by entering the wearables market, it will turn around its financial losses around. Time will tell on that one.
With the recent flood of leaks involving the second generation HTC One we’ve seen just about eveything there is to see regarding the device. The most recent leaks have shown us just what the device will look like in different colors. So far, we’ve seen what the All New One looks like in both gold and a dark gray. Today we get a peak at the silver version.
It looks much like the HTC One of today, but with black accent lines rather than white ones. The dual camera is there and we see the somewhat updated Blinkfeed. The black HTC bar is there, sadly, but hey, that’s branding for you. It could be a lot worse… it could be the Verizon logo right there starring at you.
With an announcement expected next month, we’re on the final stretch. I don’t know if there is anything else that can be leaked at this point, other than maybe the All New One in blue. Out of the three colors you’ve seen so far, which one is your favorite? Let us know below.
Yesterday evleaks posted the supposed press render for HTC’s “All New One” device in its gold color scheme, and today they have now posted the gray version. As you can see above, the gray looks more of a dark-metallic gray as show on the render. In my opinion it looks more black than gray, but I suppose that’s besides the point.
Now that you’ve seen both the gold and gray (as we can assume that the silver option will look identical to the silver of the original HTC One) colors, does this make you anymore excited for HTC’s eventual unveiling? If you ask me, perhaps HTC is intentionally leaking these out to at least steal “some” of Samsung’s thunder for when they unveil their new Galaxy S 5 next week.
HTC said they wanted to get the EVO 4G LTE on Sprint updated to Android 4.3 by mid-February, and they’ve hit that goal. HTC’s VP Martin Fichter posted a link on his Twitter feed to the RUU for Android 4.3 for the EVO 4G LTE.
HTC RUU’s are update utilities that let users manually update a device to a certain software version. In this case, the RUU updates the EVO to Android 4.3, with one catch; it has to wipe your phone to install.
Apparently, HTC wanted to push an OTA update to the device, but due to memory restrictions on the EVO, they had to go with an RUU, evidenced by the mandatory storage wipe. Still, that’s a small price to pay for getting Android 4.3 and Sense 5. If you want to manually update your device, grab the download link below, connect your phone to your computer through USB, then start the EXE and follow the instructions. Be sure you’ve got everything backed up before you proceed, too. » Read the rest
We are still over a month away from the official unveiling of the HTC M8 or the All New One, but there is going to be zero to learn about the device thanks to so many leaks. We already got a good look at the device yesterday while it was in a protective case, but a full-fledged press shot was leaked an hour ago leaving nothing to the imagination. On the other hand, the Galaxy S 5 will be unveiled in less than a week, but we still don’t have a good idea on what it will look like. As you you know, many times, manufacturers purposely leak info to create buzz, so maybe this is what HTC wants, but then there is no excitement for March 25 is there?
Anyways, the above image is indeed the HTC One successor. Codenamed the M8, the latest rumor is that it will be called the All New One, but I suspect it will simply be called the HTC One, and people will refer to it as the HTC One 2014 edition. This image is of the gold version, but they will also offer silver and gray options. BTW, you will notice that this leak confirms the wasted space for the HTC logo, which is a bad move in my opinion.
Rumors are flying in for HTC One’s successor, and it looks like we might have a name. According to famed leaker @evleaks, the device will be known as “The All New One”. We’ve known it by its codename, M8, for the past few months, which makes the name, if true, quite disappointing.
Also according to @evleaks, the device will come three colors – Silver, Grey, and Gold.