According to the latest report, HTC will release its most advanced smartphone in 2016, claimed by one source who has spent time with a prototype. Stated by the source, the One M10 features a 5.1″ QHD display, which is reported to look like the AMOLED variety, and will also feature a 12 UltraPixel camera with assisted laser focus on its backside. (more…)
Leaker @evleaks posted an exciting note to Twitter last night for those interested in HTC’s next flagship, largely thought to be called the One M10. He Tweeted a short “It’s ALIVE,” along with the image you’ll see below that calls out the phone’s codename. He then followed that Tweet up with one suggesting that the One A9 might have served as inspiration for the M10. (more…)
I can’t say that I have read a single comment on Droid Life within the past couple of years asking for the return of dual cameras on the backs of phones, but they are coming, at least according to a report out of ETnews. Apparently, wide-angle, focus-adjusting, and 3D photography, along with a future full of iris scanning, are the next hotness in mobile tech and suppliers of smartphone parts are beginning to prepare for a competition. (more…)
The smartphone business is a pretty easy one to figure out in terms of release cycles and the timing of events to show off new products. We know that Apple has WWDC and a Fall event to show off new products, that Nexus phones arrive around November, that Samsung takes the stage at both MWC and IFA with Galaxy S and Note lines, respectively, and that HTC will bring us a new One device towards the end of February or in March.
We not only know that this is when these companies will release products because we have history on our side, but we also typically see a series of leaks lead up to their unveilings. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors are everywhere at this point. We’re basically just waiting for the invite to show up to formally confirm what we already know. And you can’t help but recall the hilarity surrounding the past couple of HTC One launches, where we essentially saw full reviews of devices before HTC had ever officially announced them. Remember this kid? Of course you do. (more…)
It’s only January, but already, Nexus rumors for 2016 are getting interesting. In the latest rumor, it is said that HTC will create two Nexus smartphones in partnership with Google, bringing the company right back to the forefront of the Android community.
In 2015, we received two Nexus smartphones, one from LG and one from Huawei, which allowed US consumers to really embrace what Huawei, as an Android OEM, is capable of. If we gave all OEMs a fair shot, it seems that 2016 should be Samsung or HTC’s year to show off what they can do with vanilla Android. However, that’s not how the Nexus program works.
If it was up to you, who would you want to create the Nexus smartphone for 2016?
Stated in a post onto Weibo from a reported “often-reliable leakster,” it is rumored that HTC will partner with Google to create two Nexus smartphones for 2016, just as we saw last year with the LG-made Nexus 5X and Huawei-made Nexus 6P. However, instead of two separate OEMs making the two phones, it will be on HTC’s shoulders alone to deliver the goods. (more…)
2016 is heating up to be a big year for many Android OEMs, and with the apparent success of the Nexus 6P, we have yet another manufacturer being praised by US consumers, that OEM being Huawei. We already know Samsung (Galaxy S7), LG (G5), and HTC (One M10) are cooking up their 2016 flagship devices for launch pretty soon, with Motorola and Huawei possibly to follow along soon after.
With that said, we will be keeping our eye on Motorola, as Lenovo’s true plans were recently misreported, and some thought that the company was doing away with their best-selling smartphone. Thankfully, that’s not the case. HTC is also an OEM to keep track of, as basically, they desperately need a winner in 2016.
So, let us know which Android OEM you are most excited about in 2016, then share your reason why down in the comments.