HTC is back at it today, refueling the hypetrain for the HTC 10. Still scheduled to be unveiled on April 12, the latest teaser covers the company’s desire to deliver a high-end camera experience. As shown in the video, we should expect the UltraPixel camera to deliver optical image stabilization, as well as support for shooting high-res 4K video. (more…)
For today only, HTC is offering discounts on five of its devices, directly from its website. As listed, folks can grab a One M9 for $399 (any carrier, even the Developer model), One A9 for $389, Desire 626 for $149, or even get a Nexus 9 tablet for up to 40% off.
In addition to tablets and smartphones, HTC is also offering its RE Camera at 60% off, bringing the grand total for the hand-held shooter to $80. (more…)
We are still a few days away from HTC’s unveiling of the HTC 10, but since when has that ever stopped the Android community from getting their hands on the goodies? In the latest release of intel, a well known HTC leaker has published a gathering of wallpapers that will be included on the HTC 10. In my own personal opinion, they are way better than anything you will ever find on Samsung device, so here’s your chance to rock them before the phone is even announced. (more…)
Ahead of the April 12 announcement, HTC posted yet another teaser onto YouTube this week for the HTC 10, this time detailing what’s labeled as the “best BoomSound yet.” According to the video, HTC has been tweaking BoomSound, which should bring all of the joy associated with needle drops, live guitar solos, warm tubes amps, and face melting drum solos. (more…)
In the latest teaser for the HTC 10, HTC, the VR-focused electronics company who now makes phones on the side, is bragging up their next phone’s performance. Not only that, but they have confirmed the Samsung-esque button setup on the phone’s chin, although it is at least in the correct arrangement. (more…)
The HTC 10 has arrived on GFXBench, giving us a fantastic overview of the specs we might expect to see launch with the device next month. However, until the phone is official, spec listings should be read with a bit of skepticism, but at this point, we are so close to an unveiling that the chances of these specs being spot on are very high.
According to the listing, the HTC 10 will come wielding a 5.1″ QHD display (2560 x 1440), Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, 11MP rear-facing camera (4000 x 3000 max resolution) with 4K shooting capability, 5MP front-facing camera, and Android 6.0.1. One spec that is not present, is the battery. (more…)
The HTC 10 will be unveiled on April 12 through an online press conference, where HTC will show off its “world first, world class” camera, the double chamfer life, and BoomSound audio experience. They may announce its almost-immediate availability, show off the phone in various colors, and try to sell the world on why this is better than the Galaxy S7 or LG G5.
In the mean time, a whole batch of new images of the phone’s backside have hit the dirty web in what appears to be a listing for replacement parts for the phone. The images were posted to TaoBao, which is like eBay in a way, though just for Chinese shopping. (more…)
A few years ago, with the launch of the original HTC One M7, HTC introduced BoomSound, a marketing term used in reference to the phone’s dual front-facing speaker experience that offered an audio package not seen before on a smartphone. They coupled up BoomSound speakers with an internal software audio enhancement powered by Beats, since HTC owned a portion of Beats at that point. In recent years, though, as new HTC One phones have come and gone and the Beats stake sold back to Beats, HTC phones have started to ditch the dual front speakers, while BoomSound has morphed into what Beats on HTC phones used to be – a software audio enhancer.
What I’m saying here is that BoomSound once referred to dual front-facing speakers, but it now only stands for a software audio enhancement in HTC phones. By carrying on the BoomSound name, HTC can say that every single one of their phones has an audio enhancement without building in the expensive hardware. It’s probably a smart move in the long run, but it sort of cheapens the idea. (more…)