Hot on the heels of the release of the 5-inch 1080p DROID DNA, HTC is rumored to be preparing its next 5-inch smartphone, dubbed the M7. It's said that HTC is currently working with suppliers to secure enough components to manufacture up to 5 million units of the HTC M7 in time for a Q1 2013 launch.
Yesterday we saw details of HTC’s proposed Windows Phone 8 lineup, featuring some nice specs to go along with the refreshed operating system. The company might be busy at work on yet another flagship Android smartphone as well, with specs emerging for a potential HTC One XXL. The device is said to have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, a 4.7-inch Super LCD2 display, and LTE connectivity.
Typically these days we see different SoCs being used in phones due to LTE incompatibility, but the Taiwanese HTC One S may not be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processor due to a possible supply shortage, which would make sense: it’s a heavily sought after chip, used in several high-end smartphones this year. The Taiwanese model will instead use a Snapdragon S3 dual-core chip clocked at 1.7Ghz.
The newest HTC handset this week (after two HTC One heroes, no less), is the HTC Evo 4G LTE, the second device on the market with the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core chipset. This device will have the Snapdragon S4 MSM8960, also known as the first 28nm mobile processor on Earth, and will be rolling out with HD Voice capabilities. This device will be pushing HD Voice over 3G rather than the expected VoLTE this summer, as the device comes to the market late spring (pre-orders May 7th) here in the USA.
With the HTC One series being release this week comes the first time we're getting to see the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and with it the power and finesse we were promised starting late last year. What you're about to witness is how good the Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor really is - the video you're about to see showing the HTC One S (with the S4 inside) playing one game, then another, then another, each time keeping several apps open in the background. Will the device slow down or crash under the pressure?
Specifications and a render of the HTC Flyer have supposedly leaked, ahead of the 7-inch tablet's expected sales debut in March. According to Amobil, the Flyer will have a 1024 x 600 resolution display - putting it on a par with the Galaxy Tab and run Qualcomm's 1GHz MSM8255 processor as found in the Desire HD.
That would make it a single-core chip, rather than the dual-core processors like the Tegra 2 found in rival slates. Still, the Adreno 205 graphics would apparently be good enough to make an HDMI output worthwhile, and there's supposedly twin cameras: a 1.3-megapixel webcam for video calls over Skype, and a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and face-recognition.
Google’s Nexus One may reign as the fastest smartphone currently on the market, but rumor has it that a newer and even more powerful HTC smartphone is already in the works. It may be called the HTC Scorpion (possibly codenamed “Olympian”), and it’s allegedly packing a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor.
It’s apparent that HTC’s kicking it up a notch with their naming system, with the surfacing of the HTC Incredible just moments ago on the internet. Some leaked snapshots and video of the device depict the high-end specs of the newly glimpsed phone from HTC, which should be operating on Verizon’s network.
While there were several enticing models in the leaked HTC 2010 roadmap yesterday - it's about time someone released an Android-based candybar with QWERTY, for instance - the most interesting was undoubtedly the HTC Bravo. The company's first Android device to use a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, perennial leak grabbers ai.rs have managed to find a better shot of the AMOLED smartphone.