This morning we’re ramping up towards Mobile World Congress 2014 with chatter of a brand new LG G2 Mini. This device works with a (surprisingly large for a "mini") 4.7-inch display and Android 4.4 KitKat right out of the box - as well as back-facing buttons, of course. Today also marks the first full day we’re having with the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer too.
Following the case leak that took place yesterday, an additional source has cropped up with information on the next iteration of the HTC One, the "M8". Reportedly, the upcoming handset will be released this March, the specific date though unknown, and will bring with it, among other things, a twin-sensor camera on the back.
When it comes to the world of HTC releases, it’s easy to mistake a new model for a new generation of the original HTC One. Keeping that in mind, we’re bearing witness today to a mock-up of a new HTC device whose source suggests will be the next generation of the HTC One. For now we’re code-naming this HTC One 2 for easy reference.
There’s a next-generation HTC One out there in the wild, and it goes by the code name M8. You may recognize this name as it’s a one-up from the HTC One’s original code name in M7 - here appearing to be, quite simply, the next big step. Like the HTC One X’s release in the United States came with the Snapdragon S4 Pro for starters then had an upgrade to the NVIDIA Tegra 3 with a name change to HTC One X+, so too must we assume that the specifications change in this M8 device would receive such a tiny name-bump.
HTC should've had a best-seller with the HTC One. The metal-bodied phone was the go-to recommendation for Android fans in the know, and that it didn't get the attention of Samsung's Galaxy range is arguably more about marketing than anything else. HTC followed Samsung's example in distilling the brand for a smaller version, in the shape of the HTC One mini, and has now scaled things up with the HTC One max. A 5.9-inch display, metal body, and UltraPixel camera technology are arguably ingredients for the perfect phablet, but has HTC baked the One max badly? Read on for our full review.
This holiday season you may well be looking to grab the larger relative smartphone of the HTC One from Verizon, so says a leaked set of photos showing this HTC One Max with its much-more-massive display and the carrier's logo up front. This would be an odd move for Verizon as they waited until the DROID DNA - aka the massive Butterfly S from overseas here in the USA - to expire before they released the HTC One. It would be strange because the HTC One Max might compete with the HTC One - but then again, so does the Galaxy Note 3 compete with the Samsung Galaxy S 4.
Showing up this week in the approval bin for the Global Certification Forum is none other than the mysterious HTC One Max, a device that's about to be unveiled on a global scale with a look rather similar to that of the original HTC One. While HTC has not unveiled the device itself in full detail (or indeed confirmed that it exists at all), the large handset has appeared in leaks and rumors for several weeks. Inside this competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a brain that looks to essentially replicate that of its smaller predecessors.
HTC has reportedly been asked by Microsoft to include Windows Phone as a secondary operating system on some of its Android smartphones, an offer that would include the discounting or waving of licensing fees to make the proposal more appealing. Such information comes from sources "with knowledge of the matter" who spoke to the folks over at Bloomberg.
There's little that isn't known about the upcoming device called HTC One Max, with a variety of up-close photos, specification lists, and this week even a set of camera samples pushed to the web by play-testers. What's interesting about this particular machine isn't it's basic specifications - they're set to essentially replicate those of the HTC One save a larger area for the 1080 x 1920 pixels to spread up front - it's the back side of this beast we're interested in.