HTC makes a great flagship smartphone but overlooked its midrange, and it has the dreary sales figures over the past couple of quarters to prove how shortsighted that was. Swinging in to save 2014, then, is the HTC One mini 2, a 4.5-inch version of the One M8 which promises to distill down the best of its bigger brother, but with a more palatable price tag. We’ve been burned by lackluster “Mini Me” phones before, though, so does the One mini 2 keep enough of the charm? Read on for our full review.
HTC has revealed a fourth color option for its One M8 flagship, adding bright red to the existing grey, silver, and gold versions of the Android smartphone. The new handset will be functionally identical to the existing phone - with a 5-inch Full HD display, and the Duo Camera system with UltraPixel sensor - but gives the metal casing a brighter finish.
HTC's One M8 has got itself a little brother, the HTC One mini 2, distilling the style and some of the specifications of the flagship Android phone into a more affordable, smaller device for the midrange. Headed to stores in just a few weeks time, the One mini 2 wraps a 4.5-inch 720p HD display in a smooth metal casing, though unlike the One M8 it lacks the Duo Sense camera system. Read on for our first-impressions.
Waterproof smartphones aren't unheard of, but scoring one will usually involve investing in a higher-end smartphone than some people are willing to do. It is those consumers in particular that vendors will be targeting in 2015, according to sources.
Consumers have picked up the HTC One (M8) in droves this Spring, creating a demand for cases the likes of which have not appeared for several generations in the HTC universe. Today we’re having a peek at a whole bunch of cases from several of the finest brands on the market. What we’ll be doing here is setting them up to battle in a bracket that’ll bring out the greats and leave the slightly less-great cases in the dust.
It may be weeks between now and the time when the designer of the HTC One series - the lead designer, that is - has left the company. Word has it that Scott Croyle has made clear his intentions to "transition" his role with HTC, and will likely be working in a far different role from what he's in now in the immediate future.
The purchase deal that will see Microsoft acquire the hardware portion of Nokia is moving forward. Despite the deal moving forward, one of the factories that is in the deal is creating some trouble for Nokia and Microsoft. The factory is the Chennai manufacturing plant in India. The deal between Microsoft and Nokia is expected to close this week.
For all but the T-Mobile HTC One (M7), the process of pushing HTC’s Sense 6 to smartphones has reached Integration phase. The HTC One Max and the HTC One Mini will be getting the update to Sense 6 as well as every version of the HTC One (M7) in the future - very, very soon that is to say.