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See the HTC Link, a semi-secret Japanese VR headset with LIGHTS

See the HTC Link, a semi-secret Japanese VR headset with LIGHTS

The headset that's appeared today, made by HTC, won't necessarily be available to everyone in the world. In fact it's slated - for now - to be available only inside Japan. This headset was designed to fit one smartphone in the world - the HTC U11 - and will be able to roll with 6DOF (6 degrees of freedom) which is intense for a phone-based VR headset, if not entirely unique to this one.

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One potential problem with the HTC U11

One potential problem with the HTC U11

My one concern with the HTC U11 is the same as with previous models from lesser manufacturers. Where HTC's smartphones excel in unique design, they give me a chill for those users that are prone to clumsiness. HTC is right on the borderline with popularity in smartphones, where 3rd-party accessory brands decide whether making a case will be worth the effort.

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Google unveils standalone VR with ‘no cables, no phones, no PC’

Google unveils standalone VR with ‘no cables, no phones, no PC’

Google has announced standalone VR, 'an entirely new type of VR device.' This is a virtual reality headset that doesn't require a separate smartphone, instead featuring all the technology needed built directly into the headset. This eliminates the external device burden, offering consumers a simple and robust VR experience that requires nothing more than putting on a headset. "No cables, no phones, no PC," Google explains, saying "it's easy to use. Getting into VR is as easy as picking the thing up."

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HTC U11 camera unseats Google Pixel for top DxOMark score

HTC U11 camera unseats Google Pixel for top DxOMark score

Here's a bit of good news if you were planning on picking up the HTC U11: DxOMark has given the phone's camera its highest marks, ever so slightly edging out the Google Pixel. The Pixel, as many of you remember, became the highest-rated smartphone camera from DxOMark around the time it launched, netting an overall score of 89. The margin on the HTC U11's victory is small, as it's taking home a score of 90.

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After 20 years, HTC reveals how the sausage is made

After 20 years, HTC reveals how the sausage is made

For a company whose tagline is "quietly brilliant", it's perhaps no surprise that it's taken some time for HTC to allow anyone behind the scenes of how its phones are designed and manufactured. That all changed this week, with two big milestones: the launch of the new HTC U11 flagship, and HTC's 20th anniversary. To mark the double-occasion, HTC invited media to Taipei, Taiwan, to see where the U11 was born.

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HTC U11: Everything you need to know

HTC U11: Everything you need to know

While you were probably sleeping, HTC took the covers off the new HTC U11. The company's latest flagship Android smartphone borrows the style of the U Ultra but promises to address the spec complaints many of us had about that phablet too. Here's what you need to know about the U11.

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HTC U11 price, carrier, and SIM-free details: What you need to know

HTC U11 price, carrier, and SIM-free details: What you need to know

So you've seen the new HTC U11, you've fallen in love with its curvaceous glass body, and you want to get your hands on one. Luckily for you, we've got all the availability details you need, though you might not like them. Turns out, there's good news and bad for HTC's big flagship of 2017.

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HTC U11 hands-on: The Android flagship you want to squeeze

HTC U11 hands-on: The Android flagship you want to squeeze

There's a lot riding on the HTC U11, the company's new flagship Android smartphone. As the name makes abundantly clear, the U11 is a phone which straddles the gap between two of HTC's existing lines. On the one hand, it's the successor to last year's HTC 10. At the same time, though, it's also part of the U series, borrowing liberally from the aesthetic of the HTC U Ultra launched earlier this year.

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HTC U 11 appears in red in new leaked renders

HTC U 11 appears in red in new leaked renders

The official reveal of HTC's new U 11 smartphone, also known by its codename "Ocean," isn't until May 16th, but we have just gotten a look at the final, or near-final, design. A handful of leaked 3D renders have surfaced, showing the Android flagship with a deep red colored chassis. While we've already heard about the device's big squeezable edges feature, as well as the expected specs, this is our first look at the unibody design and near bezel-less display.

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HTC U Ultra Sapphire Edition vindicated

HTC U Ultra Sapphire Edition vindicated

The HTC U Ultra, although craftfully designed and made, still fell short of the promises that HTC made. There was still one promise that had to be fulfilled or broken, but that one comes in a special version of the smartphone. That is the HTC U Ultra Sapphire Edition, promised to have the toughest screen among all smartphones. Naturally, that was an open challenge to JerryRigEverything to put that claim to the Mohs pick test. And, fortunately for him and us, he got his hands on the rare creature. For science!

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HTC U 11 “Ocean” specs confirmed by AnTuTu, including cameras

HTC U 11 “Ocean” specs confirmed by AnTuTu, including cameras

When HTC unveils what is said to be called the HTC U 11, formerly the HTC "Ocean" or HTC U "Ocean", it won't exactly be a surprise anymore. Indeed, most of its specs have already been leaked to death, so most of the focus will most likely be on how HTC plans to spin its squeezable feature. That said, there are still some bits and pieces of the puzzle missing, one of which was just provided by AnTuTu. The creators of popular phone benchmarking tool has just revealed the HTC U 11's cameras.

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HTC U 11 appears on Geekbench, numbers look good

HTC U 11 appears on Geekbench, numbers look good

In two weeks, HTC will try to squeeze out as much as it can from its new "U" brand by revealing what is now believed to be called the HTC U. The Taiwanese manufacturer has made it now secret by now that "squeezing" is going to be its headlining feature. But what about the rest of the smartphone? How will it fare against the onslaught of other flagships this year? If this Geekbench sighting is any indication, it should fare very well indeed.

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