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  • HTC to launch 6.0-inch flagship smartphone in Q2 2016, report suggests

    According to G For Games citing Twitter leaker LlabTooFeR, Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC will launch a new phablet flagship in the northern spring of 2016. It will likely be the device that follows the HTC One M9 (feature image) as the company's show pony. The phone will boast a 6.0-inch screen -- to rival the likes of Huawei's Mate range -- a 2560x1440 screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 heart, 4GB of RAM and Android Marshmallow 6.1. Powering the device is a 3500mAh battery, and imaging is made possible thanks to a 20.7MP sensor at the back, and a 5MP sensor...

  • HTC One A9 coming to South Africa in December

    The HTC One A9, the company's latest stab at the upper-range smartphone market, will arrive in South Africa in December and be available from "selected MTN stores." "MTN is excited to offer this niche smartphone to its customers who are looking for a smartphone that is distinct to what is currently available in the market. MTN has made substantial investment to capacitate and optimise its network to ensure that its customers using smart devices such as the HTC One A9 can have a seamless and pleasant user experience. As we wind down the year for the festive season, this desirable...

  • HTC Desire 626 available from MTN from mid-November [Update]

    Update: HTC has announced that the Desire 626 will be available exclusively from MTN South Africa from mid-November. An exact date has unfortunately not been announced. The contract will cost the consumer "R269 per month over 24 months and will include 30GB data once off," the press release notes. It will be available in white and  grey. November's a bumper month for those fishing for a new smartphone. With the Huawei Mate S, the LG G4 Stylus and Sony's Z5 series all arriving in South Africa, consumers really are spoiled for choice. But HTC has joined the party, announcing a new...

  • HTC One A9 launches with iPhone looks, Qualcomm’s new chipset

    HTC has announced its new range bolstering phone in New York City, and some are calling it the biggest iPhone design rip-off since, well, practically since the iPhone launched back in 2007. More importantly for HTC at least, the HTC One A9 seems to finally address some of the company's lingering terrible design decisions on the likes of the HTC One M9, for instance. Although it looks almost exactly like the iPhone 6, bar the HTC logo at the back and the centered rear camera mounting, the A9 is built from the ground up by its creator, and features a 5.0-inch...

  • HTC One M9 available in South Africa from June 2015

    The HTC One M9 will be available in South Africa from June 2015, a new presser notes. The device will be available on Vodacom as well, but there is no mention of its availability on other networks as yet. "The HTC One M9 is an extension of you as it is attractive, intuitive and highly customisable. We are positive that South Africans will love the many benefits it will bring to their lifestyles with its enriched user experience and fantastic specifications,” mentions Neeraj Seth, HTC's head of marketing in the MEA region. "Our newest smartphone, once again, pushes the boundaries of...

  • HTC One M9: is it hot or not?

    Back when the Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour mill was in full churn, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 -- the company's flagship chip for the first half of this year -- was said to be extremely powerful but rather heat happy as a result. The chip is used in the HTC One M9, and according to new benchmarks radiating from the Dutch site Tweakers, its doing rather well in that phone. How well? Well done. About 15-20 degrees Celsius hotter than its rivals, including the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, the LG G3 and its own older brother, the HTC...

  • HTC Vive, HTC One M9 and HTC Grip launch at MWC 2015

    The Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) is not just about smartphones. Huawei's stunner of a smartwatch alongside its smartband were a refreshing bunch alongside all the smartphone chatter. Though it was HTC that really took the show by the balls, with the announcement of a Virtual Reality (VR) headset that managed to overshadow its latest flagship -- the HTC One M9. In partnership with the one and only Valve, HTC just announced its answer to the VR craze that's quickly trying to shape the way we consume media -- from games to movies and simulations. The VR headset is called Vive, and...

  • HTC One M9 sounds like one hell of a phone, according to new leak

    While Samsung's due to launch its new flagship Galaxy S6 on 1 March, HTC will also be in Barcelona following in Samsung's stead and stealing its spotlight. The Taiwanese company is set to unveil its HTC One M9 to the public on the same day, and thanks to a new gaggle of leaked images and specs we can paint a more vivid picture of the new device. Read more: Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup MobileGeeks spotted the phone listed on a German retail site, and duly rang the alarm bell. But interestingly, the upcoming handset seems to embrace the "don't fix...

  • HTC One M9 ‘Hima’ arriving in March with company’s first smartwatch

    While all the smartphone launch hype is surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Sony Xperia Z4, there are other companies due to out momentous models in the coming months too. Remember the HTC One M8? Well, its successor is coming in March, at least according to Bloomberg. The HTC One M9 is probably one of the most eagerly anticipated launches of the year and seeing that March is the month for mobile launches, HTC will duly unveil its phone as well as its first smartwatch around the same time as MWC in Barcelona. It would take a fair effort to...

  • HTC’s Desire Eye shoots 13MP selfies from front-facing snapper

    HTC's Desire Eye (a definite selfie-related pun is lurking somewhere in that moniker) is the company's latest handset, but unlike any other before it. Sporting a 13MP camera up front above the screen, it's sole purpose in life is to take cute pictures of new haircuts and cheeky pouts. Gone is the puny VGA resolution video calling cameras we've all grown accustomed to, and in is a sensor large enough to keep a moderately annoying Instagram user entertained for hours. It's seemingly the largest sensor we've seen on a front-facing camera to date, and it's physically enormous too. Interestingly, it's not...