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  • HTC U11 is now official, DxOMark calls it best mobile camera

    The HTC U11 was leaked some hours ago, but now, the Taiwanese brand has officially revealed the smartphone to all. For starters, that pressure-sensitive frame (dubbed Edge Sense) is indeed a thing. This allows you to launch apps, the camera, take photos and more with a squeeze or two of the phone's edges. Additionally, users can set the sensitivity, to prevent accidental squeezes. You've also got that same striking finish as the U Ultra, looking like a fingerprint magnet of note, it must be said. But HTC has introduced IP67 water and dust resistance, rating it for 30 minutes of immersion in...

  • HTC U11: new flagship gets leaked in press video

    The HTC U Ultra is probably the most disappointing smartphone of 2017 so far. Between the small battery capacity for the phone's size and the lack of a headphone jack, the new smartphone was misstep compared to previous years. We know that the company is working on the HTC U11 smartphone though, and now, a member of the press has inadvertently leaked details, it would appear. According to the video uploaded by the user (with a mirror on DailyMotion), the U11 offers a pressure sensitive frame of sorts. Simply squeeze the edges to launch apps, activate the camera and more, the clip...

  • Watch: HTC officially teases phone with squeeze gestures

    We've heard leaks claiming that HTC's next smartphone will feature squeezable edges. Now, HTC has teased just this on its YouTube channel. The teaser video shows a variety of objects being squeezed, along with the company claiming that squeezing is "natural". "Squeeze the Brilliant U," reads another caption, followed by a "save the date" for 16 May 2017 (7am London time, 8am SAST). Of course, previous leaks have pegged the so-called HTC U as having a squeezable frame (dubbed "Edge Sensors"), allowing users to conduct short and long squeezes. These squeezes could be used to toggle functions like WiFi and Bluetooth, or to...

  • HTC Ocean: has next HTC flagship leaked?

    HTC's U Ultra was one of the more disappointing high-end smartphone releases of 2017. But it seems like the upcoming HTC Ocean will be a little less disappointing... According to Android Headlines, the new smartphone will come with "Edge Sensors", allowing users to interact with the edge of the phone's body. These interactions take the form of squeezes, with users able to conduct long squeezes and short squeezes The publication says that a wide variety of functions can be activated with these squeezes, such as toggling WiFi, activating the camera and launching Google Assistant. It's also claimed that users can set...

  • MWC 2017: the smartphones to expect?

    We're just under a month away from this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), being the world's biggest smartphone exhibition. Whether it's the biggest brands around or upstart manufacturers, the expo usually brings a ton of intriguing devices. Last year saw the likes of LG, Samsung, Sony and Xiaomi all launch high-end smartphones, but what does this year bring? Here's what you should expect at MWC 2017. Apple If there's one brand guaranteed to be missing at MWC, it's the Cupertino company, with the firm launching devices at dedicated events instead. The company generally launches its iPhones later in the year too, with the...

  • HTC U Ultra revealed: what should U know?

    It seems like the previous leak was accurate, as HTC revealed a new smartphone, dubbed the HTC U Ultra. HTC touted the device's design during the press conference, saying it comes with a sapphire glass display, as well as blue, white, black or "cosmetic pink" colour schemes. But in a move inspired by the LG V10 and V20 (review), the Taiwanese firm has added a secondary ticker display atop the main screen, showing contacts, weather and other appropriate notifications. It'll also be using the secondary display for its new virtual assistant. Yes, the HTC U Ultra comes with HTC Sense Companion, being...

  • HTC to release smartphone with ticker display? [Photos]

    The HTC 10 is one of the more underrated smartphones of 2016, featuring a great camera, beefy internals and solid design. But HTC is already hard at work a few handsets for 2017, VentureBeat reports, in the form of three phones with "Ocean" codenames. There's the Ocean Note, Ocean Master and Ocean Smart. And at least one phone has seemingly surfaced on Weibo, in the form of the Ocean Note. And if the photos are real, then we can expect a device with a secondary ticker display, akin to the LG V10 and V20. The photos also seem to show a very Galaxy...

  • HTC 10 Evo: International version of Bolt coming? [Update]

    The HTC Bolt was revealed earlier this month, being exclusive to the US Sprint network. Now, new information suggests that it will see a wider release in the form of the HTC 10 Evo. According to Taiwanese publication Sogi, the mobile manufacturer has issued press invites to the launch of the "HTC 10 Evo". It's understood that this handset is the international version of the HTC Bolt, so that means a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a 5.5-inch 2560x1440 LCD screen as well. It makes for a rather weird choice of processor, as the Snapdragon 810...

  • HTC Bolt looks like a challenger to LG V20 audio throne

    LG has been making a big song and dance about its new V20's audio capabilities, but the HTC Bolt could be lining up to take on the Korean manufacturer. According to slides obtained by TechnoBuffalo, the HTC Bolt will bear a resemblance to the HTC 10 and One A9, albeit with IP57 water resistance. As for internal specs, the slides don't mention much in the way of horsepower, but do claim a 3200mAh battery, 8MP selfie shooter and a 16MP f/2.0 main camera with optical image stabilisation. We're glad to see the HTC Bolt (reportedly) being the latest phone with solid audio...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7: 5 Android rivals who could step up

    To say that Samsung has had a disastrous few months would be to put it mildly (pardon the cliché). After earning critical and commercial acclaim with the Galaxy S7 range, the company was expected to continue its winning ways with the Galaxy Note 7. Dozens of these devices caught fire (literally), resulting in replacements being issued. But in an absolutely cruel and ridiculous twist of fate, these new units have suffered from similar problems, forcing Samsung to halt sales and exchanges. The South Korean giant finds itself at arguably its lowest point yet, but it does perhaps represent an opportunity for...