It looks like someone has been paying attention to the Android 4.5 Lollipop leaks and creating concepts based on it… Greg Ives has imagined the HTC Nexus 2014 concept shown below, a very nice piece of work based on a new Android.
The version here should be Android 4.5, judging by the recent leaks. The handset’s back is very similar to the HTC One and One M8 and features a sci fi looking flash and a camera with what seem to be two Duo Camera style additions. We’ve got the trademark cut in the metal case, for the antenna and the device is gently rounded like the One.
There’s a slight LG vibe at the front of the device and seeing how the sensor mania is evolving, I expect an impressive number of sensors or cameras upfront. Amazon is said to have 4 front cameras on its device, while Google’s Project Tango also brings a lot of cams to devices. Other things worth mentioning? The HTC Nexus 2014 has a very small bezel, virtual on screen buttons and has the On/Off button and volume buttons on the sides.
We know that after HTC One M8 comes a M8 Mini and a M8 Ace, but what about a Max? Well, designer Hasan Kaymak imagined the HTC One M8 Max and the result can be seen below. This device will obviously be a big phablet, a 6.1 incher with a Super LCD3 panel.
Its specs will include a microUSB 3.0 port, an Ultrapixel 4 MP front camera and a 21 MP back cam. BoomSound Limited Edition speakers are also included, as well as the already famous Motion Gestures, a fingerprint scanner on the Power button and a rounded diamond cut on the front sides. The case is aluminum this time, maybe also with a touch of steel like the M8…
Inside there’s a 3250 mAh battery and we’ve got a special Speedcharger technology, that juices up the battery in just 60 seconds. This time there’s no front logo for people to complain about and the general format design of the HTC One M8 Max concept is pretty much the same as the one of the M8, only bigger.
I’m sure that talented designers and renderers will be able to make sense of the leak below, showing what’s supposed to be a device called HTC M8 Ace. That’s part of a triplet that includes the HTC One M8, the M8 Mini and this newcomer, the HTC M8 Ace.
One may say that the Ace is in fact the new Max, but seeing how the One Max flopped, it may be something else. Maybe it’s a cameraphone like the Galaxy S4 Zoom, or maybe a rugged phone, resilient to water and dust in order to compete with the latest Xperias and the Galaxy S5. Nobody knows exactly.
I see here a very slim bezel, a very interesting red hue for the device and BlinkFeed in green, as it’s available right now on the M8. I can’t figure out where the BoomSound speakers are, which makes me think they’re somehow coated to hide them from water and make this a rugged device. What do you think?
The only thing I regret about the HTC tablet concept below is that the pictures shown here are so small in resolution. The device is dubbed HTC One Ultra and it was imagined by Rohit Singh.
This model has a Snapdragon 805 2.5 GHz processor inside, a 2K display and a BoomSound speaker in the mix. HTC Zoe is also here, as well as BlinkFeed and a new 10 MP Ultrapixel camera with 4K video recording. We’ve got a front 5 MP cam and a curved back for increased grip. It’s not very clear for me what diagonal this model adopts, but I’m guessing around 7 or 8 inches.
Its camera looks huge, making it one of the best tablets out there in the realm of imaging. There’s a bit a Nokia vibe here, because of the design, I have to say. The screen seems to be an edge to edge one and the upper area with the BoomSound speaker is totally inspired by HTC One. The case looks like it’s made of metal. Would this be a hit?
Hasan Kaymak is back and he has envisioned a HTC tablet this time, a model that draws heavy inspiration from the HTC One M8, announced this week. The newcomer is called HTC One M8 Tab and you can check it out below.
This model is supposed to get all the HTC flagship goodies, including the HTC Duo Camera, BoomSound speakers with amplification, BlinkFeed, Zoe and a new flavour of HTC Sense, version 6.5. Hasan allowed me to choose the specs, so here I go: Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 8 or 9 mm in thickness, since HTC doesn’t care about that and an Ultrapixel 4 MP camera.
I can also see 32 – 128 GB of storage inside, a microSD card slot, LTE and an unusual 8.9 inch display format. This looks like a bezel free device and I could also see it adopting a Quad HD resolution and some unique gestures and features of its own. For example various areas of the screen could trigger various features when being swiped on, as the device is in standby.
BlinkFeed could have columns now and evolve into a beautiful experience, beating Samsung’s Magazine UX. What do you think? We’ve also got a smart multitasking feature of this HTC tablet demoed here:
We’re closer to a new Nexus device than you think, but till then we’ve got concepts coming! Aleksandar Tesic has imagined a HTC Nexus 6 render, that’s shown below and it’s totally minimalistic and beautiful.
This looks like a 5+ inch device with a total edge to edge screen and possibly a 2K resolution. The camera is extremely discrete and its flash seems a bit too sci fi for real life. The HTC Nexus 6 has a brand new set of icons, totally flat and iOS 7-like, especially the camera icon shown here. There are also a few elements from a typical HTC interface, but they’re very subtle.
The handset seems to be a slab of smooth material, maybe some type of new polycarbonate or maybe something else. The Nexus 6 has a bunch of stereo speakers upfront, in the good tradition of BoomSound audio. And then there’s the GIF below, with yet another set of minimalistic icons, a bit too much gray if you ask me and a very nice organization of the notifications.
Everyone is dreaming about the HTC One M8 aka HTC One 2014 these days, but let’s not forget about the Butterfly series, that has given us some very interesting models over the years. Now Hasan Kaymak has come up with a HTC Butterfly Pro concept shown below.
This is a mere teaser for now and the final work will come over the following days/weeks. The designer also wants us to imagine the specs for this model, so let’s speculate a bit. I’m guessing that HTC would want to keep some of the design traits they’ve been using on their recent Desire models, like the Desire 816 or 610.
Or, they could go with Hasan’s design, that seems to involve a slightly curved back and what looks like a button-free front area, finally giving us virtual buttons on this HTC model. I imagine that the screen is a 5.5 incher, maybe even one with a 2K resolution, since the new HTC Butterfly would come this fall, when 2K would already be trendy.
On the CPU side we’ve got a Snapdragon 805 and at the back we may find the same dual camera as the one present on the HTC One 2014. This is to the HTC One M8 what the Galaxy Note is to a Galaxy S, its bigger brother…
The concept of a new HTC device with Windows Phone 8 doesn’t seem far fetched, but can it actually compete with Nokia’s offering? It would have to be a powerful device, with a big screen and some stand out features.
The model you see here is a render sent to us by ABX Inferno. It’s not the best concept I’ve seen, especially since it takes a lot of cues from the HTC HD7 and feels bland in nowadays’ competitive design world. We can still speculate on the specs.. I’m guessing it would have a 5 inch display, perhaps even more, with a Full HD resolution, as well as 2 GB of RAM and Snapdragon 800 CPU.
The aim would be to deliver the HTC One experience in a different design package, to differentiate it from the Android offering. BoomSound would be kept, as well as some of the Zoe features, perhaps available as Lenses this time. I’d also see an Ultrapixel camera at the back, but not a dual one, since that would be reserved for the One 2014.
Hasan Kaymak is preparing another one of his cool HTC renders, this time involving a smartwatch in the mix. He calls it the HTC Watch 2014 and for now we get two teaser pictures posted on the designer’s Google+ page.
These are preliminary designs, so I suspect the HTC Watch will be made smaller in the end, in case you’re wondering why it’s so big. I can see it has a circular format, a pretty wide belt and an interesting player that seems borrowed from HTC Sense back in the days when the Beats partnership was a thing.
Judging by the recent design trends, HTC would probably use an aluminum unibody design here, as well as a carbon fiber belt, or maybe rubber or who knows what other material. From what I can see this HTC Watch concept is pretty minimalistic and there aren’t many extras here. This looks more like a media device than a companion unit and certainly it has a more premium vibe rather than a sporty one.
After this week’s HTC Nexus tablet, we stumble upon yet another design of a HTC tablet, this time a dual boot model. It has been imagined by PhoneDesigner and it looks stunning. This model runs both Windows 8 64 bit and Android and you can choose the OS you want.
The device packs a 10 inch screen with an aspect ratio of 3:2 and it also comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1440 pixels or 2560 x 1920 pixels. I’m guessing you can switch res when switching OS? Anyway, the design of the HTC Babel tablet concept borrows heavily from the HTC One, with front BoomSound speakers and all.
The tablet packs an aluminum body and it’s supposed to be a content creation tool. It support a native digitizer, has two cameras and the back one has a LED flash. The pen used in tandem with the device looks like an actual pen and it even has a special back end part like one, making me think of a special button of sorts.
Playing with Photoshop on this must be great, I imagine! The name HTC One 2 Tablet would be perfect for this device, since 2 would refer to the dual boot and One to the fact it’s their single flagship tablet.