Designer Kiarash Kia has started teasing a new HTC One handset, the HTC One L Prime, that comes with a very narrow design. This model packs a 5.2 inch S-LCD Quad HD screen and it feels like an alternative to the HTC One M9+.
This model relies on an octa core Snapdragon 818 processor, as well as a 16 megapixel back camera with autofocus and dual LED flash. There’s also a 5 MP front shooter, that doesn’t seem centered from what I can see. BoomSound is obviously here and the designer included some interesting materials here, such as leather, a special brushed silver and 24 Karat gold and ceramic.
The handset measures 6.3 mm in thickness and it’s very narrow compared to other new HTCs. This is just a teaser for Kiarash Kia’s LuX project, that will include more innovation soon. I wonder if this model is only gold colored or gold plated… I mean realistically speaking.
I’m pretty sure that ever since this site was founded I’ve seen less than 20 see through glass concept phones. Thus, I can say that this approach has been neglected. Well, no longer, since Webomedia from Croatia has created a glass and see through HTC concept handset.
It’s called HTC Clear and it comes with an edge to edge display, as well as what appears to be a totally glassy case. There’s no telling if the effect is created via optical illusion, using a bunch of cameras, or if the case is actually all glass, but it does look interesting. There are several problems that such a design poses: fragility, thickness, the inclusion of components in an efficient way and the ease of use.
I guess it may be fine to enjoy the augmented reality benefits of a transparent design, but it’s also very distracting to see what’s happening in the background while you’re texting, checking your Facebook or email. In the end it could work with a bunch of cameras, that turn transparency on or off, depending on what they capture.
After a period of development, Hasan Kaymak is back with a new HTC One M10 concept, that’s shown below. This model is ultraslim, seems to be made of metal and it’s actually based on some previous Hasan Kaymak works.
We’ve got a big front camera placed at the upper right corner, discrete BoomSound speakers at the top and bottom and an edge to edge display, or at least so it seems. He didn’t share specs, so we’re free to speculate. Hasan Kaymak’s HTC One M10 concept probably brings a new generation of camera and this time HTC may not be working with Toshiba, since the sensor of the M9 wasn’t exactly a success.
This model probably comes with 3 or 4 GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 815 or 820 processor, an 8 megapixel front camera (or more) and a Quad HD 5.2 inch screen, probably an evolved version of the display from the HTC One M9+. The size also has to decrease, since the One M9 was a fattie among flagships, with its big weight and waistline. I imagine something like 7 mm to get the ball rolling.
Tomorrow HTC has an event scheduled, where it’s said to be launching the HTC One M9 Plus. We can’t guarantee that will happen, but considering the recent leaks, it probably will. In the meantime we have a concept of this device, rendered by Couger Yang, a designer from USA.
He expects this handset to be meant for the younger generation and even prices it at $699 for the 16 GB version. The price goes up to $899 for the 64 GB model. HTC One M9 Plus is in this case a 5.2 incher with Full HD resolution and a 7 mm waistline. It weighs 152 grams and relies on a Super LCD 3 panel, with Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
Android 5.0 with HTC Sense 7.0 is present here and we’ve also got a microSD card slot, with support for up to 128 GB of storage, aside from the internal storage. The device offers 3 GB of RAM and comes in black, silver or gold. It form factor is interesting, because the speaker design has changed a bit, with bigger holes at the top and a discrete slit at the bottom.
The lower area is also a bit fragmented, with a microUSB and audio jack, that go deeper than usual within the metal chassis. What do you say about this design? Be sure to check out the designer’s Behance page for more pics.
I had the chance to play with the HTC One M9 for a few days and I have to say it’s… awful. Bad screen, bad camera, bad and thick design. I’m really disappointed in HTC, so it’s time to start dreaming of the HTC One M10. This is where Jermaine Smit comes in with a brand new design for this device.
HTC One M10 is shown here with a pretty massive chassis and the designer claims it comes with a Snapdragon 820 processor and 4 GB of RAM. There’s a 20 megapixel camera at the back, this time with OIS, finally. The 4 Ultrapixel front cam is kept and there’s a 2950 mAh battery on board, but the capacity isn’t everything, since M9 has more mAh than M8 and it’s certainly poorer in battery life.
Jermaine Smit envisions the device in two versions: one like the classic model with a full metal body (nice texture by the way) and another one with an unibody approach, but the back adopts a rubber-like texture for extra grip. That back area is supposed to be like a lid that can be replaced, or so I understood from the designer.
I can only say one thing: how about some thin phones for HTC next time?
Lately we’ve seen a ton of rumors surrounding the HTC One E9, HTC One E9+ and HTC One M9 Plus, that will be launched on April 8th. We also saw a series of leaks of the devices, so we know their basic formats and designs, but let’s have a look at a potential new vision for HTC One M9 Plus.
This was created by French designer Alexandre Pineau, with the tagline “The New HTC One”. He envisions a golden device, with lifted edges and differently colored buttons compared to the rest of the chassis. The case is bulkier than usual, feeling like a big bumper case attached to the smartphone. HTC One M9 Plus comes with a yellow, gray or copper case color and its bezels are quite small.
There’s a certain iPhone-like vibe to this model, if you exclude its edges and imagine the device with the screen in standby mode. That’s not a bad thing in my book. As far as we’ve heard this model is going to get a fingerprint scanner and if rumors are to be believed it will be integrated within a Home button-style mechanism below the display. This model comes with a Quad HD 5.2 inch screen and a Snapdragon 810 CPU, as well as a Duo camera with 20 MP main sensor.
Hasan Kaymak has rendered a new HTC smartphone, this time also including a video message attached to the project. The newcomer is called HTC One M10 Ace and it’s shown in the images and video below.
This is a chromed smartphone, with a very shiny chassis and a slim profile. The device keeps the general form factor of the HTC One series, with a rounded back and all, plus it adopts a big camera lens and a line pattern at the back. The pattern also continues on the sides and partially at the front. The BoomSound speakers are now more discrete than on the HTC One M9 and volume buttons are elongated.
This model has the audio jack and microUSB port at the bottom, plus big front camera placed at the top right side of the device. The bezels are very narrow and this time I expect HTC to make the jump to Quad HD resolution and maybe a new kind of screen panel. Is chrome a viable solution for a modern smartphone? What do you think? Would this model be usable on a very sunny day, considering it’s so shiny?
If you liked Hasan Kaymak’s HTC One M10 render, be ready for a new device from the same designer. This time it’s the mythical HTC One Watch, that’s shown in the shots below and also specced after the break.
Seeing how HTC has just changed CEO and the HTC One M9 has overheating problems, it’s safe to say HTC is in a turmoil right now. Could a premium watch rescue them? Let’s see what the HTC One M10 is all about! The device features a metal body, with a circular format and pretty thin chassis. The strap somehow gives the vibe of denim combined with vinyl and maybe velcro a bit, but that’s only my opinion.
Hasan Kaymak claims this HTC smartwatch features a 1.5 inch 720 x 720 pixel display, a Snapdragon 400 CPU, much like the Gear S from Samsung and WiFi connectivity. It also has NFC and Bluetooth, as well as a gigantic 1900 mAh battery. Usually smartwatches have batteries below 500 mAh, that’s why this one is huge. Android Wear with HTC Watch Faces and special apps are included here.
This is certainly better than HTC Grip, am I right? Don’t forget to donate to the designer by the way!
Hasan Kaymak is back with the HTC One M10 flagship concept he promised. The device also gets a video below, with very nice piano music. The handset is a combo of glass and metal and its sides bring me back to the iPhone a bit.
The BoomSound speakers totally look better than the HTC One M9’s, using a vertical grille, with very small metal bars. The screen is an edge to edge one and the glass panel is overlapped on top of the metal frame, like on the Nokia Lumias. The front camera is now placed at the center, like in the M9 leaks and sadly we don’t have a glimpse at the back of the HTC One M10.
The phone seems to have rounded edges and a rounded profile and its colour choice seems to involve 3 layers of material, with the back being darker than usual. The HTC One M9 is regarded by many as a disappointment, since it could have been a bit better, to be honest. It simply resembles the HTC One M8 too much… Will HTC One M10 avenge the predecessor, or will it be too late? Be sure to have a look at Hasan Kaymak’s Google+ page to see this model in a full chrome chassis.
With the general consensus being that the HTC One M9 is a bit of a letdown, it’s time to dream of the future… the remote future that is. The close future may involve a HTC One E9 or M9 Plus, but in the meantime designer Ashraf Amer looks at 2016 and a HTC One M10 concept is born.
All we have right now is the image above and the video teaser below. The designer claims the HTC One M10 will come with an octa core processor, 4 GB of RAM and more specs will be revealed soon. The body seems to be an unibody metallic one and the volume buttons are unified on the side. Considering the Snapdragon 810 has some problems, the next HTC flagship may opt for a MediaTek or even Intel solution.
I expect the design to be slightly tweaked from the current one, that has basically been the same for 3 generations in a row. I expect 3 GB of RAM on board, 32 GB of storage, a powerful back camera and front cam as well. It would be cool if somehow the next HTC flagship would integrate the 3D cameras of the Dell Venue 8 7000… just an idea.