We’re probably a month or at most two away from the big unveiling of HTC’s new flagship phone, also known as HTC M8. I’m pretty sure the codename won’t stick, since the HTC One was the M7 before it. Today we catch a glimpse of the newcomer as imagined by Ancel Lim.
He gathered all the info he had from various leaks and created this render you see here. The second generation HTC one comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 new generation processor, a quad core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 CPU, as well as a Full HD 5 inch screen with Gorilla Glass 2 protection. We’ve also got a microSD card slot inside, 4G LTE connectivity and NFC.
There will be a dual SIM version of HTC M8, without 4G and Snapdragon 800, but rather with a quad core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU. Keep in mind that Beats Audio is gone here, but we do have BoomSound speakers at the front. The novelty here compared to the predecessor is that the handset is thinner, flatter, more rectangular and it has smaller bezels.
HTC’s future is not looking very good right now, since they can’t only rely on the HTC One for sales and maybe its successor. They need to get into the tablet game, like LG did with the great LG G Pad 8.3. One such device to push them into the future is the HTC Dream, a concept tablet created by Giorgi Tedoradze.
This is a simple, elegant, compact and ergonomic HTC tablet, made of aluminum and measuring 8 mm in thickness. It integrates an 8 inch IPS screen with Full HD resolution and inside it has a dual core 1.6 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16/32/64/128 GB of storage, as well as microSD. The battery of the HTC 8 inch tablet is a Li-Ion 6500 mAh power source.
There’s a 6 megapixel UltraPixel camera at the back, with optical image stabilization, 1080p video recording and a front camera with a 2.1 MP resolution. On the OS side of things, there’s a special blend of Android and HTC Sense, specifically created for this tablet. We also get accessories rendered, like a special stylus or case for the device, plus something that looks like a new drawing and sketching software.
Lately there have been quite a few leaks of the HTC M8 phone, the supposed successor of the HTC One. Now Arthur Reis imagined a future flagship, dubbed HTC Two, that you can check out below.
The basic lines of the HTC One design are here, but this time the volume buttons have been tweaked a bit and there’s a slight iPhone-ish look to this model. The BoomSound speakers are still here, but only at the top of the front area, nothing at the bottom. The HTC Two also looks a bit wider than the HTC One, perhaps incorporating a bigger Full HD screen, with a 5 or 5+ inch diagonal.
The chassis of this HTC concept phone is made of aluminum, glass and probably some polycarbonate insertions are here as well, for the sake of the signal. Its display seems like edge to edge material and the camera lens may be as big as the huge one on the Nexus 5. What do you think of this render?
Cristophe Simeon has created a few interesting smartphone renders in the past and now he’s back with an interesting model dubbed HTC Eagle. This device is focused on innovation in the area of materials used and screen protection.
The designer claims that the handsets usually end up with broken screens because of shock propagation in metallic body smartphones. That’s why he designed a system of retractable arms/feet for the phone, with 2 titanium wires in a teflon sheet. The idea is to prevent scratches on a flat surface and the screen of the HTC Eagle is recessed 1 mm from the edges.
This HTC concept has the ability to choose a custom shortcut for the lower areas. There’s also a water resistant case here and a rubber border for this HTC render. The name Eagle comes as a tribute to the lunar exploration module of the Apollo missions. The Teflon sheets are gold treated for this reason. Overall, the handset looks like an evolution of the HTC One, only wider and with a different edge.
While @evleaks is leaking specs for the HTC M8 we received some renders of the exact same device. The designs come from Mina Makin, who calls the device the HTC Optimum.
The handset’s back sports a big camera lens, a fingerprint scanner and a flash above the camera. As far as the leak goes, the source says that HTC M8 will have a Snapdragon 800 CPU, a 5 inch Full HD screen and Android 4.4 KitKat. The handset seems to be rectangular and keeps reasonably big bezels, maybe even a bit too big for current trends.
The device adopts the same Back button plus HTC logo plus Home button combo at the botto. Everyone wondered why HTC’s 2013 flagship didn’t reach the magical 5 inch diagonal… Well, this will happen in 2014 and seeing how HTC’s situation is not exactly perfect right now, they’d better release a hit…
We haven’t seen as many HTC concepts as before, I have to admit, but every now and then an appealing model pops up, like the HTC Five shown below. This device comes from Giorgi Tedoradze from Georgia and from what I can see it sports a colourful case, that makes me think of the iPhone 5c.
Specs here include a 4.7 inch Full HD display, a quad core 1.8 GHz CPU, 2 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of storage. There’s a Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery inside and an 8 megapixel Ultrapixel camera at the back, plus a 2.1 MP shooter upfront. We’ve got a variety of colors for the HTC concept and I can’t help but wonder where the name “Five” comes from.
The design is your typical rectangle with curved edges and in the video below you can witness the creation of the HTC render, starting with the pen and paper status. I’m guessing polycarbonate is chosen as a material here yet again and from what I can see the screen is an edge to edge affair. Nothing bad to say about this model, frankly, but is HTC ready to give up metal?
Here’s yet another HTC tablet concept from Hasan Kaymak, one that brings very high end specs, that would kill even the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. This device is called the HTC Dark Shadow and it’s a very detailed render, that also involves a keyboard accessory.
The slate uses a 64 bit quad core processor, 4 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a 4 ultrapixel camera with LED flash. We’ve got front and rear LEDs for notifications, BoomSound speakers and functions include HTC Zone, a special HTC Voice Assistant and USB 3.0 QuickCharge. The battery of the HTC concept tablet is a 7850 mAh unit and this product runs Android 4.4 KitKat.
HTC Dark Shadow features a 10 inch screen with an impressive 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution. The keyboard accessory of the product resembles the MacBook design just a little bit and the tablet looks very elegant and from the side it reminds me of the Motorola Xoom/Xyboard units. Add some carbon fiber in the mix and I’m sold!\
HTC Next is a concept phone created by Deviantart user chevalier3, who proposes a massive chassis that relies on brushed metal. The designer wanted to tweak the common beveled square body of the modern handsets into something new.
HTC Next is a render of an ergonomic and durable phone, that can last several years without problems. The handset packs a 5 inch Full HD display, 2 front speakers with great bass, a 3 megapixel front camera with Full HD capture and a 13 megapixel wide angle lens back camera. Also on the back there’s a rubber concave area for an extra grip and better feel of the device when held in portrait.
That section can be removed to change the battery and microSD card. Notice that the back camera is huge and we’ve got a two tone design on the entire back. This model feels like a wider and bulkier HTC One, also based on metal with an extra space dedicated to speakers and bigger edges.
HTC One is already preparing for a follow-up and names like HTC M8 and HTC Two have been thrown around, especially since we’re two months away from CES 2014. In the meantime we have a look at the HTC Slim concept, a render created by sneackeer, a Deviantart member.
The basic idea is an evolved design of the HTC One X rather than the HTC One, but with the BoomSound speakers at the top and bottom. The screen is an edge to edge one and the case is an ultraslim slab of metal, most likely aluminum. BlinkFeed is shown on the screen and if this model wants to be really slim, it should measure 5 mm in thickness.
BBK has a Vivo phone measuring about 5.75 mm, so this one seems even thinner. The problem is not to make it fragile, if the waistline decreases so much. This HTC concept design may be sexy, but it’s hard to imagine fitting a new Imagechip, new battery and new CPU here. What do you think?
As you know, HTC and Beats Audio have gone through a divorce and renders are already starting to reflect that. Hasan Kaymak is known for his HTC concepts and this new one is a pretty good creation.
We’ve been hearing about a future HTC M8 for the past 24 hours, a potential follow-up of the HTC One, so why not make it this one? The design here features racing stripes, BoomSound instead of Beats Audio and an interesting looking camera area, that doesn’t seem to reveal a flash. From what I’ve heard future devices will integrate a ring around the camera as a flash, so this may be the case.
Or maybe the flash is hidden in that dual red line at the back of the handset… BoomSound means that audio quality will be kickass on this model and if you allow me to call it the M8, I expect to see either a Snapdragon 800 here, or a surprise quad core Bay Trail or maybe another surprise: an 8 core MediaTek. Time will tell…