Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Just a couple of days ago, the HTC First Facebook Phone started selling in shops and a new era of social devices started. We did have a bunch of Facebook phones previously, like the HTC Salsa or ChaCha. Well, why not start dreaming of other social handsets, like the Google+ phone or even the Instagram phone.
Deviantart member raintomista imagined the HTC Second Instagram concept phone, that allows you to see a stream of photos from friends on a homescreen that will be refreshed automatically. HTC Second will always allow you to stay connected with friends, see their pics and interact with them. I guess that HTC Second could be priced even lower than the HTC First, so lower than $99.
Also, in order to run Instagram and its associated services, I guess that the specs won’t have to be too high end. Maybe a dual core Qualcomm CPU could work, or even a high power Intel processor, although I’m not sure how well it will manage battery consumption on the device. The display resolution would have to be HD, to see those Instagram-fied pics in all their splendor.
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
This week HTC unveiled the HTC One smartphone, previously known as the M7, an Android Jelly Bean handset with high end features and a great design. Now Michael Retovona proposes a new HTC design, the M8 device, pictured below and packing Windows Phone 8.
The designer claims that he likes the Lumia and the iPhone 5 look, so he admits that the HTC One is a bit inspired by those. So, he went out and created the equivalent of the HTC One in the Windows Phone universe: HTC M8. Michael worked one hour and a half on this render in Photoshop alone and using vectors.
There are some changes from the HTC One, like the fact that we have speakers at the lower back, not only at the front top and bottom. Also, below the screen there are Windows Phone buttons and the front camera has been moved from the side to the center. There are 3 capacitive buttons instead of 3 and other than that the handset may keep its 4.7 inch Full HD screen and maybe even the 4 MP Ultrapixel camera. Fancy this phone?
[Thanks to Michael Retovona]
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
HTC One L is a concept we’ve seen before, or at least the name has been used once more. The designer says that this device is a HTC smartphone based on the One series and created using AutoCad 2012 and Autodesk Showcase 2012.
Created by Daniel Keith Jones,
The designer offers a side view of the phone, so it can confirm we’re dealing with a slightly curved handset, that may remind you of the Xperia Arc a bit, at least as far as the profile goes. HTC One L features a 1.7 GHz quad core processor, a 4.7 inch True HD display (probably 1080p), 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The center placed back camera is an 8 megapixel unit and upfront we’ve got a 2 megapixel shooter. One L uses Beats Audio technology and Clear Voice technology too.
It integrates Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4.5, although Jelly Bean 4.2 and Sense 5.0 would make more sense. The designer claims that he positioned the camera at the center of the HTC concept in order for it to be used more easily in landscape mode and also to stand out from other One series models. The lens protrudes, just like on the HTC One X, but thanks to the curved profile, the lens won’t touch a flat surface, like it happened on the One X.
[via Deviantart and Daniel Keith Jones]
Friday, September 21st, 2012
Rahul Sharma brings us a very interesting HTC concept phone called HTC Apocalypse, with Android Key Lime Pie as the OS. Under the motto “Built to Dominate”, this wide handset has a very nice back texture and a very simple design, that’s also appealing. It also seems to have no real edges, so we’re dealing with an edge to edge display affair.
HTC Apocalypse has a 2 GHZ AMD quad core processor with GeForce EVGA GTX GPU and a 4.8 inch display with IPS LED technology and oleophobic coating. This handset features 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, Android Key Lime Pie as the OS and HTC Sense 4.5 with Biosense. Speech to text is available too, plus Read Aloud, Audio Browsing and Smart Voice, maybe some sort of S Voice rival. The screen resolution is 1920 x 1080, with 2D/3D switching available. HTC Apocalypse also offers a electrosensitive display, that allows you to select without touching, probably by simply hovering the finger above the selection.
There’s also a dual 2 megapixel camera for 3D video conferencing and support for the latest connectivity tech: LTE, WiMAX, quad band. Face and gesture recognition are involved, as well as augmented reality. This HTC concept design measures 6.65 mm, being one of the world’s thinnest smartphones. It also comes with 64 GB of storage, microSD card slot, wireless charging, heat charging (through body heat), side scrolling sensors, NFC and a 21 megapixel SLR-style HD camera with physical zoom and retractable lenses.
Under the hood we’ve got a 3600 mAh battery (Li Ion), enhanced with 800 charge cycles. At the rear there’s the familiar Kevlar coating from the Motorolas. Sounds like a doable device for the end of 2013… I guess.
[Thanks Rahul Sharma]
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Lihet Calin, a designer from Romania envisions the next generation of HTC phone, one that allows a special DSLR camera attachment with all the lens power one needs for stunning shots. The device is called HTC One C and it’s pictured below, together with the much needed lens accessory.
The shape of the handset reminds me a bit of the HTC One S combined with the One X a bit and with an unique camera design at the back. HTC One C runs Android 4.0 or 4.1, has HTC Sense 4.0 applied to it and a kickass camera accessory, that really stands out. It also comes with Beats Audio technology and possibly quad core CPU, for all those image processing needs. I’m only worried about the battery here, since the camera case is powered by the device via microUSB.
We all know what the HTC ImageChip/ImageSense technology can do, in terms of how quickly the camera starts, good burst shots, HDR, macro photography, great video capture and all of that is amplified through this HTC DSLR accessory. Since Samsung just launched the Galaxy Camera, why wouldn’t HTC do the same?
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
HTC Concepts, this time a model that sounds like a flagship. I’m talking about the HTC One Bloom handset, pictured below. This is a 4.7 inch Full HD smartphone with a very thin waistline and a thin bezel around the screen. The phone also uses 4 LED lights in the lower side for a cooler effect.
Hasan Kaymak just sent me another one of his
Those are usable as notification lights and a flashlight too. HTC One Bloom also features a 3 megapixel Full HD resolution front facing camera for videocalls and taking pics… of your face probably. This concept device integrates Beats Audio technology and speakers, plus it uses the new HTC Sense 4.1 interface. At the back there’s a 13.1 megapixel camera with 60 fps full HD video recording with dual LED flash. As you can see, this model uses 3 capacitive buttons at the bottom and totally strays from the current One Series design, opting for a cleaner look, less bulk and a black/white combo.
Everything is done with great finesse and the handset’s only rounded parts are the upper and lower corners. Other than that we have a perfectly rectangular handset, that I guess is somewhere around 6 or 7mm in thickness. I guess this model runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, since it is modern, but not that futuristic as to get Android 5.0. There’s something really iPhone-ish about this design, but I can’t really put my finger on it…
[Thanks Hasan Kaymak]
Sunday, June 10th, 2012
Rahul Sharma sent me a concept HTC phone that he created and is called the Primus. The HTC Primus is inspired by the Transformers 3 movie, according to the designer and it comes with a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels. Here’s the new handset:
Primus packs a 1.8 GHz Nvidia Tegra quad core processor and runs Android 4.0 ICS with a custom “HTC Edge” Sense UI. The device also brings a rear kickstand for comfortable video playback. Also, I must mention that the screen shown here is a 3D one and the battery under the hood is a 2100 mAh unit, just like the one on the Galaxy S III. At the back of the HTC Primus there’s an 8 megapixel camera with “Torus LED flash”, while at the front there’s a 2 megapixel camera. 3G and 4G/WiMAX are also available and specs include 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, too.
This HTC concept smartphone involves NFC support, voice control and you must know an interesting fact: Rahul Sharma is from India and this is his first HTC concept. He’s still a student and has a passion for 3D modelling and smartphones.
[Thanks Rahul Sharma]
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
HTC concept, the Desire V, that’s basically a smartphone for HTC customers who don’t have a lot of money to spend. It looks like a very thin phone, that’s pretty wide and keeps some of the elements of the One series and throws in some Desire for good measure.
Hasan Kaymak sent us a brand new
This model comes with Beats Audio support, a 4.1 inch LCD display, a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0. There’s also 1GB of RAM on board, 16GB of ROM, an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and 3 capacitive buttons below the screen. We also have that classic speaker grille at the top, plus a big and potent speaker below the Beats Audio logo. I wonder if the entire area with the Beats branding is in fact a plastic lid that can be taken off to reveal a microSD and SIM card slot, like on the Desire S.
Also, I’m guessing that the HTC Desire V comes with an unibody design and seeing that in the pics it looks very thin, I’d say it’s about as thin as the HTC One S, or maybe even thinner, around 7mm in waistline. The pictures are made in such way that they make me think this HTC concept has a matter case, which would be a nice touch… I wonder what affordable means here. I guess that the Desire V should cost around $250 off contract to be really appealing.
[via HTC Concepts]
Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Designer andrew_bogd sent us the HTC Vintage concept design, claiming that he drew his inspiration from a radio in the sixties. He also claims that this is a device he made especially for hipsters, so we’re not calling names here. Actually I’m not sure if “hipster” is an insult anymore nowadays…
This device looks a bit like the recent One Series model at the front, but it’s a tad bulkier and has more simplistic buttons. The back side is very original, although I’m not sure you’re supposed to place the camera sensor on top of the speaker grille, since the vibrations it generates would run the lens. Anyway, the whole metal grille at the back looks nice and it reminds me of a vintage car more than a vintage radio. No idea what the specs of this model are, but I guess it’s got a dual core CPU, Android 4.0, 5MP or 8MP camera and a 4+ inch display with qHD resolution.
It would be cool if this model was adorned on its surface with those old radio transistors that made the old machines function. Anyway, it’s a cool looking piece of gear and if it gets some special vintage apps (notice that Instagram is there), it will be even cooler.
Friday, April 13th, 2012
Hasan Kaymak not only imagined some high end phones from HTC lately, but also the social networking-focused HTC ChaChac II model. This should be a Facebook phone, just like its predecessor, but I can’t seem to spot that special social networking blue button.
The device is a dual SIM one, packs a 3.5 inch LCD multitouch display, Beats Audio in ear headphones and an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash. There’s also wireless charging on board, NFC, LTE and Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 3.0. Basically, everything becomes supersized from the original HTC ChaCha, including the screen, camera and other specs. I guess there’s also a dual core CPU inside, maybe a cool Snapdragon unit. There should also be a front camera on board and you can see those 3 capacitive buttons under the display, specific to Android 4.0 handsets.
When I first touched the HTC ChaCha, I was very impressed by its physical keyboard, even better than the one on BlackBerry and Nokia E series models. At some point I found out that this keyboard was about 10% bigger than any other input method on touch and type devices.
[Thanks Hasan Kaymak]
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