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?
Friday, June 15th, 2012
The Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU is getting old now and I wouldn’t be surprised if two months from now Nvidia will showcase the next generation of Tegra CPU. Hasan Kaymak proposes a design based on that, the HTC One H concept phone. This device uses an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor with 2 GHz frequency.
HTC One H features a 4.7 inch LG IPS display with 1080p resolution and there’s also a 4.3 inch version of this unit. It has Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi, LTE and integrated Beats Audio speakers, not only support for cool headphone experience. At the back there’s a 12.7 megapixel OmniVision sensor with 60 FPS capture ability and LED flash. Upfront we have an Omnivision camera as well, with support for 1080p video calls. The back cover of the One H is changeable and you also get a cool feature: shake to search photo feature.
The handset is PlayStation certified and will be released in June 2013, according to the designer. Obviously, this is only a design and an idea, not a real device, so don’t break your piggy bank yet.
[via HTC Concepts]
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.
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
We see top notch phones leaking every day and many concepts of high end devices, but never a smartphone for the ladies. One such device was imagined by Bob Freking and dubbed HTC La Chica. He says that the handset has the equivalent specs of the Samsung Galaxy S II, so it’s a dual core 1.2 GHz phone with a 4+ inch display.
You can see that it’s running Android 4.0, it has a small chin and it has those trademark 3 capacitive buttons below the screen. Its case is coloured mauve, so it’s very ladylike, or is this a share of pink I don’t know? I imagine this model supports a qHD resolution at least, comes with 16GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, HSPA+ and a 5 or 8 megapixel camera with support for autofocus and maybe even 1080p video capture. For those of you who don’t know, there’s already a lady-oriented phone out there, the HTC Rhyme, but that one is a single core affair with underwhelming specs.
Ladies may feel the need for a full fledged smartphone and not only tin devices such as the Xperia Mini series or the Wildfire S, or underpowered units such as the HTC Rhyme. And that’s why people wonder why so many women go with the iPhone 4/4S if they want power… there’s no Android alternative! They could pick up a Galaxy S II, especially the white version, but what about HTC? When will they make a high end feminine phone?
[thanks Bob Freking]
Friday, January 27th, 2012
Nokia concept with Windows phone now sent us his new design, that involves a HTC Windows Phone handset. This model is called HTC Glory and to me it looks more like the LG Optimus 7, as far as looks go. It has a 4 inch display based on AMOLED technology, probably with the usual 800 x 480 pixel resolution.
Wp7__fan, the same guy who created this
HTC Glory features a 2GHz dual core processor, 32GB of storage, a 2400 mAh battery and a 12 megapixel camera. There’s also 2 megapixel camera at the front and the operating system here is Windows Phone Tango. No one knows exactly what Tango will bring, but I’ve heard that it comes with support for LTE, NFC, different form factors for phones (BlackBerry-like with combos of touch and QWERTY) and support for front camera. The next OS, Windows Phone Apollo will be the big one, supporting dual core processors and 720p resolutions.
What do you say about this device and how much would you spend on it? Keep in mind that there’s already a 16 megapixel WP7 device out there, HTC Titan II… so I’m not sure where this model fits in…
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
We go back to 2010 for the HTC H1 concept phone, a device that looks rugged and bulky. This is the kind of gadgets you find on a construction site or in places where the robots from Transformers fight… you know like Cybertron. Joke aside, this creation belongs to Saeid Khajevand from Tehran, Iran and he did a good job in designing an original handset.
The X shaped pattern on the back of the phone is very interesting and as you can see this bulky smartphone comes with a 12 megapixel camera, a 3 inch TFT LCD display, a mini USB connector, a front speaker, a secondary VGA camera and side speakers. At the back there’s also a Xenon flash and we also get LED notification lights and multi-function capacitive buttons under the display (those two, on the left and right), plus a microSD card slot. If there’s any feature that doesn’t impress you remember that this is a HTC concept from 2010.
If this device would ever be redone, it would be thinner, but I’d like it to keep that X format at the back, since it’s cool and I also like the variation in thickness at the back of the device. There are some slopes and asymmetry to gain from here, beautiful ideas really… As you can see there’s also a stylus in the mix, so this may be some sort of rugged business PDA device.
Friday, January 13th, 2012
Deviantart member ArtLime created an interesting concept interface for Android Ice Cream Sandwich and applied it to a HTC design called Skyline. The UI is simply called Simple UI and it’s very minimalistic, this design traits being clear especially in the lockscreen, home menu and applications area. The lockscreen involves a simple sliding bar and it shows all the notifications one needs (alarms, missed calls, texts and emails).
The Home menu is very standard with 4 dock icons at the bottom, that include the classic Back and Recent apps virtual buttons, while the My Applications menu seems to include a Games section and a Favorites section. As far as the HTC Skyline concept is concerned, this model resembles the HTC Rhyme quite a bit and its front styling also reminds me of the HTC HD 7. This Android phone probably has a 5 or 8 megapixel camera, 16GB of internal memory, 1 GB of RAM and most likely a dual core processor, although HTC recently launched some single core handsets that were actually decent.
I guess that the display here is around 4 inches in diagonal, a choice that HTC didn’t quite tackle so far, if I’m not mistaking. What do you think about this nifty Android 4.0 UI and handset?
Monday, January 2nd, 2012
Hasan Kaymak is back in 2012 with a new design, the one of the HTC concept phone called Cemile. HTC Cemile uses a full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel display with a 4.8 inch diagonal, thus becoming the largest Android smartphone out there, unless you count the Galaxy Note as a handset.
This concept HTC also comes with a 16 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, a front 2 megapixel camera, NFC support, Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense UI 4.0. The phone relies on a 2500mAh Li-Akku battery for juicing up the machine and the specs list also includes HSPA+ connectivity, LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and 60GHz support (a new wireless technology). HTC Cemile adopts a metallic case as chassis and it provides 32GB of flash memory for storage purposes.
It also has changeable virtual buttons, that are easy to tweak, courtesy of a special feature from HTC. The handset also gets Wide IO Mobile RAM, a next generation 30nm type of RAM memory, with 50% less power usage compared to the equivalent DDR2 sticks. Also you must know that Cemile is supposed to ship with Beats Audio with Solo earphones. I imagine that the design of this device is pretty thin, looking at this pictures, something like 8mm or so. Fancy this smartphone?
[via HTC Concepts]
Sunday, December 4th, 2011
HTC concepts, that shows some interesting designs. They include the very original HTC Bleyback, an extremely thin and flat concept, that’s shown in the images below. The designer who created them wants to send these pictures to HTC, in order to help create a new smartphone.
In case you didn’t know there’s a special Facebook page for
The designer envisions a HTC Bleyback priced at 489 euros and its specs should be similar to the ones of the HTC Sensation XL, but with an upgrade. The back cover is also changed in comparison with the XL and I expect HTC Sense 4.0 on board here, as well as Android Ice Cream Sandwich. There’s also a special limited edition with a green/white back.
As you can see there’s Beats Audio branding on board, so the cool headphones that come with the Sensation XE and XL will be included in the mix. HTC BleyBack looks like a device that can challenge the very thin Motorola Droid RAZR to a duel, when it comes to waistline. Imagine if this device was thinner than 7mm… although the designer had something like less than 8-9mm in mind. I wonder what camera sensor can fit in such a tiny profile.
[via HTC Concepts]