There are a few companies that have yet to go bezel free in the smartphone area, even some big names. Sony comes to mind, but also HTC. In the meantime imagination has already solved that, so we get to see the HTC R-Series, designed by Hasan Kaymak.
This is a massive phablet with a 6 inch screen, with OLED display and dual front camera, something that HTC also hasn’t tried. This is supposed to be an iPhone X rival, plus a Galaxy Note 8 alternative. One of the cams of the dual setup is an ultra wide angle selfie camera for group photos (12 MP) and the other one is an 18 MP shooter. The back camera is crazy, I mean bananas, with a 42 megapixel Carl Zeiss sensor, that HTC will probably pry from the cold dead hands of HMD Global.
Crazy specs continue with 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM. Wireless charging is also here, being able to charge via pure air, up to 5 meters in distance. This isn’t far off from achieving, but it’s not mainstream yet. The body of the HTC R is made of titanium and I expect this to end up as maybe a Google Pixel 3 phone, especially if Google buys HTC as rumored.
A HTC phone with a glassy body? That’s a rare occurrence… but it may happen.
[via Hasan Kaymak]