Whenever a new smartphone is released there's always someone asking the inevitable question: what happens when I throw it across the ground, or maybe dunk it in water or give it a few blows using a hammer?
The HTC One M8 today joins the might of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 in the mobile market, with each set to do battle and attempt to cement its place as 2014's most popular high-end handset. Here, we take a closer at the Big Three, including specs and form factor, in order to try and determine which of these humdingers will emerge victorious once the retail battle commences.
After quite a lengthy build-up, the all new HTC One (M8) is finally upon us. Even though we knew most of the details thanks to a spate of pre-announcement leaks, HTC has still revealed a couple of interesting tidbits in its simultaneous showcasing in New York and London, and we've got all of the details coming up after the jump!
Like most companies involved in the ultra competitive smartphone market, HTC would never turn down the opportunity to drum up some consumer interest in a new product pre-launch. And HTC is on the verge of making an official announcement regarding the all new HTC One, or M8 as it is more commonly referred to, but it seems that the cat has been let out of the bag for the second time from another unofficial source. Leaks and product speculation certainly get the tongues wagging of those who may actually be going to purchase the hardware, but we don't know if HTC will be entirely happy about this latest HTC One hands-on video that has emerged.
HTC's elusive 'M8' handset is due to be announced later on this month, but while the Taiwanese company will have wanted to save some details until the official unveiling, the cat is already out of the bag thanks to an unofficial hands-on video. The lengthy clip arrived amid a wave of leaks pertaining to the so-called "HTC One 2," and now, the device's new stock wallpapers have emerged and you can download them right away.
Executives at HTC will be waking up like bears with sore heads this morning after learning that an internal sales brochure has been leaked ahead of the official announcement of the all new HTC One. It seems that someone within Telstra has not only been responsible for letting the document get into the public domain, but has also managed to inadvertently confirm the majority of the new HTC One's specs, including the purpose of that dual camera module which we’ve seen in plenty of leaks before.
With Samsung and Sony having already shown their respective hands with the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 at Mobile World Congress last week, much of the Android world's attention has turned to HTC. The Taiwanese outfit made waves last year with the One, and naturally, talk of the HTC One 2 - otherwise known under the 'M8' technical moniker - has been prevalent. Today, a brave kid has leaked a 12-minute video running through some of the device's tech specs, features, and design, and while, as displayed through a Twitter exchange with an HTC official, his actions may see him land in a spot of bother, we can now enjoy his fairly thorough walkthrough of the upcoming flagship device.
A new flagship device is almost invariably exciting if you’re a tech junkie, and we all at Redmond Pie surely are, even if we don’t plan on getting our hands on every new device that sees the light of day. Yesterday, we brought to you news of HTC One’s successor - a device that has so far been recognized only by its codename, M8 - being leaked in high-quality press images courtesy of the reliable leakster Evleaks, and today, another image has surfaced, thanks to the same source.
The HTC One was regarded by many as the best smartphone on the market last year, and despite the subsequent release of other main players like the Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung and Apple's iPhone 5s, quite a few still consider this to be the case. The Taiwanese outfit's success with the One provided a much-needed bit of respite following a steady decline in market share prior, and recently, we've been hearing that it's successor - unofficially dubbed the HTC One 2 - is en route to market. Today, courtesy of a leaked photo, we may have our first legitimate glimpse at the eagerly-anticipated handset.