Over the past several years, Taiwan-based HTC has been a highly prolific company when it comes to releasing Android smartphones. While HTC recently pledged to cut down on the number of new smartphones it will release in 2017 compared to previous years, it has already launched a number of new models so far this year, with perhaps more to come before 2017 ends.
Since HTC has so many current and older smartphones to purchase, we decided to take a look at the best ones you can buy right now. We are breaking them down in three catagories: Flagship, Mid-Range and Budget. As you can see, there are no shortages of HTC phones to choose from at any price point you can [...]
If you’re in the UK, you can now pre-order the HTC U Ultra or the HTC U Play, which will start shipping on March 1st.See also: HTC U Ultra hands-on: a major change for HTC January 12, 2017
Just a month ago, HTC announced the brand new HTC U Ultra and its less powerful but more affordable sibling, HTC U Play. For those of you who were expecting an innovative device with touch panels on each side – what many thought would be the new Ocean series – the weird hybrid design that combines the LG V20 and the Galaxy Note 7 might have been disappointing. Nonetheless, they brought refreshing new changes to the traditional HTC design language, and on top of its solid [...]
HTC revealed its first two smartphones for 2017 earlier today, the HTC U Ultra and the HTC U Play. How long before the next batch? While we can’t say for sure, HTC has revealed they will certainly not be flooding the market with new smartphones in the next twelve months. In fact, it plans to cut its new phone introductions by about half this year compared to 2016.See also: HTC U Ultra versus the competition: Who wins in the hardware battle? 20 hours ago
In a chat with Engadget, Chialin Chang, the President for HTC’s Smartphone and Connected Devices business, stated the company will only launch six or seven new smartphones in 2017, compared to 11 or 12 in [...]
Editor’s note: HTC did not allow us to record any footage of the HTC U Ultra and U Play due to the non-final software.
While the new HTC U Ultra is certainly the star of the new U line-up, the U Play is the perfect mid-range device for HTC fans that want something a bit smaller and don’t mind less aggressive specs as as result.
Read: HTC U Ultra hands-on: a major change for HTC
Not only is the HTC U Play smaller than its more powerful brother, it also offers a somewhat different take on design. While both phones swap metal for glass this time around, different camera shapes and other refinements make it pretty easy to tell the two models apart, in [...]