HTC’s Vive and Vive Cosmos line of PC-tethered VR headsets are well known in the gaming community, but now, the company is looking to expand into 5G cellular devices. First up, we have Project Proton (above), which is essentially a display headset that pairs with a portable external device for processing and connectivity. It will most likely utilize passthrough video, which is live video overlaid with virtual elements. Read more for a video and additional information about the other headsets.
HTC has partnered with the Louvre Museum in Paris to create a unique virtual reality experience, called “Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass”. It brings story of the Mona Lisa, the iconic masterpiece by artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), to life, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death in France. Through VR, the Louvre can now offer visitors a chance to experience the iconic image as never before, revealing details invisible to the naked eye, as well as providing insight into the techniques da Vinci used, and the identity of his sitter. Read more for a video and additional information.
At $244, the HTC EXODUS 1s is an affordable blockchain smartphone, complete with a built-in hardware wallet for Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies. You’ll be able to buy, sell, send, receive, lend, and borrow cryptocurrency directly from the device. Plus, software tools enable the smartphone to run a full Bitcoin node right from your pocket. Read more for additional pictures and information.
HTC has just revealed its flagship blockchain-focused smartphone, and it’s called the “Exodus 1”. The company developed Zion, its own cryptocurrency wallet, to make its new phone function as a hardware cryptocurrency wallet, complete with a secure enclave – an area on the phone’s chip kept separate from the Android OS it runs – that utilizes technology made by SoftBank’s Arm Holdings to keep cryptocurrency safe. Other features include: a 6″ display with quad-HD+ resolution, a Qualcomm 845 processor, 16-megapixel dual main camera, an 8MP dual front camera with 4K video, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It’s available for pre-order now at the price of 0.15 bitcoins or 4.78 ether tokens, which equates to about $960 currently, and is expected to be ship n December. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The HTC Touch Diamond 2, first released in 2009, is the successor to the popular HTC Touch Diamond, and was released with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1, but can be upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.5. It was also the first device to feature a revamped version of HTC’s TouchFLO 3D GUI, an interface first seen on its predecessor. Now, we get a look at a possible modern version of this sleek and stylish smartphone. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Photo credit: Techno Buffalo
HTC smartphones may not be as popular as they once were, but their upcoming flagship, the U12+, could change all of that. In addition to the stunning “Solar Red”, it will also come in black or white colors, and feature a 6-inch WQHD+ LCD display, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, 16MP / 12MP rear cameras, dual 8MP front-facing cameras, a fingerprint scanner, facial recognition, and a 3450mAh battery, all running Android Oreo with Sense UI. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
HTC is seeking a new leader for its smartphone division, as yesterday the company announced that Chialin Chang has tendered his resignation because of his “personal career plan”, which some speculate is to fund an AI startup. Fortunately, the company already has several smartphones ready to go, including the U12 (above video). If they were to break away from the traditional smartphone designs and try something completely new, it may look something like the TE17. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
In addition to the triple rear cameras and dual front cameras, HTC’s upcoming flagship U12 smartphone is set to get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and JBL stereo speakers. It will most likely be officially revealed during May 2018, as the company’s last three flagship devices have been announced in March, April and May, with the latter two hitting stores the following month. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Google may have bought out part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1-billion, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be anymore smartphones from the latter. The HTC U12 by TechConfigurations shows what a flagship handset would look like with an edge-to-edge display that has a 96% screen to body ratio. Other features include: dual front-firing speakers, two 16MP rear cameras, and a Snapdragon 845 processor. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Google is on the verge of acquiring HTC’s smartphone division, and the official announcement could come during or after the Pixel 2 event. The R-Series boasts a bezel-less 6″ OLED display, dual front 12MP “selfie” cameras, a 42MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 512GB of internal storage, 16GB of RAM, and wireless charging capabilities. Continue reading for more pictures and information.