HTC U11 EYEs (Harmony) seemingly coming soon as a new, large mid-range phone


Back in 2014, HTC launched an interesting smartphone called
Desire EYE, and it looks like the company is now ready to revive half of that
name. According to ever-reliable Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), HTC plans to
release a new handset called U11 EYEs.

 

Reportedly, the U11 EYEs is the unannounced device that was
known until now as the HTC Ocean Harmony. Thus, this should be a mid-range
smartphone with a 6-inch display, an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, and 4
GB of RAM. 

 

The HTC Desire EYE (pictured above) was named like that
mainly because it had a large 13 MP front …


HTC releases Smart display app in the Google Play Store

HTC Smart display is an Android app that comes pre-installed on the HTC U11+, a smartphone that hasn’t been released on the market yet. The application HTC’s take on the Ambient Display, a feature that will come inside the U11+.

It’s unclear whether or not the app is compatible with other HTC devices now that the Taiwanese company has decided to release it in the Google Play Store.

The Smart display app shows information about time, date, and battery power on the screen. It also displays notification icons and features different clock styles, as well …

HTC U11 Life gets an official Android 8 Oreo update


On Monday, HTC USA started updating its U11
flagship phone to Android 8 Oreo. Today, the company is bringing Oreo to
another smartphone – the U11 Life, a new mid-range handset launched in early
November with Android 7 Nougat on board.

 

For now, only the unlocked version of the HTC U11 Life
(which works on AT&T and T-Mobile, plus their prepaid brands) is being
updated to Android Oreo. The T-Mobile variant of the device is certainly
getting Oreo, too, but it’s not clear when this will happen.

 

The U11 Life is HTC’s first mid-range phone to come with
Edge Sense. Borrowed from …

HTC U11 (US version) will be updated to Android 8 Oreo starting Monday


Back in August, HTC promised that its U11 flagship phone
would be updated to Android 8 Oreo before the end of the year. Staying true to
its promise, earlier this month, the company started rolling out the Oreo
update to HTC U11 handsets in Taiwan,
and now it’s ready to do the same thing for US devices, starting with the
unlocked model.

 

Mo Versi, VP Product Manager at HTC, confirmed that unlocked
U11 smartphones in the US
would get Android Oreo beginning Monday, November 27. The update will be
available as an over-the-air download – it’s going to be a sizeable file (over
1 GB), so you …

OnePlus 5T vs Galaxy S8 vs LG V30 vs Pixel 2 vs HTC U11 price comparison

The new OnePlus 5T will solidify the company’s value-for-money street cred, as the CEO promise for a flagship that won’t break the bank got fulfilled, at least as far as the US pricing is concerned. How about a Snapdragon 835-equipped handset with the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio 6″ display that fits in a body at the size of 2016’s 5.5-inchers, with 8GB RAM/128GB storage model, fast charging, dual f/1.7 aperture cameras on the back, and, thankfully, a fast finger scanner also placed there, for less than $600? 

Not bad at all, but let’s compare …

60+ Beautiful high-res wallpapers, perfect for your iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, LG V30, Pixel 2 XL, HTC U11, and others

It’s that time of the week again, folks! “What time,” you may ask, and let me tell you – it’s the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you’ve been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again. And by “every now and again”, we mean almost every week! This means doing a wallpaper rotation at the very least, and/or applying a custom set of icons in the case of Android users to really freshen things up.

However, …

Even if the HTC U11+ isn't U.S. bound, you can still use the phone's wallpaper

The HTC U11+ could end up being one of the best handsets ever made by HTC. Unfortunately, like many of the enhanced flagship models that the company has offered in the past, the U11+ is not coming to the U.S. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t use one of the wallpapers found on the unit. ROM developer and HTC tipster @LlabTooFeR has disseminated 20 of the wallpapers that you can install on your Android device.

You can check out the leaked wallpaper by clicking on the slideshow below. The images use geographic shapes, some nice use of shadows and pastels to present good looking wallpaper. …

HTC to deliver 5 or 6 phones in 2018

Yesterday, we passed along a report that said HTC will go back to producing phones with dual camera setups, starting in 2018. You might recall 2014’s HTC One (M8), which had a second camera on back allowing for the blurred background on portrait shots that we all crave these days. Today, we have a little more information on the volume of phones that HTC plans on rolling off the assembly line next year.

HTC President Chialin Chang says to expect his company to produce five to six different handsets in 2018. HTC is hoping to build on a very strong 2017 which saw the manufacturer release its …

HTC will go back to making dual camera phones in 2018

HTC was one of the first companies to start making phones with two rear cameras working in tandem to create a better image, but rather than expanding on that technology and making it better, it gave up on it.
The HTC One M8 had a dual camera system way back in 2014, with the second camera used for measuring depth and making it possible to create a depth effect, not unlike what we have on modern phones.
Well, it will go back to making dual-camera phones next year, in 2018. HTC will “definitely be releasing a dual-camera …

HTC U11 vs HTC U11 life: what's different, what's similar?

So, HTC dropped a pair of brand new phones — the HTC U11 life and HTC U11+. The latter is a version of the flagship U11, but with a new, 18:9 display to meet current trands. Unfortunately, that one will only be sold in select markets across Europe and Asia. What will be a bit more widely available, including in the US, is the HTC U11 life — an upper-midrange handset, made to look like the flagship.

So the U11 life is sort of like a “light” version of the HTC U11. And it’s even lighter on the wallet — it only costs $350, while the U11 has the flagship-standard $650 …