HTC's stand alone VR headset to be named Vive Focus?

Back in July, HTC introduced a new standalone version of its Vive VR headset at the ChinaJoy trade show. The headset doesn’t need to be connected to a computer, and is powered by the same Snapdragon 835 chipset that you will find powering today’s high-end Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Originally named the Vive Standalone, that might be too much of a mouthful to spit out when you’re ordering the device.

A couple of new trademark applications that HTC has filed might have outed the real name that the manufacturer plans on using for the VR headset. Last week, HTC requested …

Last chance to take advantage of HTC's Summer Sunset Sale

The dog days of August are upon us which can only mean one thing. HTC’s Summer Sunset Sale is coming to an end. Available for U.S. consumers only, the sale includes three free months of Amazon Music Unlimited with the purchase of an HTC U11 directly from HTC. The handset is available with 64GB of storage for Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T customers. The phone can also be purchased unlocked with 64GB or 128GB of storage.

The 64GB carrier branded and unlocked HTC U11 can be yours for $649. You can purchase it by paying $36.05 each month for 18 months. The HTC U11 features the Edge …

HTC's revenues are on the rise, and it's all thanks to the U11

So the verdict is in (and has been for more than a month now, but nevermind that): the HTC U11 is a pretty sweet phone. And, for a change, customers are now actually buying it, as HTC has just had its best month of the year so far in terms of revenue.

To put it simply, June has brought the Taiwanese phone maker an increase in revenue more than 50 percent compared with last month (which isn’t surprising at all, considering the last new phone from the company was announced all the way back in April). The total revenue for the month was $225.2 million, …

HTC's Fun in the Sun sale can save you up to $200 on the purchase of a new handset

HTC is offering savings of up to $200 on certain handsets with its Fun in the Sun sale. We can save you some time right off the bat by telling you that the new HTC U11 is not included, so if your interested in HTC’s best flagship in years, there is nothing to see here. But if you’re looking for a deal on models like the HTC 10, HTC U Ultra and the HTC Bolt, then read on. The oldest of the trio is the HTC 10, which was HTC’s 2016 flagship.

With the sale, you can save $200 or 29% on the HTC 10 and make 12 monthly payments of $41.58 each. The model comes unlocked and is compatible with AT&T …

HTC's upcoming flagship phone leaks in gorgeous red


Is red color a new trend in smartphones? It definitely seems like it’s catching on; months after Apple launched a special edition (RED) iPhone, a new leak shows a red variant of HTC’s upcoming flagship, the HTC U.

The phone, which is slated for a May 16 launch, was so far only seen in blue. And the photo, coming from an official HTC teaser video, wasn’t the highest quality.

The new leaks, courtesy of (usually pretty reliable) Onleaks (the actual source seems to be 91mobiles), show the phone from all sides and in higher resolution. 

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HTC's new flagship to be called the HTC U 11; phone will launch in five colors

At first, everyone assumed that the next HTC flagship would be called the HTC 11 since it was the sequel to the HTC 10. Then last month, trusty tipster Evan Blass indicated that the next flagship would be given the name, HTC U. Now, Blass says that according to someone familiar with HTC’s plans, the actual name of the manufacturer’s next flagship will combine both leaked titles. That’s right, make way for the HTC U 11. The device will most likely be available in white, black, blue, red, and silver. Images of the phone, which still has the code name of Ocean, were revealed by Blass last week.

The …

HTC U (Ocean) pictured for the first time – is this HTC's true flagship for 2017?

Back in January, HTC said that it was not planning to release an HTC 11 smartphone. This, however, doesn’t mean that the U Ultra – available in the US since last month – will remain the company’s only high-end handset throughout 2017, as an HTC U (codenamed Ocean) is expected to be launched in the near future.

Thanks to Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), we now have what’s likely the first legit photo showing the HTC U. The upcoming smartphone seemingly has a glossy finish, a small fingerprint scanner on the front, plus rounded corners and edges. The device kind of looks like a smaller HTC U …

HTC's "unexpected surprise"? That sapphire screen U Ultra edition we already knew about

Dear HTC, when your company’s in serious financial trouble, and your latest flagship isn’t really that good, you don’t get to outright lie about having something “surprising” to reveal, particularly when we’ve known about it for months. And then you wonder why people don’t buy your devices anymore.

And the thing itself? A limited edition HTC U Ultra with 128 GB internal memory and a sapphire screen. That’s it – no new device of any kind, not even a new color, but just the very same thing we heard about back in January, except you can now actually …

Let's unbox the HTC U Ultra! Here's our first look at HTC's large new handset

Remember the HTC U Ultra, the dual-screen 5.7-incher that was “inspired by you and made for you”? Announced two months ago, it’s already shipping to the adventurous folks that had pre-ordered it for $749. Guess what, we’re also part of that crowd, as a neat white box with rounded corners got delivered to our doorstep overnight. 

At first sight, you seem to get a lot of phone for the money – although it didn’t quite garner the usual amount of hype and attention, the U Ultra is a flagship-grade phone. With its 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon …

Watch as HTC's top fans check out the HTC U Ultra (VIDEO)

On Thursday, HTC introduced the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play. The U Ultra features a 5.7-inch Super-LCD 5 display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. It is powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset, which means the handset carries a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. The device includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage, and a 2TB microSD slot can be accessed by those seeking additional storage. The 12MP rear camera has an aperture of f/1.8, support for RAW images and OIS. The front-facing selfie snapper weighs in at 16MP. The unit is kept alive by a 3000mAh battery, and Android 7.0 …