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HTC One (M8 Eye) And Desire Eye Launched In India

Along with the Desire 820 and Desire 820q, HTC has also launched the One (M8 Eye) and Desire Eye at an event in Mumbai. HTC One (M8 Eye) comes with a 13 megapixel duo camera, instead of the ultrapixel dual camera found in the company’s flagship smartphone. Apart from that, the specs of both the smartphones are identical.

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HTC One (M8 Eye)

On the other hand, the HTC Desire Eye packs a 13 megapixel rear camera as well as a 13 megapixel front-facing camera. Apart from that, it features a 5.2 inch Full HD display, 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 4G LTE connectivity and more. This handset will go on sale from late November exclusively at Amazon in India. The price of this device will be announced closer to the launch. HTC Desire Eye will be available in Matt White and Submarine Blue colors.

The HTC One (M8 Eye) will go on sale from tomorrow in India. It comes with a price tag of INR 38,990. This handset will be available in Gunmetal Gray and Glacial Silver colors. Both the devices will be upgraded to the recently launched Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Operating System in the coming months.

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HTC Desire Eye

HTC One (M8 Eye) Specifications:

  • 5 inch Full HD display
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • Upgradable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • HTC Sense 6 UI
  • 13 megapixel camera with auto-focus and dual LED flash
  • 58 megapixel front-facing camera
  • A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • 2600 mAh battery

HTC Desire Eye Specifications:

  • 5.2 inch Full HD display
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • Upgradable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • HTC Sense 6 UI
  • 13 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and dual LED flash
  • 13 megapixel front-facing camera with dual LED flash
  • A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • 2 GB RAM
  • HTC EYE Experience
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • 2400 mAh battery

HTC Launches The Desire 820 And Desire 820q In India

Last month, the Taiwanese smartphone giant announced the successor of the Desire 816 in India. Today, HTC finally launched the Desire 820 and Desire 820q at an event in Mumbai. The Desire 820 packs a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and 2 GB of RAM, while the Desire 820q comes with a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and 1 GB of RAM. Apart from that, the specs of both the devices are identical.

The main highlight of these smartphones are its 8 megapixel front-facing camera specially designed for selfie lovers. The Photo Booth and Live Makeup feature on this smartphone lets you preview the image you just took and set the desired level of skin smoothing before taking the photo. HTC Desire 820 comes with a price tag of INR 24,990, while the Desire 820q comes with a price tag of INR 22,900. These smartphone will go on sale from November 5 in India.

HTC Desire 820 / Desire 820q Specifications:

  • 5.5 inch HD display
  • 720 x 1280 pixels resolution
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) Operating System
  • Upgradable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS
  • 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor (Desire 820)
  • 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor (Desire 820q)
  • HTC Sense 6 UI
  • 13 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash
  • 8 megapixel front-facing camera
  • A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • 2 GB RAM (Desire 820)
  • 1 GB RAM (Desire 820q)
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • 2600 mAh battery

Google Nexus 9 Tablet Launched; Up For Pre-Order From October 17

Along with the Nexus 6 smartphone, Google has also launched the Nexus 9 tablet. This device is manufactured by HTC and it packs an 8.9 inch display, 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 8 megapixel rear camera and so on. It runs on the latest Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Operating System. This device will be available in 16 GB and 32 GB variant. The dual front-facing speaker on this tablet is powered by the HTC’s Boomsound technology.

The Google Nexus 9 tablet will be up for pre-order from October 17th, however the device will go on sale from November 3rd. It comes with a price-tag of $400 for the 16GB model, $480 for 32GB model and $600 for 32 GB with LTE model. Apart from Play Store, you can also buy this tablet from Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Radio Shack, Staples and Walmart.

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Nexus 9 will be available in black, white and sand colors. Nexus 9 users can additionally buy the Keyboard Folio which attaches to the device with magnets, pairs by NFC and supports two typing angles.

Google Nexus 9 Specifications:

  • 8.9 inch IPS display
  • 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS
  • 2.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1 – 64 bit processor
  • Kepler 192-core GPU
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash
  • 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Front-facing stereo speakers
  • HTC BoomSound technology
  • 16 GB /32 GB internal memory
  • 2 GB RAM
  • GNSS support for GPS
  • Bosch gyroscope and accelerometer
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Up to 9.5 hours of Wi-Fi browsing time
  • Up to 8.5 hours of LTE browsing time
  • 6700 mAh battery

HTC Desire 816G Launched In India For INR 18,990

Along with the HTC Desire 820 and Desire 820q, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer also launched the Desire 816G in the Indian market. It is basically the cheaper version of the previously launched HTC Desire 816. This handset packs a 1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core processor instead of the 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor found in the Desire 816.

Apart from that, both the smartphones share similar specifications and design. HTC Desire 816G comes with a price tag of INR 18,990. This handset measures 156.6 x78.74 x 7.99 mm and weighs 158 grams. HTC Desire 816G is available in Black, White, Red, Green and Purple color.

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The HTC Desire 816G dual sim brings an exciting combination of big screen, great specs at an amazing price! It is one of the most well-built and best design smartphone with a powerful specification that makes the HTC Desire 816G dual sim even more compelling. It is bringing genuine choice to the category by delivering stunning design and high-end performance at unbelievable value.

– Faisal Siddiqui, ‎Vice President & Country Head, India, HTC

HTC Desire 816G Specifications:

  • 5.5 inch HD display
  • 720 x 1280 pixels resolution
  • 1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS
  • HTC Sense 6 UI
  • 13 megapixel rear camera
  • 5 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • WiFi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • HTC BoomSound
  • Dual frontal stereo speakers
  • 2600 mAh battery

HTC Desire 820 With 64-bit Processor Announced In India

Earlier this month, HTC unveiled the HTC Desire 820 smartphone at the IFA 2014 event in Berlin. This handset is the successor of the popular Desire 816 smartphone. Today, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer finally announced the much-awaited Desire 820 smartphone in India. However, this device will be available in two variants. The Desire 820 packs a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, while the Desire 820q comes with a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor.

The HTC Desire 820 features an 8 megapixel front-facing camera for selfie lovers. It comes with the Photo Booth and Live Makeup feature which lets you preview the image you just took and set the desired level of skin smoothing before taking the photo. This handset will be available for purchase from early November. The price of this device will be announced in the coming weeks. Until then, check out the complete specs below.

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HTC Desire 820 Specifications:

  • 5.5 inch HD display
  • 720 x 1280 pixels resolution
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor (Desire 820)
  • 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor (Desire 820q)
  • HTC Sense 6 UI
  • 13 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash
  • 8 megapixel front-facing camera
  • A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • 2600 mAh battery

HTC Butterfly 2 Announced; Coming To Asia Next Month

Today, HTC announced the successor of its Butterfly smartphone. The Butterfly 2 will be first launched in the Japanese market exclusively for the KDDI subscribers, followed by Taiwanese and Chinese market for Chunghwa Telecom and CSL subscribers respectively. It comes with the HTC Sense 6 UI and a 13 megapixel HTC Duo Camera for advanced imaging. HTC Butterfly 2 supports WiMAX2+ and offers high speed communication up to 150 Mbps.

“HTC is dedicated to combining innovative technologies and premium techniques to create the best smartphone which meets our consumers’ expectation. HTC Butterfly 2 follows HTC’s iconic design and globally acclaimed user experience. Its elegant appearance and fantastic performance will certainly provide consumers with the best experience ever.”

– Peter Chou, CEO, HTC

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The Motion Launch feature on this device is immediately able to detect its position and movement, thanks to the built-in motion sensors which allow you to interact with the phone without turning on the screen. HTC Butterfly 2 will go on sale in Taiwan on September 2nd, followed by Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in the next few weeks. The price of this device is still a mystery. Check out the complete specs after the break.

HTC Butterfly 2 Specifications:

  • 5 inch Full HD display
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • HTC Sense
  • 13 megapixel dual camera
  • Full HD (1080p) video recording
  • 5 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • A-GPS + GLONASS
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • DLNA, HTC Connect
  • Micro-USB 2.0, HDMI connection
  • Up to 23.9 hours talk-time
  • Up to 643 hours stand-by time
  • 2700 mAh battery

HTC One (M8) for Windows Announced

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After weeks of seeing leaked images and specifications of the device, we now have confirmation that HTC is releasing their flagship Android device, the HTC One M8 in a Windows Phone variant. The HTC One (M8) for Windows was announced on August 19 as a Verizon wireless exclusive.

Even though Samsung’s Ativ SE was similar to their Android devices, the HTC One for Windows is the first true “clone” of an Android device running Windows Phone. Recently, Microsoft made it possible for OEMs to build Windows Phone hardware on their Android device chassis by relaxing the guidelines and minimum specifications in their reference design. One of the key changes made were relaxing the requirement to have three physical buttons on the front (Back, Start, Search) and to have a physical button for the camera. With those restrictions lifted, and adding support for accessories like cases to interact with the phone, as well as widespread support for Bluetooth LE and the like, the road was cleared for OEMs to re-purpose their devices for Windows Phone with minimal changes. An additional key barrier removed was the license fee for Windows Phone which went to zero dollars.

The impact of these relaxed guidelines was the signing of a dozen-odd new OEMs, primarily in the Asia-Pacific and India regions. These current low-cost Android device makers would now be able to put Windows Phone on those low-cost Android devices. These device makers are of course playing in the high volume markets where a large population of feature phone users are moving to their first smartphone. It is therefore crucial for Microsoft to have a significant presence in the region or risk being completely cut out of the next big platform play.

Back to the HTC One for Windows, it comes with all the goodness we have seen in the Android variant like HTC BlinkFeed, HTC BoomSound, Duo Camera with UltraPixel technology, a 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera and support for the HTC Dot View case. Additionally, the Windows Phone 8.1.1 OS adds Cortana, the personal digital assistant and a host of other features as I detailed in an earlier post.

Key specifications for HTC One (M8) for Windows

SIZE: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm
WEIGHT: 160 grams
DISPLAY: 5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p

CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801, 2.3GHz quad-core CPU

STORAGE/MEMORY

  • Total storage: 32GB
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Expansion card slot supports microSD™ memory card for up to 128GB additional storage

CONNECTIVITY

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
  • DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer,
  • micro-USB 2.0
  • Microsoft Project My Screen
  • Miracast
  • Support consumer infrared remote control

CAMERA
Duo camera

  • Primary camera: HTC UltraPixel™ camera, BSI sensor, pixel size 2.0 um, sensor size 1/3”, f/2.0, 28mm lens
    HTC ImageChip 2
    1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video
    Secondary camera: capture depth information

Front camera

  • 5MP, f/2.0, BSI sensor, wide angle lens. with HDR capability, 1080p Full HD video recording
  • Gallery with UFocus™, Dimension Plus™, Foregrounder

HTC’s previous stab at Windows Phone, the HTC 8X/8S, was a well-designed phone which got no love at all after being released. Let’s hope, for the sake of Windows Phone, that this iteration gets some marketing push as well as support in terms of future updates.

Are you going to get this device? Let me know in the comments.

HTC launches the Mid-range Dual SIM Smartphone, HTC Desire 616, in India for ₹16,900

In a press conference in New Delhi today, HTC unveiled the new HTC Desire 616 dual-sim smartphone, the first HTC smartphone with an octa-core processor.

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The latest addition to the HTC Desire family features a 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, with 8 cores activated simultaneously. The company claims that the Desire 616 is designed to offer the best gaming and entertainment experience in the category and can comfortably meet challenges like rendering videos, deliver fast, responsive web browsing, silky-smooth graphics while seamlessly switching between multiple apps.

The Desire 616 boasts of a 12.7 cm, HD display and features HTC BlinkFeed home screen which was first introduced with the HTC One. The phone allows you to automatically turn your pictures and video clips into a professional-looking show reel of your best moments. Both, the 2MP front camera and the 8MP rear camera, offer 1080p HD video recording capability.

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“Everyone looks for a combination that offers exciting performance phone at a great value. HTC Desire 616 dual sim is that very phone. The newest member of our renowned HTC Desire range offers our first Octa-core processor, 8-cores of super-fast processing and premium features at a great price, offering users the best possible experience in the category.”

– Jack Yang, President, HTC, South Asia

HTC Desire 616 Specifications

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The new HTC Desire 616 dual sim will be available in Dark Gray and Pearl White for ₹16,900 in India starting from next week.

HTC launches their new flagship smartphone, the HTC One (E8), in India for ₹34,900

In a press conference in New Delhi today, HTC unveiled their next flagship smartphone, the HTC One (E8).

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HTC One (E8) is a distinctive take on HTC’s iconic flagship design, and features an elegant dual curve design that looks gorgeous and fits well in the palm of your hand. The E8 features a polycarbonate, unibody design available in a a vibrant range of colors. The 12.7 cm device boasts of a full HD, borderless display for a cleaner viewing experience.

The HTC One (E8) features a 5MP front-facing and 13MP rear-facing camera. The company claims that the dual front-facing speakers and the latest HTC BoomSound technology offers rich tones, powerful bass, and crystal-clear treble, combining to create a rounded, immersive sound.htc_one_e8

“The HTC One (M8) had set a new smartphone standard and now we’re taking it in another exciting direction. Combining style and substance, the HTC One (E8) represents the incredible experience people expect from a HTC One device with a look and feel that’s unlike anything else out there today. If you’re looking for the best flagship smartphone experience, but want to stand out from the crowd, this is the phone for you.”

– Jack Yang, President, HTC South Asia

HTC has also announced an innovative HTC Dot View case that displays notifications and interactions on a colorful dot-matrix effect. Combined with Motion Launch, you can check the latest information and receive calls without needing to uncover the screen. An on-board sensor hub underpins Motion Launch, enabling the HTC One (E8) to detect position and movement and allowing you to interact with the phone and perform popular functions without turning on the screen.

HTC One (E8) Specifications

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The HTC One (E8) will be available in India from end of July for ₹34,900.

LG G2 And Blue HTC One Press Shots Leaked

Later today, LG will unveil the much awaited G2 smartphone. However, @evleaks has already shared the leaked press shot of this powerful device. The leaked pic reveals the front and back side of LG’s flagship smartphone. LG have also placed the volume rocker on the back of this device, right below the 13 megapixel camera.

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LG G2 is expected to come with a 5.2 inch full HD display, 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System, 2 GB RAM, 4G LTE, NFC (Near Field Communication) and so on. The South Korean mobile phone manufacture is expected to sell more than 10 million units of this device globally. The complete specs of this device will be revealed after today’s announcement.

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Apart from the LG G2, @evleaks has also shared the leaked press shot of HTC One with a fresh coat of paint. HTC One was originally launched in Black and White colors. After few months, HTC released the red colored HTC One. Now, it seems that the Taiwanese tech giant will soon launch its popular HTC One smartphone in Blue color.

This handset is expected to ship with the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System out of the box. Apart from that, there won’t be any major changes in this device. The Blue HTC One looks quite stylish in my opinion. HTC will announce this device in the coming days. Stay tuned!