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New software turns your HTC Vive Pro into an AR headset

New software turns your HTC Vive Pro into an AR headset

By Rik Henderson

HTC has released an early access build of a new SDK that enables developers to unlock and utilise the HTC Vive Pro's front cameras. That means they can incorporate the real world into their virtual experiences and games, making the headset a full augmented... Read more

HTC U12+ specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know

HTC U12+ specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

HTC will announce its next flagship smartphone very soon. The Taiwanese manufacturer is slightly out of phase in terms of its flagship phone launches, revealing the HTC U11 alongside a number of other flagship devices in 2017, but then launching the... Read more

HTC drops existing handset prices before launch of HTC U12 and U12+

HTC drops existing handset prices before launch of HTC U12 and U12+

By Dan Grabham

We know a lot of details about the upcoming HTC U12+ flagship, but HTC has told us it’s dropping the prices of its existing handsets before the launch of the new range-topper. Get the prices below from the HTC Store.  HTC U12+ specs, release date,... Read more

HTC's full Vive Pro Starter Kit launches for £1,048

HTC's full Vive Pro Starter Kit launches for £1,048

By Elyse Betters

Attention VR gamers: Now's the time to buy an HTC Vive Pro, because you can get it in a bundle that includes everything but the PC needed.HTC has announced a "Vive Pro Starter Kit" - a bundle which includes the HTC Vive Pro's head-mounted display, two... Read more

HTC U12+ vs HTC U11+: What's the rumoured difference?

HTC U12+ vs HTC U11+: What's the rumoured difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC is rumoured to be announcing the U12+ in May and it is thought it will be the company's only premium smartphone in 2018. The device has been the subject of plenty of speculation over the last couple of months, with rumours heating up as its launch... Read more

HTC Vive Pro tips: How to set up the Vive Pro and tackle issues

HTC Vive Pro tips: How to set up the Vive Pro and tackle issues

By Adrian Willings

The pinnacle of virtual reality gaming now comes in the form of the HTC Vive Pro. This is an incredibly powerful VR headset and a step up from the original HTC Vive. As we mentioned in the review, most of the upgrades are in the headset itself. All the... Read more

HTC Vive Pro review: The best VR experience, bar none... if you can afford one
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HTC Vive Pro review: The best VR experience, bar none... if you can afford one

By Adrian Willings

The HTC Vive is considered by many to be the leading virtual reality device on the market. And from 5 April 2018 things get even more exciting, as there's a new and more advanced option available: the HTC Vive Pro. As the Pro namesake suggests, the updated... Read more

HTC Vive Pro vs HTC Vive: What's the difference?

HTC Vive Pro vs HTC Vive: What's the difference?

By Adrian Willings

HTC originally announced a new version of the HTC Vive, dubbed the HTC Vive Pro, during CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The company has now confirmed that the new device is available to order and will be shipping 5 April 2018. This new model comes with a number... Read more

How to upgrade your HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro or Oculus Rift with prescription lenses

How to upgrade your HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro or Oculus Rift with prescription lenses

By Adrian Willings

If you're a spectacles wearer then you know the frustrations that come with trying to wear 3D glasses over your prescription pair. The same issue exists with VR headsets too. It's uncomfortable trying to fit virtual reality headsets over the top of... Read more

HTC U12+ to launch early May, sources say

HTC U12+ to launch early May, sources say

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC will only announce one premium smartphone in 2018 and it will arrive in early May 2018 in the form of the HTC U12+, according to a report from Focus Taiwan. The site claims the May timing, which has previously been suggested by leakster Evan Blass,... Read more

HTC could embrace notch after all, with HTC U12 Life

HTC could embrace notch after all, with HTC U12 Life

By Rik Henderson

Although reports and leaked images of the alleged HTC U12+ flagship handset suggest it will skip the notch trend and have a normal display, the same can't be said of its mid-range counterpart.Currently being called the HTC U12 Life, the lesser spec'ed... Read more

HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs, and everything you need to know

HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs, and everything you need to know

By Elyse Betters

HTC has officially unveiled a brand new VR headset called the HTC Vive Focus. It's a standalone headset that runs on HTC's own VR platform, the also brand new Vive Wave and has access to the Viveport content store for downloading apps and games. Allow... Read more

HTC's standalone Vive Focus VR headset will launch worldwide in 2018

HTC's standalone Vive Focus VR headset will launch worldwide in 2018

By Elyse Betters

HTC's standalone virtual reality headset will arrive by the end of the year, the company has announced.The HTC Vive Focus technically had a limited launch last year in China, but soon, it'll be available going worldwide. The company announced the news... Read more

HTC launches Desire 12 and 12+ with bezel-less displays and dual-lens cameras

HTC launches Desire 12 and 12+ with bezel-less displays and dual-lens cameras

By Max Langridge

HTC has quietly taken the wraps off the Desire 12 and Desire 12+ mid-range smartphones. We already had a good idea that the Desire 12 was coming, following a leak by Evan Blass, but the Desire 12+ was unknown to many before today. HTC U12+ specs, release... Read more

Pre-order the HTC Vive Pro: £799 for headset only, bundles not available

Pre-order the HTC Vive Pro: £799 for headset only, bundles not available

By Elyse Betters

HTC has announced how much its new, higher-resolution Vive Pro virtual reality headset costs and when you can buy it.The company will charge $799/£799 for the Vive Pro headset only. Preorders are now open, with the first headsets shipping from 5 April.... Read more

HTC U12+ is the company's next flagship, will launch in May

HTC U12+ is the company's next flagship, will launch in May

By Max Langridge

For some time we've been referring to HTC's next flagship as the U12, but following a post by the ever-reliable Evan Blass of Venture Beat, it may be called the U12+ instead. Moreover, Blass's post is backed up by an image that claims to reveal exactly... Read more

Amazing HTC U12 specs leak reveals just about everything

Amazing HTC U12 specs leak reveals just about everything

By Rik Henderson

We've previously seen what is said to be the HTC U12 in images from a Taiwanese 5G demo, now we have a specifications list that has been corroborated by two separate sources.Twitter user @LlabTooFer posted many of the specs on his Twitter page and fellow... Read more

Entry-level HTC Desire 12 could show face at MWC

Entry-level HTC Desire 12 could show face at MWC

By Max Langridge

HTC is likely to be working on a U12 flagship for release later this year, but before that, we could see an entry-level Desire 12, possibly as soon as next week at Mobile World Congress. HTC U12 specs, release date, rumours and news: Everything you need... Read more

This is the HTC U12: Amazing pictures reveal all

This is the HTC U12: Amazing pictures reveal all

By Rik Henderson

HTC is heavily tipped to announce its next flagship smartphone in March or April, but might well have shown it to the world already.The HTC U12 was allegedly spotted at an event held in Taiwan at the end of January and, subsequently, photographed by Sogi.com.tw.The... Read more

Leaked HTC Breeze is a 5.5-inch 18:9 handset that won't break the bank

Leaked HTC Breeze is a 5.5-inch 18:9 handset that won't break the bank

By Rik Henderson

With Mobile World Congress coming for the end of this month there is plenty of chatter about new mobile handsets. We weren't expecting much from HTC though, with its next flagship - the HTC U12 - rumoured to be launched further down the line.What we didn't... Read more

HTC won't unveil its HTC U12 flagship until March or April now

HTC won't unveil its HTC U12 flagship until March or April now

By Elyse Betters

HTC reportedly plans to hold a launch event this spring. The company was expected to announce its so-called HTC U12 phone at Mobile World Congress next month, but now, according to Android Headlines, that idea has been shelved, as HTC is getting ready... Read more

HTC U11 EYEs revealed, selfie shooter phone now official

HTC U11 EYEs revealed, selfie shooter phone now official

By Rik Henderson

HTC has officially unveiled its HTC U11 EYEs, a variant of the U11 designed for those that love a good selfie.There are twin cameras on the front that work in tandem and provide different features to enhance self-snapped shots.The dual front cameras can... Read more

Full specs and renders reveal the HTC U11 EYEs dual selfie shooter, will launch 15 January

Full specs and renders reveal the HTC U11 EYEs dual selfie shooter, will launch 15 January

By Max Langridge

Towards the end of 2017, we learnt about the forthcoming HTC U11 EYEs thanks to reliable leaker Evan Blass. Now the same man has leaked renders and revealed the full specs on Twitter of the upcoming phone, including the all important release date. HTC... Read more

HTC Vive Pro revealed at CES 2018, higher resolution and integrated headphones

HTC Vive Pro revealed at CES 2018, higher resolution and integrated headphones

By Stuart Miles

HTC has announced a new version of the HTC Vive, dubbed the HTC Vive Pro, during CES 2018 in Las Vegas.The new model, which sits above the current Vive already available on the market, will feature a greatly improved resolution and high-res audio support.... Read more

HTC Vive wireless adapter by TPCast now available to buy, ditch those cables

HTC Vive wireless adapter by TPCast now available to buy, ditch those cables

By Rik Henderson

Of all the virtual reality headsets the HTC Vive (reviewed here) is the most technically impressive. The others are catching up, with Oculus adding its Touch motion controllers for Rift subsequently, but full body movement has been a feature of Vive since... Read more

First look: HTC U12 display and slim bezels revealed in leaked render

First look: HTC U12 display and slim bezels revealed in leaked render

By Elyse Betters

HTC appears to be embracing slim bezels for the follow-up to the HTC U11, according to a newly leaked render.Phone-makers like Samsung and Apple have all embraced nearly bezel-less designs with their latest flagships. But, oddly, HTC didn't with the HTC... Read more

HTC U11 EYEs with dual selfie-cam could be unveiled soon

HTC U11 EYEs with dual selfie-cam could be unveiled soon

By Max Langridge

HTC may not be done with smartphone releases for 2017, or we may already have a glimpse at what to expect come the turn of the New Year. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is expected to go back to its 2014 roots and resurrect the Eye branding for... Read more

HTC: 'We'll definitely be releasing a dual-camera phone' in 2018

HTC: 'We'll definitely be releasing a dual-camera phone' in 2018

By Elyse Betters

HTC plans to release a dual-camera smartphone in 2018.After announcing the U11+ on Thursday, HTC President Chialin Chang revealed that HTC wants to once again tackle the dual-camera smartphone space: "We'll definitely be releasing a dual-camera phone... Read more

HTC's latest phone was originally supposed to be the Google Pixel 2 XL

HTC's latest phone was originally supposed to be the Google Pixel 2 XL

By Elyse Betters

The Pixel 2 XL that Google unveiled last month was not the original phone it had in mind, a new report has claimed.Google made an interesting decision over this past summer concerning the Pixel 2 XL, and it resulted in the company releasing a phone completely... Read more

HTC U11 Life review: The ups and downs of Life
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HTC U11 Life review: The ups and downs of Life

By Mike Lowe

One of 2017's best - and perhaps most underrated - phones is the HTC U11. With its top-spec innards and unique two-tone colour rear, it's one of the most striking phones on the market. And it has a baby brother: the HTC U11 Life, a mid-level equivalent... Read more

HTC U11 Life: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC U11 Life: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

Following the successful launch of the HTC U11, HTC has been through something of a rocky patch. Even producing a great phone like the U11 is over-shadowed by ongoing financial difficulties and the swooping in of Google to gobble up some of the HTC staffers... Read more

HTC U11+: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

HTC U11+: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

HTC has been rather quiet in 2017. We all know that the company has been struggling since its domineering days of 2012, most recently resulting a chunk of HTC's phone team being snapped up by Google.That might result in better Pixel phones in the future... Read more

HTC U11+ vs HTC U11: What's the difference?

HTC U11+ vs HTC U11: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced two new smartphones at an event on 2 November, one of which is the HTC U11+ - a larger version of the HTC U11 that graced us with its presence earlier this year.The HTC U11+ has been heavily rumoured over the last couple of weeks,... Read more

HTC U11+ review: Big, bold, but a bit late to the game
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HTC U11+ review: Big, bold, but a bit late to the game

By Chris Hall

Having released the HTC U11 in the early stages of 2017, HTC announced an update in late 2017 in the guise of the HTC U11+. The biggest change is a shift in design to an 18:9 display, making for a less wide device that's easier to hold.This design move... Read more

HTC U11+ official: It's like the U11 but better in every way

HTC U11+ official: It's like the U11 but better in every way

By Chris Hall

HTC has pulled the 18:9-aspect covers off the U11+ (or U11 Plus), seeing HTC join the ranks of phone companies offering this new format of display.The HTC U11+ is a plus phone in every sense of the word, taking the very capable HTC U11 and giving it a... Read more

HTC U11 Life is an Android One handset with a premium twist

HTC U11 Life is an Android One handset with a premium twist

By Chris Hall

HTC is launching its first Android One handset in the form of the HTC U11 Life. This is very much the little brother of the U11 in mid-range form, but that Android One labelling is significant.Android One was a programme devised by Google so that hardware... Read more

HTC U11 Life vs HTC U11: What's the difference?

HTC U11 Life vs HTC U11: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced two new U handsets at an event in Taipei. The two devices come in the form of the U11 Life and the U11 Plus, both following on from the U11 flagship that launched earlier this year.The HTC U11 Life has been described as the "little... Read more

HTC U11 Plus shown off in Translucent Black colour finish

HTC U11 Plus shown off in Translucent Black colour finish

By Max Langridge

HTC is due to unveil the U11 Plus at a media event tomorrow, 2 November, although we may already know pretty much everything there is to know about the phone thanks to a recent video leak, the rumours and renders keep on coming. HTC U11 Plus: Release... Read more

HTC U11 Plus and U11 Life fully revealed in leaked video

HTC U11 Plus and U11 Life fully revealed in leaked video

By Max Langridge

Just one day before HTC is due to unveil some new U-Series hardware, a video showing off both the U11 Plus and U11 Life leaked on YouTube. HTC U11 Plus vs HTC U11: What's the rumoured difference? Can I watch the HTC U11 Plus and U11 Life launch online?... Read more

HTC U11 Life shown off in 'Brilliant Black', will cost €389

HTC U11 Life shown off in 'Brilliant Black', will cost €389

By Max Langridge

HTC is gearing up for an event on Thursday 2 November and we fully expect to see new U-Series hardware revealed. There will likely be two new devices, the HTC U11 Plus and HTC U11 Life. HTC U11 Life: What's the story so far? It's the latter we're focusing... Read more

HTC U11 Plus could have a translucent back and this is what it would look like

HTC U11 Plus could have a translucent back and this is what it would look like

By Chris Hall

The HTC U11 Plus has become the industry's worst kept secret, as this phone has practically seen full exposure in the last week, with expectation that it will be launched on 2 November.The most exciting new detail to emerge comes from a reliable leaker,... Read more

The excitement is real: HTC U11 Plus display revealed by HTC

The excitement is real: HTC U11 Plus display revealed by HTC

By Chris Hall

The next phone we're likely to see from HTC is going under the name HTC U11 Plus. It's basically an evolution of the excellent HTC U11 and its launch is getting tantalisingly close. The HTC U11 Plus first appeared in rumours late in summer of 2017,... Read more

HTC U11 Plus photos reveal future flagship phone, plus a little forensic work

HTC U11 Plus photos reveal future flagship phone, plus a little forensic work

By Chris Hall

There was little chatter about the HTC U11 Plus until it exploded onto the scene recently, along with news that HTC was planning a launch event. Now we have real images revealing all.These images come from TENAA, the certification authority in China,... Read more

The HTC U11 Plus might slay the Pixel 2 XL

The HTC U11 Plus might slay the Pixel 2 XL

By Max Langridge

Just when we thought we were done with flagship phones for 2017, HTC has confirmed via a tweet that it will unveil something new on 2 November, and we fully expect it to be the U11 Plus. HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick squeezed in Rumoured... Read more

HTC to hold 2 November event, likely for HTC U11 Plus phone

HTC to hold 2 November event, likely for HTC U11 Plus phone

By Elyse Betters

There's another flagship phone coming this autumn.First, there was the Galaxy Note 8, then we had the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and just earlier this month, we got the Google Pixel 2. Now, HTC is introducing its entry. As spotted by Chinese site ITHome,... Read more

Is HTC working on a U11 Plus phone with a nearly bezel-less screen?

Is HTC working on a U11 Plus phone with a nearly bezel-less screen?

By Elyse Betters

Google's $1.1 billion deal with HTC made a lot of headlines this past week while another bit of HTC news seemed to fall flat.HTC confirmed that it is "currently working on the next flagship phone, following the successful launch of the HTC U11 earlier... Read more

That HTC U11 squeezing gimmick just got a lot more useful

That HTC U11 squeezing gimmick just got a lot more useful

By Elyse Betters

HTC's U11 might be less gimmicky now.The HTC U11 has an Edge Sense function that lets you squeeze its sides to launch a range of things. In our review of the device, we said you could turn off Edge Sense and you'd know no difference. Sure, it's something... Read more

You can play SteamVR games at a fraction of the cost of a HTC Vive with Zeiss VR One Connect

You can play SteamVR games at a fraction of the cost of a HTC Vive with Zeiss VR One Connect

By Rik Henderson

Zeiss has announced a mobile headset and VR system that works with PC-based SteamVR games, yet costs much less than a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.The Zeiss system even works with an existing mobile VR headset, such as a Samsung Gear VR - all you need are... Read more

HTC wants to sell its Vive VR division or maybe even itself entirely

HTC wants to sell its Vive VR division or maybe even itself entirely

By Elyse Betters

When you hear the name HTC, do you think about phones or VR?A couple years ago, you might've said phones, but now, you're probably thinking about the company's VR headset. After all, HTC hasn't exactly dominated the mobile device space in a while, and... Read more

You can now buy the HTC Vive VR headset at a huge £200 discount

You can now buy the HTC Vive VR headset at a huge £200 discount

By Elyse Betters

The HTC Vive virtual reality headset is now $200 cheaper.That means the system’s cost has been brought down to $599 in the US (or £599 in the UK). The discount will likely stoke consumer interest, and it keeps the system more in line with the Oculus... Read more