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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

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

How to upgrade your HTC Vive 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: '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+ initial review: Bigger, bolder, better

HTC U11+ initial review: Bigger, bolder, better

By Chris Hall

HTC has been quick to respond to the trend that's pushing phones towards an 18:9 aspect. Rather than waiting for an update with its next predicted device refresh in early-2018, it has chosen to unveil an 18:9 aspect phone in late-2017.In doing so, HTC... 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

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

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

HTC working with Qualcomm to make second standalone Vive VR headset

HTC working with Qualcomm to make second standalone Vive VR headset

By Rik Henderson

HTC is continuing in its quest to make virtual reality more accessible with the announcement of a second standalone VR headset.Like the model it is currently creating with Google, a second Vive headset is being built that will not require a separate smartphone... Read more

HTC U11 owners in UK can now use Alexa too

HTC U11 owners in UK can now use Alexa too

By Rik Henderson

One of the big features touted by HTC during the launch of its latest flagship smartphone was Alexa integration. The HTC U11 would not only have a new voice assistant on board, it'd have the one most rapidly taking over the world.It took a while to arrive,... Read more

HTC Ocean Life details leak, U11 Mini on the way?

HTC Ocean Life details leak, U11 Mini on the way?

By Max Langridge

HTC could be gearing up to launch a new mid-range handset to join the Ocean family of devices which could possibly be a U11 Mini, if some tweets by usually reliable Twitter tipster LlabTooFeR is to be believed. HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick... Read more

HTC U11 looks stunning in solar red, pre-orders open now

HTC U11 looks stunning in solar red, pre-orders open now

By Rik Henderson

HTC has started pre-orders for one of its sexiest-looking phones yet.The "solar red" version of the HTC U11 is, in our opinion, a real looker. HTC's manufacturing processes for this range of handsets has created a red-backed device that shimmers and... Read more

HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick squeezed in
4.5 stars

HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick squeezed in

By Chris Hall

HTC's big play with the HTC U11 is being able to squeeze the phone as a new method of interaction. It's a natural motion and works well for one-handed use is the argument, giving the company's new flagship something different.Apple doesn't have squeeze.... Read more

HTC Vive coming to Apple Mac, VR-friendly at last

HTC Vive coming to Apple Mac, VR-friendly at last

By Rik Henderson

HTC has confirmed that its virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, will soon be compatible with Mac.Apple revealed that it is adding Steam VR support to High Sierra, its new version of MacOS to be released this coming "Fall", and that means it will be... Read more

HTC made a new VR headset that pairs with its U11 smartphone

HTC made a new VR headset that pairs with its U11 smartphone

By Elyse Betters

HTC has unveiled a new VR headset.Called the HTC Link, it is made to work specifically with the company’s latest U11 smartphone. It offers six degrees-of-freedom tracking - something that no other smartphone-based VR headset offers - and it seems to... Read more

HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets

HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets

By Chris Hall

HTC, above and beyond any other manufacturer, has done more than its fair share of popularising Android. HTC was there at the beginning, producing some of the first Android handsets, the first Nexus handset, and launching the first handset that really... Read more

HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC delayed the launch of its 2017 flagship, the HTC U11, so that it could power it with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. That's the same hardware that's in some Samsung Galaxy S8 phones, offering a processor that aims to be more powerful and... Read more

HTC U11 vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

HTC U11 vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced its flagship for 2017, the HTC U11. The new handset follows the movement started by the HTC U Ultra and U Play earlier in 2017, but brings with it flagship spec, looking to outshine its rivals.So here's how the HTC U11 compares to... 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 started 2017 with the launch of the HTC U Ultra and the HTC U Play, new phones that introduced a new look, as well as paving the way for the new HTC U11, it's true flagship.The HTC U11 is HTC flagship for 2017, taking the U name of it's liquid surface... Read more

HTC U11: What can you do with a squeezable phone?

HTC U11: What can you do with a squeezable phone?

By Chris Hall

The new HTC U11 introduces a new method for interaction with your device: squeezing.While most smartphone manufacturers are copying and reproducing features we've often seen elsewhere, HTC's new method of interaction is all the more unique. At last,... Read more

HTC U11 official, pressure-sensitive sides, noise cancellation and Alexa

HTC U11 official, pressure-sensitive sides, noise cancellation and Alexa

By Rik Henderson

After months of speculation and leaks, HTC has finally announced its new flagship smartphone: the HTC U11.Originally codenamed Ocean and often referred to simply as HTC U, the phone was launched in Taipei today.It comes in a unibody design, with aluminium... Read more

HTC One X10 gets wider rollout, 5.5-inch octa-core handset with 16MP camera

HTC One X10 gets wider rollout, 5.5-inch octa-core handset with 16MP camera

By Rik Henderson

HTC has introduced a mid-range handset for around £300 that features a decent spec list for the money.The HTC One X10 has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor and 3GB of RAM. There's also a 16-megapixel camera on... Read more

HTC U11 design fully revealed in leaked video render - see it here

HTC U11 design fully revealed in leaked video render - see it here

By Elyse Betters

Want to know what HTC's next flagship will look like?HTC may be struggling when compared to Samsung, but that's not stopping it from releasing more handsets this year; it will soon expand its HTC U lineup with a new flagship called HTC U11. Website 91... Read more

HTC Vive's new ergonomic headstrap is now out, offers audio integration

HTC Vive's new ergonomic headstrap is now out, offers audio integration

By Elyse Betters

The HTC Vive headset is about to get a lot more comfortable.The HTC Vive's original, basic headstrap does what it's supposed to do, but it's not exactly comfy to wear or as good as the headstrap found on rival headsets. However, starting 6 June, you can... Read more

Latest HTC U11 leak shows almost everything the phone will feature

Latest HTC U11 leak shows almost everything the phone will feature

By Elyse Betters

Want to know what HTC's next flagship will feature?HTC may be struggling when compared to Samsung, but that's not stopping it from releasing more handsets this year. It will soon expand its HTC U lineup with a new flagship called HTC U11. And Pocket-now has... Read more

HTC again confirms squeezy sides on HTC U with official teaser, see it here

HTC again confirms squeezy sides on HTC U with official teaser, see it here

By Rik Henderson

HTC will unveil its new flagship Android smartphone on Tuesday 16 May but has already confirmed its name and one of the handset's long-rumoured new features: squeezable sides.The company has posted an official teaser video for the phone, entitled "HTC... Read more

HTC Ocean will be known as HTC U 11

HTC Ocean will be known as HTC U 11

By Max Langridge

We've known for some time that HTC will launch a new flagship device this year, and we've known it will be part of a new U-series of handsets. This was fully confirmed by HTC with a recent media invite for the phone's unveiling. HTC U 'Ocean': What's... Read more

Amazing HTC U 'Ocean' press pic leaks, here's the flagship handset

Amazing HTC U 'Ocean' press pic leaks, here's the flagship handset

By Rik Henderson

It's been rumoured for a while that HTC has been readying a new flagship handset, one that might even have a touch-enabled frame for easier browsing, but now we have the first press image.The phone will allegedly launch this month, April, according... Read more

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?

By Elyse Betters

HTC has made it a lot easier on the wallet to try new VR apps.HTC currently offers the Vive headset and Viveport marketplace but from 5 April will add a Viveport Subscription service, a way of accessing apps and games for a monthly fee.At present, Vive... Read more

Full HTC Ocean details leak: pressure sensitive Edge Sensors and 3D audio recording

Full HTC Ocean details leak: pressure sensitive Edge Sensors and 3D audio recording

By Max Langridge

Preview materials for the HTC U, currently code named Ocean, have leaked online courtesy of Android Headlines.They give us our best look yet at what to expect from HTC's 201 flagship device, including some innovative new gesture-controlled features that build... Read more

HTC might unveil HTC U flagship with 'touch-sensitive frame' in April

HTC might unveil HTC U flagship with 'touch-sensitive frame' in April

By Elyse Betters

One day before Samsung announces its next flagship, the rumour mill has spit out a report on that phone's upcoming, fierce rival: HTC U.HTC may be struggling when compared to Samsung, but that's not stopping it from releasing more standout handsets this... Read more

HTC teases 20 March spring event, likely for HTC Ocean/HTC 11 flagship

HTC teases 20 March spring event, likely for HTC Ocean/HTC 11 flagship

By Elyse Betters

It looks like the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play aren't the only smartphones HTC plans to announce this year.The company has posted an interesting teaser to its Taiwanese Facebook page. In the post, first spotted by TechRadar, we can see a photo with the... Read more