2015 HTC flagship device

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  1. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I know a guy who's in tight with HTC. He spent a lot of time with them in CES (as he does every year) and I asked him for any info on this years forthcoming flagship device. Nothing earth shattering but the lack of a rear ultrapixel camera and he says it will have a smaller footprint than the M8! The focus this year is on improved battery life and improved performance.

    "latest rumor is a snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 5 inch display, UltraPixel camera selfie cam and 20 MP camera on back"
     
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    Yep sounds great. Performance was always great on the M8 & M7, so improved battery and vastly improved camera - smaller footprint but retaining great build and speakers = winner in my eyes. Definitely looking forward to the device in 2015.
     
  3. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm guessing there will be backlash because he think the screen will only have a 1080p (funny that I'm saying only!) res when everyone else is moving to a quad HD screen...
     
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    As long as it's over 400dpi and of an excellent quality I'm not really concerned myself about that. Indeed it may make performance even snappier.
     
  5. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    I prefer 1080p b/c you really can't see much of a difference b/w it and UHD (especially on a 5 inch display) and it helps battery by quite a bit which is much more important that squeezing in more unnecessary pixels.
     
  6. Breaking Good macrumors 6502a

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    I'm glad to here about a smaller footprint. I hope they are talking about length and width and not thickness.

    In my opinion, the M7 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 were the perfect size for a smartphone. It seems like manufactures just can't help themselves when it comes to making phones bigger.

    I hope HTC stays out of the phablet category of phone. I know there are a lot of people who love phablets, but it isn't everyone and that category seems saturated at this point.

    I hope they concentrate on a flagship M9 and a mid-tier tablet.

    The HTC Nexus 9 is a great device. But it is $600 for the 32GB + LTE version. The NVIDIA Shield table is $400 in the same configuration.

    I think that HTC needs a tablet in the $300 to $400 price range.

    Just offering my $0.02 on this.
     
  7. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I agree but you know Android fan boys love their specs when it comes to phones.
     
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    Good
     
  9. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Seems to confirm what previously reported and discussed in this thread. I hope all of this is true as it would be close to the perfect Android handset, IMO--great HTC build materials and the best Android skin with the complete hardware package (translation--no inferior camera hardware ;)).
     
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    As long as they are doing away with the ultra pixel camera on back, I don't really care what else they do with the phone. The camera on my M7 just totally sucks.
     
  11. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Agreed! The M8 was markedly better but it's not a point and shoot camera which is what most people want on a mobile device. You really had to put some time in and work at it.
     
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    I would not be surprised if HTC put a 20MP selfie camera and then a 5MP UltraPixel camera on the back :rolleyes:
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Oh man, I hope that HTC wouldn't be that stupid.
     

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