I live for good cameras, but COME ON. That Apple does it does NOT mean it's cool. Think for yourself for once.
The Mediatek chip could be spectacular. Since they're so foused on the camera they might finally make use of MTK's theoretical 480fps capability (http://www.xperiablog.net/2014/07/15/mediateks-new-mt6795-chip-supports-480fps-1080p-video-and-120hz-displays/) [Though something tells me Mediatek has just been bullshitting].
Anonymous, 03 Jan 2017They all come with 3.5mm jack adapters anyway, you wont have to leave it behind, that is just ... moreI don't want to lose charging just to be able to listen to audio through real speakers. I've got an actual sound setup that I often plug my phone into to listen to pandora or whatever. Losing 3.5mm means I can't use that and charge it at the same time.
Kress, 02 Jan 2017No jack - no buy. I won't leave all my headphones and earphones behind, because HTC made a stu... moreThey all come with 3.5mm jack adapters anyway, you wont have to leave it behind, that is just backward thinking, people got annoyed when physical keyboards were removed, but there was always a way around it... they used a touch one instead, its call being innovative! If Samsung and Apple (The two world leaders in phone manufactures) are doing it, its probably a good idea! Embrace the change, they wouldn't have done it if it wouldn't come with benefits!
Anonymous, 03 Jan 20171st: I don't see any curve screen here..
2nd: GSMArena fail to see that this will be the fi... moreGood spot!!!
If you look on the 'contextual UI' picture I think that is a power button on top.
I have high hopes for this handset!
1st: I don't see any curve screen here..
2nd: GSMArena fail to see that this will be the first phone to feature touch sensor on the length of its sides.. There will be no camera button, volume buttons or lock button.. It will be touch controlled as the picture suggested.. This will be the first phone ever with absolutely NO buttons and ONLY touch operated.. Wonder how to turn this phone ON
No jack - no buy. I won't leave all my headphones and earphones behind, because HTC made a stupid move. My prediction - HTC will fall this or next year.
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2016BTW, HTC always the phone innovator - after nokia *first to implement android *first to use ... moreMost of them are by different manufacturers though. HTC may have been innovative in past but they lost their plot and have been on a downward spiral since then
I don't mind with the specs other than for that mediatek chipset. I was hoping for a snapdragon.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 2017Only thing we can do is vote with our wallet and voice our discontent everywhere possible.Yep. I do it with removable batteries too - my price limit is $250 - $300 (And i only buy models with 2 sim slots with dedicated sd slot. Of course, would never buy one without a 3.5mm jack, unless there's no choice) and i'd never pay more for a phone with no removable battery.
M.E , 31 Dec 2016A fading company, where is the innovation? Removing features isn't innovation but desperation.
Devess, 31 Dec 2016Are we going back to sony ericsson era again. you know... the jack and charger combination thi... moreOnly thing we can do is vote with our wallet and voice our discontent everywhere possible.
Devess, 31 Dec 2016Are we going back to sony ericsson era again. you know... the jack and charger combination thi... moreYeah, its ridiculous. Instead of innovation we go back to 2008's featurephones and worse. Properiatary headphones, awful battery life, less features. 2017 doesn't look like its gonna be good for tech-savvy people with common sense.
tonymancs, 31 Dec 2016HTC- Quietly Brilliant. Their motto is Quiet accurate.Actually true
SJM32, 31 Dec 2016Marketing isn't their own issue, stability with handsets is an issue as well. Thankfully this ... moreWat?!
I have HTC M8 since 2014! and guess what, it is better than all my other smartphones I used (Note 1,2 , S3, S5,S6 as well as LG G3 and G4, and apple s5s and s6).
HTC M8 unlike previous ones up there, never hanged, never have to reboot due to freeze (unlike Samsung), I have installed right now 281 apps, no slow performance at all, rooted and still have updates (but you have to reroot again), Sense UI with marshmallow is smooth, battery life is OK after 3 years use (battery enough for around 16 hrs with high use)
The only thing that I don't like about it is the camera, low resolutions
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2016BTW, HTC always the phone innovator - after nokia *first to implement android *first to use ... moreMarketing isn't their own issue, stability with handsets is an issue as well. Thankfully this is improving slowly after the disaster that was the M8. Lovely looking phone, good display, good boom sound speakers, awful performance!
BTW, HTC always the phone innovator - after nokia
*first to implement android
*first to use metal uni body
*first to make black metal uni body (and red, which Apple and Samsung will sure copycat)
*first to use usb-type c
*first to use the USB - c port as headphones jack
*first to put the finger sensor on back
*first to make so many software features we see on modern smartphones (you can Google it) like reducing the resolution on games, etc
*and the list goes on
There only problem is marketing