Anonymous, 10 Jan 2017Ok HTC, is this really about your customer or is it about U?
I've been disappointed with HT... moreI have a HTC 10 and it's one of the best handsets I have ever used. If the leaked images are real then it's good to see HTC are trying something different maybe keep the metal design for the One series.
I don't believe these are HTC's flagship's lets see what happens tomorrow!
Ok HTC, is this really about your customer or is it about U?
I've been disappointed with HTC the only promise of great things to come since the M9 the 10 starting taking the wrong direction, the evolution in the dual speaker design never materialized toward the Nexus 6 style like it should have.
HTC must sell this phone in a 5.8"-6.0" form factor along with 8Gb of RAM to overcome native caching limitations for open apps that cause lag/stutter/jank especially when battery levels are low and the phones are running on 200Mhz speeds when battery saving features kick in.
People give the highest ratings to phones that are smooth and stutter/lag free if anyone has noticed. Android has by it's design an issue with too many open apps impacting core features like, locker/launcher, phone, camera, web browser, SMS messenger features which need to be available at all times with zero waiting.
When Android phones reach 30% battery levels they start to throttle the speed of the SOC/CPU to what ever level needed in order to preserve battery power and this is by design. 8Gb of RAM helps to overcome this giving more room to background apps to park and be instantly available when the low power modes kick in since the pull of parked apps is 100 fold faster to refresh than pulling from eMMC or even the newer UFS 2.0/2.1 storage media. So many people wrongly state 8Gb of RAM or more is a waste and un-needed but say so in the wrong context.
When considering the context I've just shared 8Gb RAM makes the biggest difference in the world where super smooth and instant performance comes from and friends that is where the user puts it's highest regard and rewards such performance with ultra high rating over the other phones in the market..
No one wants a laggy stuttering phone and until Google figures out a way like Apple did to make this perception a thing of the past on less memory than RAM my friends is the easy quick fix. The only exception is poorly coded apps and face it the Android architecture is not designed to prevent or isolate the core features away from apps that contain tons of memory leaks driving down the performance of the whole phone.
Don't mess up this year HTC or I'm afraid you won't survive long if all you resort to doing in life is selling low end phones and making Pixel phones the next 3 years. Though given the Pixel deal not sure how long that will last given no one on yours or Googles design team knows what sexy as hell is supposed to look like, I guarantee you can pay anyone millions of dollars to write about how sexy the Pixel is when it's really nothing but UGLY..
Guys get it together already start taking this seriously and your make the money you were hoping for; otherwise pack up and go home and don't ever return we have enough iPhone and Galaxy clones out there now, what difference are you offering the world?