One of the biggest names in the business, HTC has consistently brought us a selection of the most powerful and well-designed handsets in recent memory. So with 2015 upon us, what HTC smartphones can we look out for?
New Phones 2015
HTC One M9
The follow up to the massively successful and immensely popular HTC One M8, the M9 is the biggest smartphone to come out of the Taiwanese company in 2015. The new HTC phone boasts a very similar design to its predecessor which won’t bring many complaints considering its success, and with a powerful spec sheet as well the One M9 is a tremendous device.
A 5” display sports a fairly standard 1080p resolution, making for one of the best looking displays on the market. Plus, with a Snapdragon 810 chipset and 3GB RAM, power is coursing through this flagship effort from HTC.
32GB of internal storage is assisted by an octa-core processor, whilst a healthy 2840mAh battery is also makes the cut. Android Lollipop, covered by HTC’s very own Sense 7 user interface is handling things on the software front as well, meaning features like BlinkFeed will be included yet again.
The One M9, has ditched the dual camera feature from the M8, instead opting for a 20 megapixel lens, whilst the front camera uses HTC’s own UltraPixel technology. Announced at MWC, the One M9 has definitely drawn plenty of attention. It isn’t the cheapest handset however, with SIM-free prices to start at around the £500 mark.
HTC Desire 820
The Desire 820 is more of a mid-range effort from HTC, but don’t let this tag put you off as the handset itself is actually quite high-end in practice. With a stylish dual colour design, the 820 has a sense of style not evident in all modern smartphone releases. The phone also features a surprisingly powerful spec list meaning it could be one to keep an eye on.
With a 5.5” HD display, size definitely won’t be an issue if you pick up the Desire 820. The screen is sharp, responsive and even offers plenty of great viewing angles as well, giving it one of the best displays of any mid-range smartphone.
A Snapdragon 615 chipset is accompanied by 2GB RAM, whilst its octa-core processor packs quite a punch as well. Also, with 16GB expandable storage, you should have plenty of room for your media.
Finally, if photography is more your sort of thing, then the Desire 820’s 13 megapixel rear lens should be more than able to keep you happy. Plus, with an 8 megapixel front camera, your selfies will be looking better than ever, making for a great all round smartphone in the 820.
HTC Desire 620
If you’re looking to save some cash, then the Desire 620 could be your ideal HTC handset. Offering the same quality design as with the aforementioned devices, the Desire 620’s less powerful spec sheet ensures that the price tag is kept at an alarmingly affordable rate!.
Sporting a 5” 720p display, the 620 offers great quality display despite its lower-end price, and with 1GB RAM under the hood, performance won’t be disappointing either. A quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset also helps keep the handset going without any major hitches.
Only packing 8GB storage, you’ll most likely need to invest in a Micro SD card to keep a hold of all of your media, but that isn’t much of a deal breaker. The 2100mAh battery is also certainly enough to keep us going, which makes a change from what we usually expect from a budget friendly handset.
Finally, with an 8 megapixel rear lens working with a 5 megapixel selfie snapper, you definitely won’t be let down by the performance of either camera. Both obviously work with HTC’s very own Zoe feature (as with the previous devices), giving photography fans something to cheer about despite the low cost.
Anything on the horizon from HTC?
As normal, there’s always something to look further forward to, with a HTC One Mini 3 the most likely smartphone to be building up support. However, talks of a follow up to the HTC One Max have also been gathering pace as well, meaning that we could see a new phablet from HTC make the cut sooner or later in the year.
Also, previously released handsets like the HTC One M8 (Windows Phone) and HTC Desire Eye will also be looking for a second outing at some point,which is great news for HTC fans.
Either way, it’s looking like it could be a promising year to be a HTC fan, with plenty of hardware to look forward to. Hopefully, it all lives up to the hype as expected.