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New HTC flagship now called the HTC O2, powered by the Snapdragon 820?

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New HTC flagship now called the HTC O2, powered by the Snapdragon 820?
With the HTC One M9 producing disappointing sales, HTC has seen its stock plunge to a record low. A week later, the company reported a second quarter loss, snapping a string of four consecutive profitable quarters. HTC CEO Cher Wang was so embarrassed during the subsequent stockholder's meeting that she announced that HTC would release a new redesigned flagship model.

Wang told the stockholders that HTC would be producing a "Hero" phone, which usually means a top-shelf, high-end, well spec'd device. At least one of the serial leakers on Twitter claims that the device is awesome

Some more information about HTC's new flagship phone leaked today. Allegedly, the device will be called the HTC O2. And it will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, produced using Samsung's 14nm FinFET process. The chipset will have four custom ARM based Hydra cores developed by Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 820 will bring faster performance and improved battery life, all without running hot like the Snapdragon 810 is known to do. The phone will have an all-metal design.

The original rumors had the device arriving in October, powered by the Snapdragon 810. But today's leak changes all that. With the Snapdragon 820 expected under the hood, it now looks like the phone will be launched late in the first quarter of 2016.

source:  MyDrivers (translated) via XiaomiToday

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posted on 18 Aug 2015, 19:47 3

1. T-Dizzle (Posts: 106; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


How long before you put it all together like you did back in the day when you made the Droid Incredible?! Stop wasting time developing Sense and just make awesome phones again.

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 19:56 3

3. SremmLife (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


I agree, Sense isn't even really worth it. The HTC flagships need better cameras!!

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 20:02 5

5. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


Sense don't make sense or cents, cuh

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 20:25 1

10. legiloca (Posts: 1305; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


For me, it does, I found the DotView quite nifty and the Highlights tab in the home screen is great too, performance wise its no slouch, no lags at all, plus the couple of "bloats" that came with it can be useful too.. only features missing is the multi-window mode, which until now envies me :D

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 20:25 1

11. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Up until ICS, Sense was the UI to beat. Reviewers on multiple sites held it up as the gold standard. It's partly what made the EVO and Incredible such blockbusters. Now... Meh.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 17:20

30. TechNeck (Posts: 237; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


For real asf.

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 19:47 1

2. Johnnokia (Posts: 1062; Member since: 27 May 2012)


"It now looks like the phone will be launched late in the first quarter of 2016"

If so, it means this would be M9 successor

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 20:02 3

4. Bridgep0rt (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Im excited, but I hope it looks like the m9 prototypes

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 21:34

17. jokensy (unregistered)


Me too.

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 20:04

6. carlemillward (unregistered)


HTC, let them stare.

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 20:08 1

7. DirtyDan23 (Posts: 279; Member since: 12 Aug 2014)


It better be good.

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 20:11

8. choctawfootball (Posts: 25; Member since: 04 May 2015)


More like it's called O-sh!t.
O-sh!t it's arriving too late.

Sammy galaxy s7 will be in sight.

After htc screwed us hopefuls over with the m9 I expect people to wait for the s7 to launch before they make a decision on what phone to buy.

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 20:12 2

9. legiloca (Posts: 1305; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


as an HTC user, I'm optimistic that HTC will get things right.

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 20:29 5

12. Randy_g (Posts: 69; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


Plot twist only works on the O2 network( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 21:41

18. jokensy (unregistered)


Ha! Ha! You're funny.

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 20:30

13. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I want to root for HTC. My first smartphone was an HTC. But they really blew it this year with the M9. Shaving a few millimeters off the M8 was not going to cut it in a year that Samsung finally started designing again. I'm sure it'll be a stellar phone, but who's going to give it a chance?

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 20:46

14. jeroome86 (Posts: 886; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Hope you make it but don't trust the Snap Dragons now. That 810 and 808 were pure junk.

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 20:54

16. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Qualcomm isn't stupid. They must make the 820 kick ass. It'll make us all forget the 810 just like the S4 erased the bad taste of the S3.

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 22:03 1

19. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I don't think the S3 and SD810 were that bad. Sure they weren't awesome but they weren't bad.

It was more a case of the Exynos chipsets excelling at the time. Even the Exynos 5433 was much better than the SD805 but the SD805 was just good enough.

posted on 19 Aug 2015, 02:20 1

25. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


So Qualcomm makes one bad generation and now they can't be trusted? I wonder what things you have in life by companies who never made a fault? Guess you are friends with angels also?

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 20:51

15. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Should be interesting to see HTC's definition of a hero device. Their last definition of a hero was pretty bad. Lol

posted on 18 Aug 2015, 23:48

20. Switch00 (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


820 in 2016? Wow. It's doomed already. Show me some inovation, out of the 'box'.

posted on 19 Aug 2015, 00:35 2

21. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


They should go Intel before they go bankrupt. They want in on the phone market and could cut htc a sweet deal

posted on 19 Aug 2015, 00:51

22. johntheone (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)


Please.... Stock android and stop insulting the intelligence of your customers. Also, gotta keep Samsung in mind, they'll be looking to launch the S7 and this might get blown out the water like the M9 did.

posted on 19 Aug 2015, 01:00

23. gchetan (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Aug 2015)


i wil get galaxy s7 insted

posted on 19 Aug 2015, 01:04 1

24. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 285; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


Come on HTC
I have lots of hope in you (HTC) 😃

posted on 19 Aug 2015, 02:31

26. BLSEOTB (Posts: 331; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


First quarter of 2016? Fail

posted on 19 Aug 2015, 02:36

27. MiAnyemi (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)


I'm waiting eagerly for the arrival of this phone. Hope it has what it takes to rock shoulders with the upcoming S7, Xperia Z5, iPhone 6s etc...

posted on 19 Aug 2015, 06:29

28. tiara6918 (Posts: 2026; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Thank god their next flagship won't be released in october hopefully. Otherwise no one would be buying their new phone with intensd competition from apple

posted on 19 Aug 2015, 08:23

29. Toneknows (Posts: 8; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


I hope this doesn't effect my ONE4Life....

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