'Awesome' HTC Aero tipped to be the 'hero' phone slated for October release

'Awesome' HTC Aero tipped to be the 'hero' phone slated for October release
The HTC One M9+ with its awesome 5.2" Quad HD display might be arriving soon in Europe, but it won't be the last new and exciting kid on the block by HTC this year, it seems. Evan Blass, of former @evleaks fame, hinted enigmatically that we are to expect a great new handset in Q4, dubbed HTC Aero.

We'd assume that this is merely a codename, and what he means is actually the so-called "hero" device that CEO Cher Wang was talking about when she was apologizing for the dismal stock performance this year during the quarterly results press conference. She inferred that HTC has other aces up its sleeve this year, besides the One M9 and One M9+, and the best is yet to arrive in October, which jibes well with the Q4 timeframe hinted by Mr Blass. Not only that, but another prominent leakster account chipped in the Twitter thread below, raising the "Aero" hopes high with the simple comment: "It's really awesome."

As to what specs might this HTC Aero have, this is anyone's guess, but, given that HTC already jumped the gun on Quad HD displays, and that the latest Snapdragon 820 chipset will be available at that time, we remain hopeful that these will be present in the fall flagship. What we are more curious about, though, is whether HTC will jump on the OIS bandwagon, and improve on the camera department, too. Well, not much left but to idle away these lazy summer days, and wait for October to bring the Aero, or for any major leak beforehand. In the meantime, we can all speculate what "Aero" will stand for, given that HTC is also rumored to cut the ribbon on a "new series" of smartphones before year-end.


source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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35 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Then followed by the Aero+, Aero E+, Aero 9+.....

6. -Apple___Royalty-

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

We see Android phones followed their own failure We would like to share this sorrowing moment with all Android fans We strongly condemn Google for cheating their fans We see the more Apple is globalized the more human race is rescued And we like that

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Lol sounding like a tard Tim Cook user that was here before, I wouldnt be suprised if he is behind patriot gang too.

10. TerryTerius unregistered

I can't even.... What? Either this attempt at trolling is simply too high brow for me to comprehend... or your pussy doesn't make any sense and is just an assembly of random words vaguely resembling something cohesive. I'm not entirely sure which one it is.

11. TerryTerius unregistered

Post. POST* Doesn't make sense. Damn you auto correct you traitorous ba****d -_- And Phone arena doesn't let you edit comments made from mobile devices. Perfect smh.

15. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

It lets me don't know about you i use the PC version on phone.

13. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

We see stupid trolls followed their own failure We would like to share this sorrowing moment with all PA trolls We strongly condemn trolls for trolling just for the 10 cents part time trolling job We see the more people with positive thinking the more this site is rescued And we like that

18. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Do we have a brand new troll? This one look like its more brainwashed than the average Apple troll lol.

34. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Too bad. My whole family and I love Samsung and android so much that we literally bought every single flagships from Samsung. S6 edge gold owners here now. :P

12. waddup121 unregistered

WILL THE AERO SAVE THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE HTC M9 AND THE ALMIGHTY SNAPDRAGON S810? FIND OUT NEXT TIME AT PHONE-BALL Z!

14. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Like Samsung galaxy S6/edge/active/edge plus or what ever the name will be Or like the note 3 n9000/9002/9005 on two other versions should i mention more?

20. diehardnokian

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

all-new design and i'll buy it..else meh

26. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I see the nasty black bar is still alive and well. And not going to be in my budget for the 2nd year in a row.

2. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

This is their last chance. If they nail it with hero it will be all good. They should make them work mad on the camera software, stronger speakers and no f-ing black bar. Htc phones are way too big for screensize. Might even ditch the big speakers and just put them subtle like Sony. Headphones and external speakers are the best

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Well, M9+ isn't exciting at all. Neither is M9, so HTC has to finally do something interesting

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

tbh, it's quite useless to release this handset. Sure, it might sell a few but that won't make them recover from the losses of the m9. It will also face stiff competition with the iphone 6s and note 5. If I were htc, I'd just focus on developing the m10 rather than creating another variant

16. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I'm sure if you was the owner of the company you would go bankrupt years ago M10 will be bad anyway doesn't matter if it'll be the coolest HTC phone have ultra HD display and amazing camera M series should be over or change enough so that it won't look like M series at all.

28. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

What are your issues with the M series? I like them (apart from the M7)

29. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I like them too not the m9 through but would you even consider buying it i don't for me it would be E9 or M9+.

5. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Every dying company claims that "great" phone is coming.

7. Fardon

Posts: 96; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

820 will NOT be available at that time, not until at least December. PhoneArena are so incompetant.

17. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

You are more 820 should come on q3 and be on phones till q4

8. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Watching their decline is sad and desperate. Inb4 marorun, or whatever his name is. Always pushing the M9. I don't want HTC to be gone, but they are doing to themselves.

19. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its okay to not like me :) But dont be blind like all those fanboy and dont eat the propaganda so much. Go into a store test the phone and you see how good it is. Do you know how happy my clients where thats i sold them the M9 instead of the S6/edge when they saw on the news thats over 600 millions handset from Samsung including the S6/edge had a big security issue? Thats just proven my point. When you give good service and advice thats turn out to be truth most of the time ppl start to listen to you. At least clients do :) Not a single one are unhappy with the M7 or M8 or M9. Lowest % of return compared to device sold. Highest % of happy customer compared to device sold. Do thats mean thats a device is good? in my book yes!

23. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

And if ANYONE sounds like a fanboy, it's definitely you. All you do is push the M9.

35. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

If I were one of your customers and you keep pushing the m9 to me, I will sure you right away for selling me such an ugly phone.

21. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I'm not blind. I've owned HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Droid DNA, LG G2, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S6. I wanted the M8 badly, but changed to the G2 last minute and did not regret it. The M8 was too tall for my liking. The S6 had exactly what I wanted, so I bought it.

22. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Make a windows version and I m in

24. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

HTC should actually do what the Samsung GS7 rumours say and just release the M10 October 2015. Makes no sense for Samsung but it makes sense for HTC.

25. NateAdam8

Posts: 436; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

All I want is a HTC with a great specs and for it to be release in the U.S with the capability to work with LTE.

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