HTC might employ Bose to shrink the BoomSound speakers, thinning bezels to fit a larger One display

HTC might employ Bose to shrink the BoomSound speakers, thinning bezels to fit a larger One display
HTC is prepared to take its relationship with sound to a whole new level, it seems, as a rumor surfaced that it has partnered with the audio juggernaut Bose to work on the next generation of BoomSound speakers in the follow-up edition of its One flagship phone line. Not only that, but the new tag team is allegedly tasked with diminishing the size of HTC's current amplified stereo speakers set, so that the top and bottom bezels can be shrunk further.

A thinner bezel would thus allow for HTC to fit a larger display in its flagship handsets, as the One (M8) is about the height of the LG G3 now, while hosting a 5" display, against the 5.5" panel of LG's finest. Granted, the One (M8) is much more narrow, so it's easier to grab and hold with one hand, but still. If HTC manages to pull the bezel shrinking part off, and maybe put a camera with bigger resolution in its next flagship, the like of Samsung, LG and Sony might have a veritable competitor against their own monstrosities. HTC already has a Harman/Kardon edition of its flagship One (M8), so other audio collaborations are not out of the question, too.

source: TKTech



1. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

..and I thought the Boom Speakers can't get any better.

9. engineer-1701d unregistered

yes to this but no 5.5 leave it 5 or 5.1 and better gripping metal for the back m8 2 slippery please better camera no stupid duo camera

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, hopefully they can reduce the size to the Nexus 5 size so its easier for one handed use

21. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

i think the future is in relationships. just watch nokia and zeis at the time of n95. manufacterers should stop with patent wars and move in this direction. i applaud htc. just remove uptrapixels.

29. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Bose Now HTC want some Market Share From Samsung Long Live HTC I Do Love The Harman Kardon Edition

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

They should hire those guys @ NIKON too :-)

11. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Nikon is for noobs. Real men use Hasselblad. XD

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

NIKON dont make sensors any more, they use Sony sensors But NIKON could definitely still help out with the software or lens Also I hope they use Sony's sensors, Sony make sensors for most the other OEMs, e.g. Samsung, LG, Apple, Oppo/OPO,...

27. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

I think Carl Zeiss optics would be a better option.

3. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

First Beats, now Bose. HTC should stop dealing with overpriced but mediocre audio companies and do business with with real experts like Audio Tecchnica, Sennheiser and AKG.

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Huh.. Shows you how little I know about audio quality. I thought Bose was a company who produced great quality audio equipment...

7. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

The word great is not present in Bose's dictionary. :D

31. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

Dont confuse bose headphones with pose speaker systems .I do agree bose headphones are not worth the price but their speaker system offer best performance vs size ratio.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Bose are better than say Beats, Panasonic, SkullCandy, Monster and Philips But not quite as good as Sony or JVC And definitely not audiophile grade like Audio Technica, Sennheiser, AKG and many others Not a audiophile, but just from what I've heard

18. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Sony or JVC? Audio Technica maybe but Bose is way better than Sennheiser, Sony or JVC. As far as Beats go. If you listen to hip-hop and rap there are no better headphones. Not Sony, not Bose, not Audio Technica. All of these focus on clean outputs and balanced sound. Beats focuses on the sound hip-hop needs to give. So Beats isnt really in this genre. The only reason Bose has so many haters is cause they charge $1500 for speakers Sony would sell for $200. But that doesn't mean its not a quality product...

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Lol what the other brands have headphones designed for hip-hop and rap as well Also just set your equalizer to hip hop/rap and now your headphones are to suit hip hop/rap Sennheiser are easily better than Bose no doubt Sennheiser are arguably the biggest/most recommended headphone makers in the world (for good reason) Bose are one of the most hated/non-recommended headphone makers (for good reason as well) Yea, Sony/JVC don't really compete in the highend market as much, they are more value for money But I'd say you're better off buy Sony/JVC than Bose since if you have $1500 you should bought something from Sennheiser, Audio Technica, AKG,...

24. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Yeah like sol republic or sms audio or whatever you want to say but ive tried them and well no. Beats are better. The only speakers i found better than Bose were Aiwa and Sharp and a genuine Phillips Netherlands system. Sennheiser id recommend to only those who prefer rock and metal sounds.

28. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

What the hell happened to Aiwa? They practically disappeared without a trace.

35. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Sony has made one of the best book plate speakers( not sure if its called this in English) Also their high end headphones are brilliant and can compete with the best. That said bose is rubbish their 321 system costs as you say 1500 or more( here its the same but in euros) and the new w95 and x9 tvs 9f sony have better speakers inside the tv self. Thats the reason bose market their systems as "better than MOST tvs" Bose just have the name their headphones are really good but i liked the sennheisers and sonys better. Also in cars bose are worthless the cheapest line of mtx or even lightning audio are better.

22. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

There's a saying in the commercial sound installer community. "No highs, no lows, must be Bose".

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

As long as sound quality doesn't go down, they can shrink them down as much as they want.

5. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Best News I've heard in a while. HTC are in the league of their own when it comes to the Phone Speaker Department and they're ready to take it to the next level. Go HTC! Go BoomSound! & GTHOH UltraPixel.

8. sgamao

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 12, 2013

As crazy as it sounds i'd merge completely the two companies naming them just Bose and invest heavily on fewer devices with lot of accessoires and a goog deal with a company as Rhapsody/Napster, Spotify or Deezer..

12. engineer-1701d unregistered

napster still exist

17. sgamao

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 12, 2013

It does indeed. It's Rhapsody division outside the US.

14. NateAdam8

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

They need to work on making those bezels thiner, That'd help make keep the body small while making the screen bigger.

20. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

...not to mention that front logo.

15. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Just make the display the speaker already - not a j/k, it will happen soon hopefully.

19. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

HTC should just get Better to set the Standard that Everyone Else has to play Catchup to. HTC Should also come out with BOSE on the ENTIRE ONE Lineup. From the Mini to the ONE to the MAX. Wether HTC has either Just Android or Both Android and Wine Phone, in My Opinion, adding BOSE is probably an Extremely Smart move on HTC's part. Just address the Issue that a LOT of people are complaining about, the CAMERA. Do this and have a Camera that Everyone Stops Complaining about, and then also have ALL of your Phones UNLOCKED on ALL CARRIERS. Then maybe HTC and BOSE can Not only have BOSE Inside, but also have a Product Line Just for HTC and BOSE together for In-Ear, Headphones, Portable Speakers, and More. Think About the Lucrative Possibilities for Both Companies.

25. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It's not the speakers that take too much room. It's that HTC logo along bottom area of display. Maybe get some engineers that have worked for lg or samsung that know how to do full display device

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