HTC sends out video teaser to tell you about the live stream for Thursday's event



We've already told you that HTC will be holding an event on January 12th. Today, the manufacturer released a 10-second video that is titled "It is all about U." The clip promotes the live stream for the event, which will take place at 11am EST/10am CST/9am MT/8am PT this coming Thursday. We expect to see the 6-inch HTC U Ultra phablet introduced along with the HTC U Play. The latter is a smaller model featuring a 5.2-inch screen.

While HTC has hit paydirt with its high end VR system, the HTC Vive, the company is still failing to make any waves in the smartphone industry despite producing its best flagship model ever with the HTC 10. But HTC has always had issues with marketing its smartphones, and shelling out $12 million for Robert Downey Jr. to star in a commercial back in 2013 didn't turn things around in that department.

While there have been rumors about the specs of the two phones, and pictures allegedly of the HTC U Ultra have leaked, we are just two days away from the event that will introduce HTC's new handsets. If you need to be reminded about the event and the live feed, click on the video at the top of this story.

source: HTC

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14 Comments

1. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

RIP HTC YOUR LAST YEAR

2. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Take your s**t somewhere else. Have you ever owned an HTC device?

12. aegislash

Posts: 1496; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The M8 is easily amongst the top five smartphones I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Everything about it was just...solid. Despite what others say, I was able to take beautiful pictures with it. The depth sense tech looked natural in all of my photos, and it was incredible. Granted, I did have the Google Play Edition, so I mine had stock Android. But from what I've heard, HTC's Sense UI isn't bad at all. Unfortunately, I care about aesthetics as much as software, and both the M9 and 10 were too bland looking for my tastes. They just didn't have that unique look that the M8 had with its' dual camera setup. If they were to make a device that looked exactly like the M8 but with beefier specs, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

3. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Can't wait :) Go HTC! Still have a feeling that these won't be flagships though.

4. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

HTC may not stand up to flagship phones, but they are still nice phones. I really hope they have a good year.

7. Bankz

Posts: 2545; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

that's the point exactly. All they are now, are just that "nice phones" nothing else.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Sales does not indicate which smartphone is best, it's rather mostly an indication of which smartphone line-up is more popular.

8. Bankz

Posts: 2545; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

my feelings too, otherwise these will be complete duds. I'm praying they're just another model and not flagships.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

My husband ever now and then still will say he misses his m7

5. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

R.I.P HTC, Copying will not help!

9. Bankz

Posts: 2545; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

if you can't beat em?......

6. Bankz

Posts: 2545; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

first of all, HTC's best ever flagship model was the one M8 and 2, the HTC U will be one boring piece of junk, like the OP3/T which was/is a boring piece of dry slab in itself

13. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

So it will be HTC U.. sounds alright but not so catchy. Brands should go for more catchy flagship names (my opinion).

14. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

i'm beginning to doubt this is the new flagship. i think this is the replacement for the butterfly

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