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

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



1. T-Dizzle

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 21, 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.

3. SremmLife

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

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

5. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Sense don't make sense or cents, cuh

10. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 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

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

30. TechNeck

Posts: 651; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

For real asf.

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 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

4. Bridgep0rt

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

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

17. jokensy unregistered

Me too.

6. carlemillward unregistered

HTC, let them stare.

7. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

It better be good.

8. choctawfootball

Posts: 26; Member since: May 04, 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.

9. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

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

12. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

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

18. jokensy unregistered

Ha! Ha! You're funny.

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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?

14. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

25. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 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?

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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

20. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

21. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

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

22. johntheone

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 22, 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.

23. gchetan

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

i wil get galaxy s7 insted

24. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

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


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

First quarter of 2016? Fail

27. MiAnyemi

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 02, 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...

28. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

29. Toneknows

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

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

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