Would you bet the house on the HTC 10 being a success?
posted by Chris P. / Apr 11, 2016, 3:49 AM
Once you hit rock bottom, there's no place to go but up, they say. And after hitting an all-time low of just $1.38 per share towards the end of 2015, HTC has seen some recovery in the price of its stock, at least partially due to the success of its Vive VR headset. And while Vive so far appears to be the win that HTC was desperate for, in less than 30 hours, we'll get our first clue as to whether its reeling smartphone division can hope for the same. What happens in "less than 30 hours", you wonder? The HTC 10, that's what—the company's upcoming flagship refresh on the HTC One M9.
It would have been hard for you to miss the panoply of HTC 10-related official teasers and leaks. Indeed, both HTC's marketing machine and the rumor mill has been spinning at full throttle these past few weeks, so much so that we feel like we already know most of what there is to know about it. Hopefully, we're wrong, but the fact is that everything from design, through software, and down to the hardware inside, the HTC 10 is, seemingly, anything but a mystery. Still, it'll be down to whether these otherwise oh-so-important pieces are fused together holistically that will decide its fate.
We don't own a horse in this race, however, and we doubt you do either. So we're free to speak our mind, based on what we've seen and believe so far. Given all this information—whether from official or shady channels—how do you think the HTC 10 is shaping? Would you bet the house on it being a success? HTC really needs a win on the mobile front, after all, and if the 10 isn't it, it's not impossible to imagine that the pioneer of Android would be in trouble.
Would you bet the house on the HTC 10 being a success?
- Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(27h 3G talk time)
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If they price it between something like a nexus 6p and a 5x at it's initial launch then it might. Htc needs to change their prices. Look at how samsung is having a better sales performance this year by adjusting their prices even just a bit, the market responded quickly
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 3:52 AM 13
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Galaxy s7 edge sell because of freebies like VR handsets, for 1st 20,000 buyer here and when someone count the queue on every outlet and sum up, turns out it's just slightly 20,000 more here. If it wasn't the freebies I bet no one will buy the more of the same devices.
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 5:04 AM 2
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HTC will not change their prices.
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 5:14 AM 1
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right since they need to gather profit as much as possible to save their investor's money, just see their pricing for A9 and X9.. its pricing even surpass samsung's price with same hardware.. but no worries,. the price will be dropped real fast if it didnt sell well, just like M9 (M9 32GB unlocked is $300 now on ebay, probably the cheapest 2015's flagship)
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 6:23 AM 0
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Success in what sense? Commercial success or success in critics and user opinion? I dont know about sales wise but I think HTC could pull of a really solid phone, that will have a lot of positive feedback.
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 3:59 AM 4
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This is exactly what I thought; original One was easily the best smartphone of the time but I didn't see many of them, some would say the same of the M8 but again not a commercial success which is what HTC really need...
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 9:18 AM 0
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Definitely a huge WOULDN'T, it will be as same as M7 M8 M9 all the same no innovation put it's comical. The galaxy s7 edge have pimp slap this turd the true meaning of innovation from mother android SAMSUNG PERIOD!!
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 4:11 AM 9
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The only gripes i had with htc was the ui(personal preference) and the camera. bring in the themes option and fix the cameras and add that with better battery and better audio quality (listening with headphones) and maybe ill reconsider going back to htc.
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 4:12 AM 1
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themes were included in sense about 2 years ago.
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 4:28 AM 1
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Nothing stands out in a positive way so far and the design is horrid, runied by the home button. If they have a revolutionary camera sensors, or it's 450$ not 700$, it could do ok but that's unlikely so HTC will milk the Vive headset for as long as they can andmaybe survive another year.
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 4:25 AM 2
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'til this day they've not improved on packaging their flagships. remember that annoying htc logo on the front everyone's been complaining about? well that excess area is still there, they've just blacked it out to hide it, but now you're left with an area that makes the phone look disproportioned.
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 4:33 AM 1
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I wouldn't bet my house on it, but I do think it has the best chance of success since the M7. If it has a 5.2" QHD LCD, SD 820, 4GB RAM and I can get the black fronted one, I'll be cancelling my (delayed) G5 pre-order and getting one. I have actually come round to the idea of the capacitive keys as effectively gives you more usable screen.
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 4:37 AM 1
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I doubt but I'm pretty hyped on this one, M7 is my favourite Android ever, this might be a worthy successor. FINALLY
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 4:59 AM 1
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I'd bet the house on the iPhone 7, Note 6, and S7 being a success. I think HTC is in trouble.
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 5:01 AM 4
Pretty much. It'll take a lot more than simply making a great phone. They need marketing power, more brand awareness & cachet, and something compelling enough to steal sales from Apple and Samsung. I don't think the 10 will be a bad phone, but I'm not sure that it being a great device is going to make much of a difference on its own.
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 5:25 AM 2
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Until they do a better job marketing their phones I wouldn't bet on any HTC having a success on anything. They do create decent to solid phones but the problem with HTC has been marketing their product which has been non existent for a long time now.
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 5:02 AM 0
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It wont sell as much as samsung, but i'd bet my house it will be as good as s7
posted on Apr 11, 2016, 5:24 AM 0
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