What’s on the menu at today’s HTC press event? A rumor roundup
In the old days, the HTC One X alone would’ve been enough to rule the smartphone landscape. But the present day is far from the sparse playground that HTC was so accustomed to dominate. Half a year since the company’s last major announcement, we’ll find out today if HTC is ready to step up its game.
Here’s a list of devices that we might see announced at HTC’s press event later in the day.
HTC One X+
The HTC One X+ first came to existence – in rumor outfit — a couple months ago. Since then, we’ve heard more information about the revamped One X, with the mother of all confirmation being the phone’s pit stop at FCC.
Except for a bump in the speed department, as it will employ a quad-core 1.6GHz Tegra 3+ CPU, and possibly a bigger battery, the One X+ won’t exactly revolutionize the industry, but it should be a good enough improvement for die-hard fans to consider getting it – especially those who can’t wait to try out Jelly Bean or the new Sense 4.5.
Will the HTC One X+ be the main dish on the event? We hope not, especially when there’s a phablet waiting to be introduced.
HTC Endeavor C2 / One X5
What we have here is a certain HTC phablet that goes by many names, but we still know little about. Rumors about HTC’s purported 5-inch phone first surfaced early last month, which were then followed by possible name and specs. Hopefully the HTC Endeavor C2 name won’t stick. Aside from the bigger display, it was rumored to come with the Tegra 3+ processor.
The latest, freshest rumors – however – seem to contradict everything we thought we knew about the device. HTC’s first phablet will apparently be known as the One X5, and it may only ship with a Snapdragon S4 processor, while the 5-inch display is set to pamper the eyes with its 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. To be honest, we’re not thoroughly convinced by the “leaked” pic and specs on this one.
Whatever it is that HTC is cooking in its oversized-phone kitchen, Verizon apparently is ready to give it a warm embrace. The carrier sent out invitations – on behalf of HTC – to the press about a certain device that will be introduced on September 19. In case you missed it, the device has been caught in pictures, as seen below.
Flyer 2 and a new tablet
HTC has left a bitter taste amongst those who have purchased the company’s 7-inch and 10.1-inch tablets – the Flyer and Jetstream – not only because of their steeper than most price tag at the time, but also because of HTC’s refusal to provide an update beyond Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
While it’s not certain, there have been whispers of new tablet(s) that HTC might introduce today, the latest referring to a sequel to the Flyer, albeit a more budget-friendly version of it. The rumored HTC Flyer 2 is to come with Snapdragon S4 CPU, HD display, 7.1mm thick body, and Jelly Bean.
As for the rumored 10-inch HTC tablet, we’ve seen alleged pictures of the device – but none of the fun of specs and other details. Here’s one for your viewing pleasure below.
For something a little bit more official, HTC has posted a teaser picture on the company’s Facebook page, as seen on the headline picture. From what’s shown of the device, we’re not entirely sure if it’s the craved Android phablet. There’s a good chance that it might be one of HTC’s WP8 devices instead.
So, do you think HTC will surprise everyone on its big event today? What device are you looking forward to see the most?