- The quietly brilliant story of HTC
- World's firsts by HTC
- HTC Sense
- HTC Smartphones
A multinational technology and smartphone manufacturer from Taiwan, HTC has been at many "world's firsts" in their innovation of technology and smartphones.
Founded in 1997 by Peter Chou, Cher Wang, and H.T. Cho, HTC actually had a very "backstage" start in their history of tech and smartphone manufacturing. They began by becoming an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and original design manufacturer (ODM) for other companies who wanted specific devices to be sold under another brand; they produced mostly mobile devices such as the good ol' feature phones, and that cool gizmo that was the PDA - that was like the epitome of awesome then.These devices produced back then by HTC ran the older Windows Mobile OS and Brew MP platforms.
The HTC we know today however, is very often associated with the other great phone operating system, the beloved Android OS with its cute and funny confectionary-associated names. Well, there's a very high chance that without HTC, the world might not have enjoyed the vision and possibility of Android appearing everywhere. HTC is the producer and manufacturer of the world's first Android smartphone which was released in 2008, the HTC Dream.
Innovation and thinking out of the box has always been HTC's game plan when it came to producing and marketing the various different smartphones of their lineup. Their outstanding design has also always set the bar higher for their competitors to catch up, with the use of more premium materials and finishing on their phones like the award-winning HTC One M8.
HTC is also one of the founding organizations of the Open Handset Alliance: A group of 84 different companies that work together to develop open standards for smartphones and mobile operating systems. With devices that bring only the best of the best in innovation and technology, HTC Malaysia's smartphones are never to disappoint with its array of impressive features like the loud and clear HTC BoomSound stereo speakers, and impressive HTC UltraPixel camera for superior low-light photographs.
- 1998: World's first touch & wireless handheld devices.
- 2004: World's first Smartphone with keyboard.
- 2005: World's first 3G smartphone.
- 2006: World's first smartphone with integrated GPS.
- 2007: World's first touchscreen smartphone, the HTC Touch.
- 2008: World's first Android smartphone.
- 2010: World's first 4G Android smartphone.
- 2014: World's first smartphone with a Duo Camera and photo refocus ability.
- 2015: World's first dual tone finishing metal smartphone, and world's first 64-bit Android smartphone in the HTC Desire line of phones.
HTC Sense is HTC's very own user interface developed by HTC to be used primarily on the company’s Android-based smartphones. Serving as a successor to HTC’s TouchFLO 3D software for Windows Mobile in the past, HTC Sense modifies many aspects of the Android smartphones user experience, incorporating additional features (such as an altered home screen and keyboard), additional widgets, re-designed applications, and additional HTC-developed applications. HTC Sense also brings software and performance enhancements to make the smartphones perform even better - it just helps the phone make so much more sense!
HTC Malaysia's smartphones are one of the best smartphones ever made around the globe. HTC has always been known for being a very premium smartphone brand, with products that feature superior hardware and superior software over its competitors. Do you know that HTC's One flagship line of smartphones has won a lot of many different awards from a lot of technology critics? The awards all have "Best" in its titles - which goes to show what amazing smartphones they make.
So why HTC smartphones?
Beautiful design. HTC smartphones such as those from the HTC Desire or HTC One line are crafted and designed beautifully, and HTC uses only the best materials to ensure it looks as stunning as it is on the outside and on the inside.
HTC Power To Give is an application that lets your HTC smartphone contribute its processing power to help compute researches of medicine and science. Whenever you are not using your HTC smartphone (when you've plugged it in to charge at night), you can access the application to contribute your phone's power for a worthy cause! Talk about literally having the power to give!
- HTC also pioneered the powerful and exclusive BoomSound stereo speakers with Dolby Surround sound on most of its smartphones - can you imagine speakers on your phone that sound just as good as your computers - maybe even better.
- HTC also made the UltraPixel for their cameras, which are similar to a common camera's megapixel, but these are larger pixels and allow more light in for superior photographs in low-light environments.
- HTC Dot View case for some of their flagship devices; a case with has many holes in the front to allow light to pass through from the smartphones' display to give a retro-styled display to check your notifications - it can also play games!
HTC has great software optimization: their smartphones hardly have any lag or any slowing down when using them; if you think their smartphones' battery capacities are way too small on paper, you will be in for a surprise when you see how long it can actually last.
HTC has two different smartphone lines - sounds little? There's quite a few phones in each. Firstly there's the HTC Desire line of phones, HTC's line of entry-level and mid-range smartphones; and then there is the HTC One line of smartphones, HTC's premium flagship range of smartphones.
The HTC Desire line of smartphones has a wide range of phones, each one covering a slightly different price point and offering features that may or not may appeal to customers - of course depending very much on what are you looking for in a smartphone - they could go from the most basic of smartphones that give you very basic smartphone functions such as a minimal storage space for a few applications, and of course the capabilities to make phone calls and text; all the way up to higher-end models that could almost rival flagship smartphones in terms of specifications, packing all the faster and better computer chips and the like.
HTC Desire EYE
- 5.2" Full HD 1080p display
Snapdragon 801 2.3Ghz Quad-core processor
16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB with a Micro SD card
Rear camera: 13MP BSI sensor, f/2.0, 28mm len,s dual LED flash
Front camera: 13MP BSI sensor, f/2.2, 22mm lens, dual LED flash
2400mAh battery capacity
IPX7 dustproof and water resistant enhancements
- HTC Desire 820S
- 5.5" HD 720p display
1.7Ghz octa-core processor
16GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB with a Micro SD card
Rear camera: 13MP BSI sensor
Front camera: 8MP BSI sensor
HTC One is where all of the best of HTC goes. Metal body? Check. Premium materials? Check. High resolution displays? Check. Latest processors? Check. Duo camera? Check. There are only a few models in the One line, but they are usually diverse enough to appeal to a few different audiences.
- HTC One M9+
- 5.2" WQHD display
MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core 2.2Ghz processor
32GB internal storage, expandable up to 2TB with a Micro SD card
20MP Duo Camera with sapphire cover lens, BSI sensor, f/2.2, 27.8mm lens
HTC UltraPixel front camera, BSI sensor, f/2.0, 26.8mm lens
2840 mAh battery capacity
- HTC One A9
- 5.0" Full HD 1080p display with Corning Gorilla Glass
Snapdragon 617, octa-core, 64-bit 1.5Ghz + 1.2Ghz processor
32GB internal storage, expandable up to 2TB with a Micro SD card
Rear camera: 13MP with sapphire cover lens, BSI sensor, OIS (optical image stabilizaton), f/2.0
Front camera: HTC UltraPixel, fixed focus, f/2.0
2150mAh battery capacity with Quick Charge 2.0/3.0 support