Apple v. Samsung ends, the HTC U12+ begins | #PNWeekly 306

Nearly seven years later, we may finally have reached the end of this argument between two bickering tech giants. That and a really big phone this week on our show!

Facebook page leaks out HTC U12+ in pictures

All it takes is 10 little pictures to bring some realism to the HTC U12+. There’s gloss, all the features, some minimalism and nearly a complete lack of side bezels.

Iffy HTC U12+ box leak seems convincing enough

Far from perfect, the box design just seems a bit mangled and weird to us. But it has its heart in the right place… if you can call getting most of the items seemingly right.

HTC U11 debuts with Edge Sense, active noise canceling earbuds in the box

What if you could activate the app you want just by squeezing your phone? No picking at a screen. The HTC U11 debuts bringing that thought into the real world.

There goes the embargo: HTC U11 hands-on video peeks out

We are hours away from the official event for the HTC U11, but it seems like someone made a mistake in Vietnam and posted a hands-on video early.

The Ocean roars tonight: HTC U leaks

Its codename is “Ocean” and the ocean of rumors is very much thick and frothing with details, speculation and revelations on how Edge Sense will work.

HTC U Ultra debuts with Dual Display, Sense Companion

It’s not just artificial intelligence, but “accelerated intelligence” behind the Sense Companion. Also, the Google Pixel’s camera, but better.

HTC 10 evo launches as the global HTC Bolt

The HTC Bolt, released for Sprint, has renamed itself and set its sights on the world as the HTC 10 evo. And yes, it has that Snapdragon 810 processor.

Art Deco-inspired HTC Desire 10 debuts in Pro and Lifestyle variants

It’s a chance to consolidate and redefine what an HTC Desire phone should be. But will these reinvented mid-rangers impress on looks alone?

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle specced out, Desire 10 Pro also rumored

Instead of just one Desire 10, we may see two mid-range devices with one perhaps starkly different than the other. And HTC needs them both.

Pocketnow Poll: Best BoomSound Speakers? HTC 10 or One M9?

We’re listening to the new BoomSound hardware on the HTC 10. Compared to the One M9, which phone has the best BoomSound Speakers? Vote in our viewer poll!

The penultimate HTC 10 leak

Dutch outlet GSM Helpdesk, in addition to passing along a few extra pictures of the HTC 10, has also filled out the spec sheet.

HTC hypes “best BoomSound yet” for the HTC 10

Take a look at some of those leaked HTC 10 hardware pics,…

New HTC 10 teaser primes us for some BoomSound action

HTC’s talking about HTC 10 audio performance in a new BoomSound-referenceing teaser, but how will that work without stereo speakers?

HTC One X9 Hands On from MWC 2016 (Video)

The downplayed evolution of the HTC One A9 got its start in China and has now migrated to MWC for a further spread. What’s it like? Find out.

There are no more excuses for subpar smartphone audio

A good audio experience is one of the biggest deciding factors for…

HTC One M9 review, abridged: what’s hot –and not– in 60 seconds (Video)

No time for our 4,000 word review or its 11-minute video sidekick? No problem! Join us for the 60-second cut of Pocketnow’s HTC One M9 review!

HTC One M9 review: HTC phones it in with a pretty (minor) upgrade

The HTC One M9 is a beautiful Android smartphone – but it’s tough to ignore how much hasn’t changed in a year.

HTC One M8 for Windows review: just what it says on the tin

The world’s newest Windows Phone has a familiar face. Join us as we see what’s different and what’s not, in our HTC One M8 for Windows review!

Think smartphone speakers don’t matter? Think again

How important are your phone’s speakers? More important than you think. Read why you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of great smartphone speakers.

Why aren’t more manufacturers competing with HTC’s BoomSound speakers?

The BoomSound speakers on the One M8 and One M7 are one of the standout features. Read why other OEMs should try front-facing speakers on their smartphones.

HTC 8XT review: a midrange phone in flagship clothing

It’s the first Windows Phone with BoomSound & the first in years to land on Sprint – but does it deserve its flagship brand? Find out in our HTC 8XT review!

HTC 8XT unboxing (Video)

Sprint’s first Windows Phone in two years also brings a first for WP8 in general: HTC BoomSound. Join us as we unbox our new cobalt-blue HTC 8XT!

Smartphone speakers are finally clear; now it’s time for them to get loud

Sound clarity is great, but it’s not everything. That’s why smartphones with loud speakers should be the next big focus of mobile manufacturers.

The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 040

What do Twitter music, Motorola’s X Phone, Facebook Home, and taking your phone into a North Carolina bar bathroom have in common? Put your ears on this week’s Pocketnow Weekly podcast to find out!