Friends of efficient designs and exploiting up to mm, we are celebrating. Or at least it seems that we will be in a week if it says Evleaks, well known account of seepage on smartphones, is met. It is specifically a change in what has been a hallmark of HTC: the band featuring the logo on the front panel has its days numbered.
The glad tidings come in the form of direct sentence death by Evan of the traditional black band, which imposed the corporate presence at the front of the terminals of the brand. Something that over time has become one of the most common criticisms of face to the conservative design brand.
R.I.P. Branded HTC strip. Never has a logo been hated so much, by so many. pic.twitter.com/c9B8eYaG8I
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 5, 2016
In fact, recently we talked about what to date has been said regarding the HTC One M10, anticipated flagship this year of Taiwanese who, against all odds, seems that it comes with refreshed air. Now that it seems that it yields to the clamor of his followers, is a minimum change or? really compensates for screen use?
HTC: the history of a framework
It took little to appear this so typical of the brand added. After a prelude outlined in front of HTC Sapphire in February 2009, in September of that same year the brand threw the HTC Hero already imposed nothing discreet black frame with logo on top which hero showing its symbol on your torso.
Something they inherited the rear, as the HTC Tattoo or Desire range, with its first member submitted that same year, the HTC Desire (A8181). A range that has survived and over time has become the mid-range division gaining weight for the brand-level income and chances of an increasingly heavy truck pulling. But always wearing the signature of House, year after year generation after generation.
One range, standard of what would be the flagships of HTC from 2013 with the HTC One M7, came into the world with a robust aluminum unibody frame and inaugurating another tradition relegated to this exclusive division: the front speakers. The icing to usurp space to screen in addition to the edges and the aforesaid Strip.
The weight of the conservatism in the evolution
HTC boasts about 180 models of smartphones, on his record of which the majority includes this feature band (and the corresponding framework), in some occupying more area than in others. A border that has not disappeared (nor hardly diminished) Although the average size of the screens built into smartphones was increasing and, therefore, its surface.
HTC is gradually increasing the ratio of screen/front, although not in all its terminals
Speaking of decadence phones with a screen of 4 inches, place the beginning of the end of the same in 2013. If we take as a reference the 2014 as the year in which the average screen diagonal was 5 inches, we see as effectively HTC screen/front ratio is gradually increasing, Although not in all its terminals.
HTC p/f ratio One
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In this selection, the HTC One Max stands as winner in this sense with a 70.7%. In fact, until the launch of the HTC One X 9 was the only model of HTC whose screen exceeds 70% of use of the front panel. But, What percentage really steal you frame and the band to the screen?
The cm more
Taking as reference the last top of the company, the HTC One M9, it has dimensions of 144,6 x 69.7 x 9.6 mm, what they represent about 10,08 square centimeters (cm2) at the level of the frontal surface. Of these, 2, 12 cm2 occupy them frame including the band and logo (the screen including frame are approximately 125 x 71 mm).
The percentage of surface covering the framework and the full band is approximately 21% in the HTC One M9
Therefore, in this case the percentage of surface covering the framework and the full band is approximately 21%, a percentage that translates into a high price to pay in regards to use of the front panel next to the speakers. Especially when their peers and rivals direct exceeded 70%, as the Samsung Galaxy S6 (70.7%, including a button in the fronal) or LG G4 (72.5%), whose terminals create school regarding the use of the front panel from the LG G2 (75.9%).
Following a decision by Evleaks with respect to this historic band in the design of HTC, it may be that the HTC One X 9, that Finally dispenses with the framework (and whose screen takes advantage of the front in 71.4%), mark a new era in this sense. For now it seems that the HTC One M10 will be quite a few changes, we will see if so and if it is more successful than the M9 One, something that would come to the manufacturer very well when in its quarterly results still accumulating losses.