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Revised HTC One in the works with larger screen to rival the Samsung Galaxy S4

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Could a new, larger HTC One really be in the works?

A revised, larger HTC One is reportedly in the works, with the Taiwanese manufacturer to launch a handset bigger than 5-inches to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S4.

With 5 million units of the 4.7-inch HTC One having sold since launch compared with the 10 million 5-inch Samsung Galaxy S4s shifted during the handset’s opening month on sale, latest reports have claimed HTC has a larger HTC One offering in the works.

Citing unnamed “people familiar with the matter,” PocketLint has suggested that the remodelled HTC One will play host to the same collection of innards as the current model, only with a larger screen of currently undisclosed size.

While the exact dimensions of the HTC One follow-on are not yet know, the anonymous tipster reportedly claimed that the upcoming handset will be “above 5-inches but below 6-inches” in size.

Far from the only HTC One revision believed to be in the works, a 4.3-inch HTC One Mini has been tipped recently under the codename of the HTC One M4. Elsewhere, following the S4 themed Google I/O unveiling, a HTC One model running Vanilla Android is believed to be heading for the Google Play store later this year.

HTC One Features

More than just one of the masses, the HTC One is a true powerhouse of the smartphone scene, and the Samsung Galaxy S4’s closest rival to handset supremacy.

Lining up with a stunning 4.7-inch 1920 x 720 Full HD display in tow, the HTC One screen currently benefits from a 469 pixels-per-inch image density, and a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protective layer.

Powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and Google’s Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, the HTC One specs sheet sees a 4-ultrapixel rear-mounted camera shake things up for low-light shooting supremacy, while a 2.1-megapixel forward-facing snapper also joins the mix.

Running a 2300mAh Lithium-Ion battery, the HTC One adds dual front mounted stereo speakers for improved audio output, NFC connectivity options and 32GB of internal storage which, unlike many of the handset’s rivals, cannot be expanded via microSD.

Can’t decide whether to plump for the HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4? Fret not, just check out our HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 head-to-head.

meerkat82

May 26, 2013, 10:56 am

This is the way to go, make one incredible handset and then churn out different versions of it; larger or smaller screens, budget versions with less memory, camera, cpu, resolution etc. Different OS's in fact (stock Android or Android with Sense UI). Make the same phone in diifferent materials and different colours. Tailor each version to different demographics and put everything into the original's design

Trembly

May 27, 2013, 4:55 am

Expandable memory please!

Oberoth

May 27, 2013, 3:46 pm

Sole reason I didn't get the One was no MicroSD slot, that and the rumoured specs on the Nexus 5:

http://www.nextpowerup.com/new...

Gavin Martin

May 27, 2013, 4:33 pm

"Lining up with a stunning 4.7-inch 1920 x 720 Full HD display in
tow, the HTC One screen currently benefits from a 469 pixels-per-inch
image density, and a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protective layer."

720 Full HD? Think you've left a few pixels off there.....about 1920x360 pixels, in fact....

Chris Beach

May 28, 2013, 11:16 am

heh, the main reason the HTC One will be my next phone is that its not 5". Just feel thats a bit too large.

mothergoose85

May 28, 2013, 3:25 pm

AS an HTC One owner I can attest to it feeling good in the hand. But be under no illusions, it isn't much smaller than the Galaxy S4 (it feels a lot better though and the boom sound speakers are actually not a gimmick!)

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