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