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HTC One SC brings surprising asymmetric design in mid-range body to China

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HTC One SC brings surprising asymmetric design in mid-range body to China
The HTC One SC has just surfaced in China and it looks like an interestingly designed mid-ranger. Now, this device is definitely going to China for the moment but with HTC having an event on September 19th, could this bear resemblance to one of the upcoming global HTC phones?

Here are the specs of the HTC One SC in a nutshell:

- 4.3-inch WVGA screen,
- dual-core 1.0GHz processor,
- 8.85mm thin body,
- 4GB internal storage,
- 116g of weight,
- Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.

How do you like that asymmetric design for the back cover, exciting and at least different, isn't it?

source: HTC

Thanks, charlie!

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posted on 06 Sep 2012, 15:54 5

1. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


I like the back cover but the front has a little more bezel than I like. As long as the ridges on the back aren't too coarse I wouldn't mind using this device.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 15:58 1

2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Stop releasing so many devices HTC... You said the One series was going to be your only device for the year, but they weren't. It's ok so have a few variants of them, like the EVO LTE or the Incredible LTE, but this is just too much...

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 16:22 1

3. SleepingOz (Posts: 2466; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


It's business buddy, more choice is always good.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 16:43 2

6. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


very true @sleepingoz but if to me it loooks a s if HTC doesnt have faith in the current design of the devices its selling in it flagship series. if they dont have faith in their own devices why would consumers?

it also leads to more reasons why they are able to update some devices and not others.

choice is good but flooding the market is not.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 19:31

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Exactly my point.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 05:12

17. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 623; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


HTC doesn't have faith in the current design ? Personally i find the One X to be the most beautifull Android flagship in the market today..

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 16:49 3

7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1927; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


It's funny to me how much s**t HTC gets for releasing a multitude of devices every year, but no manufacturer releases more different devices than Samsung & I rarely hear anyone mentioning it.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 19:30 1

10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Becuase HTC said they were going to make less devices this year. But they aren't doing that. We expect Samsung to make different devices, but lately, HTC has been making the same thing with a different shell and name.

The One SC, One SU, and Desire X? Same specs, different desgins, different name. Very minor differences between the 3. It's ridiculous. HTC needs to get their act together, and work on their software instead of pumping out more devices.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 01:39 2

16. darkskoliro (Posts: 885; Member since: 07 May 2012)


this is a chinese only market...why the hell would it concern you?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 20:12 3

12. MeoCao (unregistered)


You should release only 1 flagship device a year, that's One X. But you must release many middle range devices what HTC is doing.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 20:23 1

13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


As explained in a comment above me, having choice is good. But flooding the market isn't. 3 HTC devices are practically the same thing;

Desire X
One SC
One SU

They are all almost EXACTLY the same. Just different names and different designs. Why offer so many mid-ranges, if they're all the same thing pretty much, other than some minor design changes? Except for the One SC of course, that looks pretty different from the other 2.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 21:19 1

14. ngo2dd (Posts: 773; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


And yet none of them are for the US market and the two one s are for the Chinese market, so what is the problem again?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 21:42

15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Because, they are the SAME thing. Why not just give it the same name instead of making it come off as 2 completely different models?

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 07:50 1

18. MeoCao (unregistered)


The key is the Chinese buy phones in large part as a status symbol, so HTC's strategy obviously is to capitalize on One X popularity by using the same design and similar name and makes the phones more affordable.

I don't think HTC will use the same strategy for US or European markets.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 16:30 1

4. KParks23 (Posts: 422; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


It might be midrange but the phone in the pictures looks tight the back cover looks awesome!

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 16:40 1

5. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


i like the Design of this device but i agree with Berzerk000 why not back pocket this design for the refresh of the series in 2013, and put these specs with in the shell of the one S? that way people still have good internals with a world wide released design allowing more accessories to customers making them inclined to purchase these products.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 16:50

8. Veigald (Posts: 223; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


That is indeed a cool design. Good to see Nokia aren't the only ones caring about design.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 18:11

9. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


that's fresh :D

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 09:51

19. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


HTC is da only phone company who knows how to make REAL Phones :)

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