HTC One refresh model with octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM said to be on the way
The HTC One Refresh also brings Gorilla Glass 3 to the display. Lighter and thinner than the second-generation Corning product that currently adorns the HTC One, these rumored specs tell you that the Taiwan based manufacturer is not monkeying around when it comes to competing with other top-shelf Android models like the LG G2, the Sony Xperia Z1 and the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Just take this rumor with a grain of salt and understand that things like screenshots can easily be faked. If these specs happen to be legit, perhaps that rain cloud that has been following the company around will dissipate, bringing sunshine and happiness and more importantly, big Walter White sized barrels of cash into HTC's coffers.
1. tech2 (Posts: 3058; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
and I thought Butterfly S was already a refresh
2. sharks (Posts: 199; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
I call BS!
Unless it's the upcoming Octacore Snapdragon SoC for HTC's 2014 flagship. Nothing else would make sense. HTC is already having trouble keeping up production for the HTC One Mini and no sight of the HTC One Max yet. So, why dig the hole any deeper with another device?
23. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
If this rumor is true, the most likely it will be Samsung's chip.
Why Alan ignore it so fast?
34. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1079; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
They did same thing last year with ONE X+, and fuc-ked up all ONE X users who bought a phone that was upgraded in less than 6 months after. Typical HTC. Thankfully they are going down and they deserve it.
3. sprockkets (Posts: 1590; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
HTC never learns - make one model a year, not a refresh then forget the original ever came out.
43. darkskoliro (Posts: 1061; Member since: 07 May 2012)
just like galaxy s4 s600 and galaxy s4 s800? Not to mention the optimus lines which are more or less the same, released within the same year just with upgraded SoC? Everyone is doing it. But the thing I like about this is that HTC One actually has a good design, I wouldnt mind the same looks with better internals at all.
20. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)
They also didn't release an htc one x phablet before the year ended.
6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2149; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Nah, don't see it happening. Also, stop with the confusing line-up already. In just 18 months HTC released the following "flagships of the year": HTC One X, HTC One X+, HTC Butterfly or Droid DNA, HTC One, HTC Butterfly S, HTC One-Two? (what's this, a Guy Ritchie promotion? :D), HTC Max... too many.
At least Samsung has the Galaxy S and the Note line-up and that's about it, there are variants, true, but you just know the S4 is this year'S flagship and the Note 3 is this year's phablet. Which is HTC's flagship this year?
7. roldefol (Posts: 3338; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
They could attempt a refresh in time for the holiday season, but I don't know that anyone has successfully launched a phone that late in the year. The Nexus phones tend to grab the Q4 spotlight.
10. datphoneguy (Posts: 145; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)
HTC One refresh?
Considering they were barely able to manufacture enough HTC One units, and they're struggling with the Mini, I highly doubt they're planning to do a refresh on this model yet.
11. youdug (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)
htc is finished.
im done supporting them.
14. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
You do care.
HTC is still alive.
I'm looking forward to HTC's next year flagship.
24. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
This what you see, is the dead body of HTC.
They deserve it , as they made secret contact with Apple.
HTC , Rest in peace.
Even the tech iMedia, with all that organized efforts, can not do a Miracle, to bring them back to live.
29. roldefol (Posts: 3338; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
If HTC can't survive this latest bout of red ink alone, I implore Asus to buy them and form a Taiwanese tech giant.
39. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
I could go for that. Asus makes some great looking tablets and laptops. If they added HTC into the fold, they would be set for the entire consumer computing field.
44. Taters (Posts: 5038; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
shudder...... That would be horrible. Between the transformer tablets, nexus 7 2012, and every HTC handset ever made, you would have enough screen lift, light bleed, dead pixels, overheating, rattling volume rockers, slow I/O memory, gapful design, and a bunch of other flaws to last a lifetime.
45. roldefol (Posts: 3338; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
But if they could combine HTC's design and hardware with Asus' market presence and strong Google partnership, you'd have an Android juggernaut.
40. andrejx (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)
I too. The One owners wont regret buying their device since it will work just fine for another two years. But why should I wait for a new "flagship" or buy somewhat "old" One, when I can buy "one +" I still have an one x and Im fully happy with it. I dont need a phone a show off with it.
18. Q1Q10 (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
If they were smart, they would launch 2 new devices a year, an at the end of the year for that. Why? Well because we usually don't know of superior technology till the beggining of the year, for example, the only reason I didn't buy the htc one at the begining of the year was because I knew about the snapdragon 800 and felt like i could wait for it, now if the htc one had come out around this time, i don't have knowledge of any superiior cpu's and would have no reason not to buy the htc one
19. Taters (Posts: 5038; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
HTC at its finest. They can NEVER get their flagship right the first time so they always have to try again and fail again in the same year. Hana Good times!
22. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
What's the difference between this and the iPhone5 to iPhone5S?
27. roldefol (Posts: 3338; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Depends on what HTC does with the camera, if anything.
32. promise7 (Posts: 616; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
Apple does it once a year, HTC every few months.
35. Taters (Posts: 5038; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Apple got it right with the iphone 5 the first time and they can ride that for another year if they choose too.
HTC got it completely wrong and they need to correct it as soon as possible.
Pretty big difference there that shouldn't need to be pointed out.....
21. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
these guys at htc or clowns. did they ever think about, "what will we call the phone after the first HTC One?" I mean a 11 year-old can figure that out. Do we have the HTC One 2? The HTC 3rd Edition?
28. roldefol (Posts: 3338; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I just assumed it would go HTC Two, HTC Three, etc. So HTC is the brand name, increasing brand awareness. In theory at least.
25. Suo.Eno (Posts: 431; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)
With an "octa core" relevant batt pack I hope.
31. 7Superman9 (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)
It only makes sense that this is the name of next year's flagship phone. Just because they have not followed suit with numbers and calling it the One two (LOL) doesn't make it less realistic. Not to mention it would sound ridiculous! Everyone needs to get off the bashing bandwagon, take everything with a grain of salt, sit back and watch. I think HTC is far from being done.
While I'm not an HTC fanboy, I do prefer sense and their build quality above most other manufactures.
As longs as the One Max truly competes with the Note 3 in all meaningful features that make the Note so successful, then that will be my new phone. Otherwise my business goes else where.
33. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
If Samsung could do it, why not other companies?
36. Taters (Posts: 5038; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Probably because no other company is designed that way. Who else can afford or has the business structure to manufacture so many different displays, cpu's, and ram chips in a year?
The only reason they released a Galaxy S2 HD or a Galaxy S2 lte is because they need to promote their displays and LTE chips. They can write off the expense of the phone with display sales and chip manufacturing contracts provided the phones don't make a profit. HTC doesn't have the infrastructure and the only reason they would do this is if they know the HTC One sucks, which it kind of does.
37. Muayyad (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
could be a test model for future devices to see if octa makes sense.
38. hotty (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)
tell them to upgrade the camera rest is already good !
41. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
I really laugh when some ppl say that htc shouldn't release this phone and say that samsung wouldn't do this and they have too many s4 versions.. even samsung doesn't know how many versions of s4 they released!! the original one come with SD 600 and after few months , not even 8 months (HTC one came in feb.. and assuming one+ will come next month) , samsung released a new version of s4 with SD 800 and everyone was supportive.. so please shut up!
42. Fuego84 (Posts: 321; Member since: 13 May 2012)
Well if this is true then this backs up my current thought of HTC. This company is just rushing to try and make quick buck and in doing so they are not listening to what the consumer wants and thus will continue to lose money.