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HTC One refresh model with octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM said to be on the way

HTC One refresh model with octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM said to be on the way
A picture allegedly showing the About screen on a refresh version of the HTC One reveals that such a device will be powered by an octa-core processor and will include 3GB of RAM. If you want to get into the discussion about whose silicon will be inside, keep in mind that if you take past buying history into account, Samsung would be out which would leave MediaTek as the only possible choice. And MediaTek's true octa-core processor is being built on the ARM Cortex-A7 design which means that it uses architecture already surpassed by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 currently powering the HTC One.

Screenshot, allegedly from HTC One refresh, shows octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM

Screenshot, allegedly from HTC One refresh, shows octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM

Other improvements purportedly on the refresh version of the HTC One include 3GB of RAM for the first time ever in an HTC device, and a feature called "Clear Audio" which makes calls sound better. Sure, it could merely be noise cancelling mikes with a fancy name, but no matter what you call it, the technology helps to improve the clarity of the person on the other end of the call.

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.

source: UnwiredView

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posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:19 13

1. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


and I thought Butterfly S was already a refresh

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:21 9

2. sharks (Posts: 236; 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?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:48 1

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?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 12:41 1

34. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1542; 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.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:24 18

3. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


HTC never learns - make one model a year, not a refresh then forget the original ever came out.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 22:42

43. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; 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.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:27 3

4. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)


I don't think they'll release an htc one +

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:56 5

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


HTC One X+ says otherwise.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:24 1

20. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)


They also didn't release an htc one x phablet before the year ended.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:27

5. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Hard to believe, but we will see.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:28 2

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; 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?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:29

7. roldefol (Posts: 4332; 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.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:30

8. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


And just which octacore will they use?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:36 9

9. fistigons (Posts: 336; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


8 ULTRA-MEGAPIXEL CAMERA PLEASE.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:43

10. datphoneguy (Posts: 154; 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.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:52

11. youdug (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


who cares.
htc is finished.
im done supporting them.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:57 9

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.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:56

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.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 11:28 1

29. roldefol (Posts: 4332; 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.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 13:30

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.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 17:42

44. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; 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.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 07:55

45. roldefol (Posts: 4332; 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.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 13:52 1

40. andrejx (Posts: 30; 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.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:52

12. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


HTC One-Up?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:59

15. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


HTC One One?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:02

16. Bfrenz (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


They're kidding right?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:02

17. Bfrenz (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


They're kidding right?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:05

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

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:17

19. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; 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!

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:27 3

22. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


What's the difference between this and the iPhone5 to iPhone5S?

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