More information leaks about the HTC One 2
According to Miao, the HTC One 2 will have separate camera lenses for pictures taken under low and high lighting conditions. In addition, he says that a fingerprint scanner is to be included. We might point out that none of those alleged features appear on the resin made mock-up of the One 2 that we showed you on Wednesday.
An HTC spokesman says that it is too early to talk about 2014 smartphones. Still, according to Miao, the first phone in the series will feature a 4.9 inch glass, have a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU under the hood, and cost $600. Miao says that since the HTC One failed to pick up share from the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Apple iPhone 5s, the One will be phased out by HTC if the sequel does well.
While the analyst notes that HTC does 35% of its business in China, these are usually mid-range models. Yuanta Securities handset research analyst Dennis Chan notes that the Chinese are already buying the iPhone and says that consumers in the country can afford top-shelf models like the HTC One 2. Other analysts say that China is extremely important to HTC's desire to win back market share. Gartner's handset analyst in Taipei, C.K. Lu, says that the U.S. smartphone market is already saturated and consumers in Southeast Asian countries don't have the cash to spend on models like the new HTC flagship phone.
If the analysts are right, HTC will really need to depend on China to stem the continued drop in global share. In early 2011, HTC had a 10.7% share of the global smartphone market. In this year's third quarter alone, HTC lost 6.3% of its grip on the worldwide smartphone business. And that is despite offering one of its most critically acclaimed phones in years with the HTC One. Perhaps it is this pressure that led company chairwoman Cher Wang to relieve CEO PeterChou of some of his duties back in October. Wang took over for Chou in sales, marketing and supplier relationships.
1. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
As long as they don't confuse the consumers because it seems HTC is good at doing that.
2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Please don't overprice your phones and advertise more of your phones, HTC! Good luck!
14. Ashoaib (Posts: 2838; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Price your phones reasonably.. let the customers feel more value for money.. you are not apple and you dont have ifools to spend no matter what to get it... get rid of gimmcky camera, even s3 camera can take better photos then htc one.. indeed htc one is the best looking phone but feels quite expensive for andriod set
3. xperiance (Posts: 44; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)
And dont forget htc one for software updates... Once this phone is released
4. darkskoliro (Posts: 1058; Member since: 07 May 2012)
I already have 4.3 on my butterfly, id say their software updates are on track atm :)
6. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
Yeah but what's really important is that they keep updating even after another flagship is released. Htc has abandoned the One X, Sensation, Desire HD, and many many more..
7. darkskoliro (Posts: 1058; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Desire HD is history haha. I dont see other companies updating phones that old.
Sensation should have been upgraded more tbh, I have my doubts on the lack of ram for a fluid experience though...
One X was updated to 4.2.2 with Sense 5 this year, so I wouldnt say it has been abandoned. In fact id say thats pretty good given most other flagships are still on 4.2 as well.
I would like to see htc update flagships including/after the One X get updated to 4.4 next year though
12. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
I mean they abandoned Desire HD very soon, right after the Sensation released, and it didn't get an update after that.
5. fyuin (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)
SEA people dont have cash to buy htc one ? Try indonesia market like oppo . They are really serious marketing their product at indonesia every province right now . What htc lack is marketing . For high end consumer we dont really care the price just provide good customer service in every big city and of course good product plus massive marketing like samsung and oppo.
8. Alex123 (Posts: 241; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
Unfortunately, here HTC one now costs USD 560/unit while Galaxy S4 = USD 520/unit, G2 = USD 530/unit, Xperia Z1 = USD 555/unit. I love the design of the One but i don't like its invalid Ultrapixel Camera on the phone. I think HTC one should be at USD 400/unit is more reasonable but how can if the One mini costs USD 430 while S4 mini costs USD 350, S3 = USD 370, Lumia 920 = USD 375, Lumia 925 = USD 430. I request HTC to give up its 4pm ultrapixel and bring down the price in order to make your products more competitive.
9. amiroomg (Posts: 17; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)
i bought htc butterfly for 3 mounth and i cant say how i satisfy that its best phone that i see ..specually after up sense 5.5 and android 4.3 its become unique ..
im waiting for butterfly 2 per second..good luck htc.
10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3500; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Lower the prices, then only you would see market share HTC.
11. LikeMyself (Posts: 381; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
Put microsd slot,3000mAh + battery,OIS camera,less bezels,your designs are the best and spend $100 million+ on 2-3 minutes advertisements and you are done!!!
People in my country don't even know what is HTC!
16. XYZ360 (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)
Removable storage is so dated now just like IR blaster
13. Taters (Posts: 4660; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
New series again? Haven't you learned HTC? The original Galaxy S was far from a runaway success, sure it ended up selling millions but it took a long time and only ended up selling because of the success of it's successors.
Slowly build on people's misconceptions of the HTC One being as good as the tech sites say, don't scrap it and start a new series already. Lol
15. Rajanvir (Posts: 42; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
every thing was and is perfect in champ HTC ONE just one thing breaks the deal and that was 4UP camera i think if they put 13 MP it would be best and does more research on UP and expand it to atleast 8UP and then brought it in the market then that would be a success
I hope they will make their mistake/hurry correct take patient and make HTC ONE's successer PERFECT
17. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
To be followed by the HTC One 2+, One 2 S, One 2 V, One 2 Max, One 2 Mini and One 2 Three
18. tiara6918 (Posts: 1916; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Just lower the price especially you're gonna be competing with so much chinese oems
19. sonisoe (Posts: 379; Member since: 06 May 2009)
just improve the camera, and have a bigger battery... i dont mind the same design...
20. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
i will gladly pay 600 for an HTC One with a 3200 battery. I currently own the G2 and it's battery is the only like super high point. Other than that it's a boring phone. For me sense 5 is the most gorgeous OS i've seen. Hopefully HTC surprises us in 2014. I think HTC and LG are underdogs that make better phones than their competition. I would buy an HTC One right now if the 2nd generation wasn't so close!