The HTC One (2014) appears in a press shot for Telus
All of the fun and festivities begin when the Taiwan based manufacturer unveils the phone on March 25th. HTC is still bleeding red ink at this point, so you can bet your autographed picture of Robert Downey Jr. that Chairwoman Cher Wang and CEO Peter Chou have their fingers crossed, hoping to not only take on the Samsung Galaxy S5, but also the unannounced LG G3.
Also of note will be the March 19th unveiling of the Oppo Find 7. While not expected to be available in the states from a U.S. carrier, Oppo is planning on introducing two versions of its new heavyweight flagship, including a premium model with a 1440 x 2560 QHD display and a rumored 50MP rear snapper. A phone like that could take a bite out of HTC One (2014) sales in some countries.
25. Korgoth22 (Posts: 17; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)
Am I the only one wondering what the Hell my state of Virginia has to do with SD cards being implemented on the New One? Or was the author referring to a person named Virginia?
Seriously, WTF is he talking about?
31. LiyanaBG (Posts: 377; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)
thats a girl Virginia on here that always comments she wants HTC to use SD card
65. Korgoth22 (Posts: 17; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)
Thanks! This biased author could have elaborated on that, or just answered my post if he was doing his job.
Must be nice to get paid for writing confusing BS articles in your underwear, from the comfort of your own home.
2. karim77 (Posts: 67; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
Hope they get rid from the ultrapixel forever
7. NoFanboy (Posts: 241; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)
They're saying there will be two 5 mp cameras for a 13.1 mp image. Not sure how that adds up though lol.
15. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
I'm guessing they are taking two identical images and adding them together to produce a better looking end photo that has similar detail to a downsampled 13.1mp camera?
26. techaman (unregistered)
No they are not its speculation that they maybe using a 5mp sensor aray like Toshiba but nothing it set in stone till the 25th god I want this more now the phone will not be 2gig ram its 3 HTC is trying to beat Samsung not be side by side they talked about how the one will be faster its because of ram Samsung did not put there all into the gs5 HTC did SD card louder bigger, better camera
4. Carlitos (Posts: 351; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
I feel like....There is no longer a need to announce this. This phone is the most leaked device. I don't think there is gonna be that great surprise or wooow Anymore. The only thing I'm interested about this phone is the Camera, just like the technology implemented in the S5 they both look very interesting. Cause so far it's specs are no different than the Z2 or S5.
50. AfterShock (Posts: 2984; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Curious, which other they've leaked?
Been with Telus since AGT, never noticed them leak anything ever.
6. Liveitup (Posts: 1579; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
I've always thought that the Lumia 925 was the sexiest smartphone ever created even more so than HTC one which got a lot of well deserved praise, HTC borrowed the black strip at the top and bottom corners which the Lumia 925 has.
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9. Liveitup (Posts: 1579; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
No to what exactly?, I've used both Lumia 925 and HTC. In my opinion Lumia 925 from the front side, HTC backside is really pretty, HTC one vs Lumia 925.
HTC is pretty smart to adopt that strip that Lumia 925 has, its distinct.
10. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1275; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
That would be valid if the One didn't predate the 925. All they did with the new One was get rid of the center band that ran between the front and back and wrap the back around to the front, carrying the antenna separation bands to the front.
12. Liveitup (Posts: 1579; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Indeed HTC one predates the Lumia 925, I agree with you with everything else you said they got rid of but in doing so it looks like Lumia 925 strips from the front.
23. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1275; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Yeah, they are just separators to prevent attenuation. Most metal phones have them.
20. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Considering the HTC One was released before the Lumia 925, I would say Nokia borrowed it from them... But, the iPhone 4 had plastic strips on it's metal sides as well. It's not for design, it's to allow radio signals to pass through the metal strip.
47. Liveitup (Posts: 1579; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Seperators/Metal strip etc no one is deny that they did not exist before Lumia 925 but let's not kid ourselves HTC one prides itself on beautiful hardware, its not just a coincidence that the strips are black wrap around.
14. newbey123 (Posts: 451; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Gorgeous beast of a phone. Hurry up and release it already.
17. antonioli (Posts: 188; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)
Why these bezels occuping 50% of the phone ¬¬
28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Not even the clunky iPhone 4 had 50% of it's front occupied by bezels. Quit over exaggerating.
18. JMartin22 (Posts: 1245; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Instead of "Ultrapixels", they decided to add a new feature called Ultrabezels. UGGGLY. And you people mock Samsung's decision choices. As for the supposed specs listed in the article. HTC won't be making S5 buyers have any kind of remorse for not having their phone lol.
29. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The bezels actually look thinner than they were on the 2013 One. And based on that video comparing the M8 to the One, it was only marginally larger, which means it's about same size as the GS5, give or take 1 or 2mm. That's just from my perception, though. It still looks damn good, in my opinion.
Also, those are just rumored specs. Everyone thought the GS5 was going to have either the S800 or 805, but it came out with the 801, which is just a marginally beefed up 800 capable of taking pictures faster. We shouldn't pass judgment until they phone is actually released officially.
43. tech2 (Posts: 2461; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
HTC One 2013 already had big bezels for its size. The display was 4.7 yet it had bigger footprint that GS4 or LG G2 with 5 and 5.2 inch display.
One (2014) is going even further with bezels. Also, you're forgetting that One 2013 supported capacitative buttons while this supports on-screen buttons. Which makes that space with HTC logo completely unusable (and not to mention wastes precious display real estate with on-screen buttons). They could've easily added physical buttons instead of that bezel.
48. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The HTC One is smaller than the G2 by 1mm in height and 2mm in width. The HTC One is only taller than the GS4 by 1mm and is actually smaller in width by almost 2mm. And considering the HTC One has huge front facing speakers and still managed to be so close in size to the GS4 is impressive. To be fair though, you compared it to some of the most compact devices on the market. The Galaxy S4 is smaller than the GS3 in width, and it had an 4.8" display. The Moto X is almost the same size as the iPhone 5/5S and it has a 4.7" display.
I know very well that the One had capacitive buttons. The space with the HTC logo is only unusable if HTC didn't give the logo a function, which is a possibility considering you could make the logo on the 2013 One be a capacitive button.
53. tech2 (Posts: 2461; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
I was talking comparatively. Sacrificing 0.2mm of width you get 7.6 mm of screen which is massive. I know HTC has front facing speakers but even Samsung has physical buttons.
TBH, I really want HTC to stay in the Android game as they are the only ones who bring 'good looking' devices in android world. Productivity wise I prefer my Note 2 tho.
39. Taters (Posts: 3600; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Funny how HTC fans can't accept the fact that their beloved company HTC just plain sucks and need to concoct these imaginary beliefs such as Samsung paying people to post on phonbearena...Quite sad and pathetic actually.
I wonder if they will ever realize people don't need to get paid to prefer Samsung products. The Galaxy S phones are just flat out better.
41. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
You are one of those who have fallen to the Samsung trap by marketing. HTC One is better than S4 and that is with a worse camera and no SD card. Everything else is damn better.
HTC One 2 now got a better camera for sure and SD card slot. Most other things have improved too so you better watch out what you are saying. Better camera and SD card slot was the main thing that put me away from buying a HTC One.
S4 and S5 will in fact be one of the worse if not the worse flagship phone of 2014. Lets see how well they will do.
44. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
You know that's all opinion, right? My god you people are just so clueless sometimes.
45. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
We will see how much of that will actually be opinions. So far z2 is no doubt beating the S5 with ease. HTC is coming up. G3 and iphone 6 later this year. Its not exactly looking great for S5 when they are most likely only selling by the brand.
There wasn't a single thing very important and great compared to other phones. That was not the case when s2 and s3 came out. Those phones actually changed quite a bit with android.
49. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
There is doubt that the Z2 is beating the S5. I think the GS5 was a better upgrade from the GS4 than the Z2 was from the Z1.
GS4 to GS5;
Better and faster camera
1.9 GHz Krait 300 + Adreno 320 to 2.5 GHz Krait 400 + Adreno 330
Added water and dust resistance
Z1 to Z2;
Same CPU and GPU, just slightly higher clock and faster image processing
+1 GB of RAM
So, the Z2 really only had 2 good upgrades, the GS5 had 6. Honestly, I would rather have GS5 than a Z2.
57. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
You forgot the display upgrade for z2. You also forgot how good the specs was for z1 compared to s4. Now tell me again sony only had 2 good upgrade...
Your comparison is stupid. Fingerprint scanner didn't work well when tested in MWC. Lets see how that will work in the real product. Touchwiz isn't really a better choice either. Also I wanna see proof of a better camera for the S5 compared to Z2. Here you are talking with no test made yet. Z1 already had dust and water resistant so the major upgrade from S4 you are talking about here is not valid at all.
As you can see S5 have most things Z2 has and Z1 already have some of the things you are talking about. So the obvious choice of S5 isn't really obvious any more. People will notice this. I can promise you that.
58. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
You're comparing the Z1 to the GS4 and the Z2 to the GS5, that's not the comparison I was making. Water and dust resistance is new to the GS5, so it's an upgrade, the fact that the Z1 had it already was irrelevant.
The Z1 did have a lot better specs than the GS4, but that also makes the Z2 a useless upgrade from the Z1 and the GS5 a huge upgrade from the GS4. What you listed as a pro is actually a con. People with the GS4 will see the Snapdragon 801 and see it as a massive upgrade from their current Snapdragon 600; people with the Z1 will see the Snapdragon 801 and see it as identically the same as the Snapdragon 800 they currently have, and will be less inclined to upgrade to it. They will also see the same camera and same design, which makes the upgrade even more worthless. That's the point I was making, and it's totally valid.
You really think the Z2 will bring down the sales of the GS5? That's laughable. People have been saying companies like Sony, Nokia, HTC, and LG will bring down Samsung single-handedly, but they're delusional. Samsung is riding on their brand recognition and massive marketing budget, and they're not going to come down anytime soon, especially since they actually make GOOD devices.
63. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
do you think only people who bought z1 will upgrade to z2? That is one of the dumbest statement of today. Z2 has front speakers now, it has smaller bezels, it has a much much better display and that alone is a big big big plus. SD 800 to 801 is not huge but that alone will not make people consider an upgrade and make the phone useless upgrade you are talking about.
Now just think for once before you answer me once again with stupid points. People who actually will upgrade a phone are those who own 1+ year old phones. that include s2,s3 iphone 4s and so on. Those people will start comparing z2 with s5 and so on. Your comparison with only the last model of each brand is way off. You need a reality check because most people who bought z1 and s4 wont upgrade at all. The specs you are talking about like SD 600 to 800 and 800 to 801 doesn't matter at all for most people. They pick a phone up and play around with it a few days. They either like the experience or not and thats not because they look at 800 or 801 processor. With all the specs on a phone its all about the experience IRL that matter. you mentioned fingerprint scanner that wasn't even working properly at MWC. Amazing spec right there.
Now I wanna see your comparison with z2 and s5. lets see how s5 is beating in specs. You will find more useful specs from Sony than Samsung.
52. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
So the bump from S600 to 801, Samsung developed ISOCELL sensor, MIMO 802.11 AC wifi, USB 3.0, Download booster, 500 nits brightness, better collaborated screen and toned down UI mean nothing to you but an improved display and ffs on the Z2 outweight everything? Nice bias you got there bud.
56. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
I tell you what. The general consumer doesn't know or care about the things you just mentioned. Some of the things you mentioned I had not a single clue what the Fu*K you are talking about. I don't compare specs upgrade from the last generation. i compare todays phones to the other and thats why I mentioned HTC One 2, z2, iphone 6 and g3. The camera will most likely be the same and using the phone without lag is also the main thing. Not if the phone is running a superfast tech that doesn't feel any difference anyway. get it? YOU are the one bias to Samsung.
z1 had SD800. Getting 801 might seems like a bad upgrade and less important to compared to samsung but then again z1 already have a good processor. Front speaker is MUCH MUCH more important than heart sensor or fingerprint scanner. The screen on Z2 is also much better with facts backing that up. Much more important than faster camera like samsung promote. z2 camera isn't exactly slow. z2 also doesn't have to change the UI too much but since touchwiz is full of bloatware they toned it down a bit but look mostly the same. General consumer won't notice a big big change you seems to think.
I talk for the general consumer while you talk about specs that won't matter at all.
61. Taters (Posts: 3600; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
The Z2 has a s**ttier chip set and is way bigger. That alone writes it off for most people....
In your opinion the Z2 no doubt beats the GS5 but you are clueless like most HTC and Sony fans.
62. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
They have the same chipset, the Galaxy S5's is just clocked a bit higher, less than 8% increase on the CPU and 5% increase on the GPU, you shouldn't be able to tell a difference.
64. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
I agree the size of z1 is too big for many many people. z1 compact though... But yeah too big for most people. But since S5 is the phone I am talking about the size difference isn't as obvious anymore and thats why I believe the z2 size isn't an issue anymore if people consider s5. I am hoping z2 compact comes out in 3-4 months.
55. JunitoNH (Posts: 986; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Yes they are. Maybe Samsung is paying them to make negative comments as they done in the past. If you don't like the the bezels or the phone, simple, don't buy it.
38. amats69 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Have you seen the new galaxy s5? That's the true meaning of "ugly"
19. Brennanghadaki (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Mar 2014)
Is it me or does the "hTc" Logo look illuminated?
Possibly a Fingerprint scanner?
21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It does look like It's glowing a bit from the image... Fingerprint scanner/notification light?
24. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1275; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Somewhere, HTC is probably laughing at us while we all look at a fake device, or at least one that is disguised.
27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Peter Chou is just chuckling to himself while reading this on his New One.
34. amats69 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
That would be great if they used that HTC logo as finger scanner.
22. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
In my opinion they ruined what otherwise would be a great design with that huge bottom bezel.
30. CreedFrancis (Posts: 21; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)
How about the internal memory?! Hope the baseline is 32GB!
36. manus88 (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)
It looks about the same as last year's model, lol...also: those hamburger thick bezels.
37. Amir1 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
the black bezel ruins the design completely. what were they thinking? no excuses accepted.
40. Taters (Posts: 3600; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
HTC doesn't think. The black bezel looks fine but there is plenty of immediate issues that come to mind that HTC just doesn't think about it where Samsung and Apple would.
The power button is just poorly placed on a tall phone and the on screen buttons are way too high on the phone to comfortably reach. One camera lens is is more than enough scratch up and accidentally get finger prints all over and now you have two and the camera improvements will probably be minor too.
Suck T C for the fail! Hahaha