HTC One for KDDI in Japan sports new camera software, microSD card support

HTC One for KDDI in Japan sports new camera software, microSD card support
Branded as the HTC J One, au by KDDI in Japan will begin selling HTC’s new metal bodied flagship device early next month.

We saw a China bound HTC One device last month with a removable back plate revealing dual-SIM card slots plus microSD card support. While the dual-SIM card arrangement is not a generally a feature in high demand, few people argue against expandable storage ability.

The HTC J One (model HTL22) offers just that, microSDXC to be exact, up to 64GB. That is in addition to the standard 32GB on board by the way. When you check out the promotion video from KDDI below, you will also notice a couple other neat features that will be available in Japan, notably a “best shot” feature which is like BlackBerry’s Time Shift. Also on board is the ability to edit out background elements.

While there is not much of an expectation to seeing microSD support come to other markets, we can hope for some camera software upgrades. Perhaps we will see that when Jelly Bean 4.2.2 arrives.

source: KDDI via Engadget



1. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

HTC will be the New Boss if SamApple don't watchout!!! Only if HTC will market these types of devices to the rest of the world though...

6. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

and HTC won't 'simply' do that. HTC sux at marketing and omits simple useful features.

19. kalandershihab

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

if microsd was in all versions of htc one, samsung would have got slapped in the face.

21. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Then the Samsung fans will say, well you still can't swap the battery!

22. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Battery swapping is nice to have just in case your phone locksup or you want better battery life. There is no reason for the HTC One not to have a micro sd other than wanting to be an Apple wanna be. Plenty of Unibody phones have them.

25. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

samsung phones can't live without battery swap. because their battery life is notoriously terrible. so removeable back cover is always available for sam phones.

2. FiddyPence

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

The camera features are already on the phone in 4.1.1 and were shown of in February when it was announced. It shows how little time you spent with the phone during your review. It has just as many camera features as the S4 with you failed to mention in reviews and comparisons.

12. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I dont think there was that erase function

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Looks like Japan is getting all the good stuff. First, some exclusive Xperias, now this.

4. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I don't get why would they put another IR transmiter on the back of the device (like J Butterfly has) when there's already one serving as a power button. It somehow looks weird and fake. There's no mention of an SD slot in the video as well....

5. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Camera features already present in the One : Take a Zoe, edit it, then select always smile, object removal or action shot

7. decent4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I think there is a typing error in the title it says "htc one for KDDI in Japan SPORTS new camera software, microSD card support" shouldn't it say japan SUPPORTS

11. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

umm.. I guess the title is right and you are misinterpreting it?

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Both would be correct, as in the sentence "He's sporting a woodrow after viewing those pics."

8. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

That song reminds of We Found Love - Rihanna

9. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

those japanese and chinese are too damn lucky


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well said, they are so lucky+1 ®

17. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah, the J Butterfly sports a microSD slot as well, while the EU Butterfly and DNA do not. 16 GB storage is what holds back that model in my opinion.

10. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

woww maybe kddi wants to kick out z even in japan.!! this is perfect form of one.

13. gd761

Posts: 215; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I Have a IDEA! * * Put Windows Phone 8 on this Phone, let it Have 1080 Resolution, 128GB or Larger onboard Storage, TD-LTE Support, make it a True World Phone that can be Used on ANY CARRIER, 5G Support and be Backward Compatible, and 2 Micro SDXC Card Slots, and a 5000MAH Extended Battery Option, and Be Upgradeable to Windows Phone 9 or Higher. * * If the HTC ONE came with This Configuration, I Would Buy 2 of them! One for My Wife and One for Me! * * But, HTC DON'T have the BALLS to make a Phone like this, Especially for the United States! * * The Challenge has Been put out there for HTC to See and to Reply or Respond to, But We All Know That They Never Will Reply or Respond to This, EVER! * * But for the SLIM or should I say Sliver of a Chance that They Do Reply or Respond to this, they can contact me at


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

That's a dream, or it will take another year for the specs you're asking. Yet possible, but until now, no for Wp8 ®

23. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

WIndows 8 and Windows phone 8 is a garbage OS and any developer that worked on it should feel bad. Windows 8 is a very limited phone OS, worse than IOS. Most of the specs are not even possible on it.

18. tokuzumi

Posts: 1948; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

And HTC keeps wondering why they have to re-invent themselves every year. Didn't they state they would release the same phone everywhere? Now there are 3 versions of the same phone. One without removable storage, one with dual-sim and SD card expansion, and one with SD card expansion. I'm sure they will release the One + in about 2 months, with upgraded processor, and more storage.

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It's still the same design with the same name. When Apple released the CDMA iPhone 4, they changed the antenna design (and eliminated the death grip issue) but it was still the iPhone 4.

24. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

HTC One plus with a snapdragon 800, better battery and possibly a higher MP Camera in the fall is guaranteed.

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