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.

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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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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45 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

and I thought Butterfly S was already a refresh

2. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 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

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 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: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

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

43. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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.

4. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

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

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

HTC One X+ says otherwise.

20. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

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

5. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Hard to believe, but we will see.

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

8. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

And just which octacore will they use?

9. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

8 ULTRA-MEGAPIXEL CAMERA PLEASE.

10. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 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: Jul 19, 2013

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

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

You do care. HTC is still alive. I'm looking forward to HTC's next year flagship.

24. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 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: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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: Dec 14, 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: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 30; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

HTC One-Up?

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

HTC One One?

16. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

They're kidding right?

17. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

They're kidding right?

18. Q1Q10

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 08, 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: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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: Oct 18, 2011

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

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