HTC One to come with metal chassis, stereo speakers and $199.99 contract price

HTC One to come with metal chassis, stereo speakers and $199.99 contract price
We are eagerly awaiting next week's HTC One announcement, as the phone will likely have the best pixel density in its class, and come with some novel for Android phones camera technology that bins pixels together as Ultrapixels to mimic what Nokia uses for the 808 PureView.

Not only that, but we are also expecting a new and streamlined Sense 5.0 interface, along with anything else HTC decides to throw at us. About the only major piece missing from the HTC One puzzle is the pricing scheme.

According to an insider tip, the One will cost the usual $199.99 at T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint for the 16 GB version, while the 32-gigger will set you back $299.99.

Moreover, there's additional info on the chassis - it will allegedly be metal, and come in black and white/silver coloring, with front-facing stereo speakers. The soft-touch plastic stuff we saw before, is apparently a prototype mule, and the final design should resemble the metal glare we saw in the teaser video below.

source: HTCSource

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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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40 Comments

1. papss unregistered

Awesome... I'm excited for this beast... HTC don't mess this up

9. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Doing right is the first step, selling right is the second. They need to create an major and accurate media campaign so ppl. will actually buy the devices, and here's hoping for that.

10. a22matic

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

+1. Let's hope the new Marketing guy gets it right...

14. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

say goodbye to nfc

23. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

nfc is a gimick anyway

34. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

How would you know your Iphone doesn't have it?

39. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Because I'm not poor like you and I have multiple devices, some which do. NFC is useless.

40. OBK1352

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

I have used NFC to pay for things at the store, and have tags at home and my car to set the phone to turn on programs and toggle wifi and gps.. doesn't seem that useless to me. NFC is as useful as you make it.

21. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Im excited enough to see what htc has to offer this year,ill certainly be interested in perhaps getting the htc one. As much as i hate to say it the one x and particularly the one s were problematic handsets,the one s having alot of sim card reader and connectivity issues. HTC really really needs to get this years models to have littl errors like these

27. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

No micro sd for me = no buy 100%. Why did HTC start copying apple and switch to unibody...

31. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I'd be surprised if Htc didn't have an sd card in their top models this year. Last year there was a big outcry over the lack of them. I was talking to a Sony rep recently who said Sony had listened to extensive feedback and realised the error with the u p and s models and decided to give the public what they want and brought the sd card slot back in the xperia t and now the z also. I'm thinking Htc is the same as the 2 most recent models the desire x and one sv all have an sd card slot. Personally I'd never use cloud,sd card is the one way

2. wendygarett unregistered

A metal chasis that made up of... Plastic!!! Lol

15. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

ba dum tsss

38. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

It's probably metal-painted plastic.. agree.

3. ghanemsam

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

cant wait to see the mighty "M7"

4. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1250; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Idk why they don't just include a removable battery and sim card slot. Even my sister who knows crap about phones was turned away from the One X because it didn't have an SD card slot.

8. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Right! I sure cloud computing is still the "next big thing" but with shrinking data plans and sky high overages, the lack of expandable memory just isn't very appealing to some. Just put the d*mn SD slot in it already!

18. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I'm increasingly growing tired of manufactures trying to eliminate SD slots and removeable batteries. Having been an HTC owner for many years, I have waited patiently to see a return of these two crucial elements or I will not purchase one of its products ever again. I fear that I may become one more defector if HTC can't get this right. I have written to them several times and have received confirmation that my concerns are not alone. Yet, HTC fails to capitalize on these complaints. They make a great product but are now consistantly choosing to ignore interests. John B.

19. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I turned away from HTC because of battery life and lackluster OS. Its a shame that they were on top of their game about 2 years ago (which is 30 in technology years lol). I even turned away from the DNA because it doesnt have a removable battery, no SD card slot and the battery life is less than the S3!! HTC can keep their stuff because they lost me as a customer

37. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

The DNA has better battery life than the S3, maybe you should stop having preconceived notions of what battery life is, because it's certainly different from battery capacity.

25. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Nicely put Slammer. I think more of us should follow your lead and tell not just HTC, but all OEMs how we feel about these issues.

26. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Nice job. I agree with you, I was really interested in the Evo LTE. But a non-removable battery just isn't acceptable to me so I went with the Galaxy Nexus. I'm not a fan of Samsung, but looks like I will be staying with them since they are the only one still using removable batteries.

29. TMach unregistered

I'd take 32gb and no SD Card slot but better still 64gb! Don't care much for SD card/s. The only deal breaker for me is 16gb with no SD Card slot.

5. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Front Facing Speakers or Smaller bezel? I want both!

6. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

"T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint" Huh, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint... Seems like there's somebody missing, again! A certain carrier that tends to pass on some of the must have phones.

7. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

HTCSOURCE says there will be a 32 and 64 GB for respectively 199$ and 299$, i hope that it's the case and manufacturers will kill 16GB versions even with an SD card. 64 GB should be the benchmark for high end devices.

11. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

No sd slot and no removable battery = a no buy for me. I'll Wait and see if Motorola X phone will have what I need.

13. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Short of a statement from HTC saying that every phone they produce from here on out will get the latest version of the operating system for two years, within 3 months of it's release, then it's a no go for me. XDA can only do so much. And I give them props for everything they do. But they never fully got a decent build of ICS up even a year after it was built. Then it took 8 months to get ICS officially on the rezound, where I am sure it will stay and die. So screw HTC. If you can't do any better than that, you don't deserve any of our business. I don't care much for samsungs build quality, or use of materials, and they can't build a radio to save their lives, but at least they seem to TRY and support their products after it leaves the shelves. Same can't be said for most of this crap sold now.

36. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Updates within 3 months of release, good luck with that. 4.2 launched in November, exactly zero non-Nexus devices have gotten an update to 4.2.

12. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

199.99 for 32gb... hopefully without carrier branding... I'm not supposed to get a phone until 2014 but if that's the case, i won't mind considering getting M7 when it arrives

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