HTC One will be HTC's one flagship Android model in 2013

HTC One will be HTC's one flagship Android model in 2013
Last year, after the HTC One X was launched, the 1800mAh capacity of the battery was immediately criticized as being too light to run such a high-end model. So right away the rumor mill started spinning in full force, with speculation that HTC would soon offer a device called the HTC One X+ with a higher battery capacity. In addition, since the original HTC One X for AT&T had to use a dual-core processor (at the time, the quad-core Tegra 3 processor did not support LTE), an updated device would also include a new quad-core chip that supports LTE connectivity.

Of course, the HTC One X+ was born and those who had purchased the earlier non-plus model had to feel a little snake-bit. After all, they were locked into the older device for two years. With that in mind, HTC wanted to make sure that those interested in buying the upcoming HTC One don't hold off on making the purchase because they are worried that a better model will be available shortly after the phone is released. It was less than 8 months between the time that the AT&T One X was launched and the AT&T One X + was available. But there will be no repeat of that with the HTC One.

HTC's Phil Roberson says that there will be only one HTC flagship Android phone for 2013 and that is the HTC One.  This will not only allow buyers to purchase the phone without fear that it will be obsolete quicker than usual, but it also allows HTC to focus its marketing on one flagship device across all U.S. carriers. This is what Samsung has successfully done with the Samsung Galaxy S III and it has worked wonders for them.

source: Phandroid

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Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

good idea here

29. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

am i the only one who hates built in batteries? and is there a positive side ? because i know plenty of negatives and i think with htcs battery reputaion it might not be the best idea.

26. BadAssAbe

Posts: 509; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Droid DNA is better because Bigger screen Smaller top and bottom bezel Good proven camera vs Experimental camera

25. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

ill look at S4 and One :D Sammy and HTC are my favor8 manufacturers :D

24. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

But what about snapdragon 600.. it will be pretty old at that time....800 is on the way...

23. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

But what about snapdragon 600 it will be pretty old....800 is on the way...

16. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Way to go HTC! It's a step in the right direction.

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

We've all heard this before. I'll believe it in the beginning of 2014 when they haven't dropped a One +, Omega One, True One, Real One, Only One, Next One, Another One, One More, or the very confusing, One Two yet.

20. KParks23

Posts: 750; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Lol @ some of the one names I hope vzw gets one of them one's

28. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Unfortunately it doesn't even look like VZW is getting "THE" One! VZW is king of NOT getting the next big thing... The Note 1, GS2, 920, Evo, nor the OG iPhone! And now that they've screwed up the Galaxy Nexus, they've proven themselves completly incapable of pleasing their customers. Well, maybe some customers but right now, the only thing saving VZW is their coverage. If the others catch up and they main the restrictive, bloatware adding, price gouging, data sharing, "F**k you, pay me!" style business they seem to be acting like these days, they'll see huge shift in their churn. Starting with all the disgruntle unlimited data customers.

30. alouden unregistered

agree 100%.

14. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Honestly i dont believe this. HTC One for entire year of 2013? Dont kid me.

27. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

prepare for the htc one + :D

8. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Here's hoping they support it past one year.

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Support is not exactly HTC's strength....

17. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

they re did htc sense specifically for the one. Wish they supported my device too though. But i think this is a new start for them..

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They also said that they would cut down on handsets and concentrate on the premiumhandsets. They totally failed with that. Let's hope they keep their word this time.

5. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I'm feeling a comeback this year for HTC

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

what about a mid range device with the same camera?

7. Izoe

Posts: 150; Member since: Sep 02, 2010

If you want a lower cost device, buy last years model, that's how how apple does it, so why not htc?

2. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

lets see all the other flagship phones like the s4, next nexus, lg`s flagship and motorola

1. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

hahaha!! they already Lose with this one!!!

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Why you think so?

9. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Because he is a troll

10. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

cus samsung and its fans wonder of this one.. its not important.. its great years for htc and htc`s fans.. welcome to success year.. htc will back to peak of sales. good job and best decision.. i wating for one in march.

21. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

I also want htc to be one of the top manufacturers.

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Because HTC is losing on ~25% of U.S. cellular subscribers by not offering the One on VZW?

12. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

its easy! sales is going down, still no update with the sales of Droid DNA & butterfly, they dont even help HTC pull on Q4 2012. HTC One is very good but it dont have a stand out to other company. No matter what Ultra Pixel they have, people will choose next Lumia No matter how strong it build, people will choose Xperia Z No matter how fast is it, people are still blind will Sammy S4 No matter how cost it is, people still buy iphone 5 No matter how nothing it has to offer, people is thinking twice with LG. Its hard to compete Now with nothing to offer both paper and reality!!

18. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

oooo plz stop my friend!! r u say a joke?? -lumia maybe has a better camera but maybe that isnt great option like slow motion..altogether exept camera one smock it in all around .. correct? -xperia z ??www collection of``ti display ..weak camera in level 8mp..weak sound in comparison with one..low battery (li-ion is not good as li-po) -s4 ..well..its all around exept plastic body and not good as one screen and sound.. -iphone 5???very weak and scrachable body..dont u read about its problems?? -lg???dont speak about it when there is htc, samsung and ... in overall one is a collection of best build quaility and spc since now if s4 can change this matter.

19. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

hahahaha!! Lets Watch and Hurt my friend

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