HTC One with larger screen coming?

HTC One with larger screen coming?
Despite talk that HTC is in freefall, the Taiwan based company has come up with its first big hit in years with the HTC One. The device has sold 5 million units and there is talk about a possible 'Google Edition' of the phone that would pack stock Android. Additionally, sources with knowledge of what is going on inside HTC say that a version of the device with a larger 5.x inch screen is being planned. The current size of the HTC One display is 4.7 inches, and with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, it gives the device an industry leading pixel density of 468 ppi.

While the sources could not divulge what size screen HTC is looking at for this model, it would be larger than 5 inches and smaller than 6 inches. A smaller version of the HTC One, codenamed M4, is rumored to be hitting the market at the end of the current quarter. Speculation has this model carrying a 4.3 inch glass with resolution of 720p. Despite keeping the 2GB of RAM that is found on the full-sized version, there would be just 16GB of native storage, a dual-core processor, and a smaller capacity 1700mAh battery. The camera on back would continue to use HTC's UltraPixel technology.

But turning back to the larger sized model, the sources say that the specs would be the same as those on the HTC One. The larger sized screen would help HTC compete with the 5 inch Samsung Galaxy S4. Depending on the size of the larger screen, the new version just might allow the phone to go up against the 5.5 inch Samsung GALAXY Note II.

Time is not on HTC's side. Ironically, the company is losing top executives just as it has finally produced a handset that has captured the imagination of the public with its sleek, sexy aluminum unibody design. The question is whether the company can hold together long enough to reap some of the benefits of the demand for the HTC One.

source: Pocketlint

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69 Comments

1. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

3000mah battery or I'm not even gonna look at it. Come on htc make a maxx version of the htc one. I'll pay an extra 100 bucks for that. It's the least you can do with a non removable battery. Dream specs: 5.3 inch 1080p 3200mah 32gb min 6mp ultra pixel camera I'd pay 299 on contract, dead serious

5. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

8x A15 CPU 4GB RAM, for great multitasking 555 PPI Sapphire front and rear glass, orDragontrail, Carbon-Fibre Carl-Zeiss optics Exmoor R sensors 3x optical zoom PVRSGX554 8XGPU I'd pay 500+

7. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

^ Keep on dreaming. "Carl Zeiss" made me laugh like a hysteric patient. Textbook case of specwhore who judges a device by specs alone.

10. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

O really,so 720p dualcore you dont like, Adreno 225Gpu you hate, but prefer A205Gpu? So on cars you would prefer Bmw 318, and not the M3? You don't like, or want power in resrve? You wouldn't want to feed you're brains with knowledge? Looks like you are an average joe, suits you fine. Why and what's it to you if others prefer power, specs, Torque to standard commercial rubbish! ®

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

TROLL, you need to remember, these specs you mentioned will cost you 900+. "Exmoor R sensors"? You mean Exmor RS sensors right? I don't think HTC will think about that cause they already have their own Ultrapixels, why would HTC make a phone with Exmor RS when they already have their own Ultrapixels? That doesn't make any sense. Your specs are sick! TROLL, is imagine your hobby?

11. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Most of his specs doesnt make any sense. Carl Zeiss is exclusive to Nokia only. Optical zoom will make the phone thick. 8X a15 CPU will increase risk of overheating (when it already happens to Galaxy S4 which has only 4 A15 cores). Just a delusional person as usual.

14. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Anythings possible, side air release vents which you find in every electrial products. So when the Cpu, Gpu heats up, it will not require fans, but side small air vents to cool down, smart wise thinking. ®

15. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Vents will only serve as a dust clogging site, slowing down the cooling fans even more. A no-brainer design. The only possible solution is like Japan's NEC company who came up with a phone with liquid cooling system.

51. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Just seen a article the other day about a new smartphone coming out that uses liquid cooling. At the least, I would like to see the side air vents implemented on new high end phones. Love my new HTC 1. But runs very hott when playing games ect.

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Surely in a year or 2 it would be available, but why not now? In cars In Laptops Hifi Clothes But not in mobile devices, how sad and pathetic. ®

13. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

^ In 2 years maybe, but not now. We are talking about the present and near future - the topic here is a larger HTC One, assuming up to Q4 this year or Q1 next year. But, what i am pretty sure, keeping a 10mm waistline and having optical zooming is impossible to achieve, if you care about thickness. "Not in mobile devices"? IMO mobile devices are advancing faster than laptops and PCs, especially in screen technology. Super Amoled, Clear Black, all these stuff you cant find it in a laptop. If they are applied to laptops they will cost like a bomb.

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Ask the manufacturers, don't ask me. TROLL, we're in 2013, not 2020, not 2033. Yes, maybe these specs will be available in the future, but not now. Just give those manufacturers some time to innovate! Be patient!

17. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

His specs' are dead on (not sick). You know, throughout history geniuses have been ostracized and condemned (some even excommunicated by the Catholic Church) for their 'imagination'; he is no different. His specs' will be reality one day (maybe not on one of those iPhones) and he will be heralded for his vision.

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Read comment #16. :)

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Green to Dorothy, Experia and exkerogane+1 all TROLL™

23. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

So you admit your defeat? Oh well well who cares anyway xD

29. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

wow "TROLL" you got a cool specs sheet, han why don't you make one by yourself? I'd pay 600+, what say? LOL

33. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I wish i, we could tashreef! But it's a dream, or wait till 2015 maybe....? ®

2. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

hell yeah am still in love with HTC

3. wendygarett unregistered

Another day, another one... Smh

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Shut up.

21. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Huh...Wendy. There are 3 or 4 different versions of the S4 not to mention tons of other Galaxy S phones that keep showing up. These are just rumors about HTC. Besides, I really don't see the problem with giving customers different choices.

35. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

She is playing guys. If you see her comment, IGNORE! She wants to mess around.

50. yudi.nemesis unregistered

oh so she just playing?? no evil haters or something bad like you always said to samsung haters??

52. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Cmon get a life.. Should i reply with wendygaret with "shut up! Stupid troll" All the time.. She is wendygarett okay! I will also do such thing with galaxymega6.3..

69. yudi.nemesis unregistered

you don't have to worry about me i have a wonderful life, you can replay anything what you want just please don't hide behind those name "SonyFindOneDroidple" you said you are Sony fans but you will only get angry when someone said something bad about samsung

71. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

You are the most stupid person i have encountered.. You cannot comprehend. You cannot analyze. You have to wander around here in PA, not only in Sony's articles so you'll understand even a little bit. Whats wrong if i am also a big fan of samsung? A fan of Sony? Oppo? HtC and apple?.. Bye stupid

72. yudi.nemesis unregistered

its okay if you like every manufacturers just like what experiaDROID do, the only problem is you really get so angry "ONLY" when someone said something bad about samsung there is many evil haters from "samsung fanboys" not only (wendygarret or galaxymega6.3) but you never attack them like you attack samsung haters what i want to say is if you doesn't like "haters" just be fair and attack all of them not only samsung hatters haha don't be so with me angry because we will meet again soon.

22. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Wendy why the hate for Htc....! ®

26. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Wendy why the hate for Htc....!? you better ask, Wendy why the hate for Htc,Nokia,Sony,Apple,Huawei,LG? did i miss someone? ....... yeh "Samsung"

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