HTC's Jack Yang says that "expandability is the key", hints at MicroSD card slot for the All New One

HTC's Jack Yang says that
One of the rumored features of HTC’s next-generation flagship, the M8 / All New One, is the presence of a MicroSD card slot. As you may know, last year’s HTC One and One mini do not allow you to use a MicroSD card, this being one of the main complaints that customers have regarding the two handsets.

But things may change from now on. Talking to CNET, HTC President of South Asia Jack Young declared that "expandability is the key to our consumers." 

Reportedly, HTC wants to “make a difference” this year, and one of the things it’s looking into is allowing users to easily transfer content between devices - which can be done hassle-free if you have handsets with MicroSD card slot.

While Jack Yang did not mention the upcoming All New One, it’s understandable that the company will want to include expandability among the improvements that the smartphone should bring.

The HTC exec also said that the company would approach each market differently this year. It will still focus on high-end devices in the US, while in India, for example, it’ll try to win the hearts of customers looking for mid- to low-end products. According to Yang, there will be no more “fancy marketing campaigns” (like the one from last year, when HTC hired superstar Robert Downey Jr. to promote its image). Instead, the Taiwanese handset maker will “actively engage” mobile operators and retailers.

Previously to leading HTC’s South Asia operations, Jack Yang was Apple’s Head of iPhone and iPad sales in the region.

source: CNET

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  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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35 Comments

1. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I can't wait!

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Will sold in good numbers.

15. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Availability??? as compared to Sammy's phone and of course Price?

18. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Ohhh yeah !!! Come on HTC give me that SD card support !! The only reason I am using the S4 is bcuz of the expandable storage option. I so wanted to buy the HtC One .I have a 64 GB card ..I hope the new one support upto 128GB.... :D

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

They should of done that with the previous HTC phones Still won't buy it their slow at updating their models

30. av911 unregistered

Where have you been the past year? HTC has been one of the quickest to push out updates. And I had doubts about HTC keeping that up, but it seems like they're doing a pretty good job at it. I'm still waiting for KK on my S4.

2. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Now you know.

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and knowing is half the battle

35. g2a5b0e unregistered

G.I. Joe.

3. toink unregistered

He forgot to mention the removable back. Consumers love that too.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Obviously, he didn't forget. Its because removable back will not be available in the 'All new' HTC One. HTC One is pretty on the outside and ugly and glued on the inside. Whereas S5 is the complete opposite, not so pretty on the outside but very well constructed in the inside.

10. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

every phone is glued somehow in some parts. the possibility to take of the delicate, scratch easy back of galaxy phones doesnt mean that there is no glue inside, under it.

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The problem is not of glue itself but where it is used. For the most part Galaxy has screws which makes the phone very easy to repair unlike HTC One. HTC One scored 1/10 on iFixit's rating:http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-One-the-first-smartphone-to-score-110-on-repairability-from-iFixit_id41319 While GS4 earned 8/10 on iFixit's rating:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S4-easy-to-repair-says-iFixit-after-a-teardown-leaves-the-flagship-naked_id42397

14. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

yeah i know. but it is possible to repair htc one but it must be made by official sources (i dont know haw you excatly say in english the place where you send your phone to repair it with your warranty...) anyway I really dont care that it is hard to repair. I have warranty and my htc one had some issues and they repaired it and i didnt pay anything for that.

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

1. Warranty don't last forever. 2. Warranty don't cover everything. ->'if the screen of the Eligible Product was damaged by use not in accordance with the user manual, rough handling beyond normal use, exposure to moisture, dampness or extreme thermal or environmental conditions, or a rapid change in such conditions, corrosion or oxidation.'http://www.htc.com/us/go/customer-advantage-warranty/ 3. It demonstrates how fragile the phone is constructed. 4. What do you do when your $700 phone stops to work when it runs out of warranty ? Turn it off and never look at it again ?

22. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

"Warranty don't cover everything" - well its obvious and relates also to phone that are easy to repair. replacing a cracked screen is as much expensive for htc one and galaxy. after the warranty is finished you still can repair the phone but probably it will be more expensive than usually, but not so so expensive as the prices after 2 years drop rapidly. and it doesnt have anything to do with phones fragility. in fact the htc one is more solid device than galaxy.

32. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

What's funny is that a variant of the HTC One launched with a removable back (had dual SIMs and microSD as well) a few months ago, but did not have the removable battery. So it is possible for them to do not just the microSD card, but possibly the removable back and include a swappable battery as well, if they wanted to.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

HTC finally know what we consumers want. I have a feeling that HTC is gonna kick some ass this year. Bring it on! So, HTC... Hold The Chance Have The Courage Heat The Crowd Here's To Change.

17. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

A good fight indeed!

5. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

finally they got the point. BTW PA HTC one indian ver is having a SD slot with dual sim.

7. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Something ordinary like a microSD slot becomes nowadays noteworthy. #weirdevolutionoftechnology

9. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

it was quite strange to put micro sd into mid range phones instead of flagship for sure. anyway for me 32gb is completly enough and i dont need that micro sd (but what lg did was ridiculus. 16gb for a flagship without micro sd is not enough). and for me it is better to have 32gb built in instead of 16gb + micro sd card because you dont have to move installed apps to micro sd what slows down the phone when you have plenty of them. for me the best option would be 64gb or more) built in without micro sd like it was on one x + or 32gb with a micro sd. but as many people are demanding the micro sd it is more wise to include it.

19. thunder18

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

Which LG flagship had only 16GB non expandable? Optimus G had a 32 GB non expandable and a 16 GB version with a microSD slot. G2 had 32 GB non expandable.

28. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

There is LG G2 16 GB with non expandable mem...

29. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

In europe in many countries the g2 has 16gb only without micro sd...i know, my friend has it.

8. oister85 unregistered

It took them 3 years of big loses To realize micro sd card is a must have.

12. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Do we know the USA version will have a sd card?

20. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

HTC is bringing the heat this year. Can't wait to get this phone, this will be the beast device of the year! Good job HTC, glad that you all learned.

21. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

there is a micro sd on the new HTC One

25. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Finally some common Sense!!

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