Jason Mackenzie talks about the All New HTC One on TV, says "a leak is never good"

HTC America president Jason Mackenzie today talked to CNBC about the company’s current and future smartphones. After mentioning that the old HTC One was voted the best smartphone of 2013 at MWC 2014, Mackenzie said that “the best is about to get better” on March 25. As you probably already know, that’s the day when the All New HTC One / M8 will be officially announced.

When asked if all the leaked photos and videos (see here and here) which are allegedly showing the new HTC One are indeed revealing the real handset, the HTC exec said that “a leak is never good”, but it can be “a good indicator of the excitement around” a product. He added that the company never comments on rumors and speculations.

The CNBC host then asked Jason Mackenzie if he thought that the award received by the 2013 HTC One could help the company regain its lost market share. Here’s the answer:

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Jason Mackenzie also reiterated that HTC would focus on bringing a “premium experience” to mid-tier and pre-pay markets in the US, besides concentrating on marketing the new One flagship.

The CNBC video with Jason Mackenzie can’t be embedded, but you can watch it at the first source link below.

source: CNBC via HTC

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

all the leaks htc pushing out...sounds like they should hav announced it earlier

2. papss unregistered

I'd like one in black please :-)

5. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Black or Dark Grey :-). Can't wait for the beast to be unleashed.

6. GeekMovement unregistered

same here! That titanium grey is amazing.

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I'd like one without that God awful bottom bezel and HTC logo. :)

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Great product and HTC goes together like water and oil. They don't work. Only company in the world that can have poor quality control on every single device that they make. Some companies can't even do that if they tried.

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Hey, it's HTCs version on Myx. You never replied when I asked what specifically makes HTC phones worse than other companies. Only that they're a bad influence on "great" companies, by putting so called sub par inside a premium shell. So, I'm asking again, what is it? About the only hardware that was sub par compared to others was the camera, otherwise they had pretty much the same stuff as everyone else.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I answer these questions all the time but you unintelligent folk just seem to ignore it and get caught up in the Samsung hate. HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 One has 2gb DDR3 ram and the other had DDR2. One has Gorilla Glass 3 and the other Gorilla Glass 2 One has a 1.9 ghz CPU and the other 1.6ghz One is 7.9mm thin with a 5 inch screen and the other 9.3mm with a 4.7 inch screen. One has a 2600 mah battery while one had a 2300 may battery One has a 12 mp camera and one had a 4mp camera. And that is not even getting into the piss poor quality control issues, the finishing on the plastic, overheating, slow GPS , and piss ergonomics and button placement of the HTC One. Those are all facts that you can easily look up but of course you dont because you wish that the only difference between HTC products and other superior products is the camera. So far it sounds like it'll be the same story repeating itself but we will see.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'll correct you. S4 has a 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 and the One has a 1.7GHz S4 has a 13MP camera while the One has a 4UP camera

14. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Spec wise the S4 wins. But despite the fact that the S4 has a bigger battery, the One outlasts the S4, Phonearena posted those results. Same goes for the the higher clocked CPU. S4 is higher but what does that matter when you have a phone that lags all of the time. If it were thicker and still plastic, then you would have a point. As for overheating, both phones get warm under heavy use, I know because I've owned both. The camera had the purple tint issue and the lowest rated camera of the year, for flagships. However, I personally think the camera is great for what it is. The build quality issue, same can be said for most manufacturers. Again, I personally have never seen build quality issues.

22. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

One's screen is smaller than S4. 4.7" as compared to 5". So 4.7" phone requires less battery as compared to 5" S4.

27. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

So that 300mah more is what it takes for. 03 inches more of screen??? That's a really poor argument.

17. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So those are the difference between sh*t and great? If that's the case the G2 is awesome and the S4 is sh*t. We get it, you don't like HTC. But do we have to hear it every f*#king article on them?! Seeing someone harp on the same thing over and over is just annoying. Unless there's something new to contribute, it's just the same sh*t different day. I'm not saying HTC's perfect, but they're not total crap either. The spec differences you mentioned will not be seen as a huge difference by the end user. So maybe the One opens a webpage 1/10 of a second slower than the S4? Is that really that bad? No one's forcing a gun to your head to buy an HTC product. And like I said in the last article, if these so called great companies are following HTC's lead, then maybe they aren't so great to begin with. As far as the issues you're talking about, other that the button placement, I've heard those same issues about Samsung products. All of these companies have QC issues, it's an inherent part of mass production. Some maybe worse than others but there isn't a company out there that doesn't have their fair share of them. So far HTC hasn't had any of their phones short circuit and burn up or explode, does that mean they're a 1000 times better than Apple of Samsung? Or should everyone follow that trend so they can be a great manufacturer?

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Like I said, HTC is the only company where I went through two One X devices, two HTC 8x devices, and three HTC One devices and STILL not find one without an issue that I can't live with while I have never returned an Apple or Samsung device. Coincidence?.... Hardly. HTC is crap and just because your standards are low enough to let them get away without criticism that doesn't mean I am not obligated to prevent them from ripping people off with stupid technology reviewers ignoring these glaring issues in reviews while at the same time undeservedly giving them props for their build quality. They have the crappiest manufacturing ever and it needs to be pointed out one way or another.

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Should say I still can't find one with an issue that I can live with

23. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You said they have QC on every device they make. Name a company that doesn't have issues with every device. Again, that's the reality of mass production. You listed all the HTC devices you've had with issues, I'll list all the ones I've had WITHOUT any issues. HTC Droid Incredible 1, 2, and the Resound. I kept my Inc 1, my nephew used the Inc 2 until he wanted to move up to a larger screen and LTE, so he inherited the Resound. After the Rezound I went to a Galaxy S3. With that I had horrible radios and GPS, along with screen burn in after 8 months. My Inc 1 is also amoled and has no burn in, and it was in primary use for 1 year, and occasional use for 3 years. My brother and my niece both have the Samsung Stratosphere, and both are on their 3rd one. The issues range from battery going to crap after 6 months, display going out, digitizer going out, random resets, bad connection at the charge port, Sim card not being recognized, and one just dying for no reason. Now am I going to say that every Samsung phone is a did? No, we were unlucky (however their radio and GPS issues are well known). While we might think twice about going with another device from them, I'm not going to sit there and tell everyone that every Samsung phone has issues, just like not every HTC phone does either.

24. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I almost forgot the final member of my family share plan (2 brothers, a niece, a nephew, and myself). My other brother on the plan has a Droid Incredible 1. He got it when they were closing them out (or EOLing them) and will have had it for 3 years this June. Not a single issue with it, and it's been banged around quite a bit, he does delivery work. So while you've definitely had bad luck with HTC, you're experience isn't universal for everyone. If it was, they would've been out of business well before now.

11. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I swear the only people who comment on htc articles are blind sheep /fanboys. Which, if you ask me, are one in the same.

8. Carlitos

Posts: 673; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I saw it earlier today. And they showed him the leaked video and images. And although he did not confirm it was them. It was clear in the awkward pauses and poor responses that it was the device. In a sense it's actually embarrassing. I mean this phone is suppose to be your saving grace HTC. Get your act together.

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The LG G2 was allot better than the HTC One last year and the LG G3 will be allot better than the One and S5 this year.

12. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

We can compare the G2 to the All new One and see how it stacks up. Since that's essentially what happens when a phone is released six months after.

15. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

This guy is an idiot... Leaks are ALWAYS GREAT. It worked well for Motorola and the X, it worked well for Apple and the iPhone 4, and it works well for Nexus products. I'd be willing to bet this guy is ashamed that the same device as last year is leaked out. Oh it's different? What? Some camera in a weird place on the top? Bigger speaker holes? Yeah not "ALL NEW" as they claim. In this case, this leak worked against them as their product was nothing more than mocking Apple. Same design, different insides that only incrementally update the device, not enough to call it "all new" and now they have a marketing disaster on their hands.

18. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Well my dad's upgrade luckily will be mine in 3 months time I will probably support HTC this time. They really do nmake great phones. Or might wait for the g3 to show up. I'm bored of LG 's OS though. Also to the person up top, all phones get hot, it's unavoidable usually. A small processor cramped into a phone that's metal, you should expect it to get hot. It's really not a big deal unless you play demanding games for long hours straight. My G2 gets warm when I used to do that.

20. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The HTC One was plagued with issues; and the company itself has a track record with poor quality when it comes to their handsets. An aluminum body isn't going to overwrite that.

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