Rumor says HTC may produce a Windows Phone version of the One

Rumor says HTC may produce a Windows Phone version of the One
General consensus is that the HTC One is one of the best smartphones on the market. It has amazing industrial design, and a spec sheet that can compete with anyone. But, what if you don't really want Android, and would prefer to have a Windows Phone HTC One? Well, that may soon be possible according to a new rumor.

According to a source for Neowin, HTC is working on a variant of the HTC One that will come with Windows Phone. It isn't exactly the same, and the source said that the screen would be somewhere between 4 and 5 inches, so that means it could either be a modified HTC One (4.7" display) or HTC One Mini (4.3"). We doubt that HTC would make an entirely new device for WP. The device is also said to have the same metal body and Beats Audio. 

The source also said that it was loaded up with Windows Phone GDR 3, which will bring support for both 1080p displays and quad-core processors. It hasn't been confirmed, but it is assumed that it will also feature the UltraPixel camera. 

The source says that the device will be announced in the fall and later this year. It would certainly be impressive to see Windows Phone on that kind of hardware. We're not totally sure that Microsoft would allow the customizations needed to make Beats and the UltraPixel camera work properly, but we'd certainly hope so. 

source: Neowin via WMPU

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125 Comments

1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

What customizations are needed for beats and UP cameras? Does beats work differently on the htc wp8x than on the HTC one?

61. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

HTC One dual front speakers have built-in amplifiers

103. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

The 8x has both an amp and beats audio so it is indeed a possibility.

65. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Beats is apparently just an audio Codex and audio decoder. They should be able to give it to the WP version. The camera though is the harder part. They use a TON of custom drivers & software to make the pictures look great. Not sure if that could be brought to the WP version of the phone or not.

96. ihatesmartphone unregistered

RIP lumia... lol XD

2. waterninja21

Posts: 28; Member since: May 03, 2013

Oh NO!!! Watch out HTC, Nokia might sue you for using WP8 lol

17. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Another lame attempt

67. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

In a way it's kind of true. When ever you think of Windows Phone you think of Nokia (or at least I do).

71. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

True that

86. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

True !

107. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

hell yea

106. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

hell yea

105. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

hell yea

98. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Lame. Nokia isnt suing for "scrolls" or "rounded corners", but various hardware designs they came up with, which i think is appropriate. You are not even trying to differentiate a legit claim from lawsuit trolls.

100. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

OH NO!! Look at the people who has given you thumbs Up. "Blind Trolls"

3. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

This is a good news for those who love windows phone! at the success of the HTC One it is really possible that HTC will make a Windows phone version of HTC One...which is a good move for HTC!..HTC One's market is now getting larger and larger..all you have to do HTC is meet the demands on every market! and it is a sure win to you...bring it on HTC.!

70. HASHTAG unregistered

I agree w/ you! I love the Windows Phone 8 software, but it's the hardware that I don't appreciate from Nokia and Samsung, nor am I a fan of the HTC 8X hardware. But If HTC makes a WP8 version of the HTC One, I would definitely buy it in a heartbeat.

91. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

2gb Ram S600 clocked at1.9Ghz 470ppi 1080p Adreno330 Gpu That would be amazing for Wp8

88. gehena1315

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Nokia eos will better

4. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Good work htc.....I have the 8s and quite a reliable phone but I have to admit I prefer my galaxy s, that means at my next update I'll probably go back to android but HTC have created a wp experience just as good as Nokia can!

8. iguano

Posts: 101; Member since: May 10, 2012

Sorry dude... They cant... I was using HTC WP for a long time, by when Nokia start making the lumia everything change to better, now I'm using a 920...

10. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

they cant? dont be too sure...just to remind you Nokia is the king of mobile before but they are detroned...so it is possible that it will happened again this time on windows mobile..

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

That L920 is so big wide thick heavy oversized huge jumbo phone blimey I surely think you won't need dumbbells for light exercise

34. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

L920 is big but it is still much much much thinner than S4 Zoom! Once I throwed S4 Zoom at elephant, it got died. Take that!!

75. kozza3

Posts: 776; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

oh so your one of those kids...

87. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Heap surely throwing devices at animals shows how immature he is

5. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

O noooooooooooooooooooo

16. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Oh yes! We have no news about Samsung Ativ S.. because it was a "big fail"

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Who cares about wp8 Samsung never ever relies on Wp Neither is it bringing any profits nor shares It's just to keep other consumers happy

28. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Then why did they release "Ativ S" if they do not care about WP? And why are they releasing Windows tablets

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