Want an HTC One with removable back cover, microSD and two SIM slots? China has one for you!

It really makes us wonder why HTC rarely graces its phones with stuff like a microSD card slot. Its latest flagship, the HTC One, is a perfect example. Most often, we tend to explain this with things like the metal unibody design and the straightforward experience, but hey, it turns out that it is possible to have microSD in the HTC One... along with a removable back cover and two SIM slots.

A user of Sina Weibo, which is something like the Chinese Twitter, has posted an image of the HTC One sporting these exact same characteristics. Apparently, the HTC One is on its way to the three Chinese carriers - China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom.

To tell you the truth, we don't really care much for the two SIM card slots or the removable back cover (after all, you still don't get access to the battery), but the microSD card slot could certainly prove useful. Why, HTC, why?!? Why are you doing this to us?

All drama aside, we'd really want to know why HTC didn't go the extra mile and put a microSD slot in the global HTC One. That would have made it an even better handset, right?

via: Engadget

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24 Comments

1. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

I would consider getting it then

3. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I have to ask Jet Li to buy for me. Please Jet Li..

8. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

"All drama aside, we'd really want to know why HTC didn't go the extra mile and put a microSD slot in the global HTC One. That would have made it an even better handset, right?" We can see RayS prefer non uninody and plastic back cover. Me too.

21. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

yes, so?? dont you prefer the "unibody" with no cover, non removable battery and no sd card slot?? maybe it is his personal preference like eveybody, like you and me or maybe not..i think his just pointing out something what people miss, like he did with the s 4 when he said something about the design...i wrote "unibody" because on the drop test video, the part that covers one speaker of the One poped out after the first drop.

9. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

what is this image for the HTC one? did the orders start? does anyone know? https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/46978_414558491973687_1142934710_n.jpg

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hmmm .. ,,,, I have nothing ... LoL

4. artealis

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

chinese not st*pid enough to buying a phone without microsd slot, only US accept this, thx to the bar set by apple iphone

5. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Well it's not unibody... And the cover is plastic.

6. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

And I also believe the Chinese version has a normal 8MP camera...

7. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

13MP camera

10. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

Yesterday i got to play with the htc one and let me tell you this .... this phone is awesome and tomorrow ill be going to a release party for it and will hopefully be walking away with one

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

LOL xD I thought this is the HDC One, not HTC. (Remember the HDC One guys??)

15. Luisit0

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

XD I thought the same thing!

22. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

I thought it was gonna be one of those as well haha

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

iPhones don't require microSD cards so I don't see why it's a problem if a phone doesn't have a slot for one.

13. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

you really need new material, your saying honestly a micro sd slot wouldn't be a welcome addition? your just willing to accept whatever the iphone has and anything it lacks you convince yourself isnt needed little troll

14. Suraj3337

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Well we dont consider comparing smart phones with iphone!

16. Luisit0

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

Something like Motorola has been doing, some opening on the sides or somewhere that you could insert a Micro-SD in would be perfect! Unibody and micro-sd capable.....

17. monomilkman

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

throw a micro SD slot in, a replaceable battery, a better camera, and bring it to Verizon and I'd buy the HTC One over the S4 in a minute...but with all of that lacking? S4 it will be.

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

So the HTC loses the only perceived advantage over the S4 in the unibody design...fail.

19. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

once upon a time a sad little fanboy would go on all HTC articles to try to hate and get attention..........everyone laughed at how pathetic he was and obsessed with what he claimed to hate im writing a story about the stereotypical fanboy i.e. you go take you hateful bs elsewhere, this actually means the s4 looses its big advantage of a micro sd card and the HTC one is more appealing so you fail

20. steviewonders

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

If they had a micro SD slot then they wouldn't be able to charge more for a larger capacity version. It's all business. Wish they wouldn't do it though.

23. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

So sad, the HTC One could have been a contender. Instead this will be it's lot in life, "It looks nice, but..."

24. ncv144

Posts: 126; Member since: May 04, 2012

They should go back to the Nexus One days, That had replacable battery, microSD card slot, but looked unibody, and the plastic felt great.

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