Yes we can: HTC One for Chinese carriers officially rolls with a microSD and two SIM card slots

It seems that the poll we ran last week whether you'd choose between a removable battery or unibody design, should have had a third option - a hybrid. The HTC One is landing on all major Chinese carriers, but it is not your regular version.

We saw it leaked not long ago with removable back cover, a microSD slot for storage expansion, and an extra SIM card slots for maintaining two carrier networks at once. Granted, the battery still seems sealed, or at least not easy to access without unscrewing and ungluing, but we wonder what repairability score this one would get.

The president of HTC China said that the One there is tailored to the local preferences, which are apparently as many SIM cards as you can get, and so they literally had to cut into the existing unibody design to create a removable back cover on each handset, thus making the snuggest fit for that particular unit. As for the red version bandied about there, HTC responded that it is tailored for Japan and some other regions where the color was shown to be preferable, but which exactly are those other regions wasn't specified.

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

hmm..well i'm ok with the international version.32 gigs is quite enough for internal storage.glad HTC kept the minimum storage 32 gigs as a 16 gig (referencing my note 2) doesn't quite cut it for games these days.and 32/64 gig models of the note 2 were nowhere to be found in my country when i bought it back in december.gonna pick this one up on my bday =) [pun intended]

2. wendygarett unregistered

Hmm, still not interest tho... Consider that battery is still sealed :(

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

So Wendy, why are you down on the One?

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Because Wendy is a SamDUNG fanboy. :P

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

You're back again wendy,congratulations on your graduation! One x might have had a bad battery but the new one can last you much longer on heavy usage

6. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

Non-removable battery is one cause why a phone can't sell 50million in a year :) take s1, s2, s3 as an example :) hahahaha

7. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Did the iPhone sell millions because it didn't have a removable battery?The reason why samsung smartphones are starting to sell well is because of their marketing.I would still consider buying a galaxy even if it didn't have a removable back cover

19. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"The reason samsung smartphones are starting to sell well is because of their marketing." Yup-per. Sammy is outspending Apple in marketing, and their sales are showing the results. This is but the latest example of how cash talks. Maybe Timmy should put some $ in iMarketing efforts?

21. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

You just make him got shot in the head by himself. fanboys from samsung is becoming like zoombies.. they will bite everything they see.

4. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

this is nice but i still prefer the international version! 32 or 64 gb is enough for me. d*mn how can i resist that beautiful aluminum unibody of the One!

15. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

@The legend Maybe you are saying silly things to get a reaction. However, just remember those "primitive" folks make most of your entire wardrobe and electronics.

16. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

that's nice

25. Luisit0

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

same way they put the micro sim slot on the side, they couldve put a micro sd slot.... (like on the droid razr)

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