HTC is reportedly working on a new version of its flagship smartphone that could debut as early as March. The phone will retain the same overall design but will include a larger screen and improved internal hardware according to a source familiar with the project as reported by Bloomberg.
We’re hearing that the new One will include a twin-sensor rear camera designed to improve focus and image quality. Although unconfirmed, it’s worth pointing out that Toshiba recently announced a two-sensor camera module for smartphones that allows users to refocus images after the fact. It’s said to be similar in function to Lytro’s light field camera.
Elsewhere, the screen size will be at least five inches which is a bit larger than the 4.7-inch display on the current phone but a great deal smaller than the HTC One Max at 5.9 inches. Previous rumors have suggested the phone will include a Snapdragon 805 processor.
The publication points out that HTC will continue to use the same One moniker, much like Apple has done with the iPad over the years. That makes sense as the One has a solid reputation and there’s no reason not to leverage the brand moving forward.
The timing of the launch also makes sense as the first generation unit dropped just ahead of Mobile World Congress last February. We’ll keep our eyes peeled over the coming months for the new One announcement as well as any other major handsets from other manufacturers.
The HTC One X is the flagship member of HTC's new One family of smartphones. It features a 4.7-inch, 720p HD display and is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The One X runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC's new Sense 4.0 interface with ImageSense camera features.
There isn’t much new aesthetically with the HTC One X+ as the original One, it includes the same 4.7-inch display and a faster quad-core 1.7GHz Tegra 3 CPU, more storage capacity at 64GB and a larger 2,100mAh battery. The phone ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a modified Sense 4+ overlay.
The HTC One represents the firm’s latest attempt to regain lost ground in the smartphone market. It is made entirely of aluminum and boasts a large 4.7-inch full HD 1080p display with 468 PPI flanked by two speaker strips with integrated amplifiers. Inside is a 1.7-GHz, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.
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