HTC

Snapdragon 801, 2600mAh battery, touch-to-wake functionality and more revealed in leaked sales guide

We're two weeks out from the launch of the new HTC One — also known by its codename "M8" — but pace of online leaks shows no sign of slowing. Today GSMArena says it's gotten hold of a sales guide for the device, along with details of its hardware specs, confirming much of what we saw from this morning's Australian leak.

Here's a breakdown of the purported specs:

  • Dimensions: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35mm
  • Weight: 160 grams
  • Screen: 5-inch 1080p
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2.3GHz
  • Storage: 16GB (10GB available) + microSD
  • SIM: nanoSIM
  • Battery: 2600mAh
  • Cameras: "Ultrapixel" 1/3.0-inch, f/2.0 aperture, 2µm pixel size
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Video: 1080p

That would make it slightly larger than its predecessor in all directions, with unsurprisingly high-end internals. The move to 16GB of storage, if accurate, would be surprising turn of events given that the 2013 HTC One only shipped in 32 and 64GB configurations — though it's entirely possible versions with more storage will be available. And it's also unclear what changes have been made to the rear cameras, as no megapixel count is given. As always, we'd take this unconfirmed info with a pinch of salt until we hear the official word from HTC.

On the software side, the sales guide reveals some interesting Sense 6 features, a few of which have been hinted at by other recent leaks. "Motion Launch" is said to allow users to answer calls by holding the ringing phone to their ear. Swiping the screen for swipe the screen when it's off will apparently let you launch into BlinkFeed or other apps, while double-tapping the screen will wake the device up and display time, weather and reminders. And finally there's a reference to "HTC Duo Camera," which lets you take a photo and then refocus afterwards. That's in addition to other well-known HTC One features like BoomSound, BlinkFeed, Sense TV.

Very slowly the new HTC One is starting to come into focus, but we're sure there'll be a few surprises left to reveal on March 25, when we'll be live from London and New York for the device's official launch events.

Source: GSMArena

 
There are 228 comments

Habiib says:

Well now we won't hear them crying about HTC and their plot to force us to the cloud by not including an SD Card slot.

Posted via Android Central App

Only if they would improve their camera too..

BeatUpFord says:

But 10gb usuable is a disappointment after the way the original One only used about 6gb of the 32.

I was hoping OEMs would move away from Sammy's use all the "storage for shit we never use" model instead of the other way around.

BigDinCA says:

It's still only using 6GB.

Posted via Android Central App

Basic math tells us the OS is still only using about 6GB...

Raptor007 says:

Sure only 6GB used BUT only 10GB left instead of 6GB used and 25+GB left. Wow what an upgrade HTC, glad I already ordered my GS5 accessories in time for the 4-11-14 launch.

rampage1979 says:

You do realize its the Same on the s5 ...or you could get the 32 or 64gb version just saying cause you seem confused.

Posted via Android Central App

FaisDogg says:

I don't know Wth you talking about. Below is a Quote from GS5 launch review... So S5 has it worse than HTC One.
"At the Samsung Galaxy S5 event we discovered only 8.65GB of storage is available to users that buy the 16GB Galaxy S5. This is similar to the Galaxy S4 which offered user access to about 9GB of storage space in 2013."

Posted via Android Central App

Yes, this phone now suddenly has my attention, without sd it would not be on my buy list at all

Posted via Android Central App

DWR_31 says:

If this device is running 4.4.2 Kit Kat out of the box, sdcard support will be limited to System Level Apps. (Google, HTC, and Carriers)
Sdcard support will be limited to read only by all other apps.

10GBs of storage is all you get for music and video and games, unless you use Google Music or HTC Services, or the services of the Carrier Apps you happen to be on.

Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, that's constantly laughing at my wife's T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 with borked sdcard support on 4.4.2...

spazzmeister says:

Hm. Be accurate please. You cannot write to SD card. You can move from your PC to your SD card and the phone can read movies and music. You can't write to SD card though.

Posted via Android Central App

minnow4 says:

Still sounds like a PITA...

Sent from my Nexus 7 (2013)

Definitely thinking about upgrading from my 2013 One.

Posted via Android Central App

dhappyman0 says:

same feeling here, seems like a worthy upgrade!

atishc says:

May I ask why? I think that this is a very compelling option for those coming from different or older phones, but as a current One owner what are you most excited about in the new iteration?

suavehouse says:

One thing does it for me.... Expandable storage via microSD.... I really like the HTC One I have, but that feature (microSD) is the only one I miss coming from the EVO 4G LTE. Some folks may not find that to be worth the upgrade, but if you find yourself trying to budget storage like I do (phone slows down noticeably when storage is exhausted), it's definitely worth it. Different strokes for different folks....

benthe1 says:

+1
I think htc is responding to consumer demand and adding back the removable sd card slot. Now if they could somehow implement a removable battery, S-pen like stylus, and keep a similar sexy design, I WILL buy HTC again.

DWR_31 says:

4.4.2 changes what/how you can access your sdcard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, that's constantly laughing at my wife's T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 with borked sdcard support on 4.4.2...

Raptor007 says:

Seriously they cut the internal storage in half and add microSD and its a worthy upgrade. Samsung reduced the crapware they install and gave back space on their 16GB S5 and people are bitching. What a joke, at least Samsung offers a 32GB option with microSD.

rampage1979 says:

Yep your confused cause there will be a 32 and 64 gb option for the new HTC one plus the sd card.

Posted via Android Central App

Where have you seen this?

Posted via Android Central App

rampage1979 says:

Both leaked videos show 32gb models and the newest video guy even said there would be a 16gb and 64gb also

Posted via Android Central App

BldyIdt says:

Well I hope it's true, cause 16GB is a no go for me (I don't use SD cards).

Posted via Android Central App

minnow4 says:

+1, I need a 64 gb....

Sent from my Nexus 7 (2013)

codeda says:

Sort of surprised about the 16gb starting storage though. Didn't last years start at 32?

Posted via Android Central App

codeda says:

This is what happens when you read the article after you comment. They already mentioned that......ooops

Posted via Android Central App

jeddo45 says:

Its all good! Everyone does it!

Nexus 5...enough said

benthe1 says:

Not EVERYONE....

Habiib says:

Yes. It would suck if whoever from HTC was monitoring online forums and ran across the comments of those who stated something like: "...I don't care if it has 128GB of storage, I still want the choice to have an SD Card, it's all about options and not having it is a Definite DEAL BREAKER!!!".

After reading that, they probably would huddle together and say that the SD card is more important than the onboard storage...so let's chop the memory in half, so they can store their gigs and gigs and gigs of songs, pictures, games (HA!), and pr0n.

I'm hoping this isn't the case...

Posted via Android Central App

benthe1 says:

You make it sound like the 16 GB will be the only option... which it won't be. CHOICE IS GOOD and so is the option for an SD card.

Taz89 says:

The problem is that usually the larger 32gb etc never come to all carriers or a carrier has a exclusive to that larger model.

Posted via Android Central App on nexus 7 (2nd gen)

onthezone says:

There is a leaked video on you tube where the guy has a 32gb HTC m8 and he mentioned they will have a 16gb and 64gb also.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu5teW5grHQ

Habiib says:

I hope if that's true, the 16GB variant will be limited to select markets or that the retail price will be adjusted to compensate.

Posted via Android Central App

benthe1 says:

It'll be like the S5 price tier. $200, $250, $300. Believe me, choice is good.

BeatUpFord says:

When your HTC and every sales dollar counts, that extra 10 bucks saved in the smaller storage counts for something I guess.

Battery is meh. And they downgraded internal storage. Smh.

Posted via Android Central App

jtc276 says:

The battery is sufficient on the original one with less. And the added microSD takes care of the storage.

Posted via my amazing HTC M8 in the world's worst dummy case

BeatUpFord says:

Though the SD is nice, it doens't take care of the loss of onboard storage. We can't have both?

Samsmalls says:

I read the comments, looking for these particular words! These guys just can't get it right... :-(

jeddo45 says:

This phone for some reason is sounding really promising!

Nexus 5...enough said

Hockey37 says:

Hoping for a M8 Max.

Posted via Android Central App

jeddo45 says:

+1! I would buy it in a heartbeat!

Nexus 5...enough said

NoNexus says:

Throw an spen in and I would really have to think hard

-------------------------------------------
You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

Sh3ngLong says:

+2. I currently have the Note 2, but I think I'm going to switch back to Team HTC this year.

BigDinCA says:

I was actually disappointed in the Max last year. It would be one thing if they kept all of the same internal hardware and gave you a much larger screen and a stylus. But when they drop all the specs, it doesn't really feel like you're getting what you are expecting.

Posted via Android Central App

TheDu9du says:

If True, i'm definitely not endorsing a phone this Spring. Why are bezels so big?
My only hopes now are Moto X2 and LG G3.
I really wanted front speakers this yr..

ErnstMach says:

Glad to see the 801 made it in. That paired with HTCs ability to optimise will make for one fast device. The storage downgrade is a bit of a downer, but I think it's alleviated by the SD card. Can't wait for the release

Posted via Android Central App

BlackAce says:

I was hoping they would get the 805 in it

ErnstMach says:

I didn't think it would be ready in time for the m8 launch. The one max may get it

Posted via Android Central App

Kolten Nay says:

They wouldn't put a 805 in the max if they put the 801 in the normal one. It's just like the original one and one max, even the though the 800 was out, the 600 was still used.

Posted via Android Central App

ErnstMach says:

Good point.

Posted via Android Central App

paulw3 says:

Why are these companies playing the Crapple game and going to nano Sims. What's wrong with the micro SIM?

Posted via my Motorola Startac

dhappyman0 says:

I believe HTC is the first manufacturer to use the nano sim in an android phone... Not all these companies. Plus the slot for the nanosim cards is much smaller, makes sense.

tdizzel says:

You believe incorrectly

Posted from my newly Kit Katted Droid Ultra

Rob220 says:

Moto x has a nano sim. I'm not sure if any other android phones do though.

kentrol72 says:

I answered too late..you said it first

2600mah.. Oh boy! I was expecting atleast 3000mah. I'm disappointed now.

the1m.polo says:

Me too... It's kinda like they found the absolute one thing to make me say hhhhhmmmm.... Idk what I want to do anymore. I really miss the days of my note2 that I didn't have to charge my phone overnight and I didn't have to monitor my usage... Was looking forward to more on the new "One"

Posted via Android Central App

NoNexus says:

Wait for the camera. I have little faith that it has improved that much

-------------------------------------------
You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

Exactly. I was hyped about this phone with the rumors of the 3100mah battery going around. Now it's just another let down.

Posted via Android Central App

wicketr says:

Wow. 1/3" and same sized ultrapixels mean that this is a 4MP camera again. So disappointing.

edhe says:

^ this.

Without a higher resolution camera I'll go for the z2 instead methinks.

DJCBS says:

Well, judging by this, the Z2 is still a better option. The "nanoSIM" ruins it. Good for people moving from an iPhone...a disaster for people moving from anything else.

Jay Holm says:

What impact does a nano-sim have? Can't people just get one from a local carrier store?

Posted via Android Central App

DJCBS says:

Well think about it: you have a nanoSIM phone. For some reason, you need to be away from it (you go to a particularly sensitive location, you had to send it for repair, you want to temporarily switch to another phone, anything). Unless you have another nanoSIM phone laying around, you'll be out of a phone. Or you can get an adapter and risk damaging the SIM reader.
It's a hassle that doesn't really pay off, to me.

Also, I don't know how it works in the US, but here in Europe, if you go to Vodafone, for example, they very seldom have nanoSIMs in stock. You'll have to request one and wait for it to arrive.

BigDinCA says:

CDMA carriers here (Verizon, Sprint, etc.) only use the SIM for LTE. You call in or jump online and swap it out in a few minutes. Not as easy as GSM, but eliminates needing to swap SIMs.

Posted via Android Central App

vtpmt81 says:

This isn't a problem in the US on ATT GoPhone. When I bought my unlocked Moto X and brought it to GoPhone, ATT provided me with a nano SIM and a micro SIM and regular SIM adapters in case I switched phones.

SIM cards are like free chewing gum. Need one just go get one from the carrier.

Posted via Android Central App using an LG G2.

NoNexus says:

Or cut it

-------------------------------------------
You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

themuffinman says:

Who doesn't have a pair of scissors? It takes all of two seconds to cut the sim down.

DJCBS says:

See my answer to Jay Holm.

orlanka says:

It'll come down to the camera for me.

I haven't had any issues with ~16GB on my DNA, but at least the SD card will allow for more room. The 801 is great and no worries at all about the battery. The build quality will remain the best out there for Android.

Looks like a great phone so far and with the shortfalls of the S5, they could regain some ground as a contender.

Jay Holm says:

Hmm...the S5 has a slighter higher capacity battery, and the SAME processor, but is referred to as having "shortfalls"?

Posted via Android Central App

orlanka says:

Yes, same design, same home button, TW, a small notch up from the S4. All the same points that were covered when it was announced but if you'd like to go through them all one more time, we can.

Jay Holm says:

And do you really think the new One (2014) is going to be revolutionary, and totally, totally different from the One (2013)? Really? People have way, way too high expectations.

Posted via Android Central App

orlanka says:

Revolutionary? No, but a better upgrade coming from my DNA than the S5 would have been. I'll wait and see what LG comes with but right now the new One is in the lead.

NoNexus says:

But it will be the same design language as last year's, and that is what most of the s5 complaint is

-------------------------------------------
You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

ErnstMach says:

But in contrast to the galaxy series, people LIKE the One's styling and design language, thus they are happy to see that it stayed mostly the same. The reason that the S5 is getting all that flak is because they kept the same design motif when people didn't like it.
Posted via Android Central App

Jay Holm says:

You mean the 40m people who bought the S5, didn't like it? Speak for YOURSELF!

Posted via Android Central App

ErnstMach says:

Hey its not my problem that people complain when Samsung doesn't change and praise HTC for keeping the same design language. Them's the facts, regardless of sales numbers

Posted via Android Central App

ConTejas says:

39mm of them don't give a shiite about anything other it was the most heavily marketed device beside an iPhone. How can HTC compete when their biggest competitor is making plastic phones and selling them for more than their machined aluminum device? They can't and they won't. I'd love HTC to make the next Nexus but they will never compete in the bidding process because they make an expensive device at very low volumes compared to other OEMs.

Jay Holm says:

Exactly! That's why I'm wondering what are these people really expecting? If people were just a bit more realistic, they wouldn't end up being so disappointed.

Posted via Android Central App

ErnstMach says:

I have no idea how you believe that people think its going to be revolutionary and totally totally different, it was expected to be and is a refinement and incremental update to the One. What the commenter above was saying was that the S5 kept some shortfalls of the s4 while the m8 has more appeal because of its feature set

Posted via Android Central App

Jay Holm says:

The m8 is no more of an upgrade to the One, than the S5 is to the S4. It's an upgrade that is only one year newer, it isn't going to have that much of a jump. Gosh, you people have way, way too high expectations, really! The only thing I have high expectations with is 16GB's should not be in a smartphone that is considered "high end". 16GB's needs to be a thing of the past in "high end" smartphones".

Posted via Android Central App

ErnstMach says:

Either you misunderstood me or you're replying to the wrong comment, since my expectations weren't disappointed at all, not were many other's who have been waiting for the M8. We were expecting an incremental upgrade and we got it. Go take your ballyhoo about high expectations somewhere else

Posted via Android Central App

Warrenisit says:

+1

Posted via Android Central App

rd_nest says:

Ok, let me list the improvements in S5.

1] Big upgrade in SOC (600 to 801)
2] Probably the brightest AMOLED screen (500 nits)
3] Ultra batterysaver mode is a big point (someone needs to test it). Also they have Lucid PowerXtend integrated in S5.
http://lucidlogix.com/press-release/lucidlogix-integrates-powerxtend-sof...
4] Big camera upgrade. Best HDR photos so far in any mobile. Larger 1/2.6 inch sensor, ISOCELL sensor, Phase detection AF, super fast focusing.
5] TW trimmed down, much smoother and cleaner than previous version.
6] IP67
7] 2X2 MIMO WiFi

I think that's a good upgrade for a single generation. Someone coming for S3 will find this a huge improvement.

Not to list others like fingerprint sensor or heartrate sensors which all companies will definitely show as *innovation*

the1m.polo says:

Agreed! and TW and the home button are not a short falls ... It's Samsung... That's what they intend for it to have ... In many cases it's considered a selling point.. its all on the person purchasing it...
The new HTC is just as marginal of an upgrade as the GS5 period..
That said I'm interested in em both
Posted via Android Central App

Jay Holm says:

Wow, someone here who spoke reasonably, and logically. How bout that!

Posted via Android Central App

droidman2177 says:

Yeah, you tell'em!

chad rodgers says:

+1

Posted via Android Central App

Nick Rhodes says:

Hmm... It actually doesn't have the SAME processor. The S5 has a Snapdragon 800. They're saying that the M8 has a Snapdragon 801.

ErnstMach says:

S5 actually does have a 2.5 GHz SD 801

Posted via Android Central App

the1m.polo says:

Thought so...+1

Posted via Android Central App

Google10 says:

So the S5 has the better processor.
S5 = 8974AC vs One 8974AB probably
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7846/the-difference-between-snapdragon-800...

BigDinCA says:

The only difference is a .2GHz in the processor speed. Same GPU, etc. etc.

Posted via Android Central App

Google10 says:

I know I was mostly poking fun, but I am someone who likes having the latest and greatest. This phone is no longer in the running for my next phone, I don't think. The bezel and the camera (different isn't always better), plus HTC's uncertain future. This is coming from someone with the One X for two years, and I won't be eligible for an upgrade until after release so we'll know how the camera stacks up.

droidfamus says:

I know you said ur poking fun yet you have too many contradictions in your post, plz revise and resubmit. Haha

Posted via Android Central App

the1m.polo says:

I've also read the S5 has the 801... If that's not true then it's a slight advantage to the HTC one (2014)

Posted via Android Central App

Kolten Nay says:

The htc one ran faster even though it had a clock speed disadvantage to the s4. I think that it will be the same case here

Posted via Android Central App

ErnstMach says:

That's what I'm thinking too

Posted via Android Central App

Jay Holm says:

Still waiting to see what the LG G3 brings. . .

Posted via Android Central App

Not looking like a good spring, but I'll reserve judgment until the unveiling.

Posted via Android Central App

Adamsville says:

This'll be a great upgrade from my HTC Sensation... I was hoping for 3k mah battery tho

3/25 cant come soon enough

eric.atx says:

I've owned two HTC phones and I doubt that my next phone will be HTC again. I am growing tired of the abysmal battery life of their phones and I doubt that this phone, even with 2600 mAh is going to be much better. I will either go Nexus or S5 next time.

ErnstMach says:

You shouldn't be placing all the weight on Mah ratings, as they don't have too much bearing on real world performance, especially when there weren't even any estimates for battery life with the specs
Posted via Android Central App

BigDinCA says:

I agree. Especially considering, at least in my experience over the last several years, each iteration of the Qualcomm's have gotten more efficient in the battery use department.

Posted via Android Central App

eric.atx says:

Either you read my comment wrong or you didn't read it. I basically said I doubt that it'll be better even with that battery. I place virtually no stock in the battery size.

Posted via Android Central App

Maybe it will perform well on battery life but having a larger battery means it will last even longer still. How many people would complain about a smartphone battery life being too long?

Is 12 hours with 7 hours active and 4 hours screen time considered abysmal? I have all of my antennas engaged and I'm syncing 3 email accounts every thirty minutes.I run my phone at full tilt and I'm pulling 12 hours out of my battery per charge. I have the HTC One! If someone can tell me how to post a screenshot of my gSam battery monitor, then I will prove those numbers. It cracks me up how certain people are on here yakking about expectations being high, but they're reading and commenting and following the damn phone more so than those of us who intends to buy the new version! I mean WTF! I get excited when I wash and shine my car up and make it look new, what the Hell is wrong with getting excited about the next version of your favorite phone? ? To be honest, I'm not in love with HTC seemingly making another shot at 3D because I absolutely hate it.I hate it in the movies and I certainly don't use it on my phone and I'd never watch a fucking 3D tv with the glasses and all of that shit, but that won't stop me from getting the latest and greatest of my favorite phone! ! My current phone is in perfect working condition not a single scratch or ding! The camera shoots awesome pics no purple and, yes, it's been factory repaired BUT, I still plan to get the latest version...and I love my ONE!

Posted via Android Central App

eric.atx says:

I have an Evo 4g LTE and I barely get 9 hours on mine with moderate use.Since they hate replaceable batteries I am stuck with mine until my contract is up. But when it is up I'm gone from Sprint and HTC.

Huh? You can replace your EVO battery. I had that phone and was doing the swapping thing.I absolutely hate swapping as well..there always comes a point when you forget to charge and you're sitting there with 2 dead batteries..I use a battery pack now and I get 2 complete charges out of it if I need it and it works for other devices as well!

Posted via Android Central App

eric.atx says:

I don't have the Evo. I said I have the EVO 4G LTE. which has a non-replaceable battery. I have a battery pack that I use and I don't like that I have to have one or else I won't get through the day.

Gotcha, for some reason,I thought the EVO 4g lte had a removable battery... I had that phone as well,I think I've just gotten used to having to charge my phone every day. My phone has been off the juice since about 3a, and I have 19 percent left 10 hours later. Doesn't seem that bad to me

Posted via Android Central App

eric.atx says:

I'd love that kind of battery life. Mine is horrible!

As you know, our batteries have less capacity over time and I think I just don't want you to give up on HTC. And, to be honest, the difference between your EVO 4g lte and the ONE is night and day. It's not just from a battery perspective, but in every way, the ONE is a big improvement! I really drive my phone hard and this thing is indestructible, with the exception of the camera needing repair. And, since the repair it really has been a joy to use! I bet I haven't reset my phone in a week.I just don't think about it. When I had your phone,I had to do that daily or the damn thing would get laggy! Just trust when I say the ONE really is that much better, not just better than your phone but many phones!

Posted via Android Central App

Hunter2014 says:

I've got a Nexus 5 and love it but the One has piqued my curiosity.

Posted via Android Central App

adamspt2 says:

Ditto that.

deeb215 says:

Wow, so HTC Sense is chewing up just as much storage as Samsung Touchwiz.

Mac58 says:

No I was under the impression the S5 had less than, or somewhere close to 8gb left, right?
According to android central: http://www.androidcentral.com/galaxy-s5-rom-bit-monster-taking-nearly-8g...

illregal says:

close, 7.85

deeb215 says:

It's since been reported that it doesn't actually take up that much. Not by AC that I can remember...

http://www.ibtimes.com/samsung-galaxy-s5-release-date-coming-device-stor...

ibtimes lol

Posted by my Nexus 7 (2013) or my i9300 (custom rom)

deeb215 says:

Lol I tried!

BigDinCA says:

25% less. 6GB verse the 8GB the S5 is reported to use. But the S5 has a ton of extra functions, whether people use them or not.

Posted via Android Central App

NoNexus says:

Link?

-------------------------------------------
You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

BigDinCA says:

He gave you the link in his original post regarding the Samsung storage availability. The data for the One comes from the article that you're posting these comments on.

Posted via Android Central App

alex346 says:

I was just thinking the same thing... The S5 seems to be taking a lot of heat for the amount of storage the software takes up on it yet the M8's software seems to take up just as much on board room. I guess with all these new features HTC seems to be adding it is to be expected

Jay Holm says:

People just like to hate on the S5, that's all.

Posted via Android Central App

antheauxny says:

No, the specs of the S5 are good. The problem people have with it (& the other galaxy's) is its design. I can't count how many times I've heard someone say they love the internals of a Galaxy device but do not like the build or overall look of the hardware itself. People actually LIKE the design of the HTC One. Thus making them like the new One's design. I'm sure if Samsung would listen to their customers and change the look of the Galaxy devices then people wouldn't really complain.

Posted via Android Central App

Jay Holm says:

It's a PHONE! Not a girl. If your a superficial person, and care about "looks", then get an Iphone! 40m people bought the S4, not bad numbers. We'll see how the S5 does. People's wallets certainly aren't complaining. If all you have to comment on are "looks", then go to the fruit store and get an Iphone!

Posted via Android Central App

antheauxny says:

But the look of the device IS the biggest complaint of the S5. The internals are great. The internals are great on both the new One & S5. But unlike the S5, people actually like the design of the One/New One. That's fine that 40m people bought the S4. But let's not act like it was because it was a gorgeous phone (its meh), but it was because of the "gimmicky" features and internals. You seem to be caught up in people liking the New One more than the S5 but fail to realize they like it not only for its gorgeous design, but because now they know it will (allegedly) come with the specs listed above.

People like what they like. You like the Galaxy. Others like HTC. Stop trying to put others down because you don't like what they like.

Posted via Android Central App

+++1

Posted via Android Central App

ErnstMach says:

+2

Posted via Android Central App

BigDinCA says:

Why is it a sin for people to have something that they like while also expecting it to be aesthetically pleasing? I don't see a lot of people driving the Mustang II around, mostly because it look like shit. UC two identical brick houses on the same street that you're interested in buying. One has beige trim, the other hot pink. Which one do you choose?

Posted via Android Central App

ErnstMach says:

+1

Posted via Android Central App

droidhead_1 says:

This a $600 device! It should look great! And how superficial are you that your girls have to be lookers!

Posted via Android Central App

NEXUS_HTC_PS says:

Jay, you're really annoying! Post post your own" ORIGINAL" thought then shut the hell up!

Posted via My Smartphone of the Year HTC One GPe

njamson says:

+10000

Posted via Android Central App

ErnstMach says:

+2000 It doesn't matter what words you choose to acknowledge, Jay, it doesn't change how you present yourself on this website

Posted via Android Central App

NEXUS_HTC_PS says:

Jay, you're really annoying. Post your own "ORIGINAL" thought and then shut the hell up!

Posted via My Smartphone of the Year HTC One GPe

Mikenizme says:

How the fck can you quote the numbers game in trying to win an argument with 'sammy' but at the same time you use the same numbers argument ( and you did that all over this forum) against people buying apples...
Samsung fanboys are PATHETIC !!! mate seriously..

jcorv58 says:

Sounds like you're the one judging by looks with your retarded comment "it's a phone, not a girl!" Why do women (or girls if that's what you prefer) have to have attractive looks in order to be pleasing?

Posted via Android Central App

minnow4 says:

But the iPhone has a tiny screen....

Sent from my Nexus 7 (2013)

Warrenisit says:

You are the angry, defensive Samsung fanboy that gives Samsung lovers a bad name. Granted, I'm an Android fanboy but would be damned to waste my time bitching about other software/phone makers to people who don't want to hear it.

Posted via Android Central App

droidfamus says:

That's not correct, ppl are sick and tired of the same physical phone for three generations of S3,S4&S5... People want Samsung to make a high quality premium phone but either the execs don't want to in fear of the bottom line or Samsung doesn't know how to make a premium phone like the original One or iPhone 5. Samsung sells phone because of marketing muscle, Apple sells because of premium fell and supposed ease of use and HTC doesn't sell because they have nothing called marketing at all. 1 billion on that looser RDJ and the One just did ok for 2013. I hope they step up their game big time this year

Posted via Android Central App

BigDinCA says:

Umm... Iron Man isn't a loser. Watch your mouth.

Posted via Android Central App

minnow4 says:

+1

Sent from my Nexus 7 (2013)

illregal says:

2.5gb difference.. That's a lot.

Actually that's not correct. S5 also will also have 10GB available. When it was presented, most websites incorrectly said it had only 8GB but that was the demonstration version in Barcelona.

BigDinCA says:

I don't think many people believe that. Once the phones come out and people get a good look, things may change. The nice thing here is that, apparently, HTC is letting you know in their marketing materials how much storage is available to you.

Posted via Android Central App

ErnstMach says:

It is nice to see at least that. It is a pity they weren't bold enough to name the memory model after the available storage space (10gb, 26gb, 58gb) so people really realize what they're working with. However, that is a bit much to ask for

Posted via Android Central App

BigDinCA says:

Well that's just crazy talk!

Posted via Android Central App

evoben24 says:

Specs not worth the upgrade from my current HTC one but still better than the galaxy s5

Posted via Android Central App

the1m.polo says:

How is it better???? I would just like to know.. I have an HTC one now... And I am in between on which I'd like to own nxt...But It just blows my mind when people say one phone is better than the other and they have no hands on time or concrete facts to back it up... Please do explain
Posted via Android Central App

Mikenizme says:

Forget about samsung.. Forget about htc....but let's get one fact clear: the s5 is an abomination of a phone. It might have the specs...but for fck seyks a company with all the money and the power can't design something better than that...let's not kid ourselves... looks are at least 50% important on a phone...regardless of cases (best excuses sammy fanboys have) or not...S5 is one ugly phone ! I mean even the s4 somehow looks a lot better. Any way that's just my thought.. buy what you're heart desires.

Speak for yourself... Looks are not that important for everyone at all, because if it was most people would have iPhones because tbh their design is one of the best alongside htc one.. . And as a S4 owner i prefer the looks of S5...the new touchwiz also looks much better... HtC one doea look but that crappy ultrapixels camera is just not good enoigh for me and the camera is something very important for me

Jay Holm says:

Exactly! People put way, way too much emphasis on "looks". They might as well shut up, and get an Iphone already!

Posted via Android Central App

BigDinCA says:

I'm not trying to piss on your Wheaties or anything, but you guys do realize there are hundreds of millions of iPhones out there, right?

Posted via Android Central App

jeddo45 says:

"People put way, way too much emphasis on looks."
Is that your girlfriends philosophy too?

Nexus 5...enough said

BigDinCA says:

"City General, please alert the Burn Unit! We have a patient incoming. Badly burnt."

Posted via Android Central App

ErnstMach says:

Hahaha

Posted via Android Central App

droidhead_1 says:

Ha!

Posted via Android Central App

droidhead_1 says:

Your a tool...

Posted via Android Central App

Mikenizme says:

Are you ok mate ?! Did you read the part with...'that's just my thought'...oh and also this is a forum...
I did also say 50% percent is looks...so what I was trying to say it's that it should be a fine balance between looks and specs...and yes I me and my self think that the s5 looks horible..and even if they somehow managed to put 60 gigs off ram and 60 core processor... I would have never bought that abomination.
Also...although I respect yr opinion with regards to the htc one camera. If I really want a good view on that I'll look for the likes of Brian Klug...
Peace.
P.s. this is a reply to Kevin Davies and not all the buthurt pathetic sammy fanboys that followed

ErnstMach says:

Just remember, you only need one period per sentence hehehe. :-)

Posted via Android Central App

Mikenizme says:

Bastard :)
I do find 'sammy' fanboys pathetic though, and really the ones quoting the numbers..

ErnstMach says:

Yeah, plus they seem to love to lurk on the HTC forums/articles (lookin at you, Jay Holm) and ruin everyone's fun

Posted via Android Central App

Habiib says:

It was the same story last year. The Samsung fanboys managed to ruin just about every HTC related article/thread with their persistent injection of trolling behavior. I would have thought that they would come up with a new approach by now, but I guess their stupidity knows no limit. Here's to 2014 on AC which will be just like 2013... Oh boy!!

Posted via Android Central App

Jay Holm says:

Hating on the S5 is a new hobby people have. But guess what it will still well 10s, and 10s of millions of handsets.

Posted via Android Central App

Jay, can I ask why you're following the htc ONE on damn near all the articles, but you're an avid Sammy guy...why are you wasting your time? I love my HTC one and I haven't posted a single comment within a single Sammy article EVER! I'm actually wondering if you're a Sammy plant...I really just don't understand why you feel the urge to comment within an HTC article when, as you say, Sammy is 40m strong! You sound like the 5 foot tall guy driving a monster truck! Real ego issues going on! Why worry about piddling HTC when you're 40m strong? Just go get back in your four wheeler and go off road! You can do it..just don't forget your step ladder....Lol!

Posted via Android Central App

ErnstMach says:

An accurate assessment if ever I saw one

Posted via Android Central App

njamson says:

He's gotten as bad as Richard

Posted via Android Central App

droidfamus says:

+INFINITY and beyond Brahaha Brahahaha Brahahaha Brahahaha Brahahaha Brahahaha Brahahaha Brahahaha Brahahaha Brahahaha Brahahaha Brahahaha. Jay is a Sammy plant like what they did with the original One.. These f@@kers are everywhere

Posted via Android Central App

BldyIdt says:

Exactly. Some hardcore Sammy fanboys are spending quiet a lot of time on HTC related articles.

Exactly, why worry about the competition when you really don't have any. And, last I thought, the real competition is Apple! But, true to bully spirit, Sammy guys like to pick on the smaller weaker guy than go after the true big dog in the yard! At least that's what I'm getting in these comment sections! Truth be told we're all on the same team (Android), and if you don't like the HTC One, you can get the Samsung, just don't jump ship to Apple!
Posted via Android Central App

Together we stand, divided we fall!

Posted via Android Central App

nate735#AC says:

Weight seems high at 160g . . . My nexus 5 is 130g and feels great in hand

Holy crap! Last year when there was no SD card slot everyone screamed bloody murder. Now that they have the blasted SD card slot so those screaming people can have their expandable storage, people are crying over a possible 16GB of internal storage! Who cares!? you got your SD compatibility! This should be a non-issue!

/endrant

Habiib says:

See my first comment... Btw +19

Posted via Android Central App

BeatUpFord says:

It's not bloody murder per se, but you do realize that the cost difference for an OEM is about $10 between 16 and 32 gigs. When you look at it that way, you do get the feeling like HTC is screwing you a little.

rampage1979 says:

Then buy the 32gb model or 64gb. Don't settle for the 16.

Posted via Android Central App

I cringe every moment, I hear with a "pinch of salt" it's fatuous banal and very dull. I honestly don't care if the writer is proficient or not in writing, but that phrase is long outdated and frequently used in mobile tech articles. Logic sense leaks aren't always reliable , so why use the phrase .

someguy01234 says:

I think he should take those criticisms with a pinch of salt.

droidman2177 says:

Yeah this really bothers me too. Cause I have nothing better to do than to sit around and criticize the BEST DARN ANDROID COVERAGE ON THE PLANET!! It's a BLOG. NOT PC MAGAZINE.

Habiib says:

I'm kind of surprised that these listed specs makes this both taller and wider than the Butterfly S (less thickness though) and weighs the same?

Posted via Android Central App

mtmerrick says:

To everyone complaining about storage - this is what you get for asking for an SD card. That's the tradeoff manufacturers make you choose from, it's not a secret. You asked for this.

BigDinCA says:

Bingo!

Posted via Android Central App

Habiib says:

Bango!!!

Posted via Android Central App

BigDinCA says:

Bongo!

Posted via Android Central App

mtmerrick says:

Also, that's a terrible battery, as compared to the other Flagships on the market

DroidOn says:

Really? The new One is bigger? The old One is big enough for me. Maybe a little too big. Great phone, though.

Posted via Android Central App

ErnstMach says:

S5 got bigger too, swelling seems to be in vogue for flagships these days

Posted via Android Central App

NoYankees44 says:

And blind complaining about battery life that no one has any idea about Now...

Posted via Android Central App

BoB16731 says:

Just something else for people to bitch about

Posted via Android Central App

jlczl says:

The thing is most of us already know about how many mah we use based on past experience. 2600 does seem low considering the other options.

popartist says:

+1 We don't know yet how efficiently the phone uses battery - My OG One had meh battery life originally (would end my day with about 15-20% and would sometimes have to top up in the afternoon to get through the day, ), but when it went to Android 4.3 and 4.4.2 battery life improved considerably - have not had to do any late afternoon charging for quite awhile and I usually end the day at around 50% battery.

ebocioj says:

Can not wait to this phone releases i wish everyone knew how much superior HTC is than Samsung

Posted via Android Central App

rampage1979 says:

I hope this phone is super efficient cause I really don't think 2600mah will cut it. The S5 has 2800 and if I was to guess the LG g3 will get a boost from 3000 on the g2 to possibly 3200 or more on the g3. I wouldn't say the original HTC one battery was horrible my wife seems to think her battery is fine but for power users we would of hoped to of at least hit 3000 mah.

Posted via Android Central App

jlczl says:

+1

kygator13 says:

Man, it's going to be a hard choice between the new HTC One and a Galaxy S5

Posted via Android Central App with the HTC One

BoB16731 says:

Hahahah at all the people complaining about storage they give you a sdcard and you still bitch /facepalm

Posted via Android Central App

choclab1 says:

2600mah is probably plenty for most, I'm just surprised they went with that small of a battery.

BigDinCA says:

Me too. I'm satisfied w/ my battery on the One and I use it as much as a New York hooker says "Haaay Baaaabee!" I know it's a little bigger than last year's model, but I thought they'd be able to squeeze more into it than they did.

Posted via Android Central App

jlczl says:

Yup. I was considering it but was expecting 3000+. Now I'm rethinking it.

luckydwg says:

Looks sweet but this time around I am looking for a mix of battery and camera. So I am a little disappointed to see the 2600. We will see how this stacks up with the S5 when they r both released.

Posted via Android Central App

smooth4lyfe says:

Didn't expect anything dramatic...looks like I'll be sticking to getting the S5

What's the main shooter in ultra pixels? Still 4?

Posted via Android Central App

BigDinCA says:

That's the prevailing rumor. Here and there I've seen 8MP thrown out there, but I'm betting 4 as well.

Posted via Android Central App

Hoping they improved it a lot. Looking to be a great improvement overall though

Posted via Android Central App

Cubfan says:

Thanks. No longer interested. Nothing to see here.

Raptor007 says:

WTF HTC, you cut storage down to 16GB (10GB) usable space because you added microSD which should have been there to begin with. You are idiots and deserve to lose even more marketshare. In a time when Android 4.4 no longer plays nicely with apps2sd and and what good is 10GB of space.

ErnstMach says:

Hey, they're just following Samsung on that front. It would be a way to get themselves to stand out by offering more storage but I think they're just maintaining status quo in the storage dept.

Posted via Android Central App

rampage1979 says:

Do you even bother to read the articles on android central if the rumors are true they're will be 16, 32, 64 gb models available it's the exact same thing Samsung will be offering with the s5.
Posted via Android Central App

Spencer Carr says:

Now I'm 4 sure getting the s5

Posted via Android Central App

ErnstMach says:

Might I ask why, purely out of curiosity?

Posted via Android Central App

Kolten Nay says:

No idea. Htc one with faster internals and a sad card slot? It's going to be a heck of a phone. But sadly samsung will outsell this phone by a mile.

Posted via Android Central App

Am I the only one who feels the battery could've been bigger?

Posted from my TARDIS!

jlczl says:

No your not the only one. I was really looking forward to this phone but if the battery is lower than 3000 then I'm sticking with my Maxx.

barondebxl says:

Disappointing honestly. Besides the camera I don't think this is worth upgrading from the m7

Posted via Android Central App

Taz89 says:

What's funny is this basically has the same spec as the s5, same storage out of box but Samsung get basically screwed at by the techies saying it's not a big enough upgrade etc etc but the m8 everyone's not saying anything like that. Pretty much after the s5 everyone was saying the m8 will blow the s5 spec out the water. As I've been saying for a while now, specs has plateaued and new the m8 wasn't going to be a big difference from the s5 in specs. Just a funny observation here.

Posted via Android Central App on nexus 7 (2nd gen)

yankeesusa says:

This phone is definitely looking better and better. The 32gb option will be the best. Even though I love the ability to use a memory card I like having the security of internal memory.

Posted via Android Central App

Saturn1217 says:

How is it taller than the S5 and almost as tall as the Xperia Z2?! I guess at least it is only a little wider than the original One but that is going to be a tall phone.

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Liking the new Sense 6 features, as I probably think people will actually use them.
That said, they kinda skimped on the battery. I hope they offer the battery cover like what they did with the One Max.
16GB of storage is surprising, but that's probably due to the SD card. I bet the 32GB version will be the big seller.

It's still a great phone, but I love my M7 way too much that I probably won't be upgrading for another year, and it's not because the M8 is bad.

salvikid01 says:

I really hope they make a Google Edition!. If the camera software is included and I like everything else about the phone. I might consider putting my N5 away. That wide angle lens was just beautiful!!.

Posted via Android Central App

ConTejas says:

I would expect a new GPE One and it will definitely NOT have HTC's camera software if you believe in following precedents.

R Raja says:

Great phone my next upgrade. After looking atall recent phones to be launched S5, Z2, Pro 2 this had to be the one. Pleasing to the eye, feel good solid, feels good in the hand. Most polished ui lag free, no gimmicky software wasting internal memory and storage. micro sd was lacking in previous model but can't even complain about that. What else do you want in a phone?

JobiWan144 says:

Those dimensions probably seal the deal against it for me. I don't want a phone that big. Unless the ergonomics are super awesome, or it includes must-have software features, I guess the Moto X will be my next phone.

Posted from my HTC EVO 4G LTE via Android Central App