Amid the many recent leaks of the new HTC One — a.k.a. M8 — it's a little ironic to see the device also cropping up in pixelated form in official HTC teaser videos. Nevertheless, HTC has gone live with a second teaser trailer for its new One, and it's all about metal. We all know about the (2013) HTC One's aluminum unibody, but apparently the new HTC One is even more metal. (That'd certainly fit in with recent leaks showing a wraparound aluminum chassis in place of the plastic trim of last year's model.)

HTC has previously teased new and improved BoomSound speakers in the new HTC One. We'll see more of the company's next big thing at the official launch events in London and New York in just over three weeks time.

 
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brainimpact says:

The big win for me so far is a Micro SD Card slot, I'm now hoping for a 64 bit processor just for peni measuring reasons

Same here, so glad they included a Micro SD slot.

Jay Holm says:

There's no reason an sd card I had in an S4 would have any problems working on an HTC device, right? Please tell me no! All android smartphones read/write memory cards the same, right?

I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".

There is no reason it wouldn't work.

jackoceanz says:

it's both android. and if it's just used as storage it should be fine. If you installed apps on SD card, those apps *might or might not* work properly I imagine. Just simply re install will prob be ok

ISH3000 says:

Well, expect to see the occasional message pop up. Somewhere, saying something about faster cards.. Like the new 64 and 128 Gb SD XC class 10 Ultra memory cards from SanDisk (and perhaps Toshiba) that have faster read/write speeds especially during Photography. I suspect most phones (even those that say in their specs that the Phone's hardware can read up 32Gb SD card) would be able to read a 64Gb card.. (Downward compatiablility) but not sure about 128Gb... But then again why would you need soooo much space on your phone??

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Wait, they added a microSD card slot?!

I won't probably use it, but to many people, it should be a huge plus!

the1m.polo says:

Yes I have a HTC one now... And planned to go back to Samsung because 32g just isn't enough for a person like me ... But I must have missed this .. they added a mSD slot?!?! Damn ! The only other major sell for me getting the S5 is the privacy mode ... Can't wait to see what HTC comes with..
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Habiib says:

You are a man of your word. I remember a while back you said you were a big fan of SS products, but would give HTC your business if they had something you liked. Seems like you picked up the One and gave it a try. I respect that. Now I'm more interested to see if they gave it a much improved battery capacity like the 3200 mAh of the Butterfly S.

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Jay Holm says:

Yeah, where does it say this new phone will have a sd slot? I'd like to know. Just might give HTC a try!

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BigDinCA says:

The 12 minute video posted last night shows it plain as day.

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Jay Holm says:

+1,000!!! Well then! I just might consider an HTC smartphone!

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jackoceanz says:

oh yah, I dont use sd card on my phone, but with SanDisk’s 128GB microSD ? who is gonna say no to 128 GB?? :D http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/02/sandisks-128gb-microsd-card-is-th...

microSD+ability to dual boot WP=my next phone (if the new Lumias don't impress me)

ConTejas says:

WP can not afford to lose you...and we don't want or need WP on "our" hardware. Thanks.

Hamza Salau says:

Seeing as HTC will most likely use a snapdragon SOC, I will not be surprised if the new HTC also has an 801 as the 805(which may not even be 64bit) might not be ready yet.

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funkym0nkey says:

It is not ready. If it was, Samsung would have first pick of it thanks to their volume purchase power. All phones launching before June packing Qualcomm SoC will have 801

21plays says:

great commercial

Yep! After So long they finally have good marketing!

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eldaino says:

If by great you mean cheesy, then yes

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ConTejas says:

Seriously. That was par for the course for HTC...as in terrible!

Anon8154066 says:

The specs will be in keeping with the rest, I can't envisage a 64bit processor. That said there are obvious improvements the wrap around metal replacing plastic and that sd card slot, even if the battery is not removable but has in the region of 2800mha-3200mha then this will be a great device. Not long until we find out :-)

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Knowing HTC, they'll probably skimp on the battery.

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robsawalker says:

If by great you mean painfully poor, derivative and woefully unfunny then yes

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jackwagon06 says:

\^^/ \^^/ No way Beavis! I saw it first! Lol

p2hero says:

I wonder, will this device help to turn things around for HTC?

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Maybe not, but I'll be surprised if it did.

dumbcow1 says:

Being a metalhead... I am offended by this video... That guy was not a metalhead...

But I am damn excited for this handset!!!! Bring it HTC. Samsung dropped the ball on their new flagship....it's time to bring it!!!

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Glad I wasn't the only one

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droidhead_1 says:

Yes thanks. Hipsiter trying to be a metalhead.

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eldaino says:

What does this even mean?

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ConTejas says:

If you have to ask...

Statusnone says:

Same here brother.

Die hard metal head here and that's far from how we look and act. Lol

symonc says:

When did metal heads start using "lol" ? Borrow your little sister's lip gloss much?

zero.efx says:

Lmao!

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jackwagon06 says:

Only on his way to your moms

Bwahahahaha says:

You think that up all by yourself?

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antw081 says:

I'm surprised they have started to advertise so early.

Phone isn't going to be officially revealed until late Match and who knows when it will be actually available in stores.

yankeesusa says:

They may actually be in stores earlier than people think. Htc needs to step it up to stay competitive. I hope all the hype is warranted.

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Fayzan says:

Htc why...i mean why...ok onscreen buttons...they are wellcome but...still that huge black border with htc on it!!!!its more taller then htc one m7..

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Tswfootball says:

From a consumer perspective I definitely agree. It would have been perfect without that logo.

But those logos on the front actually help expose the brand quite well.. So I do understand why they kept it :-(

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masterpfa says:

These build up videos are so pointless.
Announce a date, reveal it, set release dates, Simples!!!!

Anon8154066 says:

Some like to be teased lol the one, the old one, not the new one is still a great device in terms of build quality.

This the New one will be more of the same but with hardware improvements and software tweaks.

Ok they may not sell the same numbers as Samsung but this will be a cracking device and one that I am interested in.

May sell my Nexus 5 to go towards payment outright for this one.

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yankeesusa says:

Definitely looking forward to see what htc brings to the table. Hopefully a better battery life and with the micro sd slot they can't go wrong. At least 32gb internal memory and bring back all the features of the one. I just hope the retail price isn't too high. Can't wait.

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Jay Holm says:

I'd really like to know where people are getting this info that the new One will have an sd card slot....

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jackoceanz says:

there was a leaked video of m8 floating around internet.
http://androidandme.com/2014/03/news/htc-m8-video-leak-gives-lengthy-loo...

manimsoblack says:

As a metal head and cnc machinist, who works nearly exclusively with aluminum, this entire commercial was underwhelming. It's cnc machined and anodized... that's gist of it. I'm probably still getting the phone though.

BigDinCA says:

I get it. I'm around those machine all the time, though predominantly CO2 lasers, but sometimes I still get a kick out of the things they do with them.

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nikkisix798 says:

why they are advertising that is going to have metal body, it already had last year.

Mptrh336 says:

Im personally looking for a phone with great build quality. Metal will be awesome.

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It's better metal!

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Really excited for this phone. I hope it has 64 gb internals though. Not a big fan of SD cards. I just hope its as per my expectations in the end. Fingers crossed. :)

zizu101 says:

Guys notice that when the dudes talk about the new HTC One, the mouth is also blurred to prevent lip reading.

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Chris X1 says:

So, in that 12 minute video that was released, the phone is both taller and wider. WTH? I have the One, and while I love it, one of my bigger complaints is that it is too tall. Why not reduce bezel size to squeeze another tenth of an inch or so of screen into the chassis?

This phone would have been perfect if:

1) Battery life was increased
2) Width remained the same, while the bezels were all reduced
3) Onscreen buttons were added WHILE removing the unneeded HTC logo black bar
4) Better camera (was already pretty good)

If they had simply done that, they would have the greatest smart phone ever made. Instead, the overall size has increased on a phone that is already heavier than many of its competitors (and, increased size likely means more weight).

I certainly won't complain about an added SD card slot, unless it took away from more battery, or a reduction of size, weight, etc.

One thing that I would love, but that I'm not sure is possible, is for manufacturers to give users the ability to change the theme of icons, menus, onscreen buttons, etc. That way, if I wanted to use the Google Now launcher instead of Sense, perhaps I could match up stock Android coloring, icons, buttons, etc., to get what would pretty much be a stock feel. Not sure if that is feasible with Android, however.

orlanka says:

If they did all those things now, how could they make improvements next year?

Portzblitz says:

I gotta say Chris-- I watched the video too, and i don't see it as any wider at all. When the two screens were next to each other and lit up, it may have given the illusion that the whole body is bigger, vs just the screen, which we now KNOW is bigger. Just a thought.

ConTejas says:

Uh, yeah. Well watch it again. It's DEFINITELY taller...

ConTejas says:

Get a Nexus or GPE One. Done.

Juanus says:

Am I the only one whom the all metal unibody is the exact thing that prevents me from buying the HTC One series? Every time I touch the phone my teeth chatter like someone scratching their nails on a chalkboard.

Synycalwon says:

I don't care for the metal either. It's either cold (metal usually feels colder than the surrounding air) or very warm (from using or holding it ). But what really kills it for me though is the sealed/embedded battery. :(

As to the commercial, just lame. Who or what the hell was their reference point for a metal head? That dude wasn't even in the ballpark. Just looked like someone's crazy brother who thinks he's one.

cj100570 says:

That's just sad!

I love these commercials so much more than the Robert Downey Jr ones. They keep it humorous and to the point. Good job HTC

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Cubfan says:

Just shut up and release the thing. And tell us what that second camera is for along with the battery size.

Theot says:

If there's an SD card slot and around a 3000 mah battery I'm definitely interested. But to sell me it will need a 5" screen.

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Jay Holm says:

I agree on all three things, 3,000mah battery, 5in screen, and sd card slot, I will consider it. Not a fan of blinkfeed, but I usually use Go Launcher, no reason I can't download that and use it like I currently do on my S4.

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zero.efx says:

Everybody is lactating over an SD Card slot and I'm all like...

"Where's USB 3.0 for faster charging?.."

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zhecht says:

I sincerely hope that's sarcasm. The extra 400mA for USB 3 only applies when you're transferring data, and even then you're only charging at 0.9 amps. USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 both support the same Battery Charging Specification of 1.5A sustained/5A peak. You won't get any better until USB 3.1 which includes USBPD.

kelayz says:

Isn't electricity data? Huehuehue /s

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zero.efx says:

So... You transfer data faster? But they won't put it in the new phone? And you went to explain all of this... Why?..
If it's a new feature and if USB 3.0 is any kind of upgrade from USB 2.0 then why not incorporate it?
I'll wait for you to bore me some more with random numbers and things you've Google'd.

BTW, you *may* want to check the forums before you spout nonsense and hope someone is kidding by a comment, bud. Ya know how to check the forums, right? You click where is says "forums" and read up on the Note 3.

I'll help you though just in case you have to Google a walk through on how to read/find forums.

http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3/314930-usb-3-0-qu...
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Wollombi says:

You didn't seem sarcastic in your original post, you just seemed ignorant. Perfectly normal for someone to try to explain the tech to you in that case. Your response, well, it confirms what was only apparent before.

ConTejas says:

Annnd that's he/she's a big dbag...

moosc says:

SD card is so 2010. Total waste of space. Just make internal 64gb and use cloud.

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blackroseMD1 says:

That's a great idea, if you have an unlimited data plan. If you have 1 GB of data, not so much.

ConTejas says:

Funny...how about the millions that do it JUST FINE with 500mbs of data? Guess you've never heard of WiFi and you don't really need the cloud with 64GB..that's the 8GB arguement bud.

Shotine says:

Sd slot is a step in the right direction, but that being said no removable battery no way i would own or recommend to ANYONE

Jonneh says:

Haha, that was a pretty good one, HTC Marketing team.

SlimJ87D says:

I don't want to be disappointed witht he camera again. I love my HTC One, the onyl thing terrible about it is the camera. The purpple and pink tint problem is a huge issue to me.

K White1 says:

Covering the sides, top and bottom with metal sounds great. I viewed the black M7 in store, but later ordered the silver version online. When I received the device, I was slightly disappointed about the white polycarbonate trim. However, it wasn't a big deal.

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rudyy50 says:

Maybe the guy in the video is said to be a metalhead, not because he listens to heavy metal, but because of the metal phone body. After all, the announcement is that the phone will have more metal.
Maybe?

Edit: I haven't watched the video. Flame me if you must.

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NoNexus says:

Now they just need to add a battery, camera and get rid of the scratch and dent "premium" body.

Good love that they are listening to some customers though and trying some things to get out of the slump they are in. I always loved my HTC phones (even the THunderBolt)

meyerweb says:

So if the sides and back of the phone are solid aluminum, where are the antennas? Behind the glass, where they beam the signal into your face?

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

At the back, in plastic seams.

Portzblitz says:

Not trashing for trashing's sake, but-- These promos are A MESS.

patfactorx says:

Their marketing is painful. They need to tell a better story.

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lucas710 says:

Wow that's so gay! HTC who is your target audience? Lol

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