New HTC One is even more metal in second teaser video

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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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??
  • Wait, they added a microSD card slot?! I won't probably use it, but to many people, it should be a huge plus!
  • 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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  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • Yeah, where does it say this new phone will have a sd slot? I'd like to know. Just might give HTC a try! I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".
  • The 12 minute video posted last night shows it plain as day. Posted via Android Central App
  • +1,000!!! Well then! I just might consider an HTC smartphone! I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".
  • 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
  • microSD+ability to dual boot WP=my next phone (if the new Lumias don't impress me)
  • WP can not afford to lose you...and we don't want or need WP on "our" hardware. Thanks.
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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
  • great commercial
  • Yep! After So long they finally have good marketing! Posted via Android Central App
  • If by great you mean cheesy, then yes Posted via Android Central App
  • Seriously. That was par for the course for in terrible!
  • 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 :-) Posted via Android Central App
  • Knowing HTC, they'll probably skimp on the battery. Posted via Android Central App
  • If by great you mean painfully poor, derivative and woefully unfunny then yes Posted via Android Central App
  • \^^/ \^^/ No way Beavis! I saw it first! Lol
  • I wonder, will this device help to turn things around for HTC?
  • Maybe not, but I'll be surprised if it did.
  • 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's time to bring it!!! Posted via Android Central App
  • Glad I wasn't the only one Posted by my Nexus 7 (2013) or my i9300 (custom rom)
  • Yes thanks. Hipsiter trying to be a metalhead. Posted via Android Central App
  • What does this even mean? Posted via Android Central App
  • If you have to ask...
  • Same here brother. Die hard metal head here and that's far from how we look and act. Lol
  • When did metal heads start using "lol" ? Borrow your little sister's lip gloss much?
  • Lmao! Posted via Android Central App
  • Only on his way to your moms
  • You think that up all by yourself? Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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 :-( Posted via Android Central App
  • These build up videos are so pointless.
    Announce a date, reveal it, set release dates, Simples!!!!
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • I'd really like to know where people are getting this info that the new One will have an sd card slot.... I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".
  • there was a leaked video of m8 floating around internet.
  • 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.
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • why they are advertising that is going to have metal body, it already had last year.
  • Im personally looking for a phone with great build quality. Metal will be awesome. Posted via Android Central App
  • It's better metal! Posted via Android Central App
  • 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. :)
  • Guys notice that when the dudes talk about the new HTC One, the mouth is also blurred to prevent lip reading. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.
  • If they did all those things now, how could they make improvements next year?
  • 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.
  • Uh, yeah. Well watch it again. It's DEFINITELY taller...
  • Get a Nexus or GPE One. Done.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Posted via Android Central App
  • Just shut up and release the thing. And tell us what that second camera is for along with the battery size.
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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. I don't use, or acknowledge the word ""troll"".
  • Everybody is lactating over an SD Card slot and I'm all like... "Where's USB 3.0 for faster charging?.." Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.
  • Isn't electricity data? Huehuehue /s Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Annnd that's he/she's a big dbag...
  • SD card is so 2010. Total waste of space. Just make internal 64gb and use cloud. Posted via Android Central App
  • That's a great idea, if you have an unlimited data plan. If you have 1 GB of data, not so much.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Haha, that was a pretty good one, HTC Marketing team.
  • 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.
  • 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. Posted via AC App on HTC One
  • 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. Posted with my HTC One GPe via Android Central App
  • 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)
  • 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?
  • At the back, in plastic seams.
  • Not trashing for trashing's sake, but-- These promos are A MESS.
  • Their marketing is painful. They need to tell a better story. Posted via Android Central App
  • Wow that's so gay! HTC who is your target audience? Lol Posted via Android Central App