New, plastic HTC One outed on HTC China site

Following recent rumors of a plastic HTC One being in the works, HTC China has taken the wraps off this new model with a post on Weibo linking to a promotional site for the phone. Besides the change in materials, you're looking at familiar chips and software, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor and HTC's BoomSound-based audio. Despite the high-end internals, the chassis looks a little more like last year's HTC One, the M7, than this year's offering.

Major differences inside the plastic frame include a 13-megapixel camera with single LED flash, as opposed to the Ultrapixel-based Duo Camera of the HTC One M8, which comes with dual-LED flash. It's unclear at this stage whether it'll be the same 13MP sensor that's used in the HTC One Mini 2, nor whether this new HTC One will see a release outside of Asia. But with promotional activities kicking off in China this week and next, hopefully it won't be long before we learn more.

Source: HTC via Weibo

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