The HTC One or M7 is expected soon and we let you know what to expect from this Android superphone
The rumors are percolating that HTC will reveal its latest Android superphone Feb. 19 and the latest rumblings suggest that this device had a codename of M7 and the final version willl be called the HTC One. Let's take a look at what you can expect from the specs, pricing and when you can get your hands on it.
HTC One specs rumors
Let's break down the reported name first. I never expected the "M7" moniker to stick, as HTC spent a lot of time and money marketing the One branding last year with devices like the One X, One S, One X+ and more. Simply calling the next Android phone the "HTC One" makes sense but it's also kind of confusing to me. Is the "One" better than the "One X?" I guess you can't really call is the "One 2," right?
With that said, the HTC One is expected to sport a 4.7-inch display with a 1080p resoultion. This includes 1920x1080 pixels and it should be similarly gorgeous as the fantastic display we've seen in the DROID DNA. Look for a stunning 440 pixels per inch and it should produce stellar pictures, videos and more.
Inside, we fully expect a quad-core 1.7GHz processor, at least 2GB of RAM, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE support and at least 16GB of storage. HTC has moved toward an embedded battery and no microSD slot with its latest devices and I'd expect the HTC One to follow that trend.
HTC has spent a lot of time and money developing its camera technology and the HTC One is supposed to take it to the next level. A reported photo leak suggests the HTC One will utilize Ultrapixel technology to deliver high-quality photos that essentially stacks multiple 4-megapixel cameras on top of each other.
HTC One pricing rumors
The HTC One should follow the same pricing structure as its predecessors: I'd expect it to land on major carriers for $199 with a new, two-year contract. I'd expect it to definitely come to AT&T and T-Mobile and we may get slightly altered versions on Verizon and Sprint.
An unlocked HTC One will likely cost at least $650 to start with but that's about standard. For example, an unlocked iPhone 5 costs more than $650 if you don't have a carrier subsidy.
HTC One release date rumors
HTC likes to make its big handset announcements a few months ahead of the actual release, so I'd expect the HTC One to land in the middle of the second quarter. Whenever it lands, you can expect the HTC One to be one of the most anticipated devices of the year.