The HTC One built for China will have a removable back plate for insertions of dual-SIM as well as a microSD card.

A recent image uploaded onto Weibo has revealed that HTC is going to let Chinese consumers do more with their One handsets.  For those that don’t already know, the International and U.S. One variant are full “zero-gap” unibody devices, meaning no microSD expansion or removable battery. 

For most, a handset with 32 or 64GB of internal storage is more than enough, but it’s always nice to have an option to swap in a memory card to gain access to files without having first hook up the device to a computer. Moreover, if HTC did indeed make the back plate removable for the Chinese HTC One variant, why not cut a hole on top of the battery spot so people can replace the battery, too?

If the Weibo picture is of an authentic HTC product and not just another knockoff, then perhaps people around the world may have more incentives to hop onto eBay or other third party channels to grab the much more customizable HTC One variant from China.