htcone chinabackdoor HTC One in China to have microSD card slot, despite previous HTC claim

HTC is offering its flagship smartphone the HTC One in China with a microSD card slot, according to its own advertising, contradicting earlier claims by the company that it was unable to include one, leaving many around the world without the feature.

HTC is offering its flagship smartphone the HTC One in China with a microSD card slot, according to its own advertising, contradicting earlier claims by the company that it was unable to include one, leaving many around the world without the feature.

 
The HTC One comes in two versions, a standard 32GB model and a 64GB one for developers. That is not enough space for many, however, and what seems like a standard feature on Android phones, room for a microSD card, was never employed.
 
HTC claimed the reason for this was because of the phone's unique, gap-free design, which did not allow for such expansion. In fact, that is also the alleged reason users cannot remove the battery.
 
htcone chinabackdoor HTC One in China to have microSD card slot, despite previous HTC claim
 
Chinese users are getting half their prayers answered, however, as it looks like HTC is allowing microSD card expansion, likely due to being forced to provide dual-SIM support. The trade-off is that the phone is no longer “gap-free,” but has a removable back. However, this still will not allow access to the battery.
 
Many customers outside China, however, might feel a little cheated that they are not getting this basic feature. While Apple got in trouble in China for its different warranty policies, it seems HTC might instead be in trouble with the rest of the world.
 
Source: Phandroid