Not as substantial from a graphic standpoint as recent spills of information, the newest All New HTC One-centric rumor focuses on the so far mysterious dual rear camera setup, also divulging the phone’s possible price structure in Australia.
Oh, HTC, you avoided February’s Mobile World Congress like the plague and instead slated the big “M8” intro for a month later, but you’ll have very little to show off come March 25 that we don’t already know about.
Subtle design makeover, with the same premium aluminum build as last year’s One, slightly more rounded edges and a clean, smooth, removable back cover? No secret there, following an exhaustive video hands-on preview and a few sets of high-quality pics.
Marginally larger 5-inch display boasting Full HD resolution, quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip, 2 GB RAM, microSD support? You see, the thing’s entire spec sheet is an open book. Even the market name is a near certainty, and if GSM Arena’s latest scoop pans out, the innovative “Duo Camera” is no longer a puzzle either.
As per a legit-looking Telstra brochure, the main focus of the rear camera pair will be, well, focus, alongside post-capturing 3D effects and professional shot editing. Sounds quite nifty, though one little tidbit still remains unclear: the exact resolution of the two snappers.
Rumor has it the primary cam will carry a 4 MP UltraPixel sensor reminiscent of the original HTC One, but hey, let’s keep some of the mystery intact, shall we?
Probably due out in April worldwide, the All New HTC One is to apparently cost $760 (AUD 840) outright and $0 upfront with AUD 80 monthly payments on-contract via Telstra Australia. Whoa, that’s north of Samsung Galaxy S5’s expected price, which spells trouble for HTC.
On the bright side, today’s leaked carrier document reveals the M8 runs Android with Sense 6.0 UI on top, including, among other goodies, a neat double tap feature. Also, you get improved BoomSound speakers. Enough to command a $760 price tag? You tell us.
Source: GSM Arena