This new rumour regarding the variant of the HTC One will look very similar to the metallic flagship model, but will be powered by Microsoft’s tile-based operating system, Neowin reports.


The phone won’t be a clone or carbon copy of the original HTC One, but will have a similar look.  The screen is reckoned to be around the four to five inch mark. Sporting a metal frame (like the original) and no doubt carrying HTC’s ‘Ultrapixel’ camera technology, (which captures 300% more light) the new model should also carry Beats audio with dual front stereo speakers to match. If this is the case, we would also expect the usual features such as the home screen layout (now tiled windows) and the Blinkfeed feature, just like the original Taiwanese company’s handset.

This mysterious mobile will reportedly make use of a previously rumoured update to Windows Phone (known as GDR3) that is reckoned to make the operating system compatible with 1080p displays and if it is furnishing a quad core processor, it would be some serious piece of kit. This new model Windows HTC One handset is tipped to make its grand debut in the autumn and arrive later this year.   As with all tech rumours, until we hear more, stay tuned for further updates!

HTC’s Windows’ Phone efforts have felt a little lacklustre in the past, with devices like the HTC 8X doing little to make the customer happy compared to the likes of Nokia’s Lumia mobile series. The HTC One has been praised for its design; however, I would definitely be keen to see a manufacturer other than Nokia lavish a lot of energy on a Windows Phone which has struggled to gain market leadership against technology giants like Apple and Samsung.

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