HTC One Harman/Kardon edition releasing exclusively on Sprint

It was just last month that HTC unveiled its latest flagship, the HTC One (M8). The successor to one of last year’s sleekest mobile handsets returned with a more streamlined design and wealth of new features. Amongst the list of new features, there were also a lot of familiar features that were carried over from the previous model. One of the most important features were the dual speaker that created such a unique and enriching audio experience that it literally became the new gold standard for audio on a mobile device.

Early today, evleaks released an interesting bit of information stating that Sprint would release a Harman/Kardon edition of the HTC One. Furthermore, an XDA forum member has clarified that all of Sprint’s HTC One’s currently posses this hardware, but it has not been made public until the legal portion of the agreement is completed. Sprint will begin marketing the exclusive HTC One Harman/Kardon edition once the deal is solidified.

HTC’s previous partnership with Beats Audio was more of a gimmick than an actual technological improvement in creating better sound for HTC’s products. While HTC's dual speaker sounds great, it will be interesting to see how HTC will implement and take advantage of a reputable company like Harman/Kardon. Hopefully, this go-around they will properly utilize them rather than resorting to the same tired gimmicks.

Source: Evleaks and XDA Forums 

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I wonder if the other variants have the same hardware or if it is different.

EDIT: Just saw it in the linked thread. "The Sprint version has Harman/Kardon speakers in it whereas the other versions do not."

God damn it.

EDIT 2: What am I complaining about? I got an M7 a week and a half before the M8 came out... XD

Edited by shinji257, Apr 10 2014, 2:45pm :

This is awesome but will suck for other variants. I personally hate my Sprint variant of HTC One m7 compared to International editions thanks to lack of roms.

I think the problem is most custom roms are built for the GSM International version and are not compatible with the CDMA versions of the phone.

Steven P. said,
Think link I provided is for the Sprint version of the HTC One :)

What I said still applies though, the vast majority of custom roms are for the GSM version.

Aside from the international version, sprint and t-mobile's version of the htc one m7 has little support for custom roms while the att and the verizon version has a better community for custom roms and kernals as well.

Vvo said,
Aside from the international version, sprint and t-mobile's version of the htc one m7 has little support for custom roms while the att and the verizon version has a better community for custom roms and kernals as well.
Huh??? The T-Mobile HTC One can run any of the GSM ROMs, the same as the AT&T version and International versions. The Sprint and Verizon models, however, are much more limited.