HTC working on a One variant with Windows Phone and GDR3

Just a mock-up - but HTC's new Windows Phone could look something like this

HTC is currently working on a Windows Phone 8 device that will look similar to the HTC One. While the device is not a simple re-hash of the HTC One, the device will look familiar but not identical.

The device is reported to have a 4 to 5 in display - our source couldn’t get an accurate measurement on the screen size - along with a mostly metal body, Beats Audio, and the GDR3 update for Windows Phone, according to our source.  The One has a 4.7in display, but we are not sure if it is using the same screen for the Windows Phone device.

The phone is expected to be announced in the fall and arrive sometime later in the year. It is believed, but not confirmed, that the phone will use HTC’s UltraPixel technology for the camera too.

It’s not a surprise that HTC would take a device like the One and revise it to fit the Windows Phone model. The One has been well regarded and by putting Windows Phone 8 on the device, the device could be a winner with consumers.

If true, knowing that the GDR3 update should land sometime later this year, we should expect to see the next wave of new Windows Phone devices to arrive around that time as well. GDR3 is expected to bring support for 1080p displays and quad-core processors on Windows Phone 8, so HTC's handset could feature some pretty impressive specs. 

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Microsoft reveals Bing Boards; the answer to Pinterest?

Next Story

Microsoft and Oracle holding joint press event Monday

31 Comments - Add comment