HTC plans to improve its dismal Android market share of 2013 by releasing innovative products this 2014. Right now the company’s world market share stands at only 3%-4% but with new products slated to be released this should hopefully increase. One of the devices that the company is pinning their hopes on is the successor to the HTC One which is called the HTC One Two.
Analysts in the company’s home country of Taiwan say that the HTC One Two will be following in the footsteps of the HTC One while offering new features. One feature that this device will have is a switchable lens camera. One lens could be used for low lighting conditions while another lens can be used for high lighting conditions. There’s also going to be a fingerprint app available.
These features might not be enough to sway consumers who are Samsung and Apple fans, two of the top brands in the U.S. today.
An HTC representative said that it’s too early to discus 2014 smartphone models however it is believed that the One Two will be available this coming March. The base model will have a 4.9 inch 1080p display, use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, and will run on the latest Android operating system. It’s estimated to cost $600.
Here’s a rundown on the rumors surrounding the HTC One (2014) aka HTC One Two
- Model: HTC One (2014) aka HTC One Two (Codename : M8)
- Display: 4.9-inch display [either full HD (1920x1080p) with 440+ ppi (pixels per inch) pixel density or QHD (2556x1440p) resolutions with 560 ppi]
- OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
- Processor: 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 or 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 chipset
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB/32GB/64GB
- Rear Camera: 10.0-UltraPixel main camera with separate swappable lens for low and bright light conditions
- Front Camera: 2.1-megapixel
- Battery: 3000 mAh or greater
- Others: Finger-print sensor, Beats audio speakers, microSD card slot
Last year the HTC One was not able to place a dent in the sales of its chief rivals the Samsung Galaxy, and the iPhone. In terms of worldwide rankings HTC is at 6th place behind 3rd placer Lenovo and 5th placer Huawei.