Leaks are “never good”, according to HTC USA President Jason MacKenzie, but unfortunately for HTC, the leaksters are leaving no stone unturned in their effort to make the All New One a contender for the mantle of the most leaked device in mobile history. Following an explanation of the dual rear camera setup on the All New One a few hours back, GSMArena has outed detailed info on the device’s specifications.
The list of specs includes a 5-inch 1080p display (441 ppi), a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz (lower than the 2.5GHz clock on the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (10GB usable) and a microSD slot (with support for up to 128GB cards), and a 2,600 mAh battery. The handset will use a nano SIM card, and measure 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 when it comes to dimensions – that’s a tad larger than the original One, and simply a result of the larger screen size.
The front-facing camera is supposedly confirmed to be a 5-megapixel unit; there’s still no word on the rear camera resolution, but the same technical specifications as the camera on the 2013 One (1/3.0″ sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and 2µm pixel size) suggest we could once again be looking at an unattractive 4-megapixel UltraPixel setup. We can always hope HTC has managed to fix existing issues, like a lack of fine detail, by using the second camera sensor, though the company’s continued focus on low-light photography doesn’t exactly instill faith in that regard.
In addition to the hardware details, GSMArena has also gotten hold of a sales guide that describes how the Taiwanese manufacturer is intending to market the phone to prospective consumers. A beautiful design, amazing sound and professional photo effects are just some of the features that will be touted by retailers and carriers, though with almost every bit of info on the All New One now out in the wild, it wouldn’t be surprising if it’s the consumers that are describing the device to salespeople in stores around the world.
The All New One will be officially announced on March 25th at concurrent events in New York and London.