Mobile Phones: HTC One
News & Reviews: HTC One
Last Updated: Oct 09, 2013
HTC has recently announced that it would make 5 limited edition gold plated HTC One smartphones. The phones would be gold plated with 18K gold and have "MOBO 18" laser engraving on the back for the 18th MOBO awards (for the UK's best urban music artists). The cost estimated for each gold HTC One is estimated at RM14199 each but it is very likely that they are not going to be available for sale. Instead, it could be the prizes or awards for the MOBO awards ceremony. Tech specs and features for the gold HTC One will likely remain the same though. If you must get the HTC One in gold it is already available from Goldgenie in 24K gold at a lower pricing.
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2013
Another day, another version of the HTC One, this time the larger phablet sized HTC One Max has been confirmed at China's Tenaa. Bearing practically all the design features of the HTC One, chamferred sides, aluminum unibody, beats audio and Ultrapixel camera, the one major change is what appears to be a fingerprint scanner on the backside, located right below the rear camera. Other tech specs and features confirmed from the listing and pictures include a reportedly 6-inch screen and some form of dock connectors on the side. Reports indicate that the HTC One Max could be released on 15 October 2013, with Malaysia release dates either on the same date or afterwards. No news on pricing for Malaysia just yet or if this version of the HTC One Max phablet is only headed for China. We should find out soon though as the reported release date is just about 2 weeks away.
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2013
After previously doing their gold-plating thing with the HTC One, GoldenGenie are now offering the Apple iPhone 5S in 5 different styles using gold, platinum or rose gold. As mentioned in the title, the price can go all the way up to $4400 (RM13928) but there's no denying that the actual gold plated device looks much more stunning than the standard "champagne gold" anodized aluminum casing of the Apple iPhone 5S. Apart from the hefty price you can also expect the resulting Apple iPhone 5S to weigh a lot more as well. As usual, each gold plated version comes with it's own classy wooden box. Check out the pics below:
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2013
The HTC One Max phablet is rumoured to feature the same iconic HTC One design in a larger 5.9-inch screen form factor. Images showing off the HTC One Max have recently surfaced clearly showing a fingerprint scanner on the back part right below the camera. So far, it seems to be a variant as there is one without the fingerprint scanner. Other tech specs for the phablet include a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution screen along with a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM. Like most HTC One phones, the HTC One Max also packs in a 4MP UltraPixel camera with optical image stabilization and a 2.1MP front camera with wide-angle lens. Features include 16GB storage, microSD support and a 3300 mAh battery. Other features include a set of BoomSound stereo speakers with Beats Audio along with Dual-SIM and Android 4.3 with Sense 5.5. While there isn't any Malaysia pricing just yet, release dates in Malaysia currently point to Q4 of 2013.
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2013
While HTC continues to drum up hype for the next big change in the company, the device that may bring about this change recently may have got it's name confirmed. The rumoured device is supposedly a phablet based on the HTC One's design which many have called the HTC One Max. Serial leaker @evleaks recently tweeted that the formerly codenamed HTC One T6 would indeed be called the HTC One Max, confirming both the name and the existence of the phablet. Tech specs rumoured to be coming with the HTC One Max include a Snapdragon 800 processor, 5.9-inch Super LCD-3 screen with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolutions and 2GB of RAM, along with a 3200 mAh battery. No Malaysia release dates or pricing just yet, but it is expected to arrive within September or October 2013.
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2013
The rumoured HTC One Max phablet has had a few tech specs confirmed with the first being that it will come with a 2.1MP front camera. According to the source who confirmed this, the phablet will also get Android 4.3 Jelly Bean along with Sense UI 5.5. Other tech specs and features confirmed include the 5.9-inch display with 1080p resolution, a 2.3GHz quad-core Krait 400 Snapdragon 800 processor, 4MP UltraPixel camera and a/ac/b/g/n WiFi. So far no confirmation just yet for the rumoured rear fingerprint scanner or if the HTC One Max will offer a stylus. Unfortunately, no pricing details or release date in Malaysia yet but many are expecting the HTC One Max to show face in early September 2013.
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2013
Serial leaker evleaks is at it again, this time revealing images and tech specs of the HTC Zara, a mid-range smartphone that may have a 4.5-inch screen and come with the Sense 5.5 user interface. Other tech specs that may come with the HTC Zara include:
- 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon MSM8930 processors
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB storage + microSD slot
- 4.5-inch Super LCD2 display
- 8MP rear camera (LED Flash) 2100 mAh battery
- Dual BoomSound front speakers
- Android 4.3 + Sense 5.5
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2013
The rumoured HTC One Max phablet or the bigger brother of the HTC One has recently been pictured side by side with it's siblings, the HTC One and HTC One Mini with a fingerprint scanner. Now, asides from being a security feature many people are saying such a feature could add more functions like a secure e-wallet transaction identification system or perhaps as an alternative scroll button. While this could be another clever render it could also be a different version altogether as there could be versions with or without the fingerprint scanner. Tech specs for the HTC One Max remain the same with a 5.9-inch Full HD 1080p display and Snapdragon 800 processor though but no exact news just yet on pricing or availability. However, some are expecting the HTC One Max to appear in September or October of 2013.
Last Updated: Aug 05, 2013
The larger HTC One phablet called the HTC One Max may soon get it's officially launch date as recent images of the larger smartphone have surfaced. The screen for the HTC One Max will probably be 6-inches and have a full tech spec list including:
- 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 5.9-inch display (1080p)
- 16GB storage + microSD
- 4MP UltraPixel rear camera (OIS)
- 9.4mm thick
- 3300 mAh battery
- Android 4.3 + Sense 5.5
Last Updated: Aug 05, 2013
While other postpaid plans seem to focus most of their attention on the free calls and free SMS, U Mobile has come up with their new Ultimate Device Plan series featuring a renewed focus on Data. Featuring three plans in the form of Ultimate Device 68, Ultimate Device 98 and Ultimate Device 158 you can now get 3GB of data from as low as RM68. The deal comes with at least four devices including the HTC Butterfly, HTC Desire 600, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 under 24 Month contracts.