The upcoming new HTC One might be the company’s worst kept secret. After learning about its camera and other features from a carrier ad yesterday, GSMArena appears to have gotten its hands on a fairly complete spec sheet, along with a sales guide for marketing the phone. At this rate, HTC won’t have anything new to actually show off at its event on March 25.
According to GSMArena, the phone will measure 5.76 by 2.77 by 0.36 inches and weigh 5.6 ounces, making it somewhat larger than its predecessor, but also a bit thicker and heavier than many other phones in its class. Some of that size will be used to accommodate a larger 5-inch 1080p screen, which will actually have a lower ppi than the original, as it featured the same resolution across a smaller 4.7-inch display.
The phone is said to be powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core QualcommSnapdragon 801 processor, the same chip you’ll find in the new Samsung Galaxy S5. The 2,600mAh battery is seems a bit small given the overall size of the device. The phone is also expected to use a nano-SIM and come loaded with 16GB of internal storage, 10GB of which is available to the user. That shouldn’t be a problem since, thankfully, the phone is said to feature a microSD card slot this time around.
At this point pretty much the only detail missing is camera resolution. GSMArena expects most of the camera specs to be identical to last year’s model (including f/2.0 aperture), but the resolution is not yet known. Unlike the Galaxy S5, however, it looks like the HTC One will only be able to capture 1080p video, not 4K. On the other hand, the front-facing camera should see a nice boost up to 5 megapixels.
Other than that, the phone is said to feature a barometer, but no FM radio. You can check out GSMArena for the sales guide, which goes into some additional details about features we already know about, like the phone’s dual speakers and design.