As you probably know at the Google I/O 2013 event Samsung and Google have announced a Galaxy S4 Google Edtion. Well, it seems that Taiwanese company is not planning to launch a HTC One Nexus, dismissing the rumors. that made the headlines ahead of the Google I/O keynote. After the highly appreciated Samsung Galaxy S4 debuted in Google Edition, there were some speculations that other smartphone manufacturers will have similar approaches for their flagship smartphones.
To be honest, the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition during the Google I/O keynote seemed to me more like a Google diversion, in order to distract the public’s attention from the fact that they didn’t announced a new Android version and a new Nexus terminal.
Personally, I would rather be surprised in the near future by a HTC Nexus tablet, as this would be a really unexpected launch. Meanwhile HTC First sales are way below expectations and it is rumored that it will be cancelled, thus the HTC One will remain the main source of profit for the Taiwanese company.
A HTC official has commented the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition launch on Twitter, saying that “you can pay $649 for a piece of plastic with Android stock… or you can wait.” The statement can be interpreted as a teaser for an upcoming HTC smartphone, or it might be just another marketing move for HTC One. Well, the battle between Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One continues.
Just in case you forgot I will remind you that the HTC One sports a 4.7-inch display with Super LCD3 technology and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, while the processing tasks are handled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chispet with four Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU. HTC One also sports 2 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage, plus a 4 megapixel camera mounted on the back with UltraPixel sensor that comes with 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, optical image stabilization, and support for full HD video recording.
The connectivity features of the HTC One include all standards of WiFi, 4G LTE support, NFC chip, IR blaster, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
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