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Leaked “All New HTC One” Ad Confirms 5-inch FHD Display, “Duo Camera,” and Sense 6.0 Features

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A supposed leaked ad or brochure from mobile carrier Telstra has given us some insight into the “All New HTC One” or HTC One (2014) that has avoided us up until now, even through the countless leaks. The ad talks a few specs, how that dual camera setup works, Sense 6.0, and of course, BoomSound. 

From a specs front, the ad seems to confirm that the display on this year’s One has been upgraded to a full 5-inches, while remaining Full HD (1920×1080). The ad also mentions that it is “scratch resistant.” BoomSound front facing speakers have returned (but we already knew it would) and Sense 6.0 will make its debut.

Sense 6.0 – if this ad is to be believed – will feature an LG-like knock or tap gesture to turn on your phone. It mentions that a quick swipe will get you into favorite apps, news, and media feeds as well. That could be mostly BlinkFeed related, but maybe there is a new swiping gesture that will also get you into your most used or favorite apps.

And last, the dual camera setup on the “All New HTC One” will officially be called Duo Camera. According to this ad, the Duo Camera allows you to “create vivid images even in low light and professionally edit memories after you’ve taken the shot.” You can “choose where to focus, highlight what you love, soften backgrounds, and add 3D effects.” Sound, neat?

You can view the rest of the ad below. Oh, and I would ignore the price since Telstra is out of Australia.

htc one 2014 ad

Via:  GSMArena
  • Thomas Partida

    I had the nexus one and love it for what it is just like the moto droid but come on, the freaking non-responsive capacitive buttons just sucked. Quality control has always been an issue with HTC.

  • Milton

    Another boring android phone

    • Chris

      right…..

      /s

  • jb

    Here’s my guess on the dual cameras…
    With “ONE” press of the shutter button, one of the cameras takes a picture with the usual angle of view (current HTC One has a 28mm FF equivalent angle of view which is considered “wide angle” in photography). The second will take a picture at a different angle of view, something closer to a “standard” angle of view (I’d guess 35mm or 50mm but who knows?). Again, those two images are captured at once. They can then be overlaid to create a 3D effect and/or you can get a “lytro” effect and have any part of the picture in focus that you want.
    The thing is, with sensors SO SMALL, like those found in cell phones, practically everything is in focus anyway most of the time so I don’t really see this as a huge benefit. To me, the only benefit to a second camera would be the “reach” of the second lens allowing the user to “zoom” optically (with the lenses), instead of digitally (cropping) which will result in MUCH better pictures of things further away.

  • truth_cutz

    I was really hoping for a 5.5 inch screen… If the camera doesn’t suck as bad as I think it will, I may check this out.

  • Stephen Loosli

    The HTC One (2013) is the best piece of kit I have ever owned. I’ll likely pick up the 2014 edition just for the return of the MicroSD slot. I may even leave Verizon to get the Google Play Edition. The camera intrigues me, but I do wish wireless charging and aluminum cases were compatible.

  • BlackMaGiC1o0

    Can anyone keep anything under wraps anymore? lol

  • NexusMan

    x

  • NexusMan

    The Galaxy S5 offers similar camera features….but without using 2 cameras to do it. If the HTC results from the camera features aren’t substantially better or different than that of Samsung’s, I’d say this is a dud.

  • 18footJ

    Ah the Knock On/Off feature…my favorite feature on my G2. I really feel that all devices should have this and I’m glad HTC is going in that direction as well. Countless times I’ve instinctively tried to turn on my tablet the same way. It’s truly innovative IMO.

    • Tim242

      It only works half the time…

      • 18footJ

        Mine works consistently…takes a while to get use to it I guess.

  • deskjob

    So looks like simulated Lytro + 3D? Will have to wait till how good it works, but at least it’s something new. Kinda wish they could keep the leaks from happening… I hate spoilers haha

    As someone who had the “unique” pleasure of owning both the Thunderbolt and Rezound, here’s my 2cents. The TB was my first smartphone, and for the first 6 months or so it was 3G only since 4G wasn’t up yet. Once 4G was here, the battery life took a nose dive – I’d be lucky if I can get 8 hours of light use out of it. I did one thing that really saved me from a lot of the TB hell though… I rooted and lucked out in my timing. I forgot the version, but basically I rooted right before Verizon pushed out that major update which really broke the phone (right before Gingerbread I believe, gosh that sounds like eons ago). I remember my friends were having random ringtones, reboots, etc. I didn’t have any of those issues. Just piss poor battery life.

    Oh I remember now… it was the stupid Blockbuster app. I remember after rooting and removing that apk from the phone, and my standby battery life instantly tripled (not saying much on TB haha but still). The app was constantly pinging their server for whatever reason.

    Rezound was obviously thunderbolt 2. To be honestly, my main draw to it was the 720p screen, which at the time was a first here in the US. Battery life was better but still sucked. After rooting with the wire trick and custom roms, the battery life became passable-ish. Spare battery and always carrying charger with me were essential. Still waiting for Jelly bean… pissed at both HTC and Verizon, but more Verizon after realizing that’s what you get with niche phones. Never again will I buy a carrier specific phone!

    • NexusMan

      This is not really new….Samsung announced similar features 2 weeks ago.

  • jnt

    I know it’s easy to hate on Samsung, but I have yet to find a reason to go with this over the S5. The S5′s camera will have similar features to this, it seems anyway. Yes the M8 will be metal and probably feel more solid, but it also *won’t* be dust or water resistant like the “cheap” S5…

    And yes, I realize this is a completely premature judgment! :)

    • NexusMan

      Yup. And last I checked, dust and water resistance does not equal cheap.

      • The Narrator

        You must have not seen the S4 Active. Oh and the Sony Z2 is waterproof and of premium build. Aka not plastic.

    • 213ninja

      i know this is a minority feeling around here so i feel compelled to applaud it, and agree.

  • LiiIiikEaBau5

    nonsense!

    • jimbob

      Senseless!

      • tylerc23

        Blasphemy!

  • kamkid279

    You forgot to mention that The All New One has the option to choose between on screen and capacitive buttons.

    • tylerc23

      Wait, what?

    • Cael

      Wrong phone. Thats a completely different phone made by a completely different company.

      • kamkid279

        Nice call, I’m an idiot, well done.

  • MistaButters

    That is going to be one tall phone. Camera features sound pretty cool though!

  • Jared Denman

    All I can say is I can’t stand these new pop up ads on this site. Its getting a bit ridiculous. I don’t need to “clean” my phone.

    • The Narrator

      It’s on a lot of sites.

      • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

        That does not make it okay.

        • The Narrator

          Did i say that? Nope. Unless you’re seeing something i dont, enlighten me.

          • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

            Fair point. Apologies.

    • NexusMan

      Very annoying. Get Ad Blocker. I got it and it’s saved my sanity!

      • Jared Denman

        Normally I would but I’m on 4.4.2 on a Verizon moto x. Next time I’m just buying the Dev edition and being done with it. Plus I like supporting droid-life but its getting out of control with the ads now.

        • NexusMan

          Does it not work on that? I had it on my original Verizon Moto X, running 4.4, but I’ve since gotten a new Moto X, running 4.4.2 on Verizon and haven’t yet tried to reinstall it.

          • Jared Denman

            I’m not rooted

          • NexusMan

            Neither am I. The app was blocked from the Play Store, but I sideloaded the apk.

          • Jared Denman

            Are you talking about this? https://adblockplus.org/en/android-install

            If so it only blocks them on WiFi when u don’t have root. I’m hardly ever on WiFi.

          • NexusMan

            Ad Block Plus is what I use. I’ve never had a problem in the past of it not working outside of wi fi. Where did you see that info?

          • Jared Denman

            Its on their website, and I know because they filter it through a local proxy set on port 2020.

          • Garrett

            I believe Verizon actively keeps certain apps off the app store for it’s customers.

  • MichaelFranz

    also the black bar thing is starting to not bothing me as much. I find times where on my current phone (droid maxx) that when holding my phone in hand and resting my pinky on the bottom to use as support while I hit any of my nav keys it is sort of uncomfortable just due to the size. Now say i move my finger slightly up a little to where the on screen buttons of the new one would be, and that discomfort is now gone. it might be an eyesore to look at but it will probably be one of those things where you need to use it to feel the difference.

    • Juan Harris

      The bezel is not so bad. But it would be nice if the htc logo lights up.

  • Eric

    “you’ll capture professional photos with more depth”

    Professional photos eh? That’s a bold statement.

    • The Narrator

      Not with 4 megapixeeeels you ain’t. I wonder what their plan is

      • Cael

        The same plan they’ve been doing? Praise the features as almighty until the real world reviews say not so much?

        • The Narrator

          That’s true. I remember them advertising Ultrapixel. But never really adding the technical details behind it.

      • Miguel

        Agreed, I know Mega Pixels is not what you need the most but 4MP is cutting and selling it short, you need at least 10 and a freaking good sensor, like with an f2.0 or f2.2 with a really good software.

      • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

        Dude, they were Ultrapixels.

        • Cael

          gimmick name for gimmick megapixels for gimmick camera..

          • NexusMan

            Not quite a gimmick. The ultra pixel IS actually different than the megapixel.

          • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

            gimmick sarcasm

          • melitagnm105

            my Aunty Grace got a nearly new blue Kia by working part
            time from the internet. look at this now F­i­s­c­a­l­P­o­s­t­.­ℂ­o­m

          • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

            Informative AND attractive. Melita you are the total package.

      • Gideon Waxfarb

        Their plan is to make it aluminum and shiny, because they know their potential customers don’t care about much else other than looks.

      • michael arazan

        The Two Camera system will allow you to unblur backgrounds to zoom in on while also having the subject in focus, so the whole picture will be in focus, not just the subject.

    • tylerc23

      Zoom in and out after taking a picture, and maintain quality. I’m pretty sure that’s what the Duo Camera’s do

    • flosserelli

      So long as you always view them on the phone and don’t zoom in.

      • 213ninja

        i don’t think that argument holds up in 2014. i think that argument stopped holding up when the share button was added.

        • flosserelli

          Even when you share a photo, how will others view it? Probably not by sending it to a printer.

          • 213ninja

            what’s a printer? on a phone, tablet, monitor, projector, TV, etc. that’s not even factoring in all of the various display technologies. no one said anything about print, but that’s certainly another legitimate vehicle for viewing… i’m only responding to what you stated, which was rather buck wild imo.

    • 213ninja

      by “bold” he means false…lol.

  • The Narrator

    3D? Yeah, no HTC. That died a long time ago. Forget it too if it’s 4mp. Lame. C’mon LG!

    • RiceCake

      Yeah im thinking it will be 3d like the g2 live wallpapers. That i could tolerate. They dont look bad…..just lame and i would never use them haha

  • MichaelFranz

    So much Hate for both this and the S5. Not saying there isnt any love. To be honest im just waitng for DL staff and other sites to get their hands on retail units. Give us a legit review and then say which one is the real deal, who has the better camera, who has the superior feeling device, who has etc etc bell and whistle…

    the specs are there for this phone and the S5. Sure we would of liked to see UHD displays etc etc but if it isnt there in the market now its not something to cry over.

    • The Narrator

      HTC will always win superior feeling. Because it is built like a boss.

      • MichaelFranz

        true, my droid maxx feels great and all in the form of build quality and not feeling plastic and cheap. I guess i’m just tired of all the hating and put down of new phones and people saying that OEM’s are holding back. yes they may be holding some stuff back, but they know what they are doing. they invented trolling :)

      • jnt

        True, but is it water / dust resistant? :)

        • The Narrator

          That doesn’t mean anything. Good to see Samsung’s crap marketing is persuading you. Enjoy no warranty

          • jnt

            Sorry – was a lighthearted comment on my part… didn’t mean to strike a nerve. Though I’m not sure how it doesn’t mean anything? Also I don’t really get the “no warranty” comment?

          • jnt

            Weird, I thought I responded to this already but it’s not showing now. Anyway, all I said before was that it was meant to be a lighthearted comment and I didn’t mean to strike a nerve. But I also don’t see how the water/dust resistance is meaningless, or how by going with Samsung I have no warranty coverage?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      I’m also quite excited for that. While the S5 feels great in hand, HTC has a long history of creating good hardware. Can HTC stack this dual camera against Samsung’s sensor? I kinda doubt it, but I’ll keep the faith alive.

      • MichaelFranz

        the rumor of keeping the 4UP camera kind of hurts. I wish a small bump plus the second one would make things better. Maybe so you dont always have to use the second camera unless you want to, but again, i’ll wait until you get your hands on it and dirty it up :)

      • jnt

        That begs the question… dust/water resistant “not-quite-as-cheap-as-before” plastic? or lack of dust/water resistance, but better aluminum feel?

      • cizzlen

        Dude where’s the latest episode of the DL show??

    • Detonation

      The DL community is full of android hipsters. Hating on the most popular devices and constantly bragging about how the underdog devices are better (ex: Moto X)

      • The Narrator

        Because that’s the truth. I guess it hurts

      • MichaelFranz

        i wouldnt go that far as to call most hipsters. I just think more people like a more pure android expereince. I for one would take any of these phones as long as i can tinker. I like things that go beep. I like to flash AOSP Roms, and use the stock UI of the manufacturer as well. its the reason I have stuck with android for so long. I will admit that moto did get things right with moto x/droid line and made the android purists very happy. no heavy skinning, very nexus like experience (less the ease of bootloader unlock unless you buy a dev edition) and great software features that arent bloating up the device.

        im sure we could all go on and on and on about it.

        • Detonation

          ” I just think more people like a more pure android expereince”

          Here, most definitely. But compared to the rest of the smartphone consumer base, people don’t know the difference and don’t care. I realize this is an android enthusiast community, but the people here are very closed minded towards what the smartphone market is actually like.

          • MichaelFranz

            yea i’ll give you that. I personally try to keep a more open mind, but i can also be bias at times

          • NexusMan

            Afw years ago I was ALL ABOUT HTC. Android to me WAS HTC. I was in love with my Droid Incredible, and I was in love with HTC Sense. No one could tell me, that I wouldn’t be a HTCer for life. Then, my Incredible started having problems, and HTC’s notoriously bad consumer support at the time peeved me, and an abundance of other consumers all over. Ugly bugs started to rear their heads, and HTC basically said, “oh, well,” and did nothing. Then, rumors and leaks aside, they failed to release anything compelling enough to keep me from jumping ship to the Galaxy Nexus. And since then, they still have yet to accomplish that. While the original HTC One definitely was a great leap for them, it was not a better choice for me than the Moto X. HTC dug themselves into this hole they’re in, first by their failure to properly assist their once loyal consumers, with problems they were experiencing, and then, making a series of bad, lazy hardware, software and business decisions.

          • NexusMan

            I disagree. I think people KNOW the difference, they just don’t know what it’s called. I see people in the “real world” all the time, who love their GS4′s for example, who say “This phone is amazing, but it just has too many options,” or “It’s so cluttered in the notifications,” or “theirs just so much going on in settings.” No, they don’t realize that the stock version is more streamlined, but they recognize a desire for something more streamlined.

      • NexusMan

        LOL. It is true that many people here rag on devices they do not own or use (INCLUDING the Moto X), however, people on this site also comment on their personal, real experiences with devices, and it is those real experiences that lead them to brag about devices (like the Moto X), not a need to defend “the underdog.”

        • Detonation

          Actually I own a Moto X and it’s my daily driver. And yes it’s a great phone, but owning it doesn’t compel me to hate on Samsung or HTC devices, as their flagships are also great phones.

          • NexusMan

            You misunderstood me. I’m not saying owning and loving a device SHOULD compel you or anyone else to rag on another device. I agree with you. I was making 2 separate points. I’m just saying I think they are 2 separate things. I don’t think people necessarily rag on devices simply because they love theirs. I think people praise theirs because they love it. And people have different tastes. I personally do not like the LG G2, for example, for a multitude of reasons, so I don’t think it’s a “great phone,” and it has nothing to do with the fact that I love the Moto X.

  • http://youtu.be/GvPlAyTG4ik?hd=1 1PhoneDoesnt.com

    what’s the deal with the htc logo bar and on-screen buttons? one or the other but no both lol

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    “It mentions that a quick swipe will get you into favorite apps, news, and media feeds as well. ”

    Slight tweak on lockscreen widgets?

    • tylerc23

      It actually just goes directly into the App or BlinkFeed depending on the direction you swipe in. Don’t have to unlock the phone, kinda like Nexus 5, you swipe Left to Right for Camera or Right to Left for Google Now.
      Sense 6.0 is Swipe up for last app you were in, Swipe Right to Left for BlinkFeed

    • The Narrator

      Sounds like my G2.

  • tylerc23

    I’m surprised it didn’t mention that it has the “Always Listening”, like the Moto X, and Full Google Now integration

    • tk

      Does it?

      • tylerc23

        Yes. According the guy on Reddit who when I read his info, he sounded legitimate 100%.

      • tylerc23

        He also said that the On-Screen time was around 8 hours by the time it was his turn for training (works for wireless carrier in Canada) and said the battery was at 66%. I hope that is true

        • The Narrator

          Yeah I’m not believing that. Not even the Maxx gets that. At least not for me when i tried it.

          • tylerc23

            We will see, I hope it lasts that long.

        • Detonation

          He said “the usage screen showed 8 hours usage”, not specifically screen on time.

          • tylerc23

            Ah yes, that’s what it was. Thank you

  • tylerc23

    For the Lock Screen, Reddit htc One 2014 user said:
    Swipe up – Brings you to the last app you were in
    Swipe Right to Left – Brings you directly into BlinkFeed
    and drum roll please….
    Always Listening mode and Full Google Now integration

  • Mchl496

    HTC has been making moves which ALMOST lures me back… then I remind myself about owning a HTC Thunderbolt. The dropped support and terrible performance really has me gun shy of HTC. Yea it was a while ago… but it was THAT bad.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Come on man… the Thunderblot debacle is long over.

      • Cael

        Some people were stuck with it for 2 years…2 years ending this year. Not that long.

        • PoisonApple31

          Very happy I only had a 1 year contract at the time and got rid of the Thunderbolt in early 2012!

          • Mchl496

            Ah 1 year contracts… I wish those would come back

      • MichaelFranz

        you’re right it is…..but still a painful memory (a thunderbolt owner who suffered)

      • crazed_z06

        People dont forget.

      • 213ninja

        RIP Thunderbolt. Never forget………………..

        • bob

          I am still using my Thunderturd….never forget.

      • Mchl496

        Long over in terms of phones in terms of tech… but I got it in 2011… and luckily found someone who wanted to let me use their upgrade in 2012. Its easy to say just forget a companies mistakes… but its really not like they have a proven track record. I am going on the 1 HTC android experience I know. If they want my money… they need to dance harder for it than anyone else. I give LG more credit because while they hadn’t made smartphones that I wanted until recently… I remember them when I had basic featured phones.

      • rotard777

        agreed, even so the thunderbolt was terrible stock, but it exemplified my love of android, open source, rooting, roms. It made me love android. I might just be biased because it was my first smartphone. Sure it had some major flaws, but how many of us didnt root, rom, cm7 it or whatever? After i cm7ed, overclocked to 1.7ghz, and all those other goodies the phone became absolutely stellar.
        So i agree, the thunderbolt was a problem phone, it wasnt the best or anything. But i think it made a lot of us love android, embrace android, and move into the next level of android.
        Now im on a motox and loving life even more

    • K

      Thunderbolt was terrible, but seriously people? It’s not like the HTC One has been terrible. smh

      • Cael

        So? Being stuck with a terrible phone for 2 years isn’t going to make people instantly jump on the maker’s next flagship….especially when they barely did anything to make up for the situation.

      • mustbepbs

        DROID DNA was terrible. And by terrible I mean the crap support and fatal device issues. I’ll never buy HTC ever again. They’ve screwed me twice now (ReZound and DNA).

        • Dominick White

          What fatal device issue with the Dna? I have a Dna and I have had no issues

          • Detonation

            Ditto. I used one for about 5 months and was generally happy, though it was a little big for my tastes. I know many people had SIM card errors, but I got mine after that was patched.

          • seeingwhite

            The sim card error was actually a hardware issue, not software as is commonly believed. I called HTC to get the redesigned sim card tray, spent 5 min on the phone a got the new tray in the mail for free a couple of days later. Excellent customer service and no further sim problems. DNA is an excellent phone.

          • Joe

            I agree. I love the DNA. I also have had no issues. Great device. Still very fast.

          • mustbepbs

            I was watching a YouTube video one morning with 98% battery life and it just died on me. I tried for 2 days to get it to turn on again. Turns out a few people on XDA had the same issue, just a perma brick out of no where. It was still under warranty, but I didn’t want to risk that happening again. The phone was about 7 months old.

          • Dominick White

            Wow that sucks, i would be sore on HTC devices after that .

        • Cael

          not to mention only less than 16GB of usable space and it was released after Verizon took away unlimited data? Unexcusable.

        • tylerc23

          Wait, DNA was terrible??? I love my DNA, the only problem I have is that ever since the Sense 5.0 update, the Messaging app is slower

          • Dylan Patel

            No, Verizon is a doucebag. HTC has 4.4 on the Butterfly (asain variant of the DNA.)

        • Shadowstare

          What fatal issue? The sim card thing? Since the 4.2 update, the sim is very rarely an issue. I will agree the storage is smaller than what I would like, and the battery doesn’t last as long as I would like, but overall, the DNA is an EXCELLENT phone. Its still the best screen and camera that I’ve ever used. Plus, HTC has actually been updating the device. 4.4 on the DNA is still on track for end of March, early April.

          So HTC has messed up some phones, but the DNA isn’t one of them.

        • Blue Sun

          *Cough* Thunderbolt *Cough*

        • Wolfpack93

          The Rezound was the 2nd best phone I’ve owned behind the original Droid. Admittedly it was better once I took the plunge of getting S-OFF.

        • DDroid45

          i think that had alot to do with verizon, because i own the htc inspire, and one x+, now i got the original htc one. always had good support, just didnt always get the latest software here in the states becuase i know other international versions always got better treatment. i think its a issue here in the u.s. that support might flop because of carriers

      • Mchl496

        But when a company drops updates and lets problems exist… You don’t just trust them the next year… or the next year.

    • Cael

      Rezound ruined HTC for me. Absolutely loved the phone minus the TERRIBLE battery life even with the brick known as the extended battery and zero support.
      And I absolutely can’t stand Sense now. They made too many unneccesary changes to the core. I am never going back to swiping up and down in the app drawer >_> AND WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO CHANGE THE WALLPAPER?

      • Droid Ronin

        The GPE version should fix that.

    • http://fb.com/negron.Jorge Jorge

      Same thing happened with the HTC One X/X+ . After that I swore I wouldn’t bother with another HTC phone despite their “promise” to continue support on their older devices from now on.

    • MistaButters

      I bought a One X. They praised camera and battery life, but neither lived up the expectations. Plus, software took forever to come and eventually the phone was left to die. To make matters worse, at 8 months my phone just stopped working. Wouldn’t connect to wifi/network. It’s going to take a while for me to forget.

    • Gideon Waxfarb

      Name me a major manufacturer that didn’t release at least one turd of a phone …