HTC One gets another teaser video, this time focusing on the metal body

by: Andrew GrushMarch 3, 2014

HTC is back with yet another teaser for the all new HTC One, previously known as the HTC M8. Last time the company teased us that Boomsound would be even better in the next-gen model, and now HTC is focusing on the metal body.

The latest teaser talks about how last year’s HTC One had a aluminum unibody, but this year the metal design is even better. Just like the last teaser, there’s really no details here at all, and instead we are greeted by a censored picture of the new HTC One and while the actors are supposedly talking about how the new metal body is improved, that too is censored out.

Although HTC’s videos are meant to hype up the next-gen handset and get us ready for the March 25th unveiling, if you really want to know more solid details about the device, you don’t have to look far. Not only have there been tons of leaked images and rumors about the HTC One (2014), today we also reported on a newly leaked 12-minute long video, which goes into quite a bit of detail about the handset and its software.

Between HTC’s teasers and the many leaks, what do you think of the next-gen HTC One? Excited, or more interested in Sony’s Xperia Z2 or Samsung’s Galaxy S5?

  • Chris Harris

    OMG, I love HTC but that teaser is terrible

  • Android Developer

    unibody metal is very wasteful in its production, making the device cost more for its design.
    not only that, but i would prefer polycarbonate over metal because it has so many disadvantages: worse reception, more SAR, more heat, bending, scratching, less durable…

    plus i don’t think the feeling of metal is any better than polycarbonate, but that’s just my opinion.

    • JonDuke19

      1. You obviously work for Samsung. Everyone else calls polycarbonate what it is.. Plastic.

      2. In a world where my phone is a quad core with 2 or 3 gigs of ram and a full hd screen, what makes me buy another one? Design. Plastic is not nice to look at and it feels cheap.

      3. The HTC One is the phone of the year in 2013 and it probably wouldn’t be if there was issues with reception. So, go back to your supervisor and tell him to tell his VP at Samsung Headquarters, that metal is better than plastic.

      • Android Developer

        1. I do not work for Samsung. I wish I had, so that I would make their apps way better and allow to remove the bloatware they have. they have so many performance and UI issues that I wish I could fix . the first thing i did was to root my device and remove so many built in apps that i don’t need.
        polycarbonate is a kind of plastic, but it’s much better than regular ones such as those of toys, and its purpose fits best for smartphones. you can read about it here:
        about metal vs plastic, you can read here:
        usually unibody metal also mean you still can’t replace your battery.
        here’s a video that demonstrates how durable polycarbonate can be compared to “regular” plastic:

        2. maybe for you. for me it would take much more than design and specs. specs do not differentiate between companies, since all of the companies make better specs all the time. currently, all high end devices run just fine for me.
        for me, the device should have unique features that makes you think that you want the device.
        if plastic is not nice to look and feel cheap, how come people still buy cases made of it, even for metallic devices?
        design can’t be measured and it’s very subjective, so you can’t say a specific design is better than another.

        anyway, that’s just an opinion. for me, i prefer a device that doesn’t feel so warm so quickly.

        3. in order to overcome reception , metallic devices causes more SAR and use (a bit) more battery. you can see it on so many devices: motorola, iphone, …
        The SAR values on those devices are very high, only a little smaller than what’s allowed.
        read about “Faraday cage”:
        it happens a lot in elevators.

        about htc one , it’s a great phone, but that’s not what i talked about on the post, so no idea how you got to this.

        about talking to Samsung’s VP, I live way farther than the far east. just that my main language isn’t English doesn’t mean I’m from there.

        • mggOptimusG

          Well said.