Rumor: HTC won’t put FM radio in successor One

HTC is removing the FM radio from the new version of the HTC One, claims telecom blog GSMArena. The new One adds, among other things, a function to unlock the phone with a double tap on the screen.

The telecom blog GSMArena has published various documents with the details of the successor to the One, which HTC will present in two weeks. This shows, among other things, that the FM radio, which is in the One, is not in the successor. Previously, Samsung removed the FM radio from its Galaxy S devices, since the Galaxy S4. You can listen to the radio via the internet connection. Many people use the FM radio to listen to radio stations without the need for an internet connection or to save the data bundle. The details are in a sales document, which phone sellers have to work with to sell the phone.

The new version of the One, which in the documents is called One (M8) but will probably have a slightly different name like All New One, has a barometer on board and, as has been rumored for months, adds a second camera lens on the back. This ‘Duo Camera’ should make it possible to focus photos afterwards or to blur the background of a photo. There is also a front camera with a maximum resolution of 5 megapixels for selfies.

The phone, which was featured in a video a few weeks ago, also adds a feature called Motion Launch, which allows users to wake up the phone with a double tap on the screen, then a swipe at BlinkFeed and app shortcuts. can.

The new One measures 146.4 x 70.6 mm according to GSMArena, is 9.35 mm thick and weighs 160 grams. The processor is the Snapdragon 801, just like the Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5. The screen is 5 “in size and has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The bezels would therefore end up at around 8mm on the sides, compared to, for example, 5mm on the LG G2. About 67 percent of the front is screen, compared to 65 percent of the current One Many phones are above 70 percent, but they don’t have front speakers.