The All New HTC One 2014 Philippines Price and Release Date Guesstimate, Speculated Specs and Features

Taiwanese electronics giant HTC may have had a rather rough 2013 in terms of getting a decent share in the smartphone market and duplicating the same success it enjoyed more than a couple of years back but, at least, they were able to come up with a gorgeous and powerful flagship, the HTC One, which caught the fancy of many Android fans across the world who prefer spending their hard-earned money on a svelte metal-clad device over one with a mere plastic shell.

The All New HTC One - previously called HTC M8 by tech bloggers and enthusiasts - is the 2014 follow-up to last year's top-of-the-line handset. Needless to say, HTC hopes that the refresh would be able to get the same positive reviews from fans, experts and critics, and be more commercially successful at the same time.

The All New HTC One, The All New HTC One Philippines
First Official Render of the All New HTC One

Having played with the HTC One during its launch in the Philippines, the thing that I really loved about the device - apart from the sleek unibody anodized aluminum shell, of course - are the imaging and software enhancements that HTC brought to the phone. As I've shared in that post, the HTC One features a custom camera that integrates a large f/2.0 aperture lens and a breakthrough UltraPixel sensor that gathers 300% more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors. Users also get HTC Blinkfeed, which transforms the handset's homescreen into a customizable live stream of information and content, and HTC Zoe that gives you the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life as three-second snippets.

The All New HTC One is believed to incorporate all these main strengths of its predecessor and bring them to a higher level with improved technical specifications. According to supposed industry insiders, the 2014 flagship will sport a 5-inch SuperLCD3 Full HD display, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage options, LTE connectivity support, Dual 5 UltraPixel main cameras with Dual LED True Tone flash, 2 MegaPixel front cam, and a Full HD 1080p 30fps (or 720p 60fps) video recorder. It is said that The All New HTC One will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS skinned by HTC Sense UI version 6 with its Quad Core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU based Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 800 SoC. You get all of that encased in a real metal shell available in three luxurious colors, namely, Silver, Grey, and Gold.

So when will it be available? I believe HTC is already set to officially announce the All New HTC One - along with its release and pricing details - in an exclusive media event happening on March 25, 2014. I'm personally expecting the smartphone to land in the Philippines within Q2 2014 (I'm thinking May 2014) with price tag of around Php 33,000, which is more or less the same as that of HTC One upon launch in the Philippines last May 21, 2013.