HTC One. (Photo : KDDI)
HTC One loyalists disappointed by the lack of additional storage options can take heart. A Japanese carrier is now offering an HTC One variant with an SD card slot.
While the HTC J One, also called the HTL22, is only currently available on carrier KDDI in Japan and a few Chinese versions, it's likely the option will eventually make it way to other markets, offering up to another 64GB of space on the One.
In addition, rumors are circulating of a "Senseless" version of the HTC One, a variant running a stock Android operating system, without the features (some might say clutter) of Sense 5.0.
A leaker with a good track record recently said he expects the stock interface to debut sometime late in the summer. When pressed, he added that he knows it for a "fact."
@LlabTooFeR has a fairly good track record, accurately predicting the release of the HTC First with Facebook Home, as well as the M4 HTC One Mini.
While's HTC's proprietary interface has been generally well-received, this would be one of the few ways to get rid of the less-popular BlinkFeed feature, which can't be turned off yet, though it would be a simple option for HTC to offer.
It would also likely free up space on the One's limited hard drive, since the carrier and HTC branded apps would be gone, though Sense 5.0 is typically considered less bloated than most other Android overlays.
@bogdan247 As a fact...
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) May 18, 2013
The HTC One features a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 4.7-inch 1920x1080 pixel widescreen Super LCD 3 display, a 2300 mAh Li-Po battery, a 4-megapixel "Ultrapixel" camera with enhanced low-light sensitivity with 1080p HD video, up to 64GB of internal storage and runs Android 4.1.2.
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