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Is the HTC One getting a Windows Phone sibling later this year?

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June 24, 2013

Is HTC prepping a new Windows Phone that takes some design cues from the One (pictured)?

Is HTC prepping a new Windows Phone that takes some design cues from the One (pictured)?

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It's no secret that HTC hit some hard times recently. But the company responded about as well as it could, with the critically-acclaimed HTC One. Don't forget, though, that HTC has more than a passing interest in Windows Phone, as evidenced by recent handsets like the 8X, 8S, and Titan. If a recent leak holds any water, then HTC has yet another Windows Phone up its sleeve, and it just might look a lot like the One.

The scoop comes from Neowin, whose sources say the upcoming Windows Phone won't quite be a carbon copy of the One, but will still take a lot of its design cues. Apparently we're looking at a "mostly metal body" and a screen that's between 4-5 inches, along with the One's UltraPixel camera technology.

The source says the phone will run Microsoft's upcoming General Distribution Release (GDR3) update, which is expected to open the door to 1080p, quad-core Windows Phones. Considering that the One has both a 1080p display and a quad-core Snapdragon CPU, it isn't hard to imagine this device following that lead in both areas.

A new family?

HTC is also rumored to be releasing a One phablet later this year

Early results have hinted that the One is doing pretty well in the sales department, but that doesn't necessarily guarantee that a WP8-based sibling will follow suit. Whether it's a huge hit or not, though, it's hard to argue against HTC cutting more phones from the One's cloth.

Aluminum unibody design, quad core chip, and 1080p displays, all on a Windows Phone? Along with that rumored HTC One phablet, that's a gift we wouldn't mind unwrapping this holiday season.

If this leak is accurate, then HTC's upcoming Windows Phone is expected to be announced this (Northern Hemisphere) autumn, and ship "sometime later in the year."

Source: Neowin, via BGR

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Will Shanklin Will Shanklin is Gizmag's Mobile Tech Editor, and has been part of the team since 2012. Will has a Master's degree from U.C. Irvine and a Bachelor's from West Virginia University. He currently lives in New Mexico with his wife, Jessica.
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We read just the other day that Samsung Ativ can use both Windows 8 and Jelly Bean. How long before phones are capable of using either platform.

Lawrie Barclay
25th June, 2013 @ 07:00 pm PDT
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