Chinese HTC One to Include a microSD Card Slot

HTC has justifiably placed great emphasis on the HTC One’s “gapless construction.” It seemed that the price for the device’s stellar exterior reflected the loss of a removable battery and microSD slot. Though the former compromise can, to an extent, be alleviated through careful battery conservation or external USB chargers, there’s really no solution for a lack of expandable storage if you like carrying around a large media library and don’t have a large data plan.

It is now apparent that HTC may have overstated the necessity of a fully sealed device since the Chinese version of the device features a removable back door and gasp a microSD card slot.

Though this release still doesn’t grant access to the battery, and it is a few millimeters wider and thicker than the North American or International versions of the device, we’re confident that most users would be more than willing to make this trade-off for the option to expand their device's storage.

Check out our HTC One unboxing story here.

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  • Shin-san
    MicroSD card slots shouldn't be news. It's a shame that it has become that way for a Android device
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  • Shin-san
    MicroSD card slots shouldn't be news. It's a shame that it has become that way for a Android device
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  • vmem
    WHAT??? and they couldn't have released this version along with the unibody aluminum one internationally why? choice would only benefit the consumer and HTC could use the love...
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  • Meatymutawings
    I can see a pattern, Korea gets better versions of S3 and S4, now China getting a better HTC one.
    Now apple just have to handicap the international iphone... Too bad I'd never buy that crap anyways.
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