When the latest iteration of the HTC One was unveiled, we knew that there were going to be two models: one with 32GB of internal storage, and a second with 64GB. And we know that three of the four major carriers are going to be carrying the phone – Verizon is the odd dog out, so far. However, it looks like AT&T may be the only carrier to get the 64GB version. It recently posted a video on YouTube that declared that it will exclusively carry the higher-end model.
This is a bit of a bummer for those not currently signed up with AT&T, but then again, 32GB is nothing to turn your nose up at. Most users don’t have much of a reason to carry around that much data anyway; to really make use of a 64GB device, you’d have to be carrying around a pretty extensive media library. (And even then, is it really necessary? Do you need to have that much on you at all times?)
The rest of the device’s specs should remain the same, meaning both all-metal models will be powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB RAM. They’ll each have a 4.7-inch insanely sharp display, sporting 468ppi (pixels per inch), or 1,920×1,080 pixel screen.
At the end of the day, file storage won’t likely make a huge difference for most people, but for the handful that demand that extra storage – there’s no microSD slot to expand the smaller model – it looks like they’ll have to be a part of the AT&T family.
Though we haven’t heard anything from HTC about this, we can’t imagine AT&T would risk publishing a commercial, even if just on YouTube, if it hadn’t received confirmation. But, we’ll see what happen when/if Verizon eventually signs on.