As it turns out, the Verizon HTC One Remix is a real thing and it’s going on sale tomorrow, July 24.
As Verizon explained in their announcement of the device, sometimes they see a device that they think they can do a little bit better at and they throw their weight around as the biggest phone carrier in the United States to convince HTC to make a phone just for them. It is based off of the HTC One (M8) that was released earlier this year, but you can see without even hearing it from me that Verizon has made quite of few changes.
HTC One Remix “Additions”
Firstly, you can see that they got rid of the extra camera that made the One M8 so unique. It may have been a bit of a gimmick, but when I had friends showing off their M8 or talking about something cool that it does, the ability to refocus photos after the fact was at the top of their list.
In addition to enough bloatware to make your head spin, Verizon has assured us that the HTC One Remix will be XLTE ready, so as to make sure you can take advantage of their lightening fast speeds when it reaches your area.
They also told us it will be slightly smaller than the original M8, with a 4.5-inch display and will only have a 2100mAh battery compared to the 2600mAh battery of the original. Just like the original, however, it will be running Android 4.4.2 with Sense 6 and though it only comes with 16GB of on-board memory, it is expandable via Micro SD card by up to 128GB more, just like the original.
If you happen to own a Verizon Ellipsis tablet, you can also sync your text messages from this phone to the tablet using Verizon Messaging, which is a handy feature if that’s something you’re into.
Whether or not this device will be a success, we will have to wait and see but it’s probably no gamble to be saying that Verizon will be pushing it pretty hard once it becomes fully available.