The HTC One has been an impressive success for the struggling phone maker, with a few million sales and almost universally praised as one of the best phones of the year, now HTC may be preparing to port the design onto Windows Phone.
Codenamed the HTC Harmony, this will be the newest product launch from HTC on Windows Phone since the HTC 8X. Considering Nokia currently holds 80% of the platform and is now owned by Microsoft, we thought HTC would have stopped support the platform.
The HTC Harmony will come alongside the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the GDR3 update, giving support to 1080p displays and quad-core processors, two features Windows Phone has been lagging behind against Android.
Specs inside the HTC Harmony will include a 4.7-inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon 600 (or 800) CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 2300mAh battery and HTC’s 4 Ultrapixel camera. It is basically the HTC One in Windows Phone form – with the only difference being the software running the phone.
When it comes to design, we believe HTC will provide the HTC Harmony with the same aluminium body from the HTC One. This would be really impressive, especially if HTC offered it with different vibrant Windows Phone colours, like purple and yellow.
If this phone comes to Windows Phone and the GDR3 update spurs new developers and partners, we may see a real competitive third market. Windows Phone is a compelling operating system, it just needs that developers support to shine against Android and iOS.