HTC J One launches on Japan’s KDDI with microSD card support
The HTC J One, a very close relative to the HTC One, is now available in Japan. The device looks the same as the international HTC One, but it does come with one clear distinction – a microSDXC card slot which is able to support up to 64GB of expandable storage. Before you start throwing insults at HTC while demanding the same device in Europe and the US, we’d like to point out that the HTC J One is structurally different from the HTC One we have come to know and love. The HTC J One may still flaunt and all aluminum body, but HTC has had to compromise the integrity of the main shell by making the back panel removable (note the latch in the image above where the SIM slot would typically be located). This has also added a bit of bulk and weight to the HTC One which measures 69 x 138 x 10.5mm and weighs in at 157g compared to 68.2 x 137.4x 9.3mm size and 143g weight of the global HTC One. That’s a 10% increase in thickness and weight!
Would any of you really be willing to trade the HTC One’s solid aluminum construction for a little extra expandable storage if you also choose a device which was thicker and heavier?