HTC One, Sony Xperia Z1, Samsung Galaxy S3 reaching ‘End of Life’ on Bell Canada?

By Alexandra Burlacu | Feb 04, 2014 08:34 AM EST

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Three smartphones are reportedly reaching the "end of life" (EOL) status on Bell Canada: the HTC One, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Blue, and the Sony Xperia Z1 White.

While the older Samsung Galaxy S3 might make sense, the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z1 are still quite fresh and popular, which makes it odd that they would already reach the EOL status.

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The information comes from Mobile Syrup, which claims to have obtained an internal document for Bell Canada, listing the three devices set for EOL.

The HTC One landed on Bell Canada back in April 2013 and the smartphone is one of the best Android handsets currently available on the market. The device has received high praise for its premium design and high-end specs and features, and it's not very old as to justify EOL so early on the Canadian operator.

One possibility could be that Bell Canada is looking to make room for the HTC One successor, the much-rumored HTC M8 or HTC One 2. The next-generation HTC flagship is expected to debut soon and sport a 5-inch full HD display with 1080p resolution, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage capacity with microSD card support, an UltraPixel camera and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, complete with HTC's new Sense 6.0 UI. In terms of processing power, the smartphone is expected to pack a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or 805 processor, but it's all in the rumor state for now.

As previously mentioned, the purported leaked document also shows the Samsung Galaxy S3 Blue and the Sony Xperia Z1 White as reaching EOL on Bell Canada. The Sony Xperia Z1 is again an odd choice, as the smartphone launched at the IFA 2013 show in Berlin, therefore it's not that old. The Samsung Galaxy S3, meanwhile, wouldn't be that much of a surprise, considering that a Galaxy S4 flagship launched in 2013 and a next-generation Galaxy S5 is expected to debut soon.

Either way, it is highly advisable to take this news with a hefty grain of salt, as nothing is confirmed at this point. If this proves to be accurate, Bell Canada should make an official announcement soon enough. We'll keep you up to date as soon as we learn more.



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