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HTC One sequel with 5in display is tipped for March release

After unveiling at Mobile World Congress
Fri Jan 17 2014, 15:18
HTC One Max has an aluminum casing and removable backplate

TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC reportedly will release a sequel to its flagship HTC One smartphone in March, with rumours suggesting it will have a bigger screen and a better camera.

Bloomberg apparently has heard from "a person with direct knowledge of the plans" that HTC is planning to release a HTC One sequel in March, likely following an unveiling at next month's Mobile World Congress (MWC).

That's not all Bloomberg has heard. It's loose-lipped source has revealed that the HTC One sequel, which is likely to launch as the HTC One+, will feature a bigger screen than its predecessor, with its display tipped to measure "at least 5in". A Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor is expected to provide the power behind this, along with an unspecified version of Android.

The HTC One sequel will see an improvement in the camera department too, with the report claiming that the smartphone will feature a twin-sensor rear camera. This reportedly will "provide better focus, depth of field and image quality".

Further details about the smartphone remain a mystery, with the source only adding that the design of the handset will be largely unchanged from that of the original HTC One, meaning it's likely to be clad in the same aluminum casing as its predecessor. However, following the launch of the HTC One Max, we might also expect a built-in fingerprint scanner.

The HTC One+ is one of many rumoured smartphones expected to debut at this year's MWC, with speculation also pointing to announcements of the Sony Xperia Z2, the Android powered Nokia Normandy and possibly even the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.

We'll be at MWC this year, so check back next month for all the latest. µ


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