TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC reportedly will announce its HTC One sequel in late March, skipping a Mobile World Congress (MWC) reveal in favour of a New York unveiling.
That is according to @evleaks, which tweeted over the weekend that the HTC One successor codenamed the HTC M8 will be revealed in New York towards the end of next month. This adds weight to previous speculation, as Bloomberg reported in January that HTC would unveil the HTC One sequel in March.
Starting to look like a late March, NYC launch for HTC M8.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) February 2, 2014
That's not all we've heard about the rumoured HTC M8 over the weekend, with HTCSource reporting that the smartphone will be the first from the company to forego capacitive shortcut keys, with the firm reportedly opting for on-screen controls in HTC Sense 6.0.
HTC's updated custom skin reportedly will sit on top of Android 4.4 Kitkat, with the HTC One successor set to arrive running the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. There's also talk that the smartphone will feature a 5in HD 1080p display, a quad-core 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and 2GB of RAM.
Other rumoured specifications include 16GB of internal storage, a 2,900mAh battery, an iPhone 5S style fingerprint scanner, and a twin-sensor rear camera, which likely will feature the same Ultrapixel technology as the original HTC One. The handset reportedly will also feature a design similar to that of its predecessor, clad in the same high-end aluminium casing.
HTC has yet to comment on the speculation. µ