THE SUCCESSOR to the flagship HTC One has made its first appearance online ahead of its rumoured late March unveiling, outing the handset's dual camera set-up.
That's thanks to Russian news website HTCFamily.ru, which apparently got its hands on an image of the HTC One sequel and shared it with the world on Twitter.
— HTCFamily.ru (@HTCFamily_RU) February 4, 2014
The image seems to confirm that, as expected, the rumoured HTC One+ will feature two rear-facing cameras that likely will improve the quality of images taken using HTC's Ultrapixel technology, athough it's still unclear how these two sensors will work together. The leak also shows that the camera(s) will be accompanied by a dual-LED flash, improving on the original HTC One.
The image also confirms that the handset will feature the same aluminium construction as its predecessor, although the plastic trim surrounding the casing suggests that the rear casing will be removable, much like that on the HTC One Max.
Unlike the HTC One Max however, there isn't a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the handset. This suggests that HTC will forgo the Touch ID style sensor on its next generation flagship smartphone or that it has been moved to the front of the device.
Thanks to previous leaks, that's not all we know about the HTC One successor. Set to launch in late March in New York, the handset reportedly will feature a 5in 1080p HD display, a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM.
The device likely will launch running Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system skinned with HTC Sense 6.0, and reportedly will also have 16GB of internal storage and a 2,900mAh battery.
There are no pricing and release date details available yet, and HTC hasn't commented on the speculation. µ
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