THE SEQUEL to the HTC One reportedly is just around the corner, and the online rumour mill is heating up about the next generation flagship smartphone.
HTC, which is still having a difficult time with its sales numbers, is no doubt hoping that the HTC One 2 will manage to replicate the success of its predecessor, with the firm saying it has been one of its best-selling smartphones to date.
Keep this page bookmarked, as we'll be updating it every time we hear something new about the rumoured HTC One 2, also known as the HTC One+.
The HTC One 2 will launch at an event in London on 25 March, the Taiwanese phone maker has confirmed in the form of a save the date invitation. A simultaneous event will also take place in New York City.
Following its late March unveiling, the handset is expected to see a release this following month, although this is still to be announced.
There's no word yet as to how much the HTC One 2 will fetch when it goes on sale, but it's likely to cost around the same as the original HTC One. If so, expect it to cost around £500 SIM-free, or around £30-£35 per month on contract.
We do know however, that both Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u will be selling the HTC One successor, with both websites teasing the handset's imminent launch.
Specs and features
HTC has certainly struggled to keep chatter about its next flagship phone off of the internet, as we already know pretty much all there is to know about the incoming smartphone.
If speculation is to be believed, the HTC One 2 will feature a design nearly identical to that of the original HTC One, sporting the same high-end aluminium casing. Unlike its predecessor however, the back on the HTC One 2 reportedly will be removable, allowing users to switch out the battery and expand its internal storage, much like the HTC One Max.
The HTC One 2 likely will house a 5in HD 1080p display in this casing, which apparently will arrive powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system.
An updated version of HTC's Sense skin, version 6.0, reportedly will debut on the HTC One 2, which leaked screenshots have revealed will feature a Blinkfeed redesign, on-screen shortcut keys and more transparent elements.
However, the HTC One 2's standout feature likely will be its camera setup, with an image showing that the smartphone will boast a rear-facing twin sensor and a dual-LED flash. While the specifications of the camera are yet to be revealed, this likely will improve the quality of images taken using HTC's Ultrapixel technology.
Other rumoured specifications include an improved front-facing camera, a fingerprint scanner, 16GB of included storage, support for 4G LTE and a 2,900mAh battery. It will also be available in a gold model, alongside silver and black versions.
A new case will also reportedly launch alongside the HTC One 2 - a quirkly pinhole-cover affair which will display the time and weather. What's more, it's also thought a Google Play Edition HTC One 2 will also arrive at the same time, before going on sale at the Google Play store.
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