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HTC One 2 set for 25 March unveiling in London

'The best is about to get better', HTC claims
Tue Feb 18 2014, 14:26
HTC One 2 save the date

TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC has summoned the press to an event on 25 March, where it likely will unveil its HTC One successor.

The invitation arrived in The INQUIRER's inbox on Tuesday afternoon, although besides a date and time it doesn't give much away.

However, HTC also posted a "save the date" on Twitter along with the tagline "The best is about to get better," hinting that we'll be seeing a new flagship smartphone from the company, no doubt the mooted HTC One 2.

This smartphone is tipped to launch as the HTC One+ and will improve on the original HTC One, with speculation pointing to a larger 5in HD 1080p resolution display, an upgraded 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM.

The HTC One sequel is expected to feature the same high-end aluminum casing as its predecessor, although much like the body on the HTC One Max, the backplate reportedly will be removable. This means that users will be able to switch out the handset's battery and likely will be able to expand its internal storage via microSD card.

The Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system is also expected on the so-called HTC One+, along with an updated version of HTC's custom Sense skin. This reportedly will deliver a redesigned interface for Blinkfeed, on-screen shotcut keys and more transparent elements.

Other rumoured specifications include a dual-sensor rear-facing camera with HTC's Ultrapixel technology, an improved front-facing camera, a fingerprint scanner, 16GB of internal storage, support for 4G LTE and a 2,900mAh battery.

Check out our roundup of everything you need to know about the HTC One 2. µ

 

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