The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing - Jeane Baptiste Colbert
TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC's sequel to the HTC One has appeared in its clearest leak yet, which shows that the handset will be available in a gold coloured model.
This leak comes via @evleaks, which has also claimed that the device will launch named "The All New HTC One". If this is true, it means that HTC has likely chosen the worst name for a smartphone yet.
Beyond confirming that the handset will follow in the footsteps of the iPhone 5S with its gold coloured casing, the leak doesn't reveal much that's new about the so-called "All New HTC One". However, it does show off the rumoured dual camera sensor on the rear of the handset that has a dual-LED flash, and HTC's redesigned user interface that places the shortcut keys on the display.
Previous leaks have suggested that HTC's new Sense skin will sit atop Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, which will be powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM.
That's not all we know about the handset. It reportedly will also feature a removable backplate allowing users to switch out the battery and expand the 16GB of internal storage via microSD card, along with a 2,900mAh battery, 4G LTE support and a built-in fingerprint sensor, although this cannot be seen in this latest leak. We're also going to assume that, like the original HTC One, it will be available in black and silver models too.
The HTC One sequel will launch at an event in London on 25 March, and we'll be there to bring you all the latest. µ
Sign up for INQbot – a weekly roundup of the best from the INQ