RUMOURS surrounding the sequel to the HTC One, the so-called HTC One 2, are coming thick and fast ahead of the handset's imminent launch, with the latest outing its quirky pin-hole cover and 'confirming' a Google Play Edition of the smartphone.
That's thanks to evleaks, which posted a picture of the HTC One sequel dressed in a unique pinhole flip case. This cover, according to the leak, will display the time and weather through its hole-covered front, offering a more attractive alternative to Nokia's Glancescreen effect. It's still unclear how the case will work and whether it will be always switched on, but we'll likely hear more in two weeks.
That wasn't all evleaks let slip over the weekend, as the Twitter tipster also revealed that the HTC One 2 will be released in a Google Play Edition, like its predecessor.
Thanks to this latest leak, we now know mostly all there is to know about the incoming smartphone, which likely will launch as the HTC One+.
The handset reportedly will feature the same aluminium casing as its predecessor, although this likely will house a larger 5in HD 1080p screen, a nippier quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and a 2,900mAh battery. Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system will also likely be onboard, along with an updated version of HTC's custom Sense skin.
Other rumoured specifications include dual cameras, 16GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card, 4G LTE support and perhaps a fingerprint sensor like the iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5.
The HTC One+ will be unveiled in London on 25 March, and The INQUIRER will be there to bring you all the latest. µ
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