NUMERICAL UK MOBILE OPERATOR Three has prematurely announced that it will be selling the so-called HTC One 2, and has outed the handset's March release date.
On Three's Coming Soon webpage the network has revealed that it will be among the first, along with Vodafone, to offer the HTC One 2, which reportedly will launch as "The All New HTC One".
If Three's webpage is to be believed, the HTC One 2 will go on sale some time in March. With HTC set to launch the handset on 25 March, this suggests that it will go on sale just days after, and if true, it will arrive in Three stores ahead of the Sony Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1 Compact and the Samsung Galaxy S5.
With Three seemingly having revealed the HTC One sequel's release date, there's not much we don't know about the upcoming smartphone.
The handset reportedly will feature a 5in HD 1080p display that will have HTC's new Sense skin sitting atop Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system. The HTC One 2 reportedly will be powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM.
The HTC One 2 is also expected to feature a dual rear-facing camera set up, a removable backplate allowing users to switch out the battery and to expand the 16GB of internal storage via microSD card, along with a 2,900mAh battery, 4G LTE support and a built-in fingerprint sensor.
At launch the HTC One successor is expected to launch in black, silver and gold models, much like the iPhone 5S, and will feature a quirky pinhole cover. A Google Play edition of the handset is also rumoured to be in the works.
The INQUIRER will be at HTC's One 2 launch on 25 March, so check back then for all the latest. µ
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