Wow, seemingly I wrote an article back in July with the headline HTC M8 to be 2014 flagship, but first: updated HTC One? Who knew?
Details on the HTC M8 remain pretty sparse at the moment, but we’re told that next year’s flagship will be the first handset from the Taiwanese manufacturer to rock the Sense 6.0 UI.
Er, pretty much repeating what I’ve just said in the intro, a recent tweet from @evleaks reads: “HTC M8 will be the first Sense 6.0 handset.”
Unfortunately, the tip doesn’t mention anything in the way of HTC M8 specs, so the handset remains a complete mystery for now.
To be fair, the HTC One is pretty much as top-of-the-range as it gets for smartphones at the moment, with a 4.7in 1080p display and plethora of design awards under its belt.
The only potential upgrades that immediately spring to mind are a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 3GB of RAM, the HTC One having adopted a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM.
It’ll be interesting to see if the HTC M8 (that’s just the codename, incidentally) adopts a fingerprint scanner, as found on the iPhone 5s and more recently HTC’s own One Max.
Similarly, we wonder if the UltraPixel marketing thingy has paid off. On paper, the HTC One has a 4MP camera, and while it’s way better than that would typically imply, it’s unclear if your average consumer gets it.
February 2014 is looking good for the HTC M8 launch, assuming the Taiwanese stick with an annual release pattern. Inevitably, we'll learn lots more about the phone in the coming months.