The HTC One is a top-notch smartphone, but having achieved greatness once HTC is now under pressure to do it again with the One's successor – the so-called HTC M8.
We're still a few months away from the M8's likely arrival, but if scores on an AnTuTu benchmark are accurate, we've every reason to be hopeful.
The performance bump from the One's 26,548 to 36,532 here is quite a jump, with the improvement to 3D graphics and multi-tasking looking particularly good.
And so they should, considering the M8's likely specs: a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor in the engine room, coupled with Adreno 330 graphics, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
Unchanged from the HTC One are the full HD display (though the display size has gone up from 4.7in to 5in) and 4MP UltraPixel camera. The OS is Android 4.4 KitKat.
But are these the final specs? In a way, hopefully not. One of the few weak points on the HTC One is that it launched with the Snapdragon 600 processor, only for the now-standard 800 to emerge weeks later.
Going with the Snapdragon 800 on the M8 would see a repeat of that shortcoming considering the next-gen Snapdragon 805 was announced last week and will be ready to go around when the M8 should go on sale.
With any luck HTC will managed to swap out the 800 for the newer 805 for even better performance.
Other potential spec improvements, such as a higher-res display or a resolution increase on the UltraPixel camera may fall more in the “wishful thinking” category.
Besides, who needs a higher-than-1080p resolution when you won't notice the difference and there's no content available at that resolution anyway?