So you’ve produced one of 2013’s most critically acclaimed devices in the HTC One (left), but still Samsung rules the smartphone roost with its Galaxy S flagship. What next?
Well, more of the same, really, according to a couple of HTC One Two (codename M8) spec rumour pieces.
Looking at the generally quite reliable @evleaks for starters, it doesn’t sound like the HTC One Two (terrible name, incidentally) will give the Samsung Galaxy S5 much to worry about.
A tweet with “preliminary HTC M8 specs” includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 1080p display, UltraPixel rear camera, 2.1MP front shooter, and 2GB of RAM.
Er, other than the processor being upgraded from Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 to 800, that set-up sounds almost identical to last year’s HTC One.
Meanwhile, over on Forbes, it’s suggested that “technical differences between One and One Two may be hard to sell”.
Credit goes to TrendForce’s Wilson Miao when Forbes relays HTC One Two specs including separate camera lenses for low and high lighting, and – wait for it – a “fingerprint app”.
At its peak, HTC was the number one smartphone manufacturer in the US (for a solitary quarter, right enough), but more recently the Taiwanese have fallen out of the global smartphone top five (IDC), making way for Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and Lenovo.
And if the HTC One Two specs above are anything to go by, we can’t see that changing in 2014.