Truth be told, HTC has done a pretty good job of sticking to their plan to focus on one main smartphone per year. The HTC One has been their big dog in this fierce mobile race for 2013, with the One Mini and One Max filling out the vast majority of their lineup.
It’s about to be 2014, though, and it’s time to start looking for the true spiritual successor to the HTC One. According to ePrice, that successor is the HTC M8. According to them, this thing is supposed to be specced out to compete. Here’s the limited list of internals we know about so far:
- Snapdragon 800 quad-core chipset
- 3GB of RAM
- Between 5 and 5.2-inch display
While we don’t have the rest of the low-down on this device just yet, it sounds like HTC will be pulling out all the stops. Unfortunately it will still appear as if the company is behind the times as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 houses hardware just as powerful as the list above, but considering the HTC One Max didn’t rock anyone’s socks off we can’t say we won’t be excited.
The photos that came along with this leak show a device that is largely similar to the current HTC One. We should be seeing metal make a glorious return, and this model could very well come with the same fingerprint reader we saw on the HTC One Max.
If you notice closely, there are two holes on the back of the device — one smaller one above the top separator, and a bigger one that will likely house the camera sensor. We can’t say for sure what it is just yet, of course, but we’d be surprised if HTC elected to exclude the scanner for their next flagship smartphone.
It’s all a rumor, though, so we’ll be doing a lot of guesswork until early 2014 when this thing is scheduled to be unveiled. In the meantime, let us know if you’d be interested in staying on the HTC train if this device is the one that ends up pulling into the station.