HTC likely to release One 2 at MWC this month

Just yesterday HTC’s Chairwoman hinted that the release of their successor handset, HTC One 2 aka HTC M8 was around the corner. Before the actual release of the handset, take a look at the various rumors that have been going around the web on the new M8.

Just like most other flagships, rumors about HTC’s successor to the One started way back in November. It was unsurprisingly @evleaks who leaked that HTC M8 would release by Q1 2014 and would hit four major carriers. After several months without news, rumors about HTC M8 surfaced again last month thanks to a report from Bloomberg. It claimed that HTC’s latest flagship would ship with some of the best specs in the market this year like a Snapdragon 800/ 805 processor with 3GB RAM and a significantly better camera.

Finally, this month, HTCFamily.Ru another tipster like evleaks leaked an image of the so called M8. This image (on the top) of the backside of the phone reveals a similar design like the HTC’s best-selling One and even confirms the report from Bloomberg which hinted on a better camera.

However, what surprised almost all websites was the fact that HTCFamily.ru later on revealed that the image was just a fake and didn’t actually relate to the new One. But the possibility of a dual camera module as shown above in the picture leaked still cannot be overruled. HTC One 2 has to have a unique selling point as compared to its predecessors and a dual camera module capable of capturing exceptional photos can be a major selling point. Some rumors also state that the new One won’t have any capacitive buttons as the previous generations. HTC may shift to on screen buttons for its latest flagship.

Also, the One 2 may retain the same design as the original One, which is not that surprising given that everybody loved it. The full metal design was in fact so popular that rumors are; Samsung’s latest S5 will ditch the usual plastic back to make way for the metal design. Also, if rumors are to be believed, HTC will ramp up the display size slightly to 5 inches from the 4.7 inch display found on its predecessor.

Experts suggest that HTC will reveal M8 this month, most probably at the MWC show. However, it can be in this week too as last year, this same week HTC revealed its flagship One.

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