HTC One tipped for a 2013 refresh, with next year seeing the 'M8'
10th Jul 2013 | 21:04
M7, M8...where's M9?
If there's one thing we know it's that smartphone makers (the successful ones, at least) never stop improving (or trying to improve) on old designs.
HTC is no different, and today a report claimed that company plans to release a new, updated version of its 2013 flagship the HTC One before the end of the year. Further, this refurbed HTC One is said to be followed in 2014 by a successor: an HTC One 2, codenamed "M8."
You may remember that the HTC One we have now was codenamed M7 from the start, so the company is certainly staying true to its naming schemes.
The report comes from Pocket Lint, which claimed to have spoken with "a source familiar with the matter."
This is the first real chatter we've heard of an HTC One successor (not that we didn't expect one after the One's singular success), and while the source didn't provide any further details, he or she did have slightly more to say about the updated HTC One supposedly coming out at some point this year.
The HTC One may be due for some software updates, but this report claimed that a more substantial hardware overhaul is also in the works.
The site speculated that the HTC One's Snapdragon 600 could be upgraded to an 800, at the very least.
Its HTC Sense UI could be tweaked and other aspects could be optimized as well.
The year is more than half over, so we might learn more about the new HTC One soon, if it is in fact real, and of course, there's always a chance it's not.
But don't expect the same for the HTC One 2 "M8," as the source said that HTC is using multiple different codenames for the device so as to thwart spies and sleuths.
- Meanwhile, we're waiting for the phone that will save Nokia.