A rumour has been published by Pocket-lint.com, saying sources have informed the site HTC may be working on a new version of the HTC One, the firm’s current flagship Android phone. Additionally, the report also mentions the codename of the HTC One’s replacement, tipped to be heading our way next year.
The HTC One’s specs are on a par with its primary rivals – the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Sony Xperia Z – but things could change later on this year, as HTC is apparently looking at upgrading the phone’s hardware. Although HTC hasn’t confirmed any of the details, it’s speculated one of the alterations may be to remove the Snapdragon 600 processor, and replace it with the faster Snapdragon 800 chip.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 has proved to be popular already, with the official announcement of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, plus rumours that the forthcoming LG G2 will also be powered by the chip. Samsung has even popped the Snapdragon 800 into its LTE-Advanced Galaxy S4, which it recently released in Korea.
HTC is no stranger to updating its high-end devices, having done so in the past with both the Sensation and the One X. A teaser of HTC’s plans for 2014 was also provided however, outside of a codename, nothing else is known about the secret project.
A device named the HTC M8 could be the HTC One’s replacement, which would make sense, as the One was previously known as the HTC M7. Apparently, several versions of the phone, all with different codenames, are already with HTC’s partners for testing.
For now though, we must wait and see if an upgraded version of the HTC One is announced. The gap between the One X and the One X+ was around eight months, and HTC launched the One in February this year, making October a possible candidate for its release.