Last week we saw the first photos of what may be the follow-up to the HTC One. Codenamed the HTC M8, the device bears a strong resemblance to the Taiwanese company’s current flagship with a few noticeable differences based on some blurry pictures. Now @evleaks has stepped into the fray, claiming to know when the device will launch and which U.S. carriers will support it.
HTC M8 unsurprisingly destined for AT&T, among others.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) November 9, 2013
The HTC One first launched in March 2013, so we expect the M8 to hit stores in the first quarter of 2014, around the same time, which @evleaks‘s all but confirms. The company’s current handset is also supported by the four biggest U.S. carriers, though Verizon certainly took its time launching the device, waiting four whole months later than AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Hopefully that won’t be the case this time around.
Based on recent leaks, the HTC M8 appears to feature a curved design instead of the One’s sandwiched edges, and may include a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device just above the rear camera. The leaked casing is also missing the Beats Audio that we’ve come to expect on the company’s devices, which makes sense since the headphone-maker recently bought back its remaining shares from HTC.