HTC’s followup to its flagship One is expected to launch in the first half of 2014. We’ve already seen leaked photos of what appears to be the device’s casing, and now we’re learning that the new handset will offer some solid spec upgrades including a bigger screen and a faster processor. The news comes from reliable mobile tipster @evleaks, so there’s a good chance it’s accurate.
Sounds like the HTC M8 is — and you could probably predict — a 5-inch, 1080p handset powered by KitKat and a Snapdragon 800.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) November 15, 2013
We can’t say anything here is really surprising, especially when it comes to the 5-inch display, which has pretty much become the norm at this point for Android flagships. The Snapdragon 800 is a popular choice for now, though by the time the M8 comes out Qualcomm may have a better 64-bit alternative. We’re interested to see how HTC integrates KitKat’s new features into its own Sense UI though, and we’re still hoping to see noticeable improvements when it comes to the phone’s camera and battery.
Based on previous leaks, we believe the HTC M8 will hit the U.S. market in the first quarter of 2014, reportedly landing on all four major carriers. A few blurry leaked photos of the device also reveal a curved design instead of the HTC One’s sandwiched edges, and what appears to be a fingerprint scanner just above the rear camera.