HTC may be preparing to launch an updated version of its powerful HTC One smartphone. According to a leaked image sent to Greek website Tech Community and brought to our attention by the good folks of UnwiredView, the Taiwanese company’s “next HTC One” (like HTC One+) may comes with an octa-core chip and 3GB of RAM.
The only octa-core chip currently available in the one made by Samsung (Exynos 5 Octa) but something tells us HTC won’t be taking this route and use chips from its arch-rival. MediaTek is also working on an octa-core chip but it may not be as fast as you would think — as far as we know, it will boast eight Cortex-A7 cores that arguably make it slower than Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 used in the existing HTC One.
The other part is more believable – if HTC does release a refresh to the HTC One, that device could easily boast 3GB of RAM. Samsung’s Galaxy Note III is the first Android-powered device to have that much RAM and I don’t see a reason why HTC wouldn’t do the same with its flagship.
Speaking of updated versions, we’re also waiting for Samsung to launch an updated version of the Galaxy S4 that will come with a faster Snapdragon 800 (rather than 600) chip. This move gives HTC a reason more to launch HTC One+ or however this device ends-up calling…