Next year, HTC will launch a successor to the HTC One, codenamed M8, and we’ve already heard many details describing what this device will be all about. Here we want to quickly sum it up for you so you know what to expect from the Taiwanese company in 2014.
1. The M8 will rock Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip
This is the same chip used in such devices as Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy J, LG G2 and Nexus 5. Qualcomm announced an improved version of this chip, Snapdragon 805, but we doubt it will be ready by the time M8 launches. That said, we may see some sort of upgraded version of HTC’s flagship released in the second half of the year. In comparison, the current HTC One uses Snapdragon 600.
2. It will have 3GB of RAM
Yeah, we expect it to match the amount of RAM found in Samsung Galaxy Note 3. While we don’t have this confirmed, we do think that HTC needs to up its game if it wants to stay relevant in the higher end of the market. Adding an additional gig of RAM on top of what HTC One has seems like logical step in that direction.
3. Sense 6.0
HTC M8 will be the first HTC-made phone shipping with brand new version of Sense UI – 6.0. We’re not sure what kind of enhancements this release will bring but we would bet the phone will follow the modern design guidelines, featuring more flat icons and overall cleaner interface.
4. 5-inch screen
It is said that the screen will grow from 4.7 to 5 inches, while screen resolution will stay at 1920 x 1080 pixels (full HD). We guess there will also be BoomSound speakers around it, though again – we can’t be 100% confident about this.
In markets where that makes sense, HTC will offer LTE-A enabled version of the M8 whereas the rest of the world will get appropriate LTE and HSPA+ variants.
And that’s all we (don’t) know. It is said that HTC will launch the M8 in early 2014 and you bet we’ll bring you all the details as soon as we get ’em. Stay tuned…