An octa-core HTC One may be on the way, according to a new leak that surfaced on the Greek website Tech Community. The purported leak comes in the form of a screenshot of the device’s About section. Under CPU field, octa-core is indicated. The same screenshot also shows that the update to the HTC may have 3 GB of RAM, an improvement over the 2 GB that the original HTC One had.
Allegedly, HTC will also introduce software enhancements, such as a clear audio feature that makes phone calls clearer and generally improves the audio performance. Added support for networks in US, Europe, and Asia, may be expected, as well. Lastly, the device would supposedly be protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
The other specifications of the device, however, are the same as those on the original HTC One. Among those that are shown on the supposedly leaked screenshot are a 4.7-inch 1080p resolution, the HTC UltraPixel camera, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
Unwired View cautions, however, that this leak should be taken with a grain of salt since it is easy to create such alleged screenshot. The blog particularly draws attention to the fact that there is no specific chipset indicated under CPU field, which would be more common, as opposed to the general term “octa-core.
It also points out that it is unclear who may be making the purported octa-core chip, as Qualcomm already expressed that it does not believe in the hype surrounding such chips. Meanwhile, Samsung, which also makes chips, is also an unlikely bet, as it is HTC’s competitor, and it has never sold chips to HTC in the past. Another contender would be MediaTek, which had previously announced that it is developing an octa-core chip. That said, the upcoming chip is not expected to be very powerful. HTC, according to Unwired View, would probably not want to have an enhanced HTC One running on a chip that is less-powerful than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 which the original HTC One offered.
Would be want an octa-core HTC One?