It has long been suspected that the HTC One’s successor would be unveiled sometime in March, and now HTC has confirmed it. The Taiwanese manufacturer has sent out press invites for an event on March 25, and while it doesn’t say anything except give out the date of the event, you don’t need to put two and two together to see that it’s the day when the next One will be officially shown to the world. As was the case with the HTC One, there will be events held in both London and New York.
Details on the second-generation HTC One – codenamed M8 – have already been leaked numerous times. The device is expected to offer a 5-inch 1080p screen with onscreen buttons, dual cameras on the back along with dual LED flashes, a Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, and Android 4.4 KitKat, topped with the latest iteration of the company’s proprietary custom UI, Sense. Features like a fingerprint sensor, as seen on the HTC One max, don’t seem to have made the cut, which is well and good, considering the rather poor implementation of the fingerprint scanner on the 6-inch phablet variant of the One.
Well, nothing to do now but wait, though I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of rumors and leaks surrounding the One’s sequel, which should help tide over the painful wait till the official unveiling date arrives.