Other rumored specs of the M8 include 2/3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and the usual array of sensors and radios. That makes the HTC logo sit in what looks like an empty panel, so we think some may end up saying the HTC One is longer than it perhaps needs to be. A Windows Phone version of the One M8 would indeed be something to get excited about, primarily because of the phone’s sleek metal body shell, a rare feature in the Android smartphone world, and one which may help attract new buyers to Microsoft’s still growing OS. Outside of changing the operating system, HTC hasn’t messed with the One M8’s formula. MORE: MWC 2014: news, rumours and what to expect. With Sense 5.5 making its debut on the HTC One max, and subsequently rolling out to the HTC One (2013), it's easy to predict that the HTC One (2014) will launch with Sense 6.0. HTC has announced a new version of the One M8, which replaces the Android operating system with Microsoft’s Windows Phone software. With Qualcomm announcing the Snapdragon 801 at MWC 2014, and the Sony Xperia Z2 and SGS5 both using that chipset, it's likely the HTC One will follow suit. Updated on 07-29-2014 by Andy: We’ve added in rumors concerning the device’s possible name, talk of the Duo Camera and HTC’s Boomsound speakers being fitted, plus its possible release before the end of September. UPDATED: 18th February HTC has posted this "Save the date" image on its Twitter feed today. evleaks has just tweeted the photo of next-gen HTC One in a case. But with rumours of the Galaxy S5, iPhone 6 and Xperia Z2 featuring 2K displays, sapphire glass screens and 4K video recording, HTC will have some serious competition when it comes out. Hopefully, we will see the company retain the unibody build of the M7, which has been appreciated by consumers and reviewers alike. Recent flagship launches from Samsung and Sony have both had Android 4.4 KitKat, so we can assume HTC will be the same - especially as its update for the HTC One is rolling out promptly. We'd fully expect BoomSound to be in place with twin front-facing speakers. In fact, powering such a high resolution display might just take its toll on the Galaxy S5’s battery. As was common during the early years of Android, HTC manufactured a large number of exclusive devices customized for several major U.S. carriers, who took on the role of marketing them. Higher capacity internal storage may follow after launch. Sign up below to get the latest from What Hi-Fi?, plus exclusive special offers, direct to your inbox! For Samsung though, it seems that may now not be the case. Examining these images, it's not clear of the back is removable to accomodate microSD and the SIM card, or if this will be via trays in the side. is part of Future US Inc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Outside of changing the operating system, HTC hasn’t messed with the One M8’s formula. Neither of those have bothered with Windows Phone either, and with the improvements in Windows Phone 8.1, a new flagship phone from HTC could help it capitalize on renewed interest in the operating system. This points to a likely March release date for the HTC M8/One Plus. Tweeting the news, HTC simply said "The best is about to get better". Thank you for signing up to What Hi-Fi?. A new image, courtesy of androidworld.it, alleging to be Sense 6.0 has appeared online. The alleged image follow previous rumours of a similar design and aluminium body to the original One, as well as on screen buttons and the new Sense 6.0 User Interface. The current-gen One’s camera has been criticised for its low-resolution even though it can snap some amazing low-light pictures. Multiple videos, including a 12-minute video walkthrough by YouTube user "GadgetReviews", offer a detailed look at the HTC One M8. Well, we doubt it. Receive news and offers from our other brands? By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy. This has subsequently been followed up with the HTC M8 bagging an AnTuTu benchmarking score. (Pocket-lint) - The HTC One (m8) is set to be launched later today, but what can we expect? Pricing is set at either $199 or $249 "depending on the carrier", meaning that we still don't know. More recently, an informant told Bloomberg that the new HTC One would have twin camera sensors on the rear, with the aim of improving the focus, image quality and "depth of field". We're sure that bits and pieces of Sense 6.0 will make an appearance over the next few months and if they do, we'll be sure to update, although given that HTC Sense 5.5, with BlinkFeed and all it's tweaks isn't too old, we don't expect huge changes for Sense 6. Rumors or leaks have not confirmed when HTC actually plans to unveil the M8, but it is widely expected that the handset will be announced sometime in Feb-end or March. More photos to come! CONTINUE TO PAGE TWO FOR ALL THE EARLY RUMORS SURROUNDING HTC’S NEW WINDOWS PHONE ONE. The new HTC One (m8) will be announced on 25 March at a launch event in London and New York. The screen is the same 5-inch, 1080p Super LCD covered in Gorilla Glass 3, while the processor is a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801, complete with 2GB of RAM. As per usual, the Google Play edition HTC One 2014 will be available starting today through Google's online store at a $50 premium, or $699. In June this year, interest reignited during the Computex trade show, when a Microsoft executive said we should expect big things from HTC over the coming months, telling a crowd of reporters “New things are coming, so get excited.”. The HTC M8 is due for release this year. Yet more images purporting to be the HTC M8 have hit the web. We'll be on the show floor at MWC 2014 in a few weeks. Judging by the leaked shots and now videos the HTC One will follow the same sort of design lines, with a premium aluminium finish. This includes a gap of a few millimetre between the edges of the phone, raised screen and more.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'androidbeat_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_14',118,'0','0'])); Rumors indicate that with the M8, HTC is going to use a slightly tweaked design of the current-gen One. Nokia/Microsoft currently rules the Windows Phone market, and impressive cameras are a major selling point of their devices. All content, features, and design are Copyright 2001-2020 PhoneArena.com. There’s a total of 32GB storage space inside the phone, plus a MicroSD card slot to increase this anywhere up to 128GB. Initially, a hastily taken casing photo appeared online, claiming to be the next HTC One handset and raised more questions than answers with the two rear camera holes. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer. It’ll be on sale online from midday today, and cost $100 with a two-year contract, or $30 per month if you select the Verizon Edge program. Best Bluetooth record players: budget to premium plate spinners, Best budget record players: USB, Bluetooth, Best multi-room systems 2020: one system to rule them all. Additionally, the new phone may also get HTC’s extra-loud Boomsound speakers and amplifier, potentially lining it up to be the best sounding Windows Phone device to date. All rights reserved. The original HTC One was codenamed 'M7' until it was released so this seems to be following the same lead. Leaked images on the @HTCFamily_RU Twitter feed alleging to be the back plate of the HTC M8 also show an aluminium design matching the HTC One. In Sense 5, HTC laid a great deal of emphasis on BlinkFeed and refined it further with Sense 5.5.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'androidbeat_com-banner-1','ezslot_17',121,'0','0'])); With Sense 6, HTC is expected to improve BlinkFeed further along with its extremely useful Video Highlights and Zoe feature.