Judge’s Ruling Reveals HTC One Successor’s Launch Date


Wondering when you’ll be able to pick up the successor to the HTC One? Well, wonder no more.

Thanks to the High Court ruling published by Judge Richard Arnold this week, which bans sales of the HTC One mini in the U.K. from December 6 thanks to a successful injunction from Nokia, we know the new HTC One will be here around February.

“HTC is close to launching the successor flagship model to the HTC One,” the ruling reads. “HTC has not revealed the launch date [but] Nokia has adduced evidence which suggests that the launch date is in the first quarter of 2014 and possibly as early as February 2014.”

Given that the current HTC One was announced in February of this year, you probably could have guessed that its successor would be arriving around 12 months later. But with Android handset manufacturers, you never quite know — not all of them like waiting a full year before revealing their next big thing.

The ruling doesn’t reveal any other information about the device, unfortunately, but recent rumors have suggested it will look identical to the original One with updated internals and a new fingerprint scanner like the larger One max.