HTC One Successor To Pack A 5-Inch Display, Snapdragon 805 Chipset, 2GB of RAM [Rumor]


On Thursday, January 2, a well-know accurate leaker posted a set of “preliminary” specifications on Twitter for HTC’s upcoming M8, which is expected to be the successor to the Taiwanese company’s flagship smartphone of 2013, and just yesterday a familiar developer published a report which has a close similarity to some of the specs that have been brought to our attention over the course of the past few weeks.

This latest list of components, comes courtesy of Mike1986, a recognized developer and contributor to XDA, who reports that the sequel to the OEM’s flagship One will, in fact, be named the One+. This seems perfectly feasible, considering that the company has been known in the past for branding its successors to its previous flagship devices by adding a simple ‘+’ symbol at the end of the original name.

As far as internals go, the One+ is expected to pack a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset (which has previously been rumored to arrive later in the year), 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, either a 6- or 8-megapixel rear-facing UltraPixel camera, a 2.1MP front-facing shooter, 16GB or 32GB of internal flash memory (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), NFC, a full set of software buttons and a 2,900 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery.

On the software front, Mike documents that the handset will ship running the latest build of Android 4.4.2 KitKat skinned with HTC’s forthcoming Sense 6.0 custom UI, which is rumored to deliver the most fluid and customizable user experience when compared to every other smartphone and tablet currently on the market.

As with all leaks and rumors, we have to take these alleged specifications with a pinch of salt until HTC provides us with some solid evidence with regards to what it has in store for its next flagship smartphone.