The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer encouraged people to save March 25 in their calendars with the promise that “The best will get better,” a sign that its next flagship might be launched on that day.
While HTC M8 has an aluminum unibody similar to the one sported by HTC One, this year’s iteration will be available in three colors: Silver, Grey and Gold. The All New One and its predecessor look very much alike, so HTC adopted a strategy that helps people differentiate the flagships, much like Apple did last year with its Space Gray, Silver, and Gold iPhone 5s that otherwise are very similar to iPhone 5.
Regarding the launch date, it was HTC UK who announced it on Twitter. If anything, this hints at a launch in London, but sources claim that the company will also launch the product in New York, on the same day.
The technical specs of HTC M8 have been rumored by a lot of sites in the past few weeks. The flagship is said to come with a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU clocked at 2.3Ghz, 2GB of RAM, and HTC BoomSound front-facing stereo speakers. The back features the most dramatic change from its predecessor: dual UltraPixel rear cameras with dual LED True Tone Flash. All that is topped with a 5 MP front camera for selfies and video calls. I wonder if the dual cameras will be used for shooting 3D photos and videos.
HTC One 2014 is said to come with a 2,900 mAh battery, according to the most recent reports. Obviously, HTC hasn’t confirmed any of these specs, so we’ll have to wait to see if they’re true or not.
The fact that the Taiwanese tech company announced a launch date for its next flagship doesn’t mean the world won’t be able to see it at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, next week. On the contrary, HTC will most probably showcase it there, thus building people’s desire until March 25.
HTC’s new flagship will probably be criticized for the pixel density that will be lower than the competition’s high-end smartphones, which will most probably sport qHD displays. Still, the build quality, the dual cameras and the HTC Sense 6 UI might make it a winner.