Without doubt, the HTC One was one of the highlights of 2013 for Android, and HTC doesn’t seem to be backing off the momentum it has built up, with a fairly secretive device just passing WiFi certification. The official name of this device isn’t yet known, but it does look like a step in a positive direction.
HTC’s One Max and One Mini were attempts at extending the HTC One brand, and while neither blew our socks off, neither were bad devices either. However, what we really wanted to see was a true successor to the HTC One, and this mysterious device could just be it. From the details given for WiFi certification, we can tell you that the device has:
- 5-inch display with 1920×1080 resolution, offering a pixel density of 440ppi
- Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2.3GHz
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB on-board storage
- Android 4.4 (KitKat)
For those playing along, this is essentially the same powerhouse inside the Google Nexus 5, and a significant increase over the power of the HTC One from earlier this year. There’s a few unknowns of course, such as battery capacity and screen type, and not to mention the actual name of the device. HTC M8 or One Two are just speculation; all we know for sure is the internal naming of HTC OP68120.
HTC Australia haven’t let anything slip about what they know of this device, refusing to comment about any impending release in the early new year. It looks as if we’ll just have to wait like everyone else to see what’s announced. We can only say we’re excited.