Tuesday , June 19 2018

Successor to HTC One, HTC M8 or One Two, passes WiFi certification

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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.

Source: Android Community.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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The source of this article has no source, so it could be a fake. Plus I thought wifi certification just revealed the wireless radios/bands the phone is compatible with? Not the actual phone specs themselves?

Either way, if this is real, I’m happy with the Snapdragon 800. It’s a beast of a chip and the HTC One was already super fast on the Snapdragon 600, so the 800 should be more than enough.

As great as the camera and battery was, larger battery and improved sensor would be the only two upgrades I’d like for me to get the 2014 HTC One.

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If HTC release this as their next flagship in the first half of 2014 with a 2013 SoC I’m going to ignore them again. Line up your release schedule with what Qualcomm have in the pipeline HTC. This is something I’m watching LG and Sony get better at and I believe it will pay off for them.

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Snapdragon 800 is still a high end SoC. Why are you so worried about specs anyway. Optimisation is key.

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Software optimisation is important. So is hardware. Newer silicon means capability for new features, better performance and better efficiency. This is my preference. It doesn’t have to be any one else’s preference.

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

I still think you’re missing the point. As much as I’d like a Snapdragon 805, I still wouldn’t scoff at an 800.

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I think most of all we need to know about the camera.. please say its still ultrapixel but at more than 4 megapixel!

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Ty Crane

Should be using the snapdragon 805 instead

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