We have another sign that the launch of the next HTC flagship smartphone is getting closer and closer. Just days ago, the HTC M8 as it is currently known landed its Wi-Fi certification. The accompanying documentation identified two models, the 0P6B10000 and the 0P6B20000. The HTC M8 also appears to have recently surfaced as part of a user agent string on an online test designed by design firm Cloud Four to determine the maximum number of concurrent HTTP requests a device will issue when fetching page elements. The user string of interest shows up as:
Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 4.4; en-us; HTC_0P6B120/0.70.502.50 Build/KRT16S) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/534.30
Of note is the device identification, HTC_0P6B120. Not quite the same as what we saw on that Wi-Fi document a direct match for the device seen on some AnTuTu benchmarks we saw last month. If nothing else, the string once again confirms that the HTC M8 will come with Android 4.4 KitKat. It is using build number KRT16S at this point but that could easily change to a more later one by the time the device is announced.
Recent rumours have told us that we can expect the HTC M8 to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. It will come with HTC Sense 6.0, a 5-inch Full HD (1080×1920) display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 4.0MP rear camera (likely the HTC UltraPixel camera again but perhaps and hopefully improved) and a 2.1MP front camera. A fingerprint scanner also appears to be in the cards. It should once again sport a metal body as well.
HTC could launch the HTC M8 as early in February 2014.
For now, take this with a grain of salt as user agent strings are not difficult to manipulate.
Source : Cloud Four