HTC M8 to launch as HTC One+ with Snapdragon 805 processor?

Rumoured HTC M8HTC’s next flagship smartphone has been the topic of quite a few rumours over the past few weeks. Codenamed HTC M8, most have pointed to a rather modest upgrade over the HTC One. Among specifications cited several times (including just days ago) are a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor, Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6.0, 5-inch Full HD (1080×1920) display, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, 2GB of RAM, an UltraPixel rear camera and a 2.1MP front camera. Nothing to sneeze at but a device that may find it difficult to stand among other 2014 flagship devices. A new rumour now suggests that the HTC One successor will be known as the HTC One+ and will be a better device than we may have been led to believe.

According to Android Revolution HD, the HTC One+ will come with the following specifications:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6.0
  • Display: 5-inch Full HD (1080×1920) with Gorilla Glass 3
  • External storage: MicroSD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: 6MP or 8MP UltraPixel with double lens (for low and high-level light conditions)
  • Front-facing camera: 2.1MP
  • Battery: 2900mAh

Also interesting is that the HTC One+ will support removable microSD cards and that the HTC One’s capacitive buttons will make way for software ones.

For now, take this rumour with a healthy pinch of salt if only it goes against what so many other rumours have suggested. We’ll keep our ears open for further evidence to give this rumour some credibility.

HTC is widely expected to unveil its next flagship smartphone in the coming weeks.

Source : Android Revolution HD