HTC has had mixed success with its One smartphone device though that can’t be considered as the right measure of the smartphone’s brilliance. However, the company got the script wrong once they failed to infuse the market in enough numbers which cost the company dearly in the end. HTC had to deal with production issues owing to the complexities in manufacturing the ultrapixel camera that the device incorporates. By the time it had sorted out the issues, it found the market swinging to the tune of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Ironically, the S4 too seemed to have run out of steam after an initial good run at the market while sales of the HTC One too stabilized. However, both models are fast loosing sheen in the face of newer models launched by competing companies, which means new gen versions are already in the making.
Coming back specifically to the successor to the HTC One, that we would be treated with it sometime in 2014 is all too obvious. The possible names that the new product could take on are HTC M8, though there are some who mention the name of HTC One Two. Whatever be the label of the product, the specs the upcoming device is expected to sport include a 5 inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip along with the same Ultrapixel camera as seen on today’s HTC One. Another factor from the hardware side would be the Boomsound speakers that give the current HTC One an edge over others in the market of its genre.
Coming to the software and apps that can be associated with the next gen HTC One device, @LlabTooFeR reports that it would come with Android 4.4.2 pre-installed on it. This can be considered a pretty safe bet considering that is the Android version that would be in vogue by the time the smartphone is ready to enter market. The source also points out the device would have Sense 6 installed, which would be the newest UI that the company is in the process of developing for its sets.
With the major events like CES and MWC scheduled in the early part of 2014, there is for sure more to be learnt at these two events.