It would appear that Verizon may be breaking with tradition on the release of the new HTC One this year. Just as some international brands have revealed, this carrier will be bringing the New HTC One to stores on the 25th of March - the same day the device will be revealed.
With so many details about the new HTC One already known, all that's really left for HTC to do is start selling the new smartphone, but even there the company has been beaten to it. A 2014 HTC One (aka "HTC M8") has already sold in Verizon form on eBay, confirming the much-rumored specifications along the way.
Now that we’re just weeks away from the launch of the all new HTC One, it’s become apparent that HTC might continue their spread of the goodness to other high-end devices. One of those may very well be another HTC Butterfly S - also known as the DROID DNA here in the USA. Tips this week suggest that the machine code-named HTC M8 (successor to the HTC One) could have specifications that move outward to more than just the HTC Desire 816.
With the HTC Desire 816, the company brings on a smartphone that aims to be the king of the middle tier. This does not mean it’s a price leader - nor does it cut the most corners. Here HTC aims to be the king of the middle with a smartphone that has many of the features that are present on the HTC One, here on a phone that’s aimed at the international and mid-tier market.
The smartphone makers at HTC have planted themselves firmly in the world of mid-range devices this week at Mobile World Congress 2014 with two new devices that take on the full pack. One is the China-aimed Desire 816, the other is the Desire 610, which we’ll be talking about here. This device comes with a 4.7-inch qHD display with a palm-sized delivery at 143.1 x 70.5 x 9.6 mm, coming with Android Jelly Bean and HTC Sense right out of the box.
This week the folks at HTC have revealed a couple of new devices that will lead up to their next top-notch hero phone: one is the HTC Desire 816. This device works with a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor under the hood - that’s quad-core clocked at 1.6GHz. This device is made to "reignite the mid-market", so says HTC, as it aims for China first and foremost.
It’s nearly time for the next HTC One to be released in a reboot only 2014 could handle, and the device has hit the FCC. This device will be released to AT&T at least, as this listing suggests, but we’d eat our collective hats if it wasn’t released to the rest of the major USA-based carriers this year as well.
Ramping up on the release of HTC’s next hero smartphone this week we’re being treated to one of the first up-close photos of what’s code-named M8, or what we’re calling HTC One 2. Not that the device will be called "HTC One 2" - that might just be too silly - but this device certainly does look like a direct successor to the original from last year. This device comes on with a body that’s clearly from the same design school of thought, ramping up abilities with a larger display for starters.
UPDATE: You'll want to take these images with more than just the normal dosage of salt - we're to understand from some well-placed sources that these aren't especially on-the-level. Keep that in mind whilst browsing!
Following the case leak that took place yesterday, an additional source has cropped up with information on the next iteration of the HTC One, the "M8". Reportedly, the upcoming handset will be released this March, the specific date though unknown, and will bring with it, among other things, a twin-sensor camera on the back.
When it comes to the world of HTC releases, it’s easy to mistake a new model for a new generation of the original HTC One. Keeping that in mind, we’re bearing witness today to a mock-up of a new HTC device whose source suggests will be the next generation of the HTC One. For now we’re code-naming this HTC One 2 for easy reference.