HTC just can't stop teasing the new HTC One (aka "HTC M8"), following up last week's BoomSound tidbits with a new video in which the phone's unibody design gets a mention. The design and construction of the original HTC One was one of the smartphone's biggest advantages, HTC milling the chassis from a single block of aluminum and then injecting thin seams of plastic for the radios to operate.
This week the FCC has a number of HTC-registered listed OET, including several that are more than likely attributable to the new HTC One. This device has been seen with registration numbers and radios that make perfect sense lining up with an international model, one for AT&T, one for Verizon Wireless, a T-Mobile USA model, and one for Sprint. Each version of the new HTC One has 4G LTE connectivity.
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.
HTC may not be showing us its new flagship Android smartphone until March 25th, but it has seemingly confirmed the name of the handset codenamed "HTC M8", with a video billing it as the "new HTC One". The name, which fits in with indications back at the original HTC One launch in 2013 that the nomenclature would be for an ongoing family of devices - rather than, say, "HTC One 2" or "HTC Two" as some had speculated - follows similar strategies by Apple around earlier iPad launches.
Using the processing power of smartphones from around the globe, HTC is making an initiative called Power To Give for theresearch of medicine, science, and echology. This initiative will work with an HTC Power To Give app from Google Play for Android. This app will divert a bit of your smartphone’s processing power towards the initiative whenever you’d like to contribute.
The folks at HTC have done a scientific study which they suggest leads them to believe that good design makes us happy. In a scientific study of the physical (biometric) responses of 2,177 participants "from seven markets", HTC has come to the conclusion that if a product is well-made and beautiful, it’ll make people happy.
HTC isn't planning to launch its new flagship HTC One replacement at MWC 2014 this coming week, but that hasn't stopped the leaks from coming thick and fast about the device codenamed "HTC M8". Latest is a top view of the Android handset, with Geek's source helping fill in some details about how HTC plans to push the case design by further minimizing the use of plastic.
UPDATE: The real-deal HTC One M8 is now out and about, have a peek at our HTC One M8 Review to get the full low-down.
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.