We’re getting set for tomorrow’s big launch event by watching previews of what we’re going to see. A lengthy claimed video of the long-awaited successor to the HTC One has been posted, and while it’s unverified, it certainly looks convincing.
The M8 is simply the codename for the handset, just as the One was codenamed the M7. It’s not known whether HTC will brand the replacement as the new HTC One or give it a new name. Separate rumors have suggested the HTC One 2, and the HTC All New One, both of which sound pretty silly.
We’re expecting to see a Snapdragon 801 or 805 processor, 2GB RAM, a choice of 16 or 32GB storage, support for microSD cards of up to 128GB and a full-HD (1920×1080) display, running Android 4.4. The casing appears to be all-aluminum, with a brushed finish. Rumors have suggested that it will be available in a choice of silver, gold and grey colors …
We first told you about the phone back in November last year, with claimed photos soon afterwards. We’d seen a partial explanation of the dual rear cameras, which should allow you to choose between foreground and background focus after the photo has been taken.
and are expecting the phone to qualify for the HTC Advantage program, which guarantees Android updates for two years, provides 50GB of Google Drive storage and offers U.S. customers six months of free insurance against screen damage.
HTC has officially confirmed nothing, saying only that something will be announced tomorrow. We’ll of course bring you full details.