HTC One has turned out to be a game changer for the Taiwanese company. It proved that the company can compete against Samsung’s Galaxy and Apple iPhone flagship devices. It was also widely acclaimed for its unibody construction and the ultrapixel camera. Now as we draw close to the end of this year, rumors are circulating about its successor due to launch next year. While there is still time for its launch, we bring to you all the speculations about the device at one place.
What’s in a name?
Unlike Samsung Galaxy S series, Apple’s iPhone series where we already know that yet to be released phone will be Galaxy S5, there are no clear answers for HTC One. Could it be HTC Two or something else? Since the One is brand name for the flagship device, we don’t think HTC will change that, and will call its successor HTC One 2 or HTC One (2014).
The design of the HTC One was its major USP thanks to its aluminum zero-gap body. It had solid built and gave the device a premium appeal. It was also different than the plethora of plastic body devices from other manufacturers. The HTC One 2 will also
According to various rumors, the successor to HTC One will sport a 5-inch display with the Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). This will result in high pixel density of 441 ppi. However, some rumors also indicate that the HTC One 2 will have a 5.2-inch display, which seems to be a bit larger than the 4.7-inch screen size of its predecessor.
The HTC One was sitting right at the top with its powerful processor Snapdragon 600 till the time smartphone like Xperia Z1 and LG G2 replaced it. However, its successor will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.26 GHz. It will be complemented by Adreno 330 graphics processing unit.
Rumors indicate that the HTC One 2 will have a 3GB RAM, however we think it might be an overkill. We believe, it will have a 2GB RAM only.
Similar to the HTC One, its successor will have an internal storage of 16GB or 32 GB, which will not be expandable because of the design.
The HTC One was the first one to break the megapixels notion with its ultrapixel camera. The HTC One 2 will also sport the same ultrapixel with 4MP camera module.
Network and Connectivity
The smartphone will have usual connectivity features like 2G/ 3G/ 4G support and Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS.
The HTC One 2 will be loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat having HTC’s proprietary customized interface Sense 6.0.
The HTC One 2 might have a 3000 mAh non-removable battery similar to its predecessor because of the unibody construction.
According to a judge passing verdict on Nokia vs HTC, the HTC One 2 will be unveiled in the month of February next year.