At the end of March HTC will hold a special event to unveil what we expect to be the sequel to the HTC One. The news comes from a tweet published by the official HTC UK account, where we’re told to save 25 March on our calendar. According to HTC, on that day, the “Best is about to get better.”
Although HTC hasn’t made anything official yet, we know through various leaks the One’s replacement is codename the M8, and may be called the One+ when it’s finally released. If these leaks are correct, it won’t be drastically different to the One, with subtle tweaks rather than a dramatic update.
For example, rumours have suggested the screen will get slightly bigger, perhaps reaching 5-inches. The resolution though, will probably stay the same at 1920×1080 pixels. On the outside, should early images prove accurate, the design will be very similar to the HTC One.
HTC may be banking on the camera to make the new model stand out. Several reports indicate it will have dual-lenses, which instead of shooting 3D pictures, will improve low-light photos and allow you to adjust the depth of field after the picture has been taken.
HTC had its 2013 flagship on display at Mobile World Congress last year, but a 25 March launch for the M8 will mean it misses the trade show this time around. Instead, we expect HTC to bring a selection of mid-range devices to Barcelona, perhaps including the leaked Desire 8.