With the year drawing to an end, Android Phone leaks are also following suit. Big manufacturers have already put out their best devices on the market, looking anxiouslyto the Christmas period. But behind the scenes, big Android makers are hard at work preparing flagship devices for the first part of 2014.
We know, for instance, that HTC is working on the successor to the popular HTC One, due in the first quarter of 2014. According to @evleaks, the device is codenamed internally M8 (the HTC One was M7) and will be the first device to run HTC’s Sense 6 Android skin.
Now we have the first alleged images showing components of the M8, revealing a design that is very similar to the current HTC One (No suprises here) There are some differences though: most visibly, the metal body wraps around the edges, instead of having straight sides with chamfered edges. This wraparound design copies design elements from the HTC One X, though that was made of plastic instead of metal.
Another interesting feature is the small round hole above the camera on the back. The Chinese source of the images speculates it may be an opening for a fingerprint scanner, or, less likely, for a secondary camera lens.
On the inside, the new HTC One is said to feature a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a Full HD display, though it’s all just unsupported rumors so far, nothing concrete yet
How credible are these alleged shots of the M8/HTC One (2014)? Well, if HTC hopes to deliver its new flagship early in the year, it’s not too early to see leaks like this. It’s also plausible that the Taiwanese company is marching on with the industrial design of the One, which proved quite successful.
Then again, we might be looking at a prototype, a different device, or something else altogether. One thing’s for sure: expect more HTC M8 leaks in the coming months.