Citing information from @Everleaks, HTCsource reports that the HTC One successor, currently branded as “M8,” could be revealed as soon as “late” March, and that its retail version will be made available at around the same period that the device is officially announced.
The decision to shorten the time between the unveiling and retail dates, HTCsource notes, would be similar to the strategy employed by Apple, whose iPhones are usually made available at retail 10 days following its actual announcement. Last year, supply chain problems, component shortages, and insufficient marketing were among the main issues that prevented HTC One from being distributed properly within the market.
The HTC “M8″ is currently expected to feature a host of notable improvements, including a noticeably larger 5 inch display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 processor (which the chip maker recently stated would enable on-device “ultra HD resolution”), 4 MP and 2 MP rear and front cameras (featuring “ultra pixel” technology), 4 potential color options for consumers to choose from, noticeably thinner bezels, and a finger print scanner not unlike the one embedded in HTC’s One Max. Recently, a few interesting speculations have also emerged indicating that the new HTC device will feature “on-screen,” rather than capacitive, home buttons.
More information on the specs of HTC’s New Flagship phone, along with its potential release date, can be seen here.