The HTC One 2014 (or One M8, or The All New HTC One, or whatever HTC decides to call its new flagship smartphone) is supposed to see the light of day on March 25, during two HTC press events held simultaneously in London and New York. Well, the Taiwan-based phone maker doesn’t quite know how to keep a secret as the HTC One 2014 leaked once again, this time in a 12 minute hands-on video.
So far, the HTC One 2014 leaks and reports have painted an almost complete image of the phone and the video below only comes to confirm the rumors, rather than to put something new to the table. Still, there’s one particular feature that wasn’t covered by the rumor mill: it seems that the M8 will come with a microSD slot, an option that was not available on its predecessor.
As you probably knew already, design-wise, the HTC One 2014 will have a lot in common with the HTC One. Of course, it looks like HTC’s new flagship will ditch the capacitive buttons and that it will have two cameras on the back. The sensors on the front panel have been re-located, but, apart from that there’s not much of a difference between the M8 and the original One.
In terms of hardware specifications, the HTC One 2014 is expected to arrive with a 5-inch full HD display, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 4 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, and microSD support. The handset should run Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, of course customized with HTC’s new Sense 6 UI. So far, the biggest unknown of the HTC One 2014 equation is the size of the rear-facing sensor and what HTC plans to do with two cameras on the back.
The original HTC One 2014 leaked video was pulled out from Youtube shortly after it was uploaded, but we’ve been able to find a mirror. What’s your opinion about the HTC One 2014. Will it be good enough to help HTC bite a larger chunk of the market share pie?