After a disastrous 2012 and bittersweet 2013, started on a high note but close to being wrapped up… well, also disastrously, 2014 is on the verge of becoming a make or break year for HTC. And rolling out underwhelming, overpriced devices like the One max won’t cut it anymore.
In other words, go big (in every sense of the word) or go home, HTC. And you can very well start with the M8, which rumor has it will be the follow-up to this year’s One, aka the M7. Only for the time being, we know far too little about the M8 to tell if HTC still has a shot at survival.
Which makes sense, since the thing is bound to come forward sometime during spring of next year. March or April, to be exact. But what we do know, courtesy of always reliable Twitter insider @EvLeaks, is the M8 will run an entirely new version of the HTC-specific Sense user interface, namely 6.0.
What does that mean exactly? No idea. Other than HTC is not ready to leave the Android ship for Windows Phone, no matter how persistent Microsoft is. Also, they’re not ditching Android skins, despite getting a lot of flak from a lot of pundits.
Meanwhile, it’s pretty safe to assume the M8 will not end up being called that way (though HTC Two sounds even worse), and there will finally be Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 heat inside an HTC handheld. Oh, and a Full HD screen, possibly measuring 5 inches, is definitely in the cards too.