We’re going to be too excited to sleep tonight because the HTC One (M8) launch event is set for tomorrow. We already know a bit about the new HTC One – and by “a bit” we mean “pretty much everything there is to know.” We’re expecting to see a 5-inch full HD handset, with a 2.2GHz Snapdragon processor and Android KitKat on board: with dual-cameras on the back of the handset the most intriguing rumor to date. Still, we’ll find out all the facts tomorrow – and it sounds as though you’ll be able to go out and buy an HTC One (M8) in some parts of the world tomorrow too as retailers have told us that it’ll be selling the handset on launch day. Will it manage a much coveted five-star review like its predecessor? You’ll have to wait for our full HTC One M8 review to find out. HTC ONE MINI
Big screens are the order of the day for today’s flagship smartphones and various reports seem to suggest the new HTC One 2014 will build ever so slightly on the 4.7-inch display found on the One – with 5 inches being a popular choice, and 5.2 inches also appearing in leaks. This makes sense as the HTC One is dwarfed by the likes of the 5-inchXperia Z1 and 5.2-inch LG G2 and phones are only getting bigger- people want more screen and with the bezels beside displays decreasing the phone’s physical dimensions may not actually change too much.
The 5-inch, full HD all new HTC One screen has been echoed by @evleaks - a usually reliable source of upcoming phone leaks – while resolution appears to be stuck at 1080p. No QHD or 4K resolutions in sight for the HTC One M8 just yet. More recently the phone appeared on eBay, and though the listing has now gone it was there long enough for some screenshots of the box to circulate and these too show the handset as having a 5-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution.
The most recent reveal is the most official yet as it comes straight from Chinese wireless authority Tenaa, which has certified the phone and in the process confirmed that it will indeed have a 5 inch 1920 x 1080 screen. With almost every previous rumor also pointing in that direction it’s looking all but guaranteed to be the case, which is a bit disappointing, considering we’re expecting the LG G3 to ship with a Quad HD screen. HTC ONE X