Troubled Taiwanese phone maker HTC is working on a new flagship, as is every other OEM, for 2014. However, the company has been hit by a lot of red dots on their report card in the past few quarters. Perhaps this is hindering the amount of money available for R&D, because preliminary specifications of the HTC M8 aren't really impressive. A 3D printed model based on an insider's description wasn't too good looking either. Think of the HTC One with updated internals, a new name and a slightly larger display. Boom! You have the new HTC One Two (that's what the internet is calling it).
Reliable source @evleaks says that HTC's 2014 flagship Smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chipset, features a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, 2 GB of RAM, 2.1 MP front camera and UltraPixel rear camera (unspecified MP) and finally, Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0.
Doesn't sound that great when you think about LG, Samsung, Oppo all working hard to introduce flagships with WQHD (2560 x 1440) displays around the same timeframe.
Preliminary HTC M8 specs: Snapdragon MSM8974, 5" 1080p display, 2GB RAM, UltraPixel rear / 2.1MP front cams, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, KK, Sense 6.0— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 2, 2014