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Next-generation HTC One detailed again in new leak

Published Jan 17th, 2014 12:33PM EST
HTC One+ specs

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The successor to the HTC One will reportedly feature a larger screen and twin sensors for the rear camera. Bloomberg’s sources say the screen will measure at least 5 inches diagonally and will feature a similar design to last year’s well-reviewed HTC One. The twin sensors will improve the camera’s focus, depth of field, and image quality.

The HTC One’s successor will also feature a rear fingerprint scanner, based on a case PhoneArena spotted. The One’s larger sibling the HTC One max also has a rear fingerprint scanner, so this would make sense. This is also in line with photos from last November that showed what appeared to be the rear panel of the HTC One’s successor. They showed an extra hole that could indeed house a fingerprint scanner.

The HTC One’s successor is also rumored to have a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU and will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat. Thankfully, the next HTC One won’t be called the HTC One 2. Instead, it will be called the HTC One+, says PhoneArena.

HTC’s next flagship One smartphone should be launching early this year, perhaps in February or March, based on information from a recent HTC court ruling. HTC needs this phone to do well because, despite its great design and good reviews, last year’s HTC One never took off. This led to successive weak quarterly earnings.