It appears HTC may have finally learned from past mistakes, as the company’s next-gen flagship device, codenamed M8, is tipped to go on sale via all four major carriers stateside: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.
What’s even more important is the “M8” will reportedly launch with the big four by the end of next year’s first fiscal quarter, so we’ll have no more of the 2013 HTC One Verizon shenanigans. Remember, the beautiful 4.7-incher got a fast and furious start on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile last spring, but was then delayed until August in a Verizon-branded flavor.
Meanwhile, the One max is for now confirmed in AT&T and Big Red variants, with Sprint likely joining the party sooner or later. However, there’s no news on a T-Mo release. Besides, the turnaround time looks disappointing once again, what with the phablet being official for about a month now.
Back to the M8, let’s say a formal intro during or slightly before MWC 2014 in February is very much in the cards. January’s CES would be another sensible option, but the odds of the… One Two (?) going official so soon after the One max are slim.
As far as design and specs go, we don’t have much to go on at this time, save for a few blurry pics starring M8’s back cover and one or two educated guesses. A quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, Full HD screen and fingerprint scanner seem near certainties in the technical department, with almost everything else subject to speculation and possibly change.
Anyone keeping their fingers crossed for HTC to finally put one in the win column? Or do you think their days under the spotlight are long gone and the next logical step is bankruptcy?
Source: @Evleaks (Twitter)