HTC M8 aka One 2 gets its WiFi certification, will sport fast dual-band wireless

HTC M8 aka One 2 gets its WiFi certification, will sport fast dual-band wireless

The eventual second edition of the HTC One, codenamed M8, has appeared in the Wi-Fi certification database, carrying both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, as any self-respecting flagship these days.

This means we are one step closer to its release, and as far as hardware upgrades go, they don't sound very significant - Snapdragon 800 instead of the 600 in HTC One, an UltraPixel camera, and BoomSound dual stereo speakers. The kicker is in the design difference, though - still a premium aluminum body with undescored metal texture, but also a much larger, 5" or even 5.2" display. The software department is also likely to see an update to Android 4.4 KitKat with a brand new HTC Sense 6.0 skin.

Release date is scheduled for some time in February, which could mean the HTC One 2 aka M8 handset might very well turn out to be the first brand-name flagship on sale next year.

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24 Comments

1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Hope that atleast has Snapdragon 805 & not the 800.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

And not the Ultrapixel too.

21. vandroid

Posts: 404; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

They're going to have something better whether it's not UltraPixel or an upgraded UltraPixel

22. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Ultrapixel is nice idea, but HTC kinda screw it with 4 megapixels. I'm more S4/S5 fan than One/M8, but I'm really waiting for both and the fight will be intresting.

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I hope it will have the improved Ultrapixel camera and not the same 4 Ultrapixel camera again.

5. android_hitman unregistered

i am afraid it will be the same :(

6. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Even a 8 mp ultra pixel will do.

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

it won't do for a flagship, I'm afraid

3. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I want to see Adreno 400 series on this one.

4. Dowson unregistered

Please no more gimmik camera crap. 20mp is the start line now.

7. eli577

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

I want to see more creative phone names. Last year: One X, this year: One, next year: One 2....and in 2015: One 2 Three Oh come on, seriously? One 2?

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

And I think they'll continue this till ten or more ... ;) Hahaha One 2 Three 4 Five 6 Seven 8 Nine 10 and so on...

14. Thehamster

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

It's just the tech media that came up with One 2. HTC hasn't revealed what is gong to be called yet...

17. qiangshengchen

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

in 2016 noe 2 three four hhhhhhh

10. kamrosh

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

seems this is the real fall for HTC... no much upgrade on hardware. using HTC phones since 2008 ..dont know what next.

12. Hyperreal

Posts: 354; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

common htc one is still the most smooth non-pure android phone even on s600. People stop only looking at the specs.

15. hurrycanger

Posts: 1747; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

The raw power is just as or even more important than the smoothness on the home screen and app drawer. Flagship phones are meant to smoke graphically intense games, too, and having a smooth UI won't ever help if you get an no improvement in specs.

16. Hyperreal

Posts: 354; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

yeah I know what you mean and I'd love to see snap805 on this phone but honestly there is no game to slow down the 800 and I prefer a smooth UI with slightly worse soc than laggy UI with a better soc.

24. The_Tech_Geek

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

ROFLMAO. You are at best only half right. You can have the best hardware money can buy but if your code is not efficient it will always lag. You should look up a term: Compiler. After you research what that is and how it works come back and talk to me. JIT is not just a marketing term. I love how you talk about the CPU and refer to the graphic when the cpu only does at best 10% or the graphics load and the andrino chip does the bulk of it. If you want to talk about graphical performance refer to that chip so that you sound slightly informed.

13. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

snap dragon 800 and 4MP ultra pixel equals 2013 which means no mojo.

18. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

How about HTC 1 W or 1Z

19. PointMaza

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

I think HTC Double One Sounds better then HTC One Two..

20. sswain

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Its gonna be called "HTC One" nothing will change only the production year. HTC One 2014.

23. The_Tech_Geek

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

To all of you that are complaining about the ultrapixel camera I have one question. Have you ever actually used it? I have been using mine since day one. Now it isn't a DSLR but it is way better than any phone camera I have ever used. The low lighting images are superb especially after the last update that removed the graininess of those images. The color reproduction is great too. I have been posting picture to my Photobucket, instagram, and my personal blog to great review. So in closing the ultrapixel is a great idea and works well in practice. I do hope they upgrade it, cant hurt to have an 8 ultrapixel camera. One more thing an ultrapixel has 4 times that aperture of a normal mega pixel. Which allows it to take in 4 times the light. If you know anything about cameras that is very important. The more light you get the better the image quality. So one megapixel is not equal to one ultrapixel. It is more like one ultrapixel is equal to 4 megapixels.

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