A picture allegedly showing the About screen on a refresh version of the HTC One
reveals that such a device will be powered by an octa-core processor and will include 3GB of RAM. If you want to get into the discussion about whose silicon will be inside, keep in mind that if you take past buying history into account, Samsung would be out which would leave MediaTek as the only possible choice. And MediaTek's true octa-core processor is being built on the ARM Cortex-A7 design which means that it uses architecture already surpassed by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 currently powering the HTC One.
Screenshot, allegedly from HTC One refresh, shows octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM
Other improvements purportedly on the refresh version of the HTC One include 3GB of RAM for the first time ever in an HTC device, and a feature called "Clear Audio" which makes calls sound better. Sure, it could merely be noise cancelling mikes with a fancy name, but no matter what you call it, the technology helps to improve the clarity of the person on the other end of the call.
The HTC One Refresh also brings Gorilla Glass 3 to the display. Lighter and thinner than the second-generation Corning product that currently adorns the HTC One, these rumored specs tell you that the Taiwan based manufacturer is not monkeying around when it comes to competing with other top-shelf Android models like the LG G2
, the Sony Xperia Z1
and the Samsung Galaxy S4
Just take this rumor with a grain of salt and understand that things like screenshots can easily be faked. If these specs happen to be legit, perhaps that rain cloud that has been following the company around will dissipate, bringing sunshine and happiness and more importantly, big Walter White sized barrels of cash into HTC's coffers.