HTC are making preparations for the launch of the HTC One’s successor, with the forthcoming device recently being awarded Wi-Fi certification. Although details of the new phone were briefly available on the Wi-Fi Alliance’s website, these were later removed.
Following the recent court case involving HTC and Nokia it emerged that the Taiwanese company is set to release a successor to the HTC One early in 2014. The news was hardly a shock, however, given that it would be following the release pattern established the company’s two previous flagship handsets.
The information on the Wi-Fi Alliance’s website revealed that certification had been gained for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, as would be expected.
The name of the new phone is yet to be confirmed. It was referred to by the Wi-Fi Alliance as a HTC OP68120, but this is likely to be an internal HTC reference.
Frequently, the HTC One’s successor has been referred to as the HTC M8, in line with the HTC M7 code name used for the original device. HTC is unlikely to use this moniker commercially, however, as the company is focused on marketing its premium phones using the now-established HTC One branding.
[via Android Community]