Snapdragon 801, 2600mAh battery, touch-to-wake functionality and more revealed in leaked sales guide
We're two weeks out from the launch of the new HTC One — also known by its codename "M8" — but pace of online leaks shows no sign of slowing. Today GSMArena says it's gotten hold of a sales guide for the device, along with details of its hardware specs, confirming much of what we saw from this morning's Australian leak.
Here's a breakdown of the purported specs:
- Dimensions: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35mm
- Weight: 160 grams
- Screen: 5-inch 1080p
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2.3GHz
- Storage: 16GB (10GB available) + microSD
- SIM: nanoSIM
- Battery: 2600mAh
- Cameras: "Ultrapixel" 1/3.0-inch, f/2.0 aperture, 2µm pixel size
- Front camera: 5MP
- Video: 1080p
That would make it slightly larger than its predecessor in all directions, with unsurprisingly high-end internals. The move to 16GB of storage, if accurate, would be surprising turn of events given that the 2013 HTC One only shipped in 32 and 64GB configurations — though it's entirely possible versions with more storage will be available. And it's also unclear what changes have been made to the rear cameras, as no megapixel count is given. As always, we'd take this unconfirmed info with a pinch of salt until we hear the official word from HTC.
On the software side, the sales guide reveals some interesting Sense 6 features, a few of which have been hinted at by other recent leaks. "Motion Launch" is said to allow users to answer calls by holding the ringing phone to their ear. Swiping the screen for swipe the screen when it's off will apparently let you launch into BlinkFeed or other apps, while double-tapping the screen will wake the device up and display time, weather and reminders. And finally there's a reference to "HTC Duo Camera," which lets you take a photo and then refocus afterwards. That's in addition to other well-known HTC One features like BoomSound, BlinkFeed, Sense TV.
Very slowly the new HTC One is starting to come into focus, but we're sure there'll be a few surprises left to reveal on March 25, when we'll be live from London and New York for the device's official launch events.
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