As officially announced by HTC, the company will show off its new flagship smartphone on March 25th 2014. Shortly after the disappointing announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC has tweeted this:

Now you might wonder, how will the new HTC One look like? What are the hardware specs and what new features will it bring to the table? Well, we are here to answer your questions.

We already know what’s coming

Thanks to numerous leaks we can be quite certain that the next HTC One (code name M8) will look like this:

htc one rumors m8

AT&T has accidentally released pictures of the M8, which look exactly like the device from a recently published video leak.

Not only do the two leaks match, but HTC’s Jeff Gordon has threatened the uploader of the YouTube video. This repeats the story of the leaked iPhone 4 back in 2010, when Apple warned Gizmodo about legal consequences.

jeff gordon threat

HTC One 2 M8 Hardware Specs (rumors)

From the leaks we can only be certain about the exterior of the device and the visible hardware. Let’s take a look at what hardware we will definitively see in the new HTC One and what specs we might see as well.

99.9% – will certainly happen

  • Android 4.4.2
  • Headphone jack at the bottom
  • Dual rear camera
  • Dual flash
  • Stereo front-facing speakers
  • Slightly taller

70% – likely to happen

  • SD Card slot
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800
  • 2900mAh battery
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB storage options

30% – unlikely to happen

  • Anything but the Snapdragon 800
  • 3000+ mAh battery (although it would be great)
  • Water-resistant body
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Heart rate sensor