HTC One successor (M8) will be released in February 2014, notes UK judge

Leaks at times come from the most unusual and unthinkable places. Take the latest one about the successor to the HTC One for instance – During an ongoing patent lawsuit, a UK judge let slip that the Taiwanese manufacturer plans to launch a new flagship in the coming month.

According to BBC UK, Richard Arnold has published these details in a ruling which can be viewed by clicking here (look for paragraph no. 44). In the ruling, it’s clearly stated that ‘HTC is close to launching the successor model to the HTC One.’ While no launch date has been specified, there’s mention of the device having an unveiling planned for February (credits to Nokia). To add credence to this information, HTC didn’t contradict the statement.

HTC M8 Specs

Based on previous leaks, we have somewhat of an idea regarding the HTC M8. What we known so far are the specifications and features, but the smartphone’s design is still a mystery. The first rumor arrived through the famous EvLeaks via Twitter where it was speculated to sport a 5-inch display, a Snapdragon 800 SOC and Android 4.4 KitKat.

More details regarding the handset popped up recently when the HTC M8 was spotted in the AnTuTu Benchmark suite. The device was once again rumored to have a 5-inch 1080p display which is a minor upgrade from its predecessor. Powering it up was a Snapdragon 800 SOC clocked at 2.2GHz, Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. Apart from these details, we also learnt that the phone will have a 2.1MP front camera, 16GB of internal storage and a 4MP UltraPixel sensor.

If what previous leaks and the recent slip-up in the UK are correct, then we’re about to see a new HTC flagship as soon as February. This could mean that the CES 2014 will be a miss for HTC.