Microsoft bumped the Windows Phone and release a newer and better Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system back in 2012. With the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update bringing much needed leaps and improvements, as well as Microsoft indoctrinating a bunch of manufacturers to come out with their own Windows Phones. Although, HTC is a fairly old player in the Windows market. Being around from the days of Windows mobile, it didn’t quite hit leaps and bounds with its Windows Phone offerings.
The HTC 8X was the last flagship smartphone HTC released based on Windows Phone 8 back in 2012. Although it was one upped by Nokia’s Lumia lineup, it held its own. With full 2 years passing by since its release, it was time for HTC to take another look at Windows Phone. And, they did!
The rumor mill has brought along a press image, revealing the front of what appears to be HTC One (M8) running Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS. As you can see, the upcoming smartphone has retained the good looks of its Android sibling, with the only difference being the slightly lower placement of the BoomSound speaker below the display.
Specs wise, it’s probably running the same specs as Android M8, which are pretty solid. Considering how good Windows Phone performs even on low-end hardware due to its optimizations, it is bound to fly on the M8. Although, there is no word, HTC might also include its signature Duo camera setup which debuted in the Android based One (M8).
HTC has declined to comment on the leaked press image, but multiple sources have confirmed that the Windows Phone One (M8) will be officially unveiled on August 19th in New York City.