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HTC makes it official: ‘utopian’ M8 sequel slated for March 1 intro at MWC

Technically, it’s 24 hours before the 2015 Mobile World Congress kicks off, but we still expect the announcement to go down in Barcelona.

HTC MWC invite

HTC has been (unusually) quiet about the company’s near future high-end smartphone plans, opening the door to the most diverse speculation. That got a little out of hand once we realized no One Max follow-up was coming last fall, but recently, it all entered a more normal path.

Nowadays, the consensus seems to be a One M8 rehash will drop sometime in March, with all the bells and whistles of 2015 flagship Androids, Snapdragon 810 CPU included. If Qualcomm can get it ready in time, that is.

The Hima specifics, particularly those pertaining to design and build quality, remain sketchy at best, but press invites just dished out by the Taiwanese confirm at least one thing. S810 delays or no S810 delays, HTC is going ahead with M9’s unveil schedule, and March 1 should see the beast break cover.

Of course, HTC’s invitations don’t spell out the upcoming smartphone’s identity, but with a daring tag like “utopia in progress”, it can only be a Samsung Galaxy S6 rival. No mid-range Desires are worthy of such enticing stellar space artwork, either.

Sooo, utopian? Are you sure about that, HTC? Also, isn’t it a little early to tease an appearance at a trade fair 45 days or so away? This certainly suggests a lot of trust in the device… or desperation. Either way, we’re intrigued.

Intrigued to see if the Hima could be HTC’s swan song, or a new beginning for a currently struggling mobile business. Anyone want to venture a prognosis?

Source: The Verge

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