HTC hasn’t exactly been churning out Windows Phone devices, but time and again it has reiterated its commitment to Microsoft’s mobile platform. Later this year the company is expected to launch a new WIndows Phone flagship, so far no details about the device have surfaced. If rumors coming in from China are correct, it is possible that HTC might borrow design elements from its latest and greatest Android flagship, the All New HTC One M8, which was unveiled and released yesterday.
Come to think of it, it may not be such a bad idea for HTC to go down this road. The One M8’s design and build quality has been widely appreciated, it was the same with the original HTC One, released last year. The rumor also claims that certain M8 features might also make their way to the Windows Phone device, such as the dual rear cameras.
While hardware specifications haven’t be rumored, it won’t be surprising if HTC’s next Windows Phone flagship comes with a 5-inch full HD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. Qualcomm and Microsoft did announce at Mobile World Congress last month that the new hardware lets manufacturers make WP and Android devices. HTC seems to have hit the jackpot with the One M8 as far as the design and build quality is concerned, so it would make sense for the company to try and hit more markets with this combination.
The rumor doesn’t claim when HTC’s One M8-like Windows Phone flagship is going to be released. It merely confirms the existence of it. So we’ll keep our eyes and ears peeled in the meantime as we wait for the company to drop official word on this.