The next HTC One is a bit more real after passing through WiFi certification process

HTC M8 WiFi certified

The next edition of HTC’s current flagship Android device, the HTC One, is now a bit more real. Codenamed the HTC M8, the successor to the HTC One has just appeared in the WiFi certification database. As is to be expected with any self-respecting Android handset nowadays, it’s got both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands with compatibility for the new super-fast WiFi ac standard.

It’s also got Miracast, Passpoint, and a few other nifty WiFi features, although that’s all we know for sure right now in terms of specs. However, this new certification does mean that we are still on track for an upcoming release very soon. If the latest rumors from evleaks are to be believed, the device might launch on all four major US cell phone service providers – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile – by the end of Q1 2014 (next March).

Are you planning on upgrading your device to the new HTC One once it’s official?

[AndroidSPIN via Phone Arena]

 

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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

7 thoughts on “The next HTC One is a bit more real after passing through WiFi certification process

  • December 17, 2013 at 11:36 am
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    How timely since I just upgraded my home to 802.11ac. I suspect the next crop of devices will feature ac even though it’s still in draft form.

    Unfortunately I’m still on the fence about staying with Sprint and HTC.

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    • December 17, 2013 at 11:44 am
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      D’oh…just noticed that the Nexus 5 also features ac. Now I can’t imagine a new device coming out without it.

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  • December 17, 2013 at 11:50 am
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    I will be switching from the HTC EVO 4G LTE to the HTC M8! Contract happens to end perfectly.

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    • December 17, 2013 at 12:53 pm
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      Same here lol, my contract is up on Feb 1st.

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  • December 17, 2013 at 11:55 am
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    I’m done with HTC. Or I should say their skinning and control.

    I’m going for a Nexus or a Play device next, although the Galaxy Active looks intriguing.

    Still trying to figure out if I’ll stick with Sprint.

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  • December 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm
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    I still recommend the HTC One to people because my wife has been so happy with hers (I’ll admit that I think it’s great, too). So, I have big expectations for the second generation HTC One.

    I have a feeling my wife will stick with her HTC One for quite a while. Probably longer than two years.

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