The HTC One was the subject of frequent leaks. That handset was originally known as the HTC M7, and well, it is looking like the next-generation device is going down the same path. The handset has been dubbed the HTC M8 and going all the way back to mid-July we were hearing reports of how this is expected to be an HTC flagship device for 2014.

More recently some images have leaked, sadly though, they didn’t offer all that great of a look at the device. That isn’t totally unexpected in terms of image leaks, however these (as you can see above) were on the rougher side. Needless to say, they did provide an early look at the handset. We are now seeing some specs though, and they have come by way of the Chinese language CTechCN.

Only the basics have been mentioned so far and those include details on the display, processor and version of Android. The leak suggests a 5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and Android 4.4 Kit Kat. There was also mention of an UltraPixel camera on the back, which put all together, is not a huge bump from the current model HTC One.

In comparison, the HTC One sports a 4.7-inch 1080p display along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. The HTC One has yet to get Kit Kat, but that will arrive in time. Otherwise, it appears as if the HTC M8 may have the same UltraPixel camera as the HTC One. The other interesting, and still unknown aspect here, comes with the image above.

If you look at the picture on the right side, there appears to be an extra opening. The bigger circle would likely be the camera lens, with the LED flash sitting next to it, but there is something else sitting just above. Time will tell what that ends up being, but for now, we are certain the speculation will begin and that more leaks will follow.

VIA: SlashGear