The HTC One is on course to received an octa-core update, according to a recent internet report.
HTC's current flagship phone has been impressing with its sharp all-metal design and speedy quad-core performance, but it seems the latter is not enough for the Taiwanese manufacturer.
According to Greek website TechCommunity.gr, a new octa-core variant of the HTC One is in the works. Their proof is a screenshot (see below) seemingly taken from the new device, outlining its specs.
As well as mention of an "Octa-core" processor, the screen reveals an increased 3GB of RAM. That's up from 2GB on the current HTC One.
The website also claims that the new HTC One update will feature "Clear Audio," which will apparently serve to improved sound quality in both calls and music.
Of course, such screenshots are relatively simple to fake, so we're not betting anything on the appearance of such a copiously cored HTC smartphone just yet. However, it's worth noting that it's not unusual for HTC to release an incremental hardware update for its leading handset.
Last year, just six months after the launch of the HTC One X, the company unveiled the HTC One X+ . This barely altered device featured a higher-clocked processor, a slightly bigger battery, more storage and an improved front camera.
It's also worth noting that some Samsung Galaxy S4 models feature an octa-core CPU, although these feature four fast cores and four low-power cores for greater battery efficiency. Still, it's an attractive tick on the spec sheet, and we know that Android manufacturers love those.
HTC might just have been tempted to secure bragging rights with a quick mid-term spec bump. We'll let you know as and when we learn more.
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