HTC is making a return to Windows Phone this month, according to several insider sources. The Taiwanese mobile maker stopped developing Windows Phone devices back in 2012, but a resurgence appears to be happening for multiple manufacturers.
There will be a few changes when HTC returns, no longer will the OEM partner develop new phones for Windows Phone. Instead, they will use the existing catalog from Android, the first will be the HTC One M8 running Windows Phone 8.1.
The HTC One running Windows Phone will feature the same specs as the Android version. This will include a 5-inch full HD display, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and the Ultrapixel rear camera.
HTC will even leave Boomsound and U-Focus on the Windows Phone version. The Dot View Case, available for an extra £30, will be available for customers. This means no version will have a disadvantage, not even in price according to Verizon leaks.
The HTC One M8 is one of our favourite devices on Android, HTC’s design is second-to-none and the specs pack a punch, even if the LG G3, OnePlus One and a few other devices edge it slightly on display and raw performance.
In the world of Windows Phone, the HTC One should be king, considering the last big Lumia launch was for the 1020. Nothing has been as exciting as the 41MP beast and Microsoft appears to be moving Nokia into the low-end market.
That being said, Samsung, LG, ZTE and others are expected to join in the Windows Phone revamp this year, according to multiple sources. Microsoft has been looking for partners and apparently offering money to join up on Windows Phone.