A report today claimed that HTC will release a new, updated version of its 2013 flagship the HTC One before the end of the year.
Further, the new HTC One will be followed in 2014 by a successor: an HTC One 2, codenamed "M8."
The report comes from Pocket Lint, which claimed to have spoken with "a source familiar with the matter."
This is the first we've heard of an HTC One successor (not that we didn't expect one after the One's singular success), and while the source didn't provide any further details, he or she did have slightly more to say about the updated HTC One supposedly coming out this year.
The HTC One may be due for some software updates, but this report claims that a more substantial hardware overhaul is also in the works.
The site speculates that the HTC One's Snapdragon 600 could be upgraded to an 800, at the very least.
Its HTC Sense UI could be tweaked and other aspects could be optimized as well.
2013 is more than half over, so we might learn more about the new HTC One soon, if it is in fact real.
But don't expect the same for the HTC One 2 "M8," as the source said that HTC is using multiple different codenames for the device so as to thwart spies and sleuths.