HTC One 2 Release Date Soon as Smartphone Gets Wifi Certification

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By Kristin Dian Mariano | December 17, 2013 2:56 PM EST

HTC One 2 release date may happen sooner than later as the handset was awarded its wifi certification.

Getting a wifi certification means that we are one step closer in seeing the successor of the HTC One. The upcoming handset will support faster wifi connectivity as the wifi antenna is capable of switching between two bands: 5GHz and 2.4GHz. Moreover, the smartphone will support all of the standard wifi connections such as the latest 802.22ac standard, which provides users with extremely fast wireless connections at a better range.

The latest certification hinted that HTC One 2 is really in the works and will be released anytime, most probably early next year. Moreover, High Court Judge Richard Arnold announced that HTC plans to launch its new phone "in the first quarter of 2014 and possibly as early as February 2014" in his ruling earlier this month on a patent suit filed by Nokia.

It is likely that HTC will repeat what it did early this year when it released the HTC One at the last Mobile World Congress. HTC One 2 will most likely appear at the MWC 2014. However, HTC has not announced anything at the moment.

Some of the rumoured specs and features of the new HTC flagship phone are 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and Qualcomm Adreno 330 GPU as well as 2GB RAM for faster processing.  The handset will also pack a 5-inch full HD screen display 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. HTC's upcoming smartphone is also expected to pack a higher ultrapixel camera. Moreover, the HTC One 2 will sport a metal casing just like its predecessor.

Recently, HTC announced that its current flagship phone, the HTC One, is the most awarded smartphone of 2013 although it lost in terms of sales against Samsung and Apple handsets. The smartphone has been named T3 Magazine's "Gadget of the Year" and Pocket-Lint's "Phone of the Year." The phone also received various awards at the Mobile World Congress, The Mobile Choice Awards, What Mobile, and Recombu. Thus, expectations are high on the successor of HTC One after the HTC One Max fell below the consumers' expectations.

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