New version of HTC One coming this year -- report

The smartphone hasn't been out long, but there are already rumors of a successor in the wings.

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The HTC One has only been on sale for a few months, but a new version of it is rumored to be coming before year's end.

And next year, that will be followed by an HTC One 2, if you will, said to be codenamed the HTC M8. There are also rumors of a plastic version of the currently metal-shelled HTC One.

Tech blog Pocket-lint predicts that the new version of the One will see improved innards, possibly including a Snapdragon 800 chip instead of the current model's 600. A plastic version of the One is expected to combine HTC's Butterfly range of cheaper phones into the One stable. Further details are sparse, however. The same goes for the M8, expected to be the successor to the One in 2014.

Read more of "HTC One to be improved this year, M8 coming in 2014" at CNET UK.