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HTC One successor (codenamed HTC M8) rumoured to launch at MWC 2014 following leaked Wi-Fi documents

The successor to the critically acclaimed HTC One smartphone, potentially dubbed the HTC One 2 and thought to be codenamed the M8, looks set to launch in early 2014.

Wi-Fi certification documents filed with the Wi-Fi Alliance suggest that the new device is nearly ready to be unveiled and seem to confirm that the HTC One 2 will support the latest 802.11ac standard.

The filing (see image, top) briefly appeared on the Wi-Fi Alliance website before apparently being pulled.

Rolling speculation points to the HTC M8 packing a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. The successor to the HTC One is also rumoured to ship with the most recent iteration of Google's mobile OS, Android 4.4 KitKat.

The software will most likely be augmented by a new version of HTC's native Sense overlay.

As with the HTC One, it's extremely likely the Taiwanese manufacturer's latest flagship handset will feature a 5in Full HD (1080p) display, while further gossip has the new HTC One coming in two variants - a standard, single SIM model and a dual SIM iteration.

Finally, the device may feature a new camera branded under HTC's 'UltraPixel' moniker and potentially equating to 10-megapixels.

It's thought that the M8 will be unveiled by HTC at one of two major tech showcases in Q1 of 2014 - CES , which takes place in January in Las Vegas, or MWC, which will be held in February down in Barcelona.

Of course, ITProPortal will be on the ground at both of these events, covering all the news as it breaks and hopefully getting our grubbies on the latest and greatest products from HTC and many others.