HTC may soon launch a Windows Phone 8.1-powered variant of the One (M8) flagship

“HTC might be planning to step into the Windows Phone arena again with a WP 8.1-powered HTC One (M8)”

HTC launched the One (M8) (review)smartphone earlier this year with a unique unibody design language. After the launch of the single-SIM version of the One (M8), we heard rumours regarding the dual-SIM version of the same device, which was officially unveiled recently. We also heard reports about a more premium version of the same device with a quad-HD display. In addition, a Windows Phone version of the same device was also rumoured. However, there were no strong signs regarding the Windows Phone version of the One (M8), which is rumoured to follow the same unibody metal design.

However, according to Tom Warren, the senior reporter at The Verge, HTC is in fact, working on a Windows Phone 8.1 version of the M8. He didn’t reveal if it will be based on the One (M8) or the last year’s HTC One, but speculations suggest that it will be based on the more recent model. The M8 makes more sense as a choice for the company when it comes to its second attempt in the Windows Phone arena. We are yet to get an official word from HTC about the existence of such a device, so it’s advisable to take the news with a pinch of a salt.

As a recap, the HTC One (M8) was originally introduced in March and was launched in India in April this year for Rs 49,900. The smartphone offers a 5-inch full HD display, a 4MP primary camera with UltraPixel sensor, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor and 16GB of expandable storage.