What are we looking at for HTC’s next flagship? We’ve heard a bit about rumored specs, and while components like a Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, and 1080p display sound totally decent, would they be enough to really make the phone stand out – especially if HTC returns with another four-megapixel UltraPixel camera? Perhaps HTC intends to differentiate itself with software, and one prime way to do so could be introducing a new feature-rich version of its Sense UI. We’ve already heard one tipster claim that HTC intends to launch Sense 6 alongside the M8 (or however it ultimately ends up being called), and now another notable tipster joins in, reporting much the same thing.
LlabTooFeR has always been pretty plugged-in to all things HTC, and recently tweeted that the company is testing the “next version” of Sense on the M8, along with Android 4.4.2. Now, neither of those is very surprising, but with so little about this phone that’s very clear at the moment, we’ll take any hint of corroboration we can turn up.
Still, the question remains: just what will HTC do differently in Sense 6? Sense 5 was such an overhaul of past efforts, that we wonder if HTC might want to keep tweaking that existing look, or if it’s really time for another reinvention.