Following in the footsteps of Samsung and its Galaxy S4 lineup, HTC has now started expanding the One into different directions. The HTC One Google Edition version is already available from the Google Play Store (meaning only stock Android and no HTC Sense firmware), and now the phone will have a version running Windows Phone OS 8. The source has made it clear that the device will not be identical to the One, with an all metal body and a screen size between 4 and 5 inches.
The phone would also have a full HD screen (1080p) and a quad-core processor courtesy of the GDR3 update, along with Beats audio technology and could even be borrowing an Ultrapixel camera design for its shooter. Expectations place the phone's announcement in the fall with a release later in the year. These specs could well mean that the Windows Phone range could acquire a killer smartphone. Due to the differences between the original, we question if this One plus 8 shouldn't be re-branded as the HTC 9.