HTC is rumoured to be working on a Windows Phone 8 alternative to their popular Android flagship smartphone, the HTC One.
The new phone will resemble the HTC One is design, and could be ready to bring to market in time for Christmas.
The handset could come with a 5 inch, 1080p HD display, by making use of a rumoured update to the Windows Phone 8 operating system which will allow manufacturers to use larger displays. The current version of Windows Phone supports screens with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and 1280 x 768.
The casing will be all metallic, and HTC will also look to integrate as many features as possible from the HTC One. The device will most likely make use of Beats Audio, and HTC could also include their Ultrapixel camera technology, too.
Previous HTC efforts at producing Windows Phone handsets have produced decent enough devices, but they just failed to capture the imagination of smartphone consumers, with those who took up the Microsoft backed platform tending to go towards the Nokia Lumia range.
The HTC One has proven to be a big success for the Taiwanese manufacturer, and a Windows Phone 8 handset in a similar mould will have a fair chance of giving Nokia a run for their money. HTC are already said to be working on different size variations of the HTC One running Android, so the likelihood of a Windows Phone version would seem quite high.