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HTC One (M8) ‘Plus’ and ‘Advance’ variations tipped: Quad HD displays, Snapdragon 805, waterproof

HTC One (M8) ‘Plus’ and ‘Advance’ variations tipped: Quad HD displays, Snapdragon 805, waterproof
It seems that not one, but two extra variations of HTC's One (M8) flagship are in the works, codenamed "Plus" and "Advance," and those monikers might actually be their finalized titles. So far we've been reserving the nickname "Prime" for the rumored flagship upgrades of the Galaxy S5 and One (M8), while HTC's alleged "Prime" design even leaked out not long ago, with the hint that the phone will be announced in the fall.

That upscale HTC One (M8) Plus will purportedly not only feature specs superior to the current HTC flagship, like a Quad HD display, 13 MP OIS camera, and a Snapdragon 805 processor, but also have a waterproof chassis, which is still to be crafted out of metal. Sounds too much like wishful thinking, though if HTC wants to bring out the ultimate Android flagship around the time that the iPhone 6 is introduced, it will have to offer exactly something like that.

As for the One (M8) Advance, it will allegedly sport the same specs, but housed in a plastic chassis, and be destined for the Asian market, probably with a lower price tag than the future One (M8) Plus top dog of HTC. It's not the first time we are hearing that the One (M8) Prime, now Plus, will offer a waterproof chassis, so where there's smoke there might be fire, too, and we can't wait for more independent confirmation of these stellar specs sheet to trickle down the rumor pipeline.

source: 9to5Google

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posted on 29 May 2014, 03:39 8

1. GreekGeek (Posts: 632; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Its high time to ditch the 4 MP HTC,
You should have done that a loooong time ago.
Or probably firing those engineers who started this crap is a good start?

posted on 29 May 2014, 05:33 7

14. JC557 (Posts: 952; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


It still takes really good photos, just can't really zoom in on them when viewing it on a desktop. It's got good focus and less noise in both good and poor lighting.

That being said, I hope this camera doesn't sacrifice the good about the UP camera and only improves upon it.

The regular M8 is pretty water resistant already (in my case splash/ rain-wise but some publications actually had it pretty wet).

posted on 29 May 2014, 07:38 2

24. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 765; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Omnivision which tends to be the provider for HTC's cameras has an interesting sensor that is a 9 MP 1/2.3" sensor size 1.75um pixel size, as it is 9mp it should be able of 4k recording and would be better for zooming in.

posted on 29 May 2014, 08:46 1

27. androtaku (Posts: 160; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


metering is very bad on M8
exposure can easily ruin any shot beyond salvage

posted on 29 May 2014, 06:28 2

20. DBounce (Posts: 24; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Enough with the megapixel nonsense. All you need is one pixel. A giant single pixel. Then they could call it the HTC One... Giant Pixel:-)

posted on 29 May 2014, 15:20

33. engineer-1701d (Posts: 604; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


this is what they should have led with. This should have been the m8 thats the phone that would have gotten them back on track

posted on 29 May 2014, 03:42 6

2. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


another day, another one :)

posted on 29 May 2014, 09:11 2

28. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Its a disease of Samsung.

posted on 29 May 2014, 03:44

3. Lampriya (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


It's a joke that every Android manufacturers imitate each other to produce the unnecessary QHD. Did they care about battery?

posted on 29 May 2014, 03:47 10

4. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


if you look at phonearena's battery results you see android devices offers great battery life compared to ios and wP devices....

posted on 29 May 2014, 05:25 3

13. fireblade (Posts: 660; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


retina display is too old.

posted on 29 May 2014, 05:35 2

16. JC557 (Posts: 952; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


QHD is somewhat overkill but I'll reserve judgement until I see a phone with that resolution in person.

As for battery life the M8 is already quite good in that department, much better than the iPhone 5S. LG has shown us that a QHD display doesn't sap too much power as long as there are optimizations in place. Hopefully the SD 805 will be more efficient than the current 801.

posted on 29 May 2014, 06:35 1

21. DBounce (Posts: 24; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


QHD is needed. You don't understand why, but trust me, you soon will.

posted on 29 May 2014, 07:03 6

23. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 95; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


I own Xperia Z2 and one day in my class, I was sitting beside my friend who owns iphone 5s. And I showed her the battery endurance of my Z2 which after 12 hours of moderate usage (watching HD videos, musics, browsing net, etc) STILL HAD 70% BATTERY LEFT. And she was completely astonished and she said "wow, I wish iphone has that kind of endurance, my iphone completely died after 5 hours of usage"

Truth hurts, apple fanboy..

posted on 29 May 2014, 18:19 1

35. Neo_Huang (Posts: 340; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


IKR! My G2 would have 40 hours of screen-on time and still have 10% left. On the other hand, everyone else's iPhones...

posted on 29 May 2014, 23:54

39. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 95; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Are completely drained in 4 hours

posted on 29 May 2014, 03:47 1

5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


So the "plus" will have metal chassis and the "advance" will have plastic chassis? That makes sense.

posted on 29 May 2014, 06:00 1

19. Beijendorf (Posts: 291; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


They're for two different markets, so there's no risk for confusion.

posted on 29 May 2014, 07:44 2

25. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1120; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


nope. just stupid phone naming by HTC.

posted on 29 May 2014, 12:35 1

32. milesboy5 (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


They aren't even announced yet...

posted on 30 May 2014, 09:09

41. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1120; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


then look at their past naming schemes. we have the one last year. and another one this year.
what the hell is the story behind "one"?

why is there no two or three or four?

are the numbers patented and only one is what they can only afford?

posted on 29 May 2014, 03:50 1

6. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Great, another 5.5 screen phone... *sigh*

posted on 29 May 2014, 06:47 2

22. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I doubt that they can make the bezels like lg g3 ^^,so the 5.5 " is going to be a galaxy mega 6.3 :D

posted on 29 May 2014, 03:55 1

7. ancellim (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


HTC One Plus? Seems like one particular company won't be happy...

posted on 29 May 2014, 04:51 4

10. Doakie (Posts: 1175; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Honestly its OnePlus' fault anyways. HTC had the One X, One S, and One V in 2012. But they did a half year improvement with a One X+ already. Then went on to having just a HTC One in 2013. So not only did OnePlus copy the actual model name of the HTC One by calling theirs the One. They also copied their whole damn companies name from the HTC One X "PLUS"... Either way OnePlus was stupid when they chose any of their names...... If they get upset they have no one to blame but themselves. Shoulda been more original with your names.

posted on 29 May 2014, 04:00 1

8. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


And people say Sony releases too many flagships...

posted on 29 May 2014, 04:16 2

9. mr.techdude (Posts: 542; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


all android manufacturers do the same, Samsung is the leader in this catagoery

posted on 29 May 2014, 04:59 3

11. Doakie (Posts: 1175; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I would disagree. Sony is king of releasing two flagships per year. They released the Xperia Z in Feb 2013, then the improved Z1 7 months later in Sept 2013, then they released the Z2 5 months later in Feb 2014, and now there's already leaked chassis for the Z3 rumored for later this year. That's a lot of flagships in 2 calendar years.

posted on 29 May 2014, 05:34

15. T.Law (Posts: 140; Member since: 10 May 2014)


NOOOO! I hope not!
Otherwise my 1month-old Z2 will feel outdated way too soon.

posted on 29 May 2014, 05:25

12. T.Law (Posts: 140; Member since: 10 May 2014)


QHD, ditch that ultrapixel crap for a normal 13MP sensor, IP certification, no fat bezels an you'll have my money.

posted on 29 May 2014, 05:40 2

17. JC557 (Posts: 952; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


The side bezels are far from fat. The top bezel isn't bad, maybe they could thin out the bottom bezel but that space could contain some useful electronics. Also, good speakers will take up physical space, no getting around that really.

UP wasn't crap, just couldn't crop as much. I'd hope their 13MP camera is combined with a larger sensor (1/2") and keeping the f/2.0 aperture though.

posted on 29 May 2014, 05:53

18. craigy72 (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Hmm how do we make more money by doing little work? I know!

posted on 29 May 2014, 07:45 1

26. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1120; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


i cant wait for next year where all flagship phone screens will be 6 INCHES!!! XD

posted on 29 May 2014, 09:39 1

29. fzacek (Posts: 1380; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Don't do it, HTC, or your M8 sales will drop a whole lot lower than they already are...

posted on 29 May 2014, 09:39

30. maclasa (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


should came with two simcard also!!!

posted on 29 May 2014, 10:59

31. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


Sounds good but since pretty much every OEMs has disappointed me so far, LG G3 been closest to the perfect phone, I think its better to not have too high hopes for this one. HTC ONLY needs to improve the camera to be so perfect for me. If they manage to make the bezels smaller than that would be even better. I can't justify such a big phone with only 5" when G3 got 5.5".

posted on 29 May 2014, 16:00 1

34. Nicholas-Paul (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 May 2014)


All the dreaming about a possible prime bla bla phone...
LG G3 will be good enough for me on all the important aspects!

posted on 29 May 2014, 18:50 1

36. newbey123 (Posts: 393; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Can't wait for this to get released, 805 chip, quad HD display, big battery, best UI and build design. This will be the best well rounded 5+ phone. Hurry and release it HTC.

posted on 29 May 2014, 19:36 1

37. Fuego84 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 May 2012)


All the people complaining about the Qhd screen being to much should just shut-up and accept it. Technology is always improving so you couldn't really expect to keep 1080p screens on a phone forever. Even though, I would like to have a phone's screen in which under power saver options you could switch out the resolution output on your phone like on a tv from Qhd to 1080p to 720p or qhd even and everything else would adjust to the resolution.

posted on 29 May 2014, 19:48 1

38. Fuego84 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Holding out on upgrading to the m8 has worked out for me really well. I'm totally wanting this upgraded m8. And even though there will always be a new and improved successor a few months away I'm getting it. Hopefully lots of people buy it that way HTC might get the message that the megapixel camera wasn't that much liked and that HTC customer desire top flagship handsets not rushed incremental upgrade like the m8 was. HTC should have just waited and launch the m8 prime instead.

posted on 30 May 2014, 05:30

40. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


HTC needs to increase the 4MP ultra pixel at least to 6 or 8 MP that's all about it including OIS. Even though it's 4MP and still taken better pics than 816 with 13MP!

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