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HTC One M8 Prime to be waterproof and made out of an exotic material, other features revealed

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HTC One M8 Prime to be waterproof and made out of an exotic material, other features revealed
We have more details about the rumored HTC One M8 Prime, a device that’s supposed to be HTC’s next-gen flagship smartphone. Following an interesting discussion that ensued on Twitter, well-known insider @evleaks seems to have revealed some key features of the M8 Prime.

It’s said that the upcoming HTC handset would be made “out of an exotic material, a composite of aluminum and liquid silicone.” The device should be waterproof, offering a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560) display, quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and support for LTE-A Cat. 6.

All these details came in response to Jeff Gordon (HTC’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager), who initially tweeted that “in the past few days, a well-known leaker has been completely wrong about at least two of his leaks.” Obviously, the HTC exec was referring to @evleaks. We can't know for sure if he's right or wrong about the One M8 Prime, but his track record is excellent (with only a few misses), so for now we're inclined to believe he knows what he's talking about.

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HTC One M8 Prime to be waterproof and made out of an exotic material, other features revealed
a Snapdragon 805 SoC, Qualcomm already showed us (at MWC 2014 in February) that it can achieve 300Mbps download speeds via LTE-A Cat. 6. The M8 Prime should be HTC’s first device to support this high-speed 4G technology.

It remains to be seen if the One M8 Prime will have the same design as the current One M8 flagship smartphone (and the One mini 2). Unfortunately, HTC might not announce the handset before September. Anyway, we'll definitely let you know when new info about it arrives.

source: Twitter (1), (2

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posted on 19 May 2014, 08:14 7

1. Johnnokia (Posts: 1062; Member since: 27 May 2012)


The specs are awesome. Hopefully, the design will look great as well

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:19 2

4. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 900; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


What can you expect in design? It obviously will have a very similar design with M8, only have a different material.

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:35 2

12. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


They will do little tweaks in design.

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:56 2

18. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 900; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Just like M8 over M7?

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:08 3

24. evleaks (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Oct 2013)


Wrong!

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:35 4

28. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Yeahhhhhh evleaks is here....lol

posted on 19 May 2014, 12:12 1

42. aditya.g0110 (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Real or fake....? I mean. Evleaks account owner

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:36 3

13. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


This will be the beast from HTC. And don't worry about camera guys.

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:06 4

23. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


and "awesome" 4 MP ultrapixel camera

posted on 19 May 2014, 19:30 1

55. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


At the front and 8mp at the rear

posted on 19 May 2014, 19:33

56. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


A let down for me. No Tegra4. With K1

A15. Cpu

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:15 2

2. Beijendorf (Posts: 340; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


"Revealed".

Evleaks is being childish, and it seems like as soon as the HTC Senior Global Online Communications Manager called him out on some of his "leaks" (some which seemed rather unlikely) he went into full spoiled-child mode.

The leaks he's tweeting now is just with the purpose of damaging HTC and their potential One M8 sales, whether the M8 Prime is real or not. It's ridiculous.

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:28 2

26. datphoneguy (Posts: 154; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


I agree this is getting a little out of hand. HTC full well knows that if people get a hint of a "better" HTC device coming out soon, people will stop purchasing the HTC M8 and wait for the new phone.
Apple experiences the same thing, with summer time sales of the iPhone slowing down as people wait for the new model. However, HTC simply cannot afford to see *any* type of reduction in sales, which explains why the HTC manager came out so forcefully last night. The company's future is literally at stake here.

posted on 19 May 2014, 14:57 1

47. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


If the company's future is at stake, then the last thing an HTC manager should do is engage and enrage some Twitter dork with a chip on his shoulder. This is PR 101.

posted on 19 May 2014, 12:02 2

41. ojdidit84 (Posts: 457; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


I totally agree. He's gotten very childish with some of his tweets lately. The fact that he's right about 90% (funny thing about statistics) is something that he can absolutely use to make people wait to screw HTC out of One M8 sales by making up specs that aren't going to be in the phone.

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:16 12

3. antonioli (Posts: 200; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Liquid silicone?

But the question is: UltraPixel and UltraBezel again?

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:22

6. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 900; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Both will come along with this smartphone. But according to some rumors, the camera resolution will be bumped to 18MP or maybe just 8MP.

posted on 19 May 2014, 14:51 3

46. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


HTC's new device actually doubles as a high tech sex toy. The silicone is for UltraFeel.

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:19 1

5. DigitalJedi_X (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


I'm starting to think that HTC's and Samsung's Prime devices are a direct response to Google's Project Silver. Remember, these were the two Android OEM's to decline joining Project Silver.

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:26 5

8. sam_tek (Posts: 105; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)


what!? Where'd that come from??

If anything, they are direct responses to LG G3!
Either way, cool phones coming up! waiting for the G3

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:55

16. DigitalJedi_X (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


Just speculation on my part. Google went and asked all of the major Android OEM's to participate in Project Silver. LG and Motorola accepted. Samsung and HTC declined.

It's not too much of a stretch to think that one of the reasons they declined was because they were building Prime devices.

Or it could be that they decided to build Prime devices once they got wind of Project Silver. HTC and Samsung have always been the most vocal OEM's about keeping the "identity" of their handsets. Especially since Touchwiz and Sense are the two heaviest and most popular skins atop Android.

I could be wrong. Or I could be right.

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:40 2

30. true1984 (Posts: 822; Member since: 23 May 2012)


other than vanilla, or moto's ui, sense is actually the lightest. lg's is heavier than htc's, and tw is the worst.

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:17 1

25. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I bet 1440p display were not ready for production until now. Now its ready and the flood gates are opening.

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:22

7. Ghost04 (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2014)


Huawei already announced that they will bring CAT 6 devices Q3 this year . Probably at IFA in September .

posted on 19 May 2014, 15:55

51. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


All this speed is for what, exactly? LTE-A just seems like the upgrade gravytrain for cellular equipment manufacturers.

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:26 3

9. jibraihimi (Posts: 755; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


with 5.5"screen,and front boom speakers its size will be bigger or equal to lumia 1520,but then with such a nice display,who's gonna complain,but my only concern is 4mp ultrapixel camera,hope htc become little more sane, and include some good camera on par with sony z2 or galaxy s5........

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:31 1

10. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


But 5.5 is big again.. Its a phablet ?

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:29 1

27. datphoneguy (Posts: 154; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


The screen itself will be 5.5", but the *unit* itself, thanks to the boomsound speakers, will probably go above 6 inches which is just way too big (for a phone, anyways...lol)

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:33

11. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 900; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I don't know why Samsung and HTC to release more than one flagship this year, just like Sony. While LG will only have one.

posted on 19 May 2014, 11:05

34. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


That's because LG waited till the middle of the year

posted on 19 May 2014, 11:11

36. jexxx (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


Is this a joke? Xperia z1, z1s and another Z device I can't remember!

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:36 1

14. newbey123 (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Sounds like a monster phone. Perfect screen size and M8 design,will best Harlet sized phone. Good job HTC,now hurry up and make it.

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:39

15. tiara6918 (Posts: 2026; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Time to dethrone the iphone with all these prime series. They're doing all these prime phones to compete with the high price of the iphone

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:56 3

17. Whateverman (Posts: 3251; Member since: 17 May 2009)


The iPhone set the standard for sure, but the iPhone doesn't seem to be in the same league with these devices. The ios fans will disagree I'm sure, but the iPhone doesn't even compare to the standard versions of these devices anymore either. Not since the Galaxy S3, the HTC One M7, Optimus G, and Z1. Apple would be in real trouble if WP had a more appealing UI because Nokia hardware has always been top notch.

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:59 3

20. DigitalJedi_X (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


I agree. Between Prime and Project Silver the iPhone could well be dethroned as the #1 selling smartphone.

Expect Apple to patent Silver and Prime so they can sue to stop this from happening.

posted on 19 May 2014, 15:55

52. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


*Trademark

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:59 1

19. toyboyz (Posts: 180; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


Keeping my finger's crossed..! Please HTC!

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:59 1

21. jove39 (Posts: 1824; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


will it have logo in front? Front logo is only ugly part of device!

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:01

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Liquid silicone hmmm...

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:35

29. JunitoNH (Posts: 1656; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


And yes with a prime price I bet...............$800-900

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:44

31. medicci37 (Posts: 1271; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Qualcomm dominating the mobile processor market sucks so far as progress goes

posted on 19 May 2014, 10:11 3

32. DocOc (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


I would like the Optimus Prime version

posted on 19 May 2014, 10:15 1

33. andynaija (Posts: 860; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


If the current HTC One M8 is already tall with a screen of 5in., then going up to 5.5in., how tall will this going to be?

Will the camera be better?

posted on 19 May 2014, 18:07

54. andynaija (Posts: 860; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


*is this going to be

posted on 19 May 2014, 11:07

35. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Don't forget that this will come with a rattling volume rocker, dust under the screen and other manufacturing problems. And don't forget the terrible ergonomics and the ridiculous sizing.

posted on 19 May 2014, 11:40 10

38. 7Superman9 (Posts: 85; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


Or how much of a troll you are.

posted on 19 May 2014, 19:35

57. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


That was funny

Though Taters doesn't like HTC

posted on 19 May 2014, 19:37

58. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I agree

But I love my HTC One

posted on 19 May 2014, 11:31

37. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


What about a Prime mini? :D

posted on 19 May 2014, 11:44

39. jellmoo (Posts: 1524; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


A 5.5 inch M8? The thing will be the size of a Nexus 7...

posted on 19 May 2014, 13:58

44. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The current M8 is already huge. This is going to be like the HTC Max size. Lol

posted on 19 May 2014, 11:55 1

40. Supraman21 (Posts: 314; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


Please dont jump on this waterproof bandwagon that Sony started. I dont want thicker bezels and stupid port flaps like on the GS5

posted on 19 May 2014, 15:17 1

49. mrmessma (Posts: 170; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Do you never go outside or wish to take your phone when you do? One of my favorite uses of my Casio Commando was taking a video down a water slide, swimming on my honeymoon, and lowering it under the surface while fishing. To me, that's worth an extra millimeter of bezel on a high end phone instead of relegating ruggedness to only hardware stunted phones like the commando was.

posted on 19 May 2014, 13:32 1

43. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 249; Member since: 30 May 2013)


This is a Killer

posted on 19 May 2014, 16:42

53. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


When in the hands of an angry jealous lover who has discovered evidence of your betrayal on the phone, yes.

posted on 19 May 2014, 14:33

45. Leonis (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


Lets see how huge this phone will be. I can't imagine any phone to beat LG G3 for at least 1 year.

posted on 19 May 2014, 15:10 2

48. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)


ugh I missed out on the one max due to it not coming to AT&T, I was looking at the g3 but if this is real.. guess its more waiting as I really want front facing (or at least down firing) speakers

posted on 19 May 2014, 15:27 1

50. kopkiwi (Posts: 48; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Give us a DECENT camera. Throw away the UP tech and give us a 16MP beast and you'll have an absolute winner.

posted on 20 May 2014, 06:51

59. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


i love my m8 but i think to buy any new htc flagship

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