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Latest information on the HTC One (M8) Prime and the Nexus 8

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Latest information on the HTC One (M8) Prime and the Nexus 8
One of our loyal PhoneArena readers has passed along some interesting information to us. The tips all relate to HTC devices, and we suggest that you take these with the proverbial grain of salt. You might recall that at the end of last month, we passed along a report that the HTC One (M8) Prime had been cancelled. This was to be a premium version of the HTC One (M8) with a larger screen and a resolution of 1440 x 2560. Other specs included 3GB of RAM, a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU, LTE-A Cat. 6 connectivity and a Duo Camera set up on the back.

Our tipster tells us that the HTC One (M8) Prime is indeed a dead duck. But he also adds that a new flagship will be available from HTC in the second half of this year. It will feature a 5.2 inch screen, and replaces the HTC One max on the company's depth chart, which is all we know about it for now.

The last bit of information deals with the rumored HTC built Nexus 8 tablet. Our source says not to expect to see the slate introduced at Google I/O at the end of this month. Instead, the Nexus 8 will be introduced at another event later in the year.

Thanks anonymous tipster!

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posted on 20 Jun 2014, 15:26

1. steedsofwar (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


Sounds real cool. But all I'm really waiting for in 2014 is the next nexus

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 16:34 6

5. Jinto (Posts: 402; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


It does, but they better keep the bezels down on both those products (and learn that ultrapixel cameras suck)

posted on 22 Jun 2014, 14:47 1

24. Blaze.Infernus (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 May 2014)


They don't suck, the technology just isn't there yet. I'm willing to bet that a 20MP ultrapixel camera with image stabilization would completely destroy a standard 20MP camera. The concept is solid, the blunder is that HTC assumed it was ready to be released at such a low pixel count. The addition of greater depth of field that brings a phone camera closer to a point-and-shoot camera means that HTC is definitely on the right track, since depth of field and optical zoom are still the two major advantages a point-and-shoot have over a camera's phone.

posted on 23 Jun 2014, 08:41

25. Jinto (Posts: 402; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Exactly, but they better stuff more ultrapixels in there fast

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 15:44

2. bored_guy147 (Posts: 39; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)


That sounds really awesome. I hope this happens!

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 16:06 1

3. khaldoon (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 May 2013)


I really don't see this happening . I mean htc have understood their previous mistake and now they are releasing one flagship from each category a year. Second it's pretty hard and expensive to manufacture 5.2inches LCD display. Unlike Amold LCD require back light so there must be a certain distance between each pixle and another for the display not to end up to dim. The lg g2 and the oppo 7 really speak for themselves regarding that issue and they are 5.5 now imagin 5.2

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 16:19

4. fzacek (Posts: 1967; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


You know nothing about displays...

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 16:38 4

6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4077; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


He's right. The higher the pixel density on a LCD is, the harder it is for light to pass through it. That's not a problem for AMOLED because each pixel is it's own light source.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 16:55

9. fzacek (Posts: 1967; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Oh, that's what he was saying. The way he wrote it made no sense to me so I just assumed he was talking nonsense. In that case, I agree with him...

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 16:52

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3426; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


HTC realized that supporting SD card expansion was helping Samsung sell a lot of phones and added SD card support to the One M8. Hopefully HTC will also learn that supporting physical/hardware buttons is also important.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 16:57

10. fzacek (Posts: 1967; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


The on-screen buttons wouldn't bother me so much if they just replaced that black bar with them. But they just add on to the black bar, making the phone just too tall for its screen size...

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 17:21

11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3426; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I agree. The One M8 has a few design flaws that really add up.

Now that the M8 has an SD card, the 4MP camera is the #1 problem. After this, I would wager that not having physical buttons is the #2 issue.

There's a lot of people who have Apple and Samsung phones and are used to real buttons. Not to mention all the people with HTC One M7s.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 16:52

8. Totse2k15 (Posts: 273; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


I won't be playing the wait game anymore, Nexus 8. The Galaxy Tab S 8.4/10.5 will be my next tablet. Later Nexus 8. AMOLED on a big screen tab won my heart, lulz.
Still, will see if Android 5.0 and Nexus 8 show up at Google I/O, if not, f it...

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 17:30

12. newbey123 (Posts: 439; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Hurry up and release the Nexus tablet, been waiting for another good tablet to be offered so I could pick up my first one.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 18:12

13. promise7 (Posts: 471; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Maybe another flagship is coming, but not in the US? I'm guessing the Butterfly S 3. Didn't the Butterfly S 2 come out later than the HTC One M7 last year and have better specs? But I think it was only released in Taiwan or something.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 19:35 1

14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5622; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well that's a shame about the N8. i was all rared up to buy it next week.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 20:46 1

15. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Wait a minute.. The 5.2" m8 replaces the 5.9" one max? Am I the only one who thinks this is strange?

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 23:31

16. gaara6775 (Posts: 403; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Its very strange. Nothing is wrong with with 5.9"size, they could just release max 2 with sd805. No need to shrunk its size to 5.2" that's too small to be called Max, lol

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 00:34

17. tiara6918 (Posts: 1455; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I think this might be a butterfly 2 since they've been quiet about the butterfly series till now. 5.2'' screen is unlikely for the one max 2

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 02:50 1

18. sbfalex (Posts: 24; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


agreed, sounds more like butterfly 2 to me than a not so max one max 2... the one max 2 might end up being the one prime htc "cancelled"... same family, different series

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 05:34 1

19. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 182; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


i love htc products soooooo much and my m8 is the best but m8 prime........make me ....

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 05:49

20. Sid91 (Posts: 82; Member since: 06 May 2014)


I also really like my htc m8 however there a few major flaws in the phone and i'm not talking megapixels,

I just realized that there is no coating on the camera lens meaning I now have scratches and finger smudges on it even with careful use (I noticed when my pics gradually started becoming blurrier over time). (This never occurred to any of my previous phones)

The second is on screen buttons they stay there even while gaming and are easily touched stopping the game and you ending on the homescreen.

The third is when i use the phone at gym with my music on the camera turns on everytime i turn the volume down, ( i know you can disable this feature but it should be disabled during media playback)

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 06:54

21. sonisoe (Posts: 329; Member since: 06 May 2009)


hopefully htc is fixing its camera performance then i'll upgrade from my htc one m7...

posted on 22 Jun 2014, 01:13

22. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


To Sid91.. Isn't the m8 supposed to come with kitkat out of the box with it's immersive mode? Strange then that the on screen navigation buttons stay when playing games. Aren't they supposed to automatically fade into the background when playing games or watching videos?

Can anybody please enlighten me book I don't have first hand experience as I am still on jellybean ( :( )

posted on 22 Jun 2014, 01:48

23. Sid91 (Posts: 82; Member since: 06 May 2014)


I have the m8 with 4.4.2, but the buttons do not go away or become dim, they are actually extremely annoying because of accidental touch and also because they stick out like a sore thumb when the game has dark colors

don't know how to attach a pic to show you.

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