Latest list of rumored specs for the HTC M8 includes name of the device
Now comes a newer, fresher, more complete list of rumored specs for the phone from an XDA member who goes by the moniker of Mike1986. He is a recognized developer and contributor to XDA and his information has the sequel to the HTC One being called (hold on to your seats, folks) the HTC One+. Wow. Let's hope that Robert Downey Jr. didn't come up with that name.
The problem with using HTC One+ is that it could be a bit confusing since HTC did offer the HTC One X+. Secondly, merely adding a plus sign to the HTC One name would indicate something less than a genuine sequel. It would make the HTC M8 seem more like an enhanced HTC One, and if that was the case the Taiwan manufacturer could have given it a code name of M7.5. If the name of the phone turns out to be HTC One+, the naming of its new flagship would be a microcosm for everything that has gone wrong for HTC over the last few years.
As far as specs are concerned, in the words of the late Paul Harvey, Mike1986 delivers the rest of the story. His information does confirm some of the numbers tweeted by evleaks such as the screen size and resolution. But the XDA member tells us that the 5 inch 1080 x 1920 screen will be made of Gorilla Glass 3. He also confirms that the Snapdragon 805 will be under the hood, and that 2GB of RAM will be on board. According to Mike1986, the UltraPixel snapper that evleaks mentioned will be a 6MP or 8MP camera, possibly with a double lens.
The rest of the specs from the XDA member include software buttons for the handset, a 2900mAh battery, 2.1MP front-facing shooter, Android 4.4 and Sense 6 installed, support for NFC and a micro-SIM tray. And yes, the HTC M8 One+ will be equipped with a microSD slot if the information pans out.
We urge you to be cynical, skeptical and keep that grain of salt handy for this story. While these specs certainly seem plausible, you should know by now that nothing is official until we hear it from HTC.
source: XDA via AndroidAuthority
1. outlawog (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)
I mean, its not so bad is it? Perhaps HTC will introduce its new "flagship" later in the year. Good to see the Ultra pixel camera not remaining at 4MP.
27. ihavenoname (Posts: 1602; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
HTC One+, or whatever it is, sounds awesome. Snapdragon 805 with 1080p display mean insane performance and 8MP camera is so much nicer than 4MP, whatever technology it uses. If they improve battery and slightly refresh already stunning design, it will be great phone.
60. ECPirate37 (Posts: 108; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
If this is just an "update" and that HTC will introduce a new flagship later, this is a solid phone. And, I think having the + name is ok if that is really what they are planning for. However, if this IS the flagship, I'm disappointed. I am a loyal HTC fan, but if they don't have a true flagship this year, I'm going to have to go with someone else.
61. amiroomg (Posts: 17; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)
great device one+ my next phone since now..
ultrapixel will be best tech 2014.
2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
HTC One+ doesn't sound like a sequel, sounds like an upgraded HTC One. I hope the specs will be more wow than the rumored specs. Come on HTC, don't disappoint us.
6. lallolu (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
what more can they do with specs to make it more wow. The only 2 things in my opinion that needs to be addressed are the camera and battery which going by the leak seems to be addressed. The cpu has been updated as well to conform with the current trend.
8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
That's right. They need to improve the camera and the battery, the rumor said that it will have a 2900 mAh battery, but I don't think it's enough. And HTC should include 3GB of RAM on the One 2 or whatever it's called, but that's not important. As long it has the Snapdragon 805 then it's still considered as a beast.
13. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
3 GB ram would be nice, though not really necessary. I've never felt that 2 wasn't enough. And the same for the battery. 2900 mAh should def be enough, especially if theyre sticking with the FHD resolution. After the 4.3 update for my One, my battery life has been more than great... Though adding even more juice is never a bad thing. I'm really lookingng forward to seeing what HTC and Samsung release this year.. should be pretty exciting
14. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
A 2900 mAh battery is not enough for me is because that my Xperia Z's battery life is not that good. After the 4.3 update for my Z, it's more worse than before. Anyway, I'm looking forward to see what Sony, Oppo, Samsung, LG and HTC will bring to the table this year.
36. Suo.Eno (Posts: 420; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)
Thank you xperiaDROID I was gonna comment on the batt capacity too. I mean really how hard is it to cram in just 200mAh more at least? Or 100 even o.O?
38. Hyperreal (Posts: 168; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
Htc one with 2300mah and less battery efficient snapdragon 600 has a descent (average) battery life, better than xperia z and similar to galaxy s4 with 2600mah. Xperia z1 despite huge 3k battery is not that great so I guess htc one+ with 2900 should be enough.
43. b1acktiger (Posts: 218; Member since: 19 May 2012)
I don't think there is any need for 3GB RAM for Next HTC flagship. In 4.3 JB HTC One is having 1GB RAM freespace. Note 3 needed 3GB RAM because of its weighed TouchWiz UI.
11. newbey123 (Posts: 519; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
If these are the true specs, which I pray they are, this will slay. 2GB is more than enough, other phones need 3GB because there UI is not as efficient and polished as HTC. I am all over this phone as soon as it comes out. Would have preferred a 5.2 screen, but I can deal with 5
7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Bad name, If they name it HTC Two, it's doesn't belong to the One series. What's next? HTC Three? HTC Four? No. The HTC One 2 sounds more better.
12. npaladin2000 (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Only if you're looking to re-create Abbot and Costello routines.
16. trustory (Posts: 121; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
And people will talk about the name so pseudo marketing. Since it has a micro sd and the rest of the specs are more than enough for anything (for like 2 years) it will come down to camera and battery life whether i would get this over s5 (or any other flagship with micro sd)
4. tiara6918 (Posts: 1922; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I'm so excited for the announcement on february, bring it on htc!
5. Sesameopen (Posts: 106; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
O_o that, I will get. Snap 805 and finally a higher than 5 MP camera!
MICRO SD CARD SLOT!!!!!
10. newbey123 (Posts: 519; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Hands down, my next phone! Perfect 5' screen, big battery, 805 Qualcomm, Kit Kat, Sense, Upgraded Ultrapixel Camera! Love it, no bring it on HTC, time for you to take my money!
28. ihavenoname (Posts: 1602; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
I will have though time choosing between S5, this and Sony Xperia Z.
15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
not bad but not exactly incredible either...
18. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
Ok then lets hope for
PvrRouge 6630 370Gigaflops, A450 has 160Gigaflops on par with iPad4 pvrsgx554X8
Tegra5 A57 at 2.5
All liquid metal clad design
That is insane specs to die for
20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9847; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I didn't have to read the rest of the "list" to rate it as impossible.
35. Suo.Eno (Posts: 420; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)
Strong hint of /s I think but the batt capacity are borderline acceptable.
53. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4180; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The G6630 is WAY too large and power consuming for phones. Also, the PowerVR SGX554MP4 in the iPad 4 can only reach 68 GFLOPS. The Adreno 330 is capable of about 120 GFLOPS (if I remember correctly), about on par with the G6430 in the A7 chip, and the Adreno 420 is supposed to bring a 40% improvement upon that. The SGX554 is still way too big and power consuming for phones, that's why you can only find it in the iPad, which has a huge battery.
The battery is possible, but not likely. It'll be closer to 3000 mAh.
It won't have Tegra 5. And even if it does, it won't have Adreno or PowerVR, it'll have Nvidia's own GeForce GPU.
12 Ultrapixels won't happen. In order to keep the pixels the size needed to be considered "Ultrapixels" the sensor would have to be huge.
Liquid metal, really?
HTC only puts SD cards in their Asian specific models, because barely anyone else in the world really cares about them.
19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9847; Member since: 14 May 2012)
My thoughts exactly. S5 would out shine it in like always, but hopefully HTC can make a hit with this one.
26. Trex95 (Posts: 689; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
S5 will shine in gimmicky features but not in quailty and software optimization.
30. ihavenoname (Posts: 1602; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Not in quailty, but quality will be great. And I've own Note 3 for some time and I have to say that software is not bad at all, I use different launcher, so visuals are not problem either.
42. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 740; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Ultimately the sales show which devices shine..
54. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4180; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Not really. Sales do not equal quality. If you say that, then you might as well say the iPhone is the best phone in the world, because it outsells every Android flagship combined.
63. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 740; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Welcome to the real world.
Android handsets have 81% market share compared to iPhone with 16%. (Google it)
iPhone is great. Android devices are awesome. WP is also amazing.
Sales equal acceptance of a product by masses. Samsung devices are sold in maximum numbers because of latest hardware/specs, Android/its features, after sale support to customer & (above all) options in all price range/sizes/specs/features.
Not everyone is a geek like us. Average consumer wants a good device at good price.
HTC devices have amazing build quality (with each HTC device with different design, better than iPhones), amazing hardware but 'every' time they make a mess of something for which they are criticized & get a bad name.
The 3 main reasons for HTC to fail-
1)making blunders (like "4MP" ultrapixel or broken multitasking or no updates to devices) and
2) pathetic customer support after sale and
3) Overly priced devices.
Samsung understands the market & doesnt make mistakes like HTC does. That is why, its sales are highest.
And FYI, quality doesnt mean only build quality. HTC is superior in build, but Samsung is superior in understanding & listening to customer's requirement (which is what everyone wants).
64. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 740; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
I would love HTC to find success with this and many more devices to come coz I love the awesome HTC devices, but we must all accept the unfortunate reality that irrespective of all goods of HTC, it is going on path of Nokia...
(I'm a HTC user BTW, but harsh realities are something we must accept even though it doesnt feel right)
17. Taters (Posts: 4755; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
HTC One squared( power of 2) with the little 2 is the best name they can give it. That way the next one can be called HTC One cubed or HTC One to the power of three. The problem with that naming scheme is that the little 2 could confuse some people that might see it as a disclaimer and they look at the bottom of the website to see what the 2 means.
The best would be to just make a better name but otherwise, HTC One ^2 or HTC squared is the best. They can market it as greater than a sequel since squared usually means more than double unless the number is 1.
51. 46modnar (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
Ya: One (e.g. 1.0) raised to the power of anything = 1, hehe. The specs look really good tho. If it comes with any means of increased usable storage >= 32GB, I'm buying it (either 64GB fixed or removable SD).
62. Taters (Posts: 4755; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
The One is very much different from 1. The one means the only one that matters or the number 1 on the pecking order in literary terms. The number 1 is the lowest number in math. Two entirely different definitions.
Either way, HTC is going to screw up the naming or just start over again like they always do.
57. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4180; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
1^2 = 1 x 1 = 1
I think they should just called it the 2014 edition.
59. Taters (Posts: 4755; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
HTC One doesn't need to be assigned such a low value. I would assign it a zero but some sites gave it a perfect 10. So 10 x 10 = 100. Which is much better than double which is 20.
22. mmmanuuu (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
Even with these "beasty" specs do you guys think it can hold on against the mighty s5, g3 and z2 ? Who are working on Exynos octa/64 bit processors, flexi displays, ois camera's, and 2k resolutions. What htc is trying to release in the future was sammy's, lg's and sony's specs last year. Now HTC might pop up with these octa core, ois camera and 2k resolution by the end of 2014 in a phablet which will be the successor to the one max. But by then sammy, lg and sony will be out with their next gen tech. Seriously, why is HTC so slow in adapting newer tech ?
34. bodzio1809 (Posts: 211; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
I am really glad that they will stay with fullHD resolution. I would even preffer just HD. For me more than 300ppi is unnecessary. 2k in ~5' screen is a joke that will only drain battery and make harder for device to run games etc. And HTC ONE got OIS. Don't forget how Samsung failed with current Exynos octa processors that were slower and more power hungry than s800.
37. mr.techdude (Posts: 569; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
U have to be a HTC hater, first of all the Sony Xperia z had the worst display where 720p displays such as iPhone 5 and htc one x outshine it's display. The Xperia z had also a snapdragon s4 pro chip set such was late last year during it's launch. The HTC one and s4 where similar in specs. So I don't see the slow adoption on HTC I see it on Sony.
55. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4180; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The One's camera already has OIS, and 1080p is 2K. Octa core is a gimmick unless used in big.Little, not like Mediatek's octa core. 99% of apps aren't optimized for more than quad core, most usually don't even use quad, so over half of your cores will just be idle. The One X was the first quad core phone, and the DNA/Butterfly was the first 1080p phone; HTC is typically very quick to adapt new technology.
56. true1984 (Posts: 688; Member since: 23 May 2012)
umm sorry to break this to you but the exynos 5 octa was terrible. there were issues with the performance due to the constant switching between the a15 and a7 cores which also made the battery suffer, even though it was supposed to do the opposite
23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
As I have already said it will use Snapdragon 805.
24. mmmanuuu (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
I dont think their is any R&D department in HTC. They are not trying anything innovative like flexible displays and octa core of samsung and lg, 64 bit processor by samsung, water proofing capabilities of sony, bravia/tri luminous display tech etc. What htc does is buy the well known widely available processor,lcd display,a small upgrade to the battery, all same crappy camera, and they just polish their own sense moving from 5 to 5.5 and then to 6 now.
25. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
What about front facing speakers? That was neat.
44. b1acktiger (Posts: 218; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Got your payment for this month. #Mr.SammyPaidWriter ?
45. mr.techdude (Posts: 569; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Mmmanuuu, u are stupid dat is all, by the comments u say are just saying "I'm a HTC hater" and please we all know that ur thumbs up ur own comments lol u board person. I mean no company has mastered quad core to compete with the dual core a series chips on iphones like the quad is more or less the same as the iPhone's chips. While jumping on octa please it's just gonna be another gimick, not when Sammy showed us how it failed. Bravia/tri luminous display are just gimmicks to, if u compare bravia to any other display it's just the same or worse no biggie. HTC polishes the ui to make it better not flooding it with sci fi fail features. HTC is propbly the truest innovator front facing speakers that's there and it's a need and everyone uses it unlike the features on Samsung, HTC design is second to none unlike plastic garbage for a price over $800, HTC sense is the closest to stock runs very smooth and fast unlike samlag and Sony Xperia lag. So please just keep the hatered in ur heart cause we don't want to hear ur fanboyism
29. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
This is horrible naming unless HTC plans to release another top gun phone not too long after.
The best name to the true successor would simply be HTC One 2014
31. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
Sounds very promising, a tank of a phone with great specs. I will remain skeptical on that camera rumor obviously. I also remain skeptical of a 2900mah batter. They will put 3200 if anything since that's kind of the standard. 2900 seems like it would still not be enough with all these powerful upgrades but who knows.
100% agreed though with previous commentor saying 2GB of ram is more than enough for Sense 5 or 6 since HTC doesn't bog down their OS with crappy non useful features.
32. mas39 (Posts: 80; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
I shall wait a phablet size, hopefully their successor to the one max, anything under 5.5" is just too small, would have preffered a 5mp front facing camera like on the lenovo vibe Z and the oppo find 7. A little disappointing to say the least.
33. szaboagoston (Posts: 41; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)
If Apple can do iPhone 4S and 5S, than HTC should be allowed to do One+. It think the phone sounds promising. The One has very few if any week spots already, with a little upgrade it could be a perfect handset. A little better camera and a larger battery are welcomed editions, all the rest is just fine in my opinion.