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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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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41 Comments

1. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 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?

14. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 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).

24. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

27. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

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

20. DBounce

Posts: 168; Member since: Apr 26, 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:-)

33. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

2. FingerMyApple unregistered

another day, another one :)

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its a disease of Samsung.

3. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

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

4. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

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

13. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

retina display is too old.

16. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

21. DBounce

Posts: 168; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

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

23. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 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..

35. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 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...

39. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Are completely drained in 4 hours

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

19. Beijendorf unregistered

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

25. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

nope. just stupid phone naming by HTC.

32. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

They aren't even announced yet...

41. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 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?

6. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 2013

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

22. Epicness1o1

Posts: 300; Member since: May 30, 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

7. ancellim

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

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

10. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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.

8. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

And people say Sony releases too many flagships...

9. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

11. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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.

15. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

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

12. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

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

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