HTC One M8 Prime may have been cancelled

HTC One M8 Prime may have been cancelled
If you were excited at the thought of HTC preparing a Prime version of its One M8 smartphone, it looks like you’re in for a little bit of disappointment. @evleaks - who previously posted the first and only renders of the One M8 Prime - now has it that “development on Prime has been suspended indefinitely.” A reason for this hasn’t been provided.

Granted, assuming that HTC cancelled the M8 Prime, this doesn’t mean the company can’t work on another handset that shares its features. The M8 Prime was supposed to be waterproof, offering a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560) display, LTE-A Cat. 6, quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a Duo UltraPixel rear camera.

With LG announcing its Quad HD G3 earlier this week, it’s obvious that other smartphone makers will also want to introduce comparable devices in the near future. So we’d venture to guess that HTC is still going to launch a Quad HD handset, but apparently this won’t be the M8 Prime (seen below). In any case, we’ll see what happens later this year.

source: @evleaks



1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Cancelled!? Now, I'm sad... :/

8. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I need this device to become...

32. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Available right know

46. mariosraptor

Posts: 178; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

see what you did there

2. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

HTC CEOs know their competitors are much better.

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

If that's the case, they know nothing.

20. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Or the HTC One M8 is not selling well enough to justify a variant of the original?

39. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Or its selling so0o good, that they dont need to flaux then market with different variations..

40. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Or its selling so0o good, that they dont need to flaux the market with different variations..

51. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

No if that's the case, they are not jumping on the QHD bandwagon, which I admire them for. They're not pulling a Samsung, instead they are focusing on next year's flagship.

3. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Good. There should be one flag ship phone per company per year. Not making a whole spectacle over one device, and then 3-4 months later release a premium version of the "flagship".

11. jayd3n

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

nailed it!!

17. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Couldn't agree more, why make a better version of their flagship model, I thought flagships where supposed to be the companies best work but apparently not.

25. willard12 unregistered

A company should release as many devices, cars, computers, shoes ,etc as as the market and demand tells them they should. The only people referring to certain devices as "flagships" are tech site commentors or people who have a psychological problem with "keeping up with the Joneses" and want the mental satisfaction of being able to say "I have the latest product from company x." Companies are in business to make money, not stroke the egos of a few insecure people. If you purchase a device, you need to be satisfied with your purchase rather than suffer anger or depression because a company comes out with a newer phone or car or anything else. Sony shouldn't worry about selling a "flagship" TV and then putting out another TV model as technology becomes available. For those who do easily get buyer's remorse, either make more money to buy more products, or sign up for Jump or Next. If companies support their products (such as one OEM updating 17 devices to 4.4), they shouldn't base their releases on whether some people's feelings are hurt. In capitalism, if you like it, buy it. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Your device will still make calls, receive emails, texts, and surf the web the same way it did yesterday before the "prime" version came out.

27. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+ 1 Well said dude,

42. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Wise Well said +1

48. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Yeah but the technology for the the HTC one m8 prime has been out, look at the lg g3 for example, it has a quad hd display so why couldn't the htc one m8 at the time? Why should we buy a phone if a better model comes out a couple months after? It just makes you feel like your phone is outdated. htc should put all their efforts into one phone and not into different models because they can.

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Why not just turn this into a note 4 competitor?

44. zelezo

Posts: 12; Member since: May 30, 2014

I would like that :)

50. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I agree with you. Even though Apple trying to jump into same boat that makes me wondering why HTC doesn't announced HTC M8 Max as a real competitor to the Note 3!

6. amiroomg

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

m8 is the prime itself.. dont need prime.. m8 is the best phone that i used.

33. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Let down by : 2Gb Ram 4Mp UP and being to tall.

7. ancellim

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

If they had not made, they would have 5 flagships... - HTC One (M8) - HTC One Ace Vogue - HTC One Prime - HTC Butterfly 2 - HTC One Max 2

9. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Not sure if you know what "flagship" means genius. I don't hear you complaining about Samsung, Sony, LG. So you must be one of their fanboys.

10. jayd3n

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

because they realized even HTC Prime(or whatever that is) would not stand a chance for G3 hahahaha oh yeah come at me htc FANkids!!!!

28. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Such a funny guy you are, really everybody is laughing. I bet your comment proves your intelligence.

12. Beijendorf unregistered

Thank goodness! It looked horrid compared to the beautiful designs of the M7 and M8.

13. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

This is BS! The one phone I was excited about!>:/

29. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

They are still making a phone with better specs, it just won't be called Prime.

14. drazwy

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

They may be making spec changes because they know that by the time they release, there will be a number of devices already out with identical specs. They might want to overshoot them to be first to market with something new.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.