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

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.

Using
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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59 Comments

1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

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

4. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

They will do little tweaks in design.

18. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Just like M8 over M7?

24. evleaks

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

Wrong!

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yeahhhhhh evleaks is here....lol

42. aditya.g0110

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

23. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

and "awesome" 4 MP ultrapixel camera

55. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

At the front and 8mp at the rear

56. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

A let down for me. No Tegra4. With K1 A15. Cpu

2. Beijendorf unregistered

"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.

26. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 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.

47. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

41. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 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.

3. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Liquid silicone? But the question is: UltraPixel and UltraBezel again?

6. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 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.

46. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

5. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 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.

8. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 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

16. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 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.

30. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 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.

25. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

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

7. Ghost04

Posts: 516; Member since: May 03, 2014

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

51. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

9. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 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........

10. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

But 5.5 is big again.. Its a phablet ?

27. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 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)

11. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 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.

34. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

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