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 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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