HTC One M8s unveiled: a 2015 rendition of the One M8 with no UltraPixel camera and a 64-bit chip

Just as the brand new HTC One M9 is starting to arrive on store shelves, HTC has unveiled the One M8s: a phone that looks practically identical to last year’s One M8, but does feature a new, 64-bit system chip and does away with the UltraPixel main camera.

Apart from those two big changes, the HTC One M8s sports the same brushed aluminum unibody and styling, a 5-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel LCD screen, and pretty much all else has remained identical.

Here is a quick peek of the specs:
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense
  • 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.55mm, 5.64oz (160 grams)
  • 5-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC (4x Cortex A53 @ 1.7GHz, 4x Cortex A53 @ 1GHz)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 13-megapixel f/2.0 main camera with dual rear camera setup, 5-megapixel front, selfie cam
  • 16GB internal storage with microSD card expansion option
  • 2840mAh battery (slightly larger than the battery on the One M8)

With all the reports about the overheating Snapdragon 810, it's interesting to see how this new comparatively under-clocked Snapdragon 615 system chip will perform. We should also keep in mind that this new HTC One M8s is considered an upper mid-range, a more affordable device than the flagship One M9.

It's also worth pointing out that this new One M8s retains the dual camera setup that allows for an interesting bokeh effect to images.

Notice that the HTC One M8s is slated to arrive in Europe in the near future, and there’s no word on availability in other markets. The price is set at £379.99 off-contract in the UK.



1. xsoft7

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

wrong info! the 615 uses 8X A53 and not 4X57 and 4X53. from official page: Quad-core 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A53 + quad-core 1.0GHz A53 so it is not "downclocked 810" as it stated!

11. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Don't let facts get in the way man

2. vurobega

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

i considered it as April Fool's

3. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Posted: 02 Apr 2015, 03:21, by Victor H. So... Nope.

4. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

615?? Really HTC?? If only they had stuck with the 801, This would have sold more than the M9 IMO!!!

14. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

S801 is already been phased out, besides it's fairly outdated and the Adreno 400 series in the newer SoCs is architecturally superior and supports newer APIs.

18. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Newer doesn't mean a thing. The Adreno 330 in the 801 is twice as fast as the Adreno 405.

20. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Raw speed isn't all that matters, API conformance plays a much more important role in Android or any mobile OS. The Adreno 400 series support OpenGL ES3.1 and features geometry and tessellation shaders which are mandated by Android Extension Pack in 5.0+. None of this is supported on the older series.

28. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Adreno 405 is on par with the Adreno 320 in the HTC One M7, I would take double the performance over API support in this case.

19. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

Be it architecturally superior and everything, overheating will rule them all out. And the 615 is quite famous for its "superior" overheating!!!

29. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

i haven't heard about the 615 overheating, just the 810. where did you hear that?

31. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

HTC desire 820, That thing reached more than 50 degree celsius while testing games, Yu Yureka, the cyanogenmod phone in our country, that thing also touched 50 degrees. These phones Ran SnapDragon 615. So....

5. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I was JUST about to ask why they dont a have trade ing program......i mean 'im sure you're using 99% same materials but um 615......nvm

6. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

i want HTC phone with thickness 7,5MM,9,5MM is way too thick,even my note 3 thickness is under 9MM

7. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Thin chassis + large screen = grip disaster

17. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

this phone only 5",nothing wrong with thin chassis on 5" phone

23. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

....Seriously? I have a BLU Studio Energy that is one of my alternate phones and I carry it around as a primary phone half the time. It's 10.4 mm thick. It's not too thick, or too heavy for me. It's 5,000 mAh battery makes it last 3 full days of use, and approx 30-40 days of standby time. What the hell is it with this obsession with thin phones? Thicker with fat battery is so much better!

25. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

i just love the looks,but for cheap phone like only 200$,thicker is fine

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Because once you see and handle a thin, sleek, and sexy phone, you can't go back to a fat 9.5mm phone, let alone a 10.4mm one.

15. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Pretty much sums up what HTC has been doing for last months.

9. maherk

Posts: 6963; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I would still take the m8 Eye over this, it is sold for around $400 with SD801.

10. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

i thought the m9 was the m8s ..

12. Dr.SamX

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

IS THIS A JOKE??? If they are actually releasing an M8s, then why the hell did they make the M9 so similar to the M8??? Sorry, but if this is real, I have lost every last bit of respect I had for HTC. May they go down in flames!

13. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Too much leftover One M8 chasis?

16. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

OIS Snapdragon 808 1080p screen Redesign PLEASE Add this then I would be taken.

24. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

It does have a 1080p screen. The m8s and the m9 both. Or are you talking about the m9 plus?

21. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Better than the m9.

22. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

April Fools? Hardi ha ha

27. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

HTC One M8s unveiled: a 2015 rendition of the One M8 with no UltraPixel camera and a 64-bit chip... so M9?

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