Is an HTC One (M8) Prime smartphone in the works?

Is an HTC One (M8) Prime smartphone in the works?
Now that's interesting. Apparently, HTC could be working on a new high-end Android smartphone bearing the "M8 Prime" codename. Word comes from a trustworthy source, @evleaks, who did not reveal any further information about the mysterious device. This, of course, leaves plenty of room for guesstimating and speculation. 

On one hand, the HTC One (M8) Prime could be a specs beast, sporting an even faster Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an even higher-res display, and who knows, maybe an upgraded Ultrapixel camera could also be in play. If our intuition is not mistaken, this new model, if real, could be meant to compete against high-ends that Samsung and LG are said to be working on – the "Prime" Samsung Galaxy S5 model, which allegedly packs a 1440 x 2560 pixel display, and the LG G3, which is also expected to boast a mouth-watering specs sheet. On the other hand, the HTC One (M8) Prime could be a phablet variant of the current HTC flagship, sporting a larger display, yet retaining the all-metal design and hardware specifications of the HTC One (M8)

Whatever the truth turns out to be, we're guessing that we'll learn more about the M8 Prime sooner than later. But until further leaks confirm its existence, we'd recommend you to not get too excited about it yet.

Is an HTC One (M8) Prime incoming?

Is an HTC One (M8) Prime incoming?


source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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20 Comments

1. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

This is all Qualcomm's fault.

4. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Is that sarcasm?

5. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

No :p I guess you could figure out why.

16. zhiae unregistered

Stick with s801 and htc logo in front u wount get a cent from me Or u can give back capative buttons and keep htc logo I say both samy n htc will have a phone like lg does g3 They cant let lg takes geeks cake.

2. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Next gen Butterfly?

10. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

And Max also?

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This must be the rumored HTC phablet with 5 speakers and a subwoofer for Dolby 5.1 surround sound and a ring of 5 3MP cameras on the back for "PentaPixelSurround UltraVision". They had to drop down from 4MP to 3MP, so everything was "prime".

6. SirHamm

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

As sarcastic as I'm hoping that spec list is, that sounds like a bad ass phone. Albeit big ass hell.

7. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Wouldnt be surprised. Everyone's releasing a 2.5k display phone with s805 next Q so they dont fall behind.

8. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

htc following Samsung's strategy.... htc one mini,ace,prime.....and don't know what else....might be a good thing as they can target every price point.....

9. express77 unregistered

Hope it has 13+ mp camera.

11. 36thDisciple

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

Between this, the Xshot, the G3, the S5P and the OPO.. I think it'd be wise to delay that new phone purchase for a good couple of months.

12. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

Always buy a phone in the end of the year. Never buy a phone early in the year is the rule here.

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

Whether you buy a phone in the first or second half of the year, the next round of phones are going to be on the way regardless.

20. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

yeah but if you are not in a hurry its always good to buy in the end because carriers used to come with great christmas deals. And you get to choose from all the flagship of one particular year. But you are right there will always be a phone 2-3 months away.

14. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It seems like 2014 is bringing the Android users the best kind of purchase problem there is -- how to pick which one of the many awesome phones they are going to buy :)

13. Onami

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

So... the true battle of the year haven't started yet! Waiting 4 G3,S5 prime, M8 prime, Z3 and some surprise from China

15. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

HTC is making sure that no one will be pushing them around this time.

17. newbey123

Posts: 699; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

I hope it's the Max version!

18. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

This is so dumb and irritating screw these people who apparently leak things. Yes not reliable at all. What a pain in the ass the mobile world is, nothing but a waiting game. Maybe I shouldn't use my dad's upgrade and just wait till fracking 2015 winter for Christ sakes.

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