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Latest list of rumored specs for the HTC M8 includes name of the device

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Latest list of rumored specs for the HTC M8 includes name of the device
Earlier this morning,we passed along some information about the eagerly awaited HTC M8 aka the HTC One 2. A tweet from the usually reliable evleaks gave us a bucketful o' specs including the 5 inch screen (remember, the HTC One is merely 4.7 inches), the 1080 x 1920 FHD glass, and the inclusion of Android 4.4 and Sense 6.0 amongst some other numbers.

Now comes a newer, fresher, more complete list of rumored specs for the phone from an XDA member who goes by the moniker of Mike1986. He is a recognized developer and contributor to XDA and his information has the sequel to the HTC One being called (hold on to your seats, folks) the HTC One+. Wow. Let's hope that Robert Downey Jr. didn't come up with that name.

The problem with using HTC One+ is that it could be a bit confusing since HTC did offer the HTC One X+. Secondly, merely adding a plus sign to the HTC One name would indicate something less than a genuine sequel. It would make the HTC M8 seem more like an enhanced HTC One, and if that was the case the Taiwan manufacturer could have given it a code name of M7.5. If the name of the phone turns out to be HTC One+, the naming of its new flagship would be a microcosm for everything that has gone wrong for HTC over the last few years.

As far as specs are concerned, in the words of the late Paul Harvey, Mike1986 delivers the rest of the story. His information does confirm some of the numbers tweeted by evleaks such as the screen size and resolution. But the XDA member tells us that the 5 inch 1080 x 1920 screen will be made of Gorilla Glass 3. He also confirms that the Snapdragon 805 will be under the hood, and that 2GB of RAM will be on board. According to Mike1986, the UltraPixel snapper that evleaks mentioned will be a 6MP or 8MP camera, possibly with a double lens.

The rest of the specs from the XDA member include software buttons for the handset, a 2900mAh battery, 2.1MP front-facing shooter, Android 4.4 and Sense 6 installed, support for NFC and a micro-SIM tray. And yes, the HTC M8 One+ will be equipped with a microSD slot if the information pans out.

We urge you to be cynical, skeptical and keep that grain of salt handy for this story. While these specs certainly seem plausible, you should know by now that nothing is official until we hear it from HTC.

source: XDA via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 03 Jan 2014, 20:35 6

1. outlawog (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)

I mean, its not so bad is it? Perhaps HTC will introduce its new "flagship" later in the year. Good to see the Ultra pixel camera not remaining at 4MP.

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 01:20 10

27. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

HTC One+, or whatever it is, sounds awesome. Snapdragon 805 with 1080p display mean insane performance and 8MP camera is so much nicer than 4MP, whatever technology it uses. If they improve battery and slightly refresh already stunning design, it will be great phone.

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 22:01

60. ECPirate37 (Posts: 220; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)

If this is just an "update" and that HTC will introduce a new flagship later, this is a solid phone. And, I think having the + name is ok if that is really what they are planning for. However, if this IS the flagship, I'm disappointed. I am a loyal HTC fan, but if they don't have a true flagship this year, I'm going to have to go with someone else.

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 01:27 1

61. amiroomg (Posts: 19; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)

great device one+ my next phone since now..
ultrapixel will be best tech 2014.

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 20:41 1

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

HTC One+ doesn't sound like a sequel, sounds like an upgraded HTC One. I hope the specs will be more wow than the rumored specs. Come on HTC, don't disappoint us.

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 20:54 8

6. lallolu (Posts: 551; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

what more can they do with specs to make it more wow. The only 2 things in my opinion that needs to be addressed are the camera and battery which going by the leak seems to be addressed. The cpu has been updated as well to conform with the current trend.

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 21:01

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

That's right. They need to improve the camera and the battery, the rumor said that it will have a 2900 mAh battery, but I don't think it's enough. And HTC should include 3GB of RAM on the One 2 or whatever it's called, but that's not important. As long it has the Snapdragon 805 then it's still considered as a beast.

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 21:26 5

13. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

3 GB ram would be nice, though not really necessary. I've never felt that 2 wasn't enough. And the same for the battery. 2900 mAh should def be enough, especially if theyre sticking with the FHD resolution. After the 4.3 update for my One, my battery life has been more than great... Though adding even more juice is never a bad thing. I'm really lookingng forward to seeing what HTC and Samsung release this year.. should be pretty exciting

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 21:30

14. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

A 2900 mAh battery is not enough for me is because that my Xperia Z's battery life is not that good. After the 4.3 update for my Z, it's more worse than before. Anyway, I'm looking forward to see what Sony, Oppo, Samsung, LG and HTC will bring to the table this year.

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 06:22

36. Suo.Eno (Posts: 524; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)

Thank you xperiaDROID I was gonna comment on the batt capacity too. I mean really how hard is it to cram in just 200mAh more at least? Or 100 even o.O?

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 06:25 4

38. Hyperreal (Posts: 318; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

Htc one with 2300mah and less battery efficient snapdragon 600 has a descent (average) battery life, better than xperia z and similar to galaxy s4 with 2600mah. Xperia z1 despite huge 3k battery is not that great so I guess htc one+ with 2900 should be enough.

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 08:25 6

43. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)

I don't think there is any need for 3GB RAM for Next HTC flagship. In 4.3 JB HTC One is having 1GB RAM freespace. Note 3 needed 3GB RAM because of its weighed TouchWiz UI.

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 21:17 13

11. newbey123 (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

If these are the true specs, which I pray they are, this will slay. 2GB is more than enough, other phones need 3GB because there UI is not as efficient and polished as HTC. I am all over this phone as soon as it comes out. Would have preferred a 5.2 screen, but I can deal with 5

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 20:52

3. victory_zhou (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)

what about name it htc two

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 20:56

7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Bad name, If they name it HTC Two, it's doesn't belong to the One series. What's next? HTC Three? HTC Four? No. The HTC One 2 sounds more better.

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 21:24 5

12. npaladin2000 (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

Only if you're looking to re-create Abbot and Costello routines.

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 21:40

16. trustory (Posts: 132; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

And people will talk about the name so pseudo marketing. Since it has a micro sd and the rest of the specs are more than enough for anything (for like 2 years) it will come down to camera and battery life whether i would get this over s5 (or any other flagship with micro sd)

posted on 05 Jan 2014, 16:26 1

67. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 280; Member since: 30 May 2013)

HTC One (2014)

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 20:53 6

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

I'm so excited for the announcement on february, bring it on htc!

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 20:53 2

5. Sesameopen (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

O_o that, I will get. Snap 805 and finally a higher than 5 MP camera!


posted on 03 Jan 2014, 21:12

9. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)

How about Htc two?

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 21:15 7

10. newbey123 (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

Hands down, my next phone! Perfect 5' screen, big battery, 805 Qualcomm, Kit Kat, Sense, Upgraded Ultrapixel Camera! Love it, no bring it on HTC, time for you to take my money!

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 01:26

28. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

I will have though time choosing between S5, this and Sony Xperia Z.

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 21:40

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

not bad but not exactly incredible either...

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 22:06 4

18. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)

Ok then lets hope for
PvrRouge 6630 370Gigaflops, A450 has 160Gigaflops on par with iPad4 pvrsgx554X8
3500MAH Battery
Tegra5 A57 at 2.5
12MP UltraPixel
5MP front
All liquid metal clad design
SD Card

That is insane specs to die for

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 22:12

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I didn't have to read the rest of the "list" to rate it as impossible.

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 06:20

35. Suo.Eno (Posts: 524; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)

Strong hint of /s I think but the batt capacity are borderline acceptable.

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 18:50 1

53. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

The G6630 is WAY too large and power consuming for phones. Also, the PowerVR SGX554MP4 in the iPad 4 can only reach 68 GFLOPS. The Adreno 330 is capable of about 120 GFLOPS (if I remember correctly), about on par with the G6430 in the A7 chip, and the Adreno 420 is supposed to bring a 40% improvement upon that. The SGX554 is still way too big and power consuming for phones, that's why you can only find it in the iPad, which has a huge battery.

The battery is possible, but not likely. It'll be closer to 3000 mAh.

It won't have Tegra 5. And even if it does, it won't have Adreno or PowerVR, it'll have Nvidia's own GeForce GPU.

12 Ultrapixels won't happen. In order to keep the pixels the size needed to be considered "Ultrapixels" the sensor would have to be huge.

Liquid metal, really?

HTC only puts SD cards in their Asian specific models, because barely anyone else in the world really cares about them.

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 22:11 1

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

My thoughts exactly. S5 would out shine it in like always, but hopefully HTC can make a hit with this one.

posted on 04 Jan 2014, 00:21 15

26. Trex95 (Posts: 1101; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)

S5 will shine in gimmicky features but not in quailty and software optimization.

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