Mysterious HTC phone scores over 36,000 on AnTuTu, could be the HTC M8

A mysterious HTC device has taken a spin on AnTuTu, returning a salivating 36,532 score, putting it in the league of industry exemplars such as the LG G2, the Sony Xperia Z1 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Information is pretty scarce, as you can imagine, and apart from a cryptic 'HTC 0P6B120' model number, there isn't a whole lot go on. Which isn't to say that we're totally clueless.

For starters, we're very likely talking about a Snapdragon 800 chip, probably the 2.3GHz MSM8974 version. Building upon that and previous intel, it's quite possible that this is the upcoming HTC M8 successor of the now aging HTC One. Whether that's really the case remains in the air, though we're unaware of any other HTC device that is slated to pack Snapdragon's mightiest.

The latest murmur around the HTC M8 includes an early-2014 release, in a body quite similar to the one of its predecessor. According to Evleaks, the M8 will feature the now standard 1080p screen, though this one has been bumped to 5 inches, up from the One's 4.7-inches. On the software side, we're told to expect Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC's proprietary Sense 6.0 on top for some in-depth customization.

As always, all of the above is an educated guess at best, so take a salty approach.

via: Blog of Mobile



1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

One point about benchmarks: I think benchmarks are just numbers which try to attract the attention of customers, while in real world there is no difference between S600 and S800. even my Xperia Z which has a S4 pro chip in it works without any lag and can perform every app without any problem. im sure S800 can work easily for more than 4,5 years and there is no need to upgrade to better hardware. The only result of using newer hardware is the higher price.

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The SD800 has about 30% extra performance to it, 40+ on the AB variant, it's also 20-30% more efficient due to the better build. Of course real world difference may not be noticeable (my Nexus 4 is still smoother than 90% of Androids), but the difference is still there, and over the 1MIL tasks in a month, it adds up pretty significantly. But flip the coin: on SD800 Sammy & others can add more features (say hello to the Note 3) that would lag on SD600 (that's you Galaxy S4), so it gives some breathing space. Plus no, the SD800 doesn't cost more than the SD600 did upon release. This is the flagship CPU now, that was then, the S4 Pro before, and it always costs the same.

5. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

True said. same with my note II, it is more than one year old and still runs smoothly with its "now considered old" hardware without any lag or hiccups despite the heavy touchwiz customizations. And according to my opinion, companies should work on providing better battery life and more internal space for lesser cost to smartphones. These things probably mean a lot to the consumer.

10. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

@emadshiny, you are very right. While in adition, benchmarks just tells you an introduction not a conclusion of a devices speed and consistentcy. Why you may ask? Cause the benchmark score gives us an idea that omg this phone is fast. But real life u might not see a massive difference between a HTC one vs nexus 5, only in gaming and heavy tasks where you will might notice a small difference but overall there almost the same. So

21. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I know emulators run much smoother on the tegra 5 and snapdragon 800 than the 600. There is a difference you just won't notice it if your a casual.

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Why M8? I can't figure out HTC's naming scheme. A good product name makes or breaks sales and there is no logic behind it. HTC One X. One X+. Butterfly. Droid DNA. One. Butterfly S. M8. Strange.

4. DanishDynamite

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

M8 is the code-name for the new phone, as M7 was teh code-name for the One...

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Fair enough, you still don't see much logic in naming. What will it be? HTC Two, One+? One 2? One X?

34. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

One squared and then one cubed. With the little 2 on the squared and a little 3 on the cubed in the top right corner. Works perfectly. Of course HTC sucks and will probably call it something stupid like the HTC two or something.

7. JC557

Posts: 1920; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I think the M8 could be a good name though. Wanna set a date? Get a M8! =P

19. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

they probably will name it HTC Two

8. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Waiting for HTC-OneTwo. :s

9. supa_dupa

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The new HTC One (2014) will be enough...

11. Mpkninja

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

we hope it packs a better camera ..

12. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2452; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The only problem is by the time this device is released we will already be looking forward to devices sporting other new chipsets like the Tegra 5, Snapdragon 805, etc. While it shouldn't really matter, consumers still tend to want the latest and greatest.

29. phillip12

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

This time last year the M7 was rumored to have a Snapdragon S4 Pro, but as you know thats not what the One has. Infact, if I remember correctly, the rumors never quite got it right.

13. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

may be this device will be released to compete with galaxy S5

14. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

36,000 for next gen phone is pretty low.

15. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Why haven't i ever seen any WP benchmarks? Is it b.c the apps aren't available to the OS?

16. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

This may well be the rumored Butterfly 2 and tot the M8...we'll see.

17. waqarzec

Posts: 75; Member since: May 09, 2013

when it wiil arrive would be the only one

18. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Please don't give UltraPixel...

20. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

HTC giving up? If they plan to go against Galaxy S5 with this..uh, well good luck. Don't get me wrong, the Snapdragon 800 is plenty capable for 90% of users in the next couple years.. but the SD805 has already been announced, and the Exynos rumored for the Galaxy S5 is promising a phenomenal power and efficiency. Releasing a flagship phone with an old generation chip is not how you fight for the crown. Btw, my full stock device already beats that score.

30. phillip12

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Relax, they're testing prototypes. This is way too early for them to have a finalized device. This phone will more than likely be released with the flagship CPU at the time just like the One was.

31. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The scores are marginally higher than average Snapdragon 800 devices. This could very well have a Snapdragon 805 but be held back by unfinished software, or this could be an early prototype using a Snapdragon 800, but the final product will have the 805. Either way, this phone has more power than any kind of user will ever need unless you intend on playing Battlefield 4 on ultra settings with your phone. Also, that rumored Exynos will probably only be found on 10% of Galaxy S5's like the Exynos 5410 was for the Galaxy S4. Nothing to get excited about considering 90% of consumers will get the Snapdragon 805.

32. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

i wouldn't count on the exynos. it couldnt even out perform the sd600 on the gs4(performance stutters). samsung's processors haven't been able to keep up with qualcomm lately so i'm not even looking forward to their 64-bit chips

22. xperiance

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

No more ultrapixels please

23. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

@Livyatan i respectfully disagree as i think the snapdragon 800 will be capable of running anything on android for atlist two years because of the better optimization of the OS. I think google said that kitkat only needs 512mb of ram nd 1ghz processor.

24. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Well, I also don't doubt that the Snapdragon 800 is gonna deal with any app easily for at least another 2 years. But I'm not sure it will be able to do so with games. Big gaming studios are starting to notice and realize the importance and potential of mobile gaming and in two years time we could see really serious titles popping up fast on Google Play, with PS3/Xbox 360-level of graphics quality. And as good as the Adreno 330 is, its still not that good. The Adreno 420 with its 150GFLOPS and 25GB/s memory bandwidth is the kind of mobile GPU that should be able to play such games at high settings.

25. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

@livyatan, Your last sentence ' high settings' indicates that you are on to something but what i was talking about was 720-1080p @30fps because i think the sd800 paired with generous RAM can handle those with ease nomatter when, and not 2k-4k resolutions @60fps (the future) as I'm sure it cant handle graphic intensive games at those settings. Because the iphones are blasing through benchmarks inspite of their inferior hardwares due to their low-res displays.

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