HTC is proudly talking about the all-metal design of its One M8
with each and every occasion that it gets. So, could it be that the company is readying a plastic variant of its flagship smartphone? We heard about this possibility
earlier this month, and now Engadget has it (from “a reliable source”) that the alleged plastic-made device is none other than the HTC One M8 Ace
- which was spotted a few weeks ago in a blurry, unconvincing image that can be see on the right.
the M8 Ace will have “almost identical specs” as the Samsung Galaxy S5
, including a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, and a 5-inch 1080p display. However, it’s said that the Ace should be significantly cheaper than the S5, possibly costing less than $500 off-contract. The Galaxy S5 currently costs more than $650 if you want to buy it unlocked.
Since “Ace” is probably just a codename, the new HTC handset might end up having a different name at launch.
Unfortunately, there is no word on when the Taiwanese company intends to announce this smartphone.
Lately, HTC expanded its line-up of smartphones to include various kinds of products, from the interesting 5.5-inch Desire 816
to ultra-cheap, MediaTek-based models like the Desire 210 and Desire 310
. So a plastic-made version of the One M8 doesn’t seem that far-fetched, is it?