Snapdragon 615 powered HTC One M8i to be known as HTC One M8s in some regions?

Snapdragon 615 powered HTC One M8i to be known as HTC One M8s in some regions?
Last month, we told you that a mid-range version of the HTC One (M8) was going to be offered by HTC. Called the HTC One M8i, this model would be powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 CPU with the Adreno 405 GPU taking care of the graphics. All of the other specs remain the same. Apparently the earlier talk about a 13MP Duo camera on back turned out to be false. The HTC One M8i would even look exactly like the HTC One (M8).

While serial leakster @upleaks had said that the device would be called the HTC One M8i, a report out of the Netherlands today said that HTC would be calling this model the HTC One M8s. Considering that the source of the M8s name is Mark Moons, who toils for HTC Benelux, it would seem that this would be the name of the device. However, @upleaks says that his tipster is a highly trusted source in his own right.

Actually, both names could be right. HTC might be using two different titles depending on the region, In most of Europe, the phone will apparently answer to the name of HTC One M8i. In the Benelux region at least, it will be known as the HTC One M8s. Either way, the handset will reportedly come with Android 5.0 pre-installed with HTC's Sense 6.0 running on top. Pricing and availability have not been disclosed. Hopefully, HTC will clear this up shortly.


Thanks for the tip!

source: @upleaks, @TechTasticNL, TechTastic (translated)

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10 Comments

1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

how can you call it a mid ranger its better than the currant m8

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Actually M9 should've been named M8s considering the kind of upgrade it is. All they have done is slapped a better camera on M8 and decided to call it M9.....smh Besides this phone sounds quite similar to Desire 820 in specs department:http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_desire_820-6636.php

6. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Better camera? So far it looks like its worse than M8 in most cases

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This is what the S808 is for but no......

4. torr310

Posts: 1700; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Throw in 3500mah battery pkeasr.

5. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Sneaky bastards. Replacing the M8 with something inferrior so that people won't buy the M8 instead of the disapointing M9.

9. AJtheAndroid

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Taken straight from Apple's playbook

7. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

HTC always torture their fans.

8. mahebn26

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

So what is HTC Desire 820...same 615 chipset and 13mp camera

10. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I guess they have too much left over stock of M8 shells and now they need to get rid of it all?

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