The HTC One M8 Prime could arrive later this year as a premium alternative to the original HTC One M8.
According to a new post from notorious tech tipster @evleaks, HTC could be readying a premium version of its brand new flagship.
“Forget the Ace. What y’all are really waiting for is codenamed M8 Prime”, read the tweet.
To be honest, despite the usual spot on accuracy of @evleaks rumours, we’re not convinced by the thought of a premium version of the HTC One M8.
The rumour of a Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime with all metal body and 2K screen we can get behind, but how could HTC improve the quality of the HTC One M8, which already comes with a uni-body aluminium chassis.
We supposed HTC could launch the M8 prime with a larger, 2K QHD resolution display and possibly a better resolution camera, upping the current dual-sensor 4-UltraPixel rear camera.
The Taiwanese company could even introduce the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, but if you combine these three it’s practically a brand new flagship.
We’re merely speculating at this point, but could the M8 Prime be another name for the M8 Max? This would then fall into line with the HTC One Mini and HTC One Max launch lineup offered for the original HTC One.
Despite its larger screen and fingerprint scanner, the HTC One Max’s specs sheet didn’t live up to the standard set by the flagship smartphone.
Perhaps then HTC is going to do a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact on us and make sure the M8 Max matches the hardware of the One M8 but increases the screen size.
Although we’re not convinced on this latest rumour, we’ll keep our ear to the ground as usual and bring you any new information we find.
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