Development on the top end HTC One M8 Prime has been “suspended indefinitely”.
You may not ever see the QHD screen touting version of the HTC One M8 ever hits store, if the latest information is correct.
According to notorious tech tipster @evleaks, HTC has pulled the One M8 Prime with development “suspended indefinitely”.
“If you were salty at having purchased an HTC One (M8) when news of the M8 Prime hit, prepare to feel vindicated: development on Prime has been suspended indefinitely”, came the @evleaks tweet.
Rumours of the M8 Prime started earlier this month from the same source and suggested the device would come with a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440p) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM.
The Prime was even tipped to come with a waterproof body made from a rather exotic metal-silicone hybrid, still offering the One M8’s dual-sensor UltraPixel camera.
It looks like HTC has pulled the plug on the project though, but that could be in favour of the HTC One M8 Plus that broke cover yesterday.
According to the leak from “sources familiar with HTC’s plans”, the One M8 Plus will come with a QHD 2560 x 1440p display just like the newly launched LG G3.
It will also have the Prime’s rumoured Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM, but come packaged in the same metal body as the original One M8.
Of course, seeing as HTC hasn’t officially confirmed or denied the One M8 Plus or One M8 Prime, all of these details are merely based on rumours.