The HTC One M8 Prime could launch later this year as a premium alternative to the original HTC One M8.
According to a new post from a notorious tech tipster @evleaksHTC could prepare a premium version of its brand new flagship.
“Forget the ace. What you’re really waiting for is the codename M8 Prime,” read the tweet.
To be honest, despite the usual accuracy of @evleaks rumours, we’re not sold on the thought of a premium version of the HTC One M8.
We can put the rumors of a Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime with an all-metal body and 2K screen behind us, but how could HTC improve the quality of the HTC One M8, which already comes with a uni-body aluminum casing.
We figured HTC might launch the M8 Prime with a larger 2K QHD resolution display and possibly a better-resolution camera, boosting the current dual-sensor 4 UltraPixel rear camera.
The Taiwanese company could even introduce the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, but when you combine these three it’s practically a brand new flagship.
We’re only speculating at this point, but could the M8 Prime be another name for the M8 Max? This would then match the HTC One Mini and HTC One Max launch lineup offered for the original HTC One.
Despite the larger screen and fingerprint scanner, the HTC One Max’s spec sheet didn’t live up to the standard set by the flagship smartphone.
Maybe then HTC will make a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact for us and make sure the M8 Max matches the hardware of the One M8 but increases the screen size.
While we’re not convinced by this latest rumor, as usual we’ll keep our ears to the ground and update you with any new information we find.
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