Rumors are stirring up about HTC’s plan to introduce a better version of their popular One M8 flagship, called the HTC One M8 Prime. This reminds us of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, which is basically a better version of the flagship S5 smartphone. So is this going to be a trend from now on?
Smartphone companies making flagships that are only mostly the best they could do? Only to introduce a better ‘Prime’ version a few months later? We’ll know for sure when we see the handset with our own eyes. But for now, let’s see what the One M8 Prime has that the current M8 doesn’t.
First off, the HTC One M8 Prime will feature a different body than the current M8. Rumors suggest that HTC have chosen ceramic as the material of choice for the One M8 Prime. Yes, it’s the same material used in making your crockery. The reasons for this are quite obvious as well. Ceramic is much more durable than metal, and can take scratches very nicely. On top of that, it’s cheaper to make as compared to aluminum, so it’s definitely an advantage when it comes to cutting costs.
The One M8 Prime is also rumored to have a bigger 5.5″ screen with the QHD (2560×1440) resolution. On the hardware front the M8 Prime will be equipped with 3 gigabytes of RAM and an LTE module that’s capable of speeds of up to 300Mbit/s. Seems like HTC are really upping the M8’s game with the Prime. The HTC One M8’s radical Duo Camera was criticized for being lackluster. The M7 before it was also criticized for the 4 Ultrapixel camera.
Well it seems like HTC might finally do something about it. With leaked renders of the M8 Prime suggesting an upgraded camera unit as well. We think the camera is an essential component to ensure the next One smartphone’s success. HTC are likely going to unveil the M8 Prime this September, and we’re very likely going to be hearing a lot of rumors about it till then. But even now, we’re pretty excited to see the next One smartphone.