HTC’s position in the high-end smartphone sector is pretty much established, however, the company’s attempt to enter phablet market last year wasn’t as successful as expected. In fact, HTC’s biggest device, the One Max spectacularly lost to the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Mega and other massive Samsung phones. HTC doesn’t give up easily, though, and apparently is working on a phablet with ultimate specs that could compete with the upcoming Galaxy Note 4. The handset codenamed HTC One M8 Prime is expected to be launched in the fall, some time around September.
HTC One M8 Prime Phablet with Ultimate Specs
The mysterious phablet is referred to as HTC One M8 Prime, though it’s possible that it will be released under a different name, like for example HTC One Max 2 or HTC One (M8) Max. Details about the HTC device are brought by Japanese-language fan blog HTCSoku citing a source who in the past was correct about HTC upcoming phones more than once.
According to the source, the HTC One M8 Prime will feature a 5.5-inch display and will be HTC’s first smartphone to come with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution. Given the screen size and resolution, we would be looking at a pixel density of a whopping 534 ppi. The monster of a phone will allegedly be powered by a Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 SoC with a quad-core Krait CPU. The source says that we can also expect 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory.
Rumored features also include Qualcomm’s latest MDM9x35 multimode modem which is the first of its kind to have been built on the 20 nm technology. In addition to support for global carrier aggregation deployments (up to 40 MHz for FDD Category 6 and LTE TDD) you can also expect download speeds reaching 300 Mbps.
The HTC One M8 was largely focused on camera experience and it seems that the One M8 Prime will follow the lead. The report suggest that duo camera will also be present on the upcoming phablet. The main UltraPixel will reportedly step up to 5 megapixels from the current 4 megapixels, and the secondary camera for depth and other cool stuff will have a massive 18-megapixel sensor. There’s no word on the front-facing shooter, though.
It seems that HTC is already testing a prototype. Chances are that the final product will be even more high-end.