HTC’s flagship phone for this year, the all new HTC One M8 was released a few weeks ago and is now available through all major carriers in the US. The handset is as high-end as can it be and is priced accordingly, which puts it out of reach for less well-off customers who don’t see signing a contract with a carrier as an option. It might change soon, though. According to the latest rumors, HTC is working on a more affordable yet and still very high-end phone – the HTC M8 Ace, that will have almost identical set of specs as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and will be packed in a plastic body.
HTC M8 Ace in Plastic Body and Cheaper Price
Is it a sigh of disappointment that we hear when we mentioned about plastic phone? The HTC One M8 aluminum body is one of its major selling points, that’s a fact. However, in order to bring the price down, some sacrifices have to be made. Apparently, HTC came to a conclusion that it would be best to keep specs at a premium level and let customers save money by using cheaper material for the body.
It doesn’t seem like such a bad idea, especially since we are talking about a 5-inch 1080p display and 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Sounds familiar? It should, since you can find the same specs inside the Galaxy S5. It’s not exactly a secret that Samsung and HTC compete for customers and with the M8 Ace, HTC could score itself quite a few potential customers.
Many technical details are still missing and at the moment we have no idea whether the Ace will be equipped with One M8’s Duo cameras. Less demanding customers, however, could find the screen and processor alone tempting enough to choose the M8 Ace over HTC’s more expensive flagship phone. The HTC One M8 unlocked phone goes for $599.99, the M8 Ace is speculated to cost about $480. That’s $120 left in your pocket and it’s not the kind of money you just dismiss.
The red HTC M8 Ace first showed up it face in a photo earlier this month and even though it has been “confirmed” by a “reliable source”, however, it still pretty much lives in the land of rumors. Until we hear the official statement from HTC itself, it would be better to take the news with a grain of salt.