Ever since touch screen smartphones were introduced a few years ago, manufactures have been vying with one another to make their phones more premium inside out. HTC is no exception. Last year’s HTC One with its powerful hardware and beautiful design was one of the best phones of its time. The One M8, released a few weeks ago, is an absolute masterpiece, but apparently HTC believes that it can do even better and is determined to prove so with the One M8 Prime. The handset’s specs and features have just surfaced in recent leaks coming from the popular tipster @evleaks.
HTC One M8 Prime – What to expect.
It’s worth noting that the HTC One M8 Prime is not expected to replace the currently flagship HTC One M8 phone, but will arrive most likely as significantly upgraded successor to the HTC One Max. According to the latest leaks, the phone will pack a 5.5-inch display with QHD (1440 x 2560) resolution, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz supported by massive 3 GB of RAM. If the rumors are true, the One M8 Prime will be HTC’s first device to support LTE 6 Cat which is capable of reaching 300 Mbps download speeds.
The One M8 Prime is also expected to be waterproof and made of “exotic material.” Waterproof smartphones are no longer a novelty, but “exotic material” sounds exciting and puzzling at the same time. @evleaks claims that the phone’s body will be made of “a composite of aluminum and liquid silicone” and then retweets the news saying that HTC will use “an aluminum and silicon carbide metal matrix composite.”
Wait, what? Silicone and silicon are two different things. Manufacturers can be incredibly creative, so in theory both could be used to make a phone’s shell, though the end result would be completely different. Most likely it’s just a typo, but at the moment we can’t be certain which material it is.
The recent shower of news seems like @evleaks’ reaction to HTC’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon’s warning about inaccuracies in the leaker’s latest tweets. We won’t know for sure whether @evleaks is right or wrong about the One M8 Prime until the phone arrives, possibly in September, but the leaker’s track record suggests that there is little reason for doubt.