tech2 News StaffMay 21, 2014 15:53:41 IST
HTC jumped to compete with the likes of LG and Samsung in the phablet arena with the One Max last year. However, as we saw, that phone was a shadow of the HTC One M7 that it was based on.
So what does HTC do this year? If rumours are anything to go by, then the Taiwanese company is going with a full revamp for the high-end phablet successor. A 3D render of the HTC One M8 Prime has been leaked by noted tipster Evleaks which shows the device from all sides and this one looks very different from the One M8, released in India this month.
While the Prime in the name suggests an even more high-end phone than the One M8, the render shows less metal than the current flagship. The phone looks to be built of plastic or hardened polycarbonate, though Evleaks claims HTC has used a new fancy material, a mix of aluminium and silicone to produce the body. It almost looks like a plastic version of the One M8.
The back of the phone is particularly interesting since the camera has a noticeable bump around the lens like the Nokia Lumia 1520. The size of the camera suggests HTC has moved on from the 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera and may be including a new camera module for this phone. A secondary camera sits atop the main camera on the back, so we can expect HTC's Duo Camera software.
Further speculations says HTC has matched Samsung and Sony by making the One Prime a water-resistant phone. As for specs, they are suitably top-of-the-line and we can expect a 5.5-inch display with QHD (1440x2560) resolution, 3GB of Ram, and a better LTE radio for Cat 6 support. It's also said to run Sense 6.5, an as yet unseen update to the HTC UI.
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