New HTC M8 (One sequel) specs leak suggests 2GB of RAM instead of 3GB



It’s been a while since we last heard the spec line for the HTC M8, otherwise known as the sequel to the HTC One. Earlier rumors suggested the device would have a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a display anywhere between 5 and 5.2 inches. Thanks to @evleaks, those specs have been dialed in just a bit more. Here’s where they stand now:

  • 5-inch 1080p HD display
  • Snapdragon 800 processor (more specifically, the MSM8974)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • UltraPixel camera on the rear
  • 2.1 megapixel camera on the front
  • WiFi ac
  • KitKat with Sense 6.0

We were hoping the whole 3GB of RAM thing were true. To be fair, there’s still a chance it is — all of these rumors are just rumors until HTC comes out and gives us the details. Unfortunately we don’t yet know when to expect said details, but we have a feeling the Taiwanese company won’t let February go by without a peep.

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  1. Honestly the only device that probably needs 3gigs of ram is your galaxy phones with touch wiz and their feature spam. With that being said though, for those that already have a One, I don’t see any real reason to get this device. This is definitely a minor upgrade.

    1. I agree, I personally believe that the HTC One was the best device of 2013 but they gonna have to do better than this for 2014.

    2. Agreed, but what I really want to see is an improved camera with more “ultrapixels.” Along with its minor upgrades (and hopefully a bigger battery), it will hopefully be the top phone for at least most of 2014.

      1. If the screen is going to be bigger, they’d be foolish not to increase its size as well(battery). I agree about the camera needing to be enhanced though. An article I read on HTC source hints(rumored speculation) that they may be using separate lenses for low and regular lighting.http://htcsource.com/2014/01/rumor-htc-m8-camera-enhancement-to-include-separate-lenses-for-low-and-high-lighting/

    3. The bigger screen makes it already worth it IMO. But if they can improve the camera and battery even more it can definitely be worth it. I’m itching to get rid of my G2 in favor of the new HTC. Hell I might sell my G2 and get ANOTHER HTC One even tho I sold my Silver one months ago. I love that phone.

      1. See, the bigger screen picks you up, and loses me.

        The One is already slightly too big for my hand… I’ll wait for the M9, and if it isn’t in the 4.3-4.9 range, I’ll have to find a new home.

        Leave 5″+ to the phablets, keep the flagships in the slightly-smaller range.

  2. I have to give it to Samsung. When they release a sequel they improve and update everything.

    1. Please, samsung needs stop throwing everything they can think of into touchwiz. There is no reason why a mobile device with 3gigs of ram isn’t as responsive as other similar devices with less ram. Now things have improved with subsequent updates but the bottom line is samsung needs to overhaul touchwiz completely.

      1. There’s no reason why a 2014 flagship has the specs of a 2013 flagship. No wonder why they’re going bankrupt, they’re the new Apple.

        1. Now I do agree that the specs should be better but the reality is that specs don’t sell devices, marketing does.

          1. And Samsung excels in both areas.

          2. Uh no, samsung excel in marketing. The gs4 had more ram in addition to a higher clocked s600 compared to the one yet the one killed it in real world performance. Now before you start thinking I am some fanboy, I currently have a gs4 a note 3 and a One sitting in front of me and out of the three my gs4 is the best out of the three when it comes to being a paperweight.

          3. When someone says they aren’t a fanboy without being accused of such, it makes them the ultimate fanboy lmao.

          4. Really? You’re an idiot.

          5. sense is a lot lighter than touchwiz. compare them when you load aosp on both

          6. How is LG’s Optimus UI in comparison?

          7. I only spent a little while with it in the store but everything seemed pretty smooth. You can see quite a few YouTube videos on it. And I hear battery life is amazing

          8. The GS4 has 2GB of RAM just like the HTC One. I Should know, I had one and while it did stutter like it was having an epileptic fit. The Note 3 with 3 gigs is nothing like that in comparison. My Note 3 is even faster than my iPhone 5s, no hiccups whatsoever. You sure you not a fan boy, lol.

          9. “specs don’t sell devices, marketing does.”

            Exactly, look how well the Wii sold compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360. Even though the Wii had poor specs, it still sold very well because of marketing and Wii Sports.

        2. Apple is going bankrupt?

  3. Ultra pixel camera, YUCK! They need to do away with it. I have the One and if these specs are true than it is not even worth a second look in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, I love my One but I’ll be damned if I am paying for a premium device with last years specs, screw that. And Again they need to get rid of that terrible ultra pixel camera, it is the worse feature on my One in my opinion.

    1. In my opinion I think the camera on the One is fantastic until you actually start to zoom and crop which most people don’t do but you are right though, they need to make some sort of improvement for sure.

    2. I have the Nexus 5, Galaxy S4, iPhone 5s and HTC One. Shooting with each, the HTC One camera is awesome. So much more light hits the sensor which is great for low light. It’s like having a full frame smartphone camera.

      1. Wide angle is pretty awesome sauce too if you ask me. Sort of feels awkward when you go for a selfie on another phone and you’re face is like all up in it lol

    3. The ONEs ultrapixel camera is awesome. Puts the cameras on the “superior” iPHone to shame. Every photo my friend posted from New Years was almost blurry from her iPhone 5. Ive had many smartphones and as far as cameras go, the ONE is at the top.

  4. why does it seem that to make something better it has to be bigger? why 5 inches? for a smartphone…4.7-4.8 is the sweet spot.

    1. Personal preference I personally own the One the N5 and the Note 3 so I have all bases covered…

      1. I have the same trio and snagged my wife’s old S4 additionally when I bought her the N5. Do you feel torn like I do to using one of those badass phones and then suddenly missing one of the others? First World problems. I should probably just sell the ones I use less.

    2. geee….and I thought 4 – 4.2 is too big already.

      1. They’re taking the Hobbits to Isengard!

    3. Totally agree.

    4. Hoping the extra .3-inches gets added to the width. The HTC One’s display was too long and skinny.

      1. so is HTC not capable of keeping the same size screen while perhaps changing proportion? once again..why must something be bigger to be better..why not improve quality than quantity.. I been wanting to get the HTC one…but did not like bezel ratio..now at 5inches…there is no way I can see myself using it..I’m content with my GS3’s 4.8 inch screen…

      2. Man I say take the original One, bump up the specs to snapdragon 800, 2gig of ddr3 ram, and at least 2700mah batt. make it shorter by adding on screen buttons and removing the capacitive buttons and bam. Perfect in my eyes and very possible

      3. The trend with newer kitkat phones is to make the screen taller instead of wider, to accommodate the on-screen navigation buttons

        I have a nexus 5 with a 5-inch screen, and a desire z with a 3.7 inch screen, the 2 screens are almost the same width, but the nexus 5 screen is a lot taller.

        considering that this 0.3 inch difference is in the diagonal direction, you probably wouldn’t even notice the difference unless you compared the two versions side by side (unless the new screen is a totally difference aspect ratio)

    5. I can remember when the big deal was which manufacturer could make the smallest device with the smallest screen, and everyone was drooling over them. Now the big thing is who can make the largest screen. Who is it that starts the trends? The manufacturers or the wants of the people.

  5. I’m really pulling for HTC I bought the One and Highly recommended it, this year in looking for then to hit it out of the park, and Please No Manufacturing Delays..!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m Buying but I want my 3 gigs of Ram…..

  6. If only the ultra pixel didn’t suck.

    1. The ultramodern pixel is fine. If you don’t use it in auto mode and actually tweak your settings, it’s great.

    2. The HTC One still has one of the best smartphone cameras to date. Smokes even the iPhone 5s’ low light capabilities. Video is insanely good too.

      1. Wow Chris got a downvote, ive never seen that. Happy New Year Chris !

      2. I’d agree with that. The iphone 5s seems rather muted in terms of color reproduction (but maybe I’m jaded by the qx 100).

        One brainstorm that I have is whether this is the htc one successor, or the htc one refresh…

      3. When I had the HTC One, the VIDEO was pretty good along with the microphone. It is the best I’ve ever heard on a smartphone especially when paired with the speakers for playback.

        However, I can’t agree with the camera being better than the 5S, although my opinion may be biased since I may have had a defected unit. According to HTC, my phone just needed a software update that they failed to produce so I’ll have to go along with what they told me. Photos were NEVER sharp unless the subject was <5 feet away. Low light was pathetic, with blue hues produced in every corner. I don't have a good example to show because I always deleted those terrible pictures, but here are a few examples.

        EDIT: Just to add, I'm a photographer and yes I know how to tap-to-focus. It just never…focused. Seemed as if there was a permanent blur vignette for wide focal lengths.

  7. If you have root access you can use part of your internal memory or a class 10 SD card as a swap file for virtual ram. my xperia z thinks it has 4GB

    1. That slows down your phone more than it helps by a huge margin

  8. Come to papa!… a 5in screen, better SOC, hopefully better camera and better software features… I’ll be all over this one. Now having a G2, I really miss the smoothness of Sense, Boomsound and Blinkfeed.

  9. i want smaller bezels for the new HTC, which seems to be the trend anyways

    1. You don’t want smaller bezels, you just think you do.

      I had an old HTC desire z with a 1/4 inch aluminum bezel and I must have dropped that phone at least 10 times onto concrete from hand height and never cracked the screen. People with thin-bezel phones like the nexus 5 have reported cracked screens after a fall of only a few inches, onto something softer like a desk.

      If you get a thin bezel phone, you pretty much HAVE to get a shockproof case for it, and that kinda ruins the whole point of the thin bezel

  10. Wanted to see the 805 in this one. I’ll still buy if it comes with adequate storage. Otherwise I might look at the S5 (eww), the next LG flagship, or get a Nexus 5…

    1. how can u hate the s5 when you don’t even know how it will be? And why not hop on the g2?

      1. I just hate Samsung in general

      2. because of touchwiz, and whatever LG’s skin is called

        1. He who stays on stock – deserves to rot.

  11. Bigger battery, Better camera and smaller bezels = Perfect

  12. Looking forward to it, hoping the final product looks more differently than the ONE than these photos suggest.

  13. Nice. That should keep up with the upcoming Galaxy S5 and the current LG G2. Hopefully the battery is decent.

  14. Give me an SD card slot or don’t even bother.

  15. Will I still have to use 2 hands to press the power button, like on the One?

  16. The same specification with Dual Sim facility is enough

  17. I want to trust HTC and believe they’re making another great device, but it’s getting a bit tough. When I had my HTC One, the camera had the blue hue in the corners that some people were experiencing along with soft images. Called HTC and they told me it was all software and that a fix was arriving soon. I waited 6 months with an absolutely dreadful camera and they just kept telling me it was coming. Eventually, they told me it was hardware and I needed to pay to get it fixed.

    That drove me crazy along with the numerous promises of updates coming within weeks and were always pushed back a significant amount of time. I absolutely loved the metal design and speakers along with the display, but empty promises are something that make me look everywhere else.

    1. It sounds like they were trying to avoid a warranty repair, and just lied to you until the warranty expired

    2. I root for rooting. That way I update when I feel like it :)

  18. I hope the camera will be 10 ultrapix

  19. and this is why Galaxy Note 3 was the unbiased phone of 2013 by a mile

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