HTC One M8 Prime in the works?


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So we’ve had the HTC One M8 and the HTC One M8 Harman-Kardon edition. We have a Google Play Edition. And rumors say a version in plastic is due. Could we be getting even more out of the M8 line?

The latest hint dropped by @evleaks sure seems to suggest so, with the Twitter leakster saying we should be keeping a spotlight on a device codnamed the “HTC One M8 Prime.” Sound a bit familiar?

Samsung is rumored to be bringing their own “Prime” version of the Galaxy S5, which is rumored to be bringing an even more premium experience than that of the original’s. Naturally we’d guess that the M8 Prime is looking to do the same for that particular device. Unfortunately those are the only details we have at this time.

We’re not sure what to make of all these follow-up devices so shortly after the originals launch. On one hand we’re always to get more powerful hardware and an overall better device. On the other, it’s kind of frustrating to buy a device thinking it’s top of the line only for these companies to one-up themselves just a short while later.

Perhaps we should all just skip out on buying these devices right away from here on out — either our patience is rewarded with the device we really want, or these companies’ first half financials are affected so much that they won’t want to do it again. Aaaah, who am I kidding? Us techies can’t help ourselves! Stay tuned as we look to learn more.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Why can’t they just use these “Prime” features materials to begin with in their orginal models. Especially Samsung.

    1. To have uh… more profit?

  2. truly unprofessional

    1. From their point of view it’s being versatile. From our point of view they’re being douchefags.

  3. I’m hoping this is just a bigger device and they don’t go the Samsung route. The only things they can add is higher MP camera and water resistance to make it worth it.

  4. If they add a better camera, trim some bezel and make the device a tad smaller, they might have a winner.

    1. the side bezels are perfect on the M8… I hate accidental screen touches

      they can work on the bottom bezel tho

  5. I’m also hoping it’s a different model. Hopefully trying to create real competition for the note. I love my one max, but can’t really say it’s in the same market as the note is.

    If it’s a higher spec’d version of their flagship, I can’t sorry unethical moves like that… And this comes from somebody that does Marketing for a living.

  6. It seems that some manufacturers don’t get it right the first time and then release a revised version adding or removing features. It just means people won’t leap on the first iteration of a new device. I certainly won’t buy a new device until I’ve read about the problems of a new device. Just as well I didn’t jump on the Samsung Galaxy S5!

    1. I’m starting to learn not to jump on devices on launch day, I just had to RMA my launch day nexus 5, because the earpiece stopped working and the battery life was awful. first device I’ve had to RMA in a couple years and coincidentally the first device I bought on launch day since I stopped buying devices the day they came out 2 -3 years ago.
      The first month or so supply of phones always seem to have such a higher defect rate, regardless of the OEM. Waiting, seeing detailed reviews seems to make sense to me.

      My new Nexus 5’s battery life is much better and I have no issues now.

  7. Just out of curiosity, are you guys ever going to fix your glitchy crash like Malaysian Airlines app? I can’t even finish reading an article 90% of the time without a crash. And it crashes on three out of four startups so consistently I could set my watch to it. Seriously need to fix it.

  8. Probably they will not have time to support new versions of Android on so many devices. When will these companies learn?!

  9. I have the HTC One M7 and I really wanted the M8 but I also kind of want to wait for the Note 4 because I want a bigger phone. I am hoping that this will be a 5.5 or 5.7 inch M8, I would buy it the day goes on sale!

  10. They need too make a (one m8 max!)

  11. I’m not really sure what they could do to make the One much better, besides trimming the bottom bezel/scrapping the front logo and putting a proper camera on it so I’m assuming the “Prime” is either a fake or it’s the new Max model.

    1. My thoughts as well. With HTC’s financials in the toilet, it doesn’t seem likely to one-up the M8 unless it was a Max replacement.

      1. I’m thinking it will be a Max replacement since the Max was only offered on VZW and Sprint. Maybe they want to rebrand it and release to all major carriers

    2. I agree. m8 is already the best droid on the market IMHO; even that camera has its moments and is not a complete waste. What I really do want is a bigger screen so IU guess it will be the Max. It makes Sense since original One Ma was hirt due to not offering anything over the original One except for screen size, so a spec bump in a few areas seems logical

  12. Honestly I’m happy with my original HTC One (M7). Phones from this year haven’t had any game changing features that would make me want to drop money on a new phone. The only new feature that I’m interested in at all is fast charging, but that is only in a few phones still. I’m hoping for something big next year.

    1. This is true. If I were buying phones outright, I would have kept my M7.

  13. HTC: Gimme another $700 you frikin slave!

    1. LMAOOOO… ikr

  14. Only thing I’d be happy with is a better camera. If that’s the prime I’d sell my m8 and get the new

  15. Honestly, nothing since my Nexus 5 has came out has even tempted me. The S4 and M8 have nothing I need to make me upgrade from my Nexus and the same goes when they put out their incremental update to 805 cpu’s. Seriously why didn’t they just wait until they could get the 805’s, seems really dumb to me. The cheaper plastic version of the M8 to undercut Samsung that does make sense to me, even if I don’t want it.

    I only allow myself to upgrade once a year these days, I upgraded phones every 6 months or sometimes more often in the past. But I started to realise that the small incremental updates to smartphones these days are not worth money it costs to upgrade every 6 months. Even needing to upgrade once a year is pushing it when you really look at the incremental upgrades in devices these days.

  16. Oh? So is this what Tmo Jump is truly for? Good thing I only used one.

  17. Remove the useless black bar before I get the lg g3 and you have yourself a returning customer….otherwise Lg g3 here I come:)

  18. Is anyone else a little disappointed they didn’t go with Prime M8, or maybe Prime-8?

  19. Samsung and HTC couldn’t use the dragon 805 in their original flagship releases because it wasn’t available, both company’s are in a race, both of them want to land on the moon first, Qualcomm is probably profiting pretty nicely off this chess move, actually all 3 companys.

  20. It’s happened before, S2 Skyrocket launched a month after the S2 on AT&T, and then the S4 Active launched shortly after the regular S4. The precedence is there.

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