May 19th, 2014

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What do you get when an HTC marketing executive calls out an unknown leakster regarding misinformation? More “maybe true, maybe not” information! After HTC’s Jeff Gordon tweeted out a subliminal shot to an unnamed leakster who he claims has been wrong in recent weeks, @evleaks (who may or may not be the leakster Gordon was referring to) thought it right to spill loads of new information about the HTC One M8 Prime. So what do we get from this latest vomit of classified info?

For starters, we’re told to expect the M8 Prime to be made with a new material that is made out of aluminum and liquid silicone, something you don’t really see in a phone. We’re not sure how well this will work in practice, though it’s though to be able to give that premium metal feel without having to make the device as slippery as ice.

We also learn that the device will be waterproof (something HTC has yet to do on any of their previous phones), and that it will house category-6 LTE radios. All of this adds to what we already knew about the device: that it could have a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 display, Snapdragon 805 chipset and 3GB of RAM.

What we don’t know, unfortunately, is when HTC is expected to bring this out into the light (though we imagine they already have their hands full with the HTC One M8 and the forthcoming launch of the HTC One Mini 2). Will you be springing for the M8 Prime once it finally arrives?

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