HTC M8 gets its specs leaked one more time, is shaping up to be an underwhelming update to the One
Once again, we have a leaked round of specs for the upcoming HTC M8 – basically confirming an earlier benchmark-sourced leak from November. This handset will be the One’s successor, as the One itself was codenamed M7 while it was in development. We still don’t know whether HTC will call its next flagship One 2 or just Two (or something else), so for now let’s refer to it as the M8.
According to @evleaks, who is usually reliable with these sorts of things, we should expect the HTC M8 to come with a 5″ 1080p Full HD touchscreen, an UltraPixel rear camera, a 2.1 MP front camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (MSM8974), 2 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and it will run Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6 on top.
Let’s hope these specs are wrong. For if they aren’t, what they show us is an M8 that is only a very slight upgrade compared to its predecessor. Furthermore, the M8 has been rumored to even look a lot like the One. The One that hasn’t managed to get HTC out of the bad patch it’s been in for the past year or so. How will the M8 be different, sales-wise, then? That’s still a mystery.
The only new things that the One’s successor brings to HTC’s lineup are the Snapdragon 800 CPU (which has been in competitors’ devices since around September), and the slightly larger screen – though it’s still 1080p like the One’s.
The people who called the Galaxy S4 just a small upgrade to the S3 should be calling the HTC M8 an even smaller upgrade to the One.
Obviously though, these specs may change, or they may not even be real. So keep that in mind. And let’s hope that HTC at least is working on some interesting software features bundled into Sense 6, if this is all it can do in terms of hardware.