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Apart from some minor upgrades, the HTC M8 looks very similar to the HTC One, the full specifications list is as follows:
- Snapdragon 800 processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 5-inch 1080p display
- Ultrapixel rear camera
- 2.1MP front camera
- WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
Comparing this to the HTC One, the Snapdragon 800 processor is a small upgrade, the RAM stays the same, the resolution stays the same but the screen size is slightly larger and we have the same Ultrapixel and front-facing camera, with an update to WiFi ac.
On the internals end, the change is minuet, the difference in performance between the Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 800 is minimal and nothing else is really different, making us wonder if this leak is up to date.
Some phones are starting to grab 3GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 805 processor is already available for OEMs. On the display end, we are starting to hear rumors of 2K displays (2560 x 1440) and Oppo has already said their next flagship will come with the higher resolution display.
It is possible the HTC M8 will be the turn of a new leaf for the company, considering the HTC One did not do enough to really save the company from a loss in Q3 and the lacklustre performance is starting to hurt both the brand name and the investor interest.
Perhaps the HTC M8 will take battery life and make big upgrades on Sense 6.0, running alongside Android KitKat 4.4. This would be an exciting change to take on the Moto X, but it would put HTC out of the race for the highest-end smartphone, something Samsung looks likely to win this year.