HTC may have only recently revealed the exciting One M8, and is also rumoured to have a new One Mini model waiting in the wings, but it may not be done for the year just yet. A rumour published on a Japanese HTC blog says we should look out for a device known as the M8 Prime later this year, and it sounds very exciting indeed.
The number one reason to keep an eye out for the M8 Prime is the type of screen it’s said to use. The rumour states the display will have a massive 2560×1440 pixel resolution, higher than the standard One M8, and matched only by hardware like the Oppo Find 7. We’re expecting 1440p screens like this to take off as 2014 progresses, perhaps starting with LG’s equally unofficial G3 smartphone before the summer.
This amazing resolution could be shown on a 5.5-inch screen, and be powered by Qualcomm’s next generation Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM. HTC may also add an updated version of its Duo Camera featured on the One M8, but the exact spec is a little confused in the rumour report, as it’s unclear whether it will have 5 megapixels, or a hefty 18 megapixels.
If the M8 Prime really is being worked on at HTC headquarters, it could be this year’s replacement for the HTC One Max, although with a slightly smaller screen this time around. Apparently, we should look out for its release in September.