It has started as a rumor out of thin air, but yesterday was a good day for HTC fans, as many details regarding the alleged premium version of the One M8 have just surfaced online.
The famous mobile guru @evleaks has just published tons of info on the so-called HTC One M8 Prime, which is supposed to be released sometime this year.
Beside letting us know what specs it will pack under the hood, he also leaked a full 360-degree render of the unannounced smartphone, thus showing the device from all angles.
According to him, the most interesting feature of the HTC One M8 Prime would be the fact that it is made out of an “exotic” material, a composite of aluminum and liquid silicone.
Here is a technical explanation of the composite that the One M8 Prime would be made of: “a metal-ceramic composite consisting of silicon carbide particle dispersed in a matric of aluminum alloy. It appears that this specific composite combines the benefits of high termal conductivity of metal and low coefficient of thermal expansion of ceramic.”
Among the benefits of using such a composite for a smartphone, it is worth mentioning the “cost effective production,” “precision surface treatment” and “light weight and strong.”
Aside from that, @evleaks also claims that the HTC One M8 Prime will be waterproof, thus bringing the Taiwanese company on par with the competition, Samsung and Sony Mobile.
Hardware-wise, the One M8 Prime seems to be a slight upgrade of the standard version, as the smartphone is said to be equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor inside, which is clocked at 2.5GHz.
In addition, the flagship smartphone will be packed with 3GB of RAM and it will boast a larger 5.5-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution.
Just looking at the pictures provided by the same @evleaks, we have also noticed that the smartphone will feature HTC's famous Duo camera on the back with dual-LED flash, but it will also come with an additional front-facing camera.
Although there is no info on the Android version that the One M8 Prime will run, it looks like this will be the first smartphone to come with HTC Sense 6.5 UI, which has yet to be announced by the Taiwanese handset maker.
Much about the HTC One M8 Prime has been leaked over the last 24 hours, so we wonder how long it will take HTC to make it official now that almost everything about the device is known. Stay tuned for more on this one.