If it weren’t already official, the HTC M8 is officially HTC’s most-leaked phone ever. This is essentially iPhone 4 bad at this point. Pretty much every single feature has been leaked now. If you want to avoid spoilers, this is your chance.
Ok, so spoilers it is then. We already know the HTC M8 will come in Gray, Silver, and Gold variants. We know that it will be running Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6.0 as an overlay. And we know that the new phone will have a 5″ 1080P screen. But now we learn what specifically will be powering the M8.
The main processor will be a Snapdragon 801 running at 2.3 GHz supported by 2 GB of RAM. The battery will be 2,600 mAh, which should get you through your day. For a comparison, the 2013 HTC One had a 2300 mAh battery. Falling in line with many other smartphones, the HTC M8’s SIM card will be of the Nano variety, instead of a Micro-SIM.
One feature that HTC removed from the HTC One from last year was a microSD expansion slot. People liked and wanted this feature, and now it’s back with the M8. Since the base storage on the device will be 16 GB with only 10 GB for the user to use, it will be nice to be able to store music and videos off-device.
The resolution of the camera on the M8 itself might be the last piece of information we don’t know. But the specs of the camera appear to be the same as the HTC One from 2013, with a 1/3.0″ size, f/2.0 aperture, 2µm pixel size, and more. The video capture also peaks at 1080P, so 4K won’t be coming to this device. Of course, not many devices are capable of playing 4K video, so it’s not much of an issue.
Here are the main rumored specs that we have so far. This may slightly change when the phone is officially revealed on March 25th, but most should remain the same:
- Dimensions: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35mm
- Weight: 160 grams
- Screen: 5-inch 1080p, protected by Gorilla Glass 3
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 at 2.3GHz
- Storage: 16GB (10GB available) + microSD card slot up to 128 GB
- SIM: nanoSIM
- Battery: 2600mAh
- Cameras: “Ultrapixel” 1/3.0-inch, f/2.0 aperture, 2µm pixel size
- Front camera: 5MP
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It’s surprising that the base model for the HTC M8 will be going down from 32 GB to 16 GB, which was the base model for the 2013 HTC One. But there will probably be models available with more storage as well.
There are also some new software features revealed from the sales guide. First off is the double tapping of the screen, which will wake up your device and display information such as the time, the weather, and reminders you have. There is also a feature called “Motion Launch.” This will allow you to hold up your phone to your ear when you get a call, automatically starting it.
Now that we know all of these features, we are now just waiting for HTC’s March 25th event where they will show off the M8 officially.