HTC One M8 Prime shows up in 360-degree render, shows off raised duo camera

by: Andrew GrushMay 20, 2014


HTC just can’t seem to stay out of the news as of late. It was just two months ago that HTC unveiled the One M8 and started selling it from day one in select markets. Just last week, HTC followed up with a successor to the HTC One Mini. And that brings us to today, where we have been lucky enough to have been graced with leaked images of both the alleged M8 Ace and now the One M8 Prime as well.

The new 360-degree render above comes to us thanks to the efforts of Evan Blass, known better as @evleaks. So what new things can we learn from gazing at the One M8 Prime’s new render? Although it tells us nothing about the specs, it seems to confirm that this will be a sizable device.

Based on past rumors, we already knew that the One M8 Prime wouldn’t merely be an enhanced variant of the existing M8. Instead, the M8 Prime might have a similar design language, but it actually features a much larger body that contains a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 resolution display. The specs are also rumored to be bumped up with a Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM.

Back to the render, the rear of the device indicates that HTC is deviating from the One M8’s design at least a little here. The big change is the larger looking raised camera. This could hint at an improved sensor or it could merely be an aesthetic change, it’s really too early to say one way or another. The front of the phone is also a bit different from the One M8, particularly when it comes to the style of the speaker grilles.

So when will we see the M8 Prime? While we don’t have a timeframe just yet, the increased level of leaks seem to suggest the phone’s arrival could be just around the corner, perhaps right in time for the LG G3.

  • I will consider this device if the battery reviews are good.

  • dandroid13

    Looks as crap as the other One.

    • Tjaldid

      atleast the bezel has been evened out on both sides

      • Arth

        Yeah but those top and bottom bezel still, ugh, way too thick.
        Those horizontal black bar should be half of speaker height.

        • Tjaldid

          if they would just remove the second camera and put a better one in there then they could remove the bezel and put a better battery in there

    • fcjan

      and you think this is how it will look? Evan made this

  • MasterMuffin

    I think it looks better than M8 and this will get rid of one of the biggest problems of M8 (the ultrapixel camera), so this might be the chosen One!

    • Scott Ricketts

      Really that was the deal breaker for me. I loved my M7, but I really wanted them to beef up the camera, get rid of the purple tint problem and hopefully get a better phone overall. Went with a cheap off contract G2 until the OnePlus or G3 go into wide availability.

    • Aniruddh

      The orange around the camera looks…horrible.

      • MasterMuffin

        Maybe it’s that colour because evleaks just wanted to highlight the camera?

        • Aniruddh

          I hope so.

    • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

      I think it looks quite similar to those supposed iPhone leaks, slightly changed to fit HTC’s style.

  • 4runnerJones

    If they succeed in removing the Ultrapixel camera & replace it with a 13 megapixel shooter, then what of the million plus they just sold. Nearly everyone agrees that the ultrapixel wasn’t good to begin with and now you introduce a possible replacement with upgraded specs AND a different better camera? I don’t know about this, you’re upsetting the market with these kind of business practices.

  • shamatuu

    i have to see this person before i buy it bit so far those bezels and that black bar at the button are such a turn off. Why do we need two logos front and back?. like really get rid of the front logo and move the circuits around to the back HTC!. The engineers at HTC are lazy and slacking off and not putting in %110 of work. I’m willing to learn on design if i have to.

    • Bonedatt

      Easy fix would be to get rid of on-screen button and using that redundant htc logo as the home button and adding the recent apps button to the right and keeping the back button at its usual spot.

  • Jayfeather787

    It better have a better camera.

  • Xavier_NYC

    The top and bottom bezels look horrible.. Vertical speaker grills?

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  • KillEmAllx

    I freaking love HTC designs. Too bad the M8’s camera is crap.. Add AMOLED to this and a better camera and you have the perfect phone. Think of a HTC/Samsung/AOSP-hybrid, just wow.

  • Zachary Yeh

    Looks great, but it’s a little big for me.

  • BennyBrick5

    I actually think the design is pretty damn nice. Shame HTC is so set on having those crazy big bezels because they can’t have a device not flaunting their logo. *sigh*

  • Alex Ng

    Welp… the pointless black bar is still there.

    • Kov

      Exactly. From now on all HTC flagships will bear those pointless logo bar.
      Might as well call them ‘Pointless black bar’ phone, lol.

    • Fred Chiang

      :o well first of all the speakers can’t count as bezels because its not usable space! The remaining black space is actually quite small for a bezel – it contains lots of circuitry that everyone phone has in its bezels. It’s just that the bezels on the phone seem large due to the speakers – but because HTC cannot put additional circuitry into the speakers it must have an auxiliary bezel aka pointless black bar. Worth it in my opinion!

  • Dwight Flakus

    Looks like an HTC evo 4g LTE.

  • droidtomtom

    Unless those bezels offer a serious upgrade in drop protection, it will fall flat against the G3. I also agree with others that slotted vertical speaker grill holes are ugly and don’t match the aesthetic of the device. I do think the shape of the device looks better than the M8.

  • roger’d

    I love the possibility of beefed up specs and would upgrade from my M8 if that is the case. I do, however, prefer the existing placement of the headphone jack and power button on the M8.

  • Jesus

    Looks like the child of a Galaxy S5 and a One (M8)

  • Mrj Christie

    This is a mock up for the replacement for the HTC One Max with alloy silica body and 18 pixel rear Camera with Zoom 3gb RAM and 805 cpu.we expect this or something similar to be available to the Asia-Pacific region and poossibly Europe not the USA. Sorry.

  • K2

    Every company/device will have some some haters who will keep on complaining…no matter what. Be it the iphone, galaxy s5, htc one m8 and now this.

  • fredphoesh

    Please god a decent resolution camera (FFS!!!) – enough of the “clever” positioning as being different and bold HTC, we know you are, so get with the programme and at least triple those megapixels.

  • Tommy

    Overall, the HTC One (M8) is a wonderful reinvention of the 2013 handset we liked so much. There’s innovation, refinement and new features aplenty that make it a shining example of a flagship device. The bar has been set high with what will be one tough act to follow. And if you have decided to become a proud owner of this device, perhaps you’re in the market for a solid and beautiful protection case as well.