For the past few years, Android smartphone manufacturers have been taking their flagship products and tweaking them for all levels of the smartphone market. Samsung's Galaxy S lineup is the most visible of these, with Galaxy smartphones now coming in a wide variety of sizes with varying hardware options.
HTC has followed Samsung's lead, modifying its HTC One smartphone to appeal to a wider cross-section of high-end smartphone consumers. Last year HTC released the HTC One Max, a larger version of its most popular smartphone with a 5.9-inch display. The Max even had fingerprint scanning technology to keep up with Apple's iPhone 5S.
Now it appears that HTC will once again be releasing a larger version of the HTC One. Purported specs for the "M8 Prime" leaked online this week through a now-deleted Chinese Weibo post. According to an International Business Times report, that leak previewed an updated, larger version of HTC's recently announced HTC One (M8).
The leak holds that the new "Prime" device will have a "2K" display featuring a 2560 x 1440 resolution. Though shipments of smartphones with 2K displays are expected to be limited this year, HTC could be expected to be one of the few manufacturers to release such a smartphone.
The HTC One (M8) "Prime" is also rumored to have a Qualcomm 805 processor, 3GB of memory, 16GB of storage, USB 3.0 technology, and a faster LTE 6 wireless modem. The device could also have dual rear cameras with one sporting an 18MP sensor and the other sporting the 5.0 version of HTC's "UltraPixel" sensor technology.
Keep in mind that these specs could simply be fan-fiction from Android fans who are eager for more handheld computing power. Even so, the rumor does seem in-line with HTC's recent history of smartphone releases. For two years now the company has been releasing some of the most impressive and well-reviewed smartphone hardware ever created.
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