It has long been rumored that HTC is looking to bring a plastic variant of its current flagship, known as the One M8 Ace; a premium version known as the One M8 Prime was mentioned as well. And a new report now claims that the Taiwanese manufacturer is looking to launch the plastic variant known as ‘Advance’ as well as a water resistant model called the One M8 ‘Plus’.
While it’s almost obvious that the Advance variant is the M8 Ace that we’ve heard so much about, the Plus model could be the rumored M8 Prime with the Quad HD display. The addition of features like water resistance gives credence to claims of its premium billing.
The display size of the One M8 Plus is yet to be confirmed, but it will reportedly have the highest pixel density ever seen on a smartphone, which means it could be smaller than the LG G3 but with the same Quad HD resolution.
The device is also expected to feature 3GB of RAM and a quad core Snapdragon 805 chipset. Interestingly, the handset will reportedly skip the Duo Camera and stick to a single 13-megapixel sensor on the back with optical image stabilization. This contradicts the recently leaked press render of the device which revealed the Duo Camera.
The Advance variant on the other hand will reportedly feature identical specs compared to the One M8 Plus, but with a plastic enclosure. HTC is reportedly looking to launch the two devices before the iPhone 6 is announced in September, so as to have a bigger impact on the market.