There’s no doubt that HTCs flagship phone, the HTC One, is one of this years best and most popular smartphones. So naturally HTC would create a successor to such a successful phone and it appears they might be doing so as I write this article. Recently a few leaked pictures of this supposed HTC One successor dubbed the “HTC M8” – which is obviously some sort of codename and not by any means the consumer product name. Of course with these being leaked images that are discolored and blurry, it is difficult to make out much of what the device looks like, but there is one important thing about the device that we can make out: what appears to be fingerprint scanner similar to what shipped on the HTC One Max. Hopefully they have improved this fingerprint scanner for the “M8” because anybody who used the fingerprint scanner on the Max knows it what more of a gimmick than anything, but I digress.
Along with the leaked photos of the HTC M8 come specs of course: a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 5-inch full HD display, and last but not least it will ship running Android 4.4 KitKat. What is missing from the list and what seems to be most important about this phone is information about the camera. With the One HTC introduced something new on the camera scene called “Ultrapixels” as opposed to Megapixels which were much better at taking low-light pictures. But incorporating these Ultrapixels into the HTC Ones camera instead of megapixels did have one major drawback, less detail in images. Because the One used Ultrapixels it only had 4 Ultrapixels because they were bigger to let more light in. Hopefully with the HTC M8 we will see HTC stick with the Ultrapixel design but fit 8 Ultrapixels into the camera as opposed to 4 which would allow excellent low-light performance as well as maintaining high image detail.
It’s important to remember that this is all speculation and that nothing is confirmed as true, who knows maybe HTC isn’t even going to continue the One line any further than they already have, maybe it’s time for the HTC Two (winky face).
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