HTC making a poorer version of One M8 to drop the cost

HTC making a poorer version of One M8 to drop the cost
HTC One M8 flying

HTC is rumoured to be readying two different handsets, the HTC One M9 and the One M9 Plus, for a release in a couple of weeks at MWC 2015, but it looks like that's not all to come from the company soon.

A new rumour has suggested the company is almost ready to unveil the One M8i, a mid-range version of last year's flagship HTC One M8.

According to a new leak from upleaks, the One M8i will be the same in appearance and weight boasting the same 5-inch 1080p display but there will be some key differences under the hood.

There's said to be a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor alongside 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot.

Mid-range M8

The camera on the back is a Duo set up with a 13MP and 2MP sensor whilst the front facing snapper will be a 5MP sensor.

The iconic BoomSound speakers will be making a return, Android 5.0 with Sense 7.0 will be there as standard and it'll all be powered by a 3,000mAh battery.

All in all it's not the phone we voted the best of 2014, but it really is still quite strong considering it'll probably come in at a lower price.

Colour options will include grey, gold or silver and it'll be available in certain Asian countries as well as Europe.

  • We'll likely get a quick look at the in Barcelona next month alongside a load more at MWC.
James Peckham

James is the Editor-in-Chief at Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.