Leaks and rumours have been flooding the internet ever since we first heard the codename 'HTC One M8'. Here's a quick round up and a look at the latest leaked video.
First off, it's not being called the M8, and even it was, it would be the "em eight" rather than the "mate" (because the rest of the world just isn't Aussie enough).
No, M8 is simply because the HTC One was the M7 in terms of model number. HTC's new phone is currently rumoured to be called the HTC One 2 or the HTC One +, both of which are pretty terrible.
For our money, we're both afraid and a little convinced that HTC will just call it the HTC One again with no qualifier. HTC has a history of confusing nomenclature with its devices and we see no reason that's going to change.
Whatever it's called, expect some extra power. The HTC One 2 (we'll stick with that name for simplicity) will mostly likely pack in a Snapdragon 801 or even a cutting-edge Snapdragon 805 processor, along with 3GB of RAM.
That should provide some nice graphics to the 5-inch display. In fact, according to Rightware — a company that collects and aggregates benchmark data — HTC's new flagship is the top performing smartphone in both gaming and overall benchmark ratings.
Of course, all this speculation may well be moot. According to YouTube user TechSmartt, there's no need for rumouring: they've got the phone and have done a ten minute review video on it. According to the video, it's a 1080p 5-inch display with 440dpi.
The video also seems to confirm the dual camera rumours along with specifying a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 an Adreno 330 GPU and a 2600mAh battery. It's worth noting that even if this turns out to be the real deal, the phone in the video is branded for the US carrier Verizon, and in the US there can be quite a bit of smartphone model variance between the carriers — what we see in Australia may we have rather different specifications.
Is it the real deal? We'll find out tomorrow morning. Remember, you can follow our.