With less than a week to go until the launch it looks like we might finally have the full picture on the HTC One (M8) as Chinese wireless authority Tenaa has certified the phone, spilling the beans on the specs in the process.
According to Tenaa the all new HTC One will have a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 screen, 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
On the storage front the phone will have a choice of 16GB or 32GB along with a microSD card slot and the camera is listed as 16MP and 4MP.
It’s not clear whether that refers to the respective resolutions of the dual cameras on the back or whether 16MP applies to the rear cameras and 4MP applies to the front one.
Either way its video recording capabilities aren’t up to much as apparently it’s limited to 1080p – which is still good, but the Xperia Z2 boasts 4K recording.
Tenaa has also revealed the dimensions and weight of the phone, which come in at 146 x 70.5 x 9.5mm and 157g, making it slightly bigger and heavier than the original HTC One, but that’s to be expected with the bump in screen size.
All in all it’s not sounding that different from the Xperia Z2 and Galaxy S5. Our one slight hope is that perhaps China is getting a different version of the handset, as there are sometimes slight differences between regions and in fact Tenaa lists it as the “HTC M8t”, so that is a possibility. We’ll know for sure on March 25.
- If these really are the HTC One M8’s specs then it will struggle against the mighty Galaxy S5.