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HTC has more than one hot Android handset coming out soon

Published Feb 16th, 2015 7:45AM EST
HTC: One M8i vs. One M8 vs. One M9
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

HTC’s One M9 is the company hotly anticipated 2015 flagship handset, supposed to be unveiled during a special media event on March 1st. But a new report from @upleaks seems to indicate the company might have more interesting One devices launching this year, including a One M8 version that could be cheaper than the One M9, but more powerful than last year’s highly praised HTC handset.

FROM EARLIER: Major new leak confirms the HTC One M9’s monster specs

According to the leaker, who has revealed many details about HTC devices in past, the One M8i is the handset in question. The device should be similar to the M8 both when it comes to size and weight, and should be available in three color options, including gray, gold and silver.

The phone reportedly has a 5-inch Full HD display, 1.7GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 13-megapixel/2-megapixel DuoCamera on the back, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, microSD slot, BoomSound, 3,000 mAh battery and Android 5.0 with Desire Sense 7.0 on top.

Assuming these hardware details are accurate, the One M8i would be even better than last year’s One M8 (specs available here), though it would also be less impressive than the One M9 (see its rumored monster specs at this link).

The HTC One M8i is apparently hitting various markets in Asia and Europe this year, though actual launch dates or prices are yet to be unveiled. Images showing this alleged handset aren’t available either.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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