Here’s What HTC’s Next Flagship Phone Might Look Like

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Oh, you thought HTC’s 5-inch flagship phone One (M8) was already big? Just you wait.

I’d heard whispers on more than a few occasions that HTC’s next flagship would come in with a big ol’ 5.5-inch display. Sure enough, renders of such a mammoth have just leaked out.

Released by the shockingly reliable Evleaks, the animation below is said to show off HTC’s plus-sized followup to the One M8 — a device that, for now at least, is being dubbed the One M8 Prime.

At first glance, it looks a whole lot like the original One M8. The main visual difference: the camera now juts out a bit, rather than being sunken into the body of the device. (Oh, and, of course, it’d have to be a good bit bigger in order to account for the larger screen.)

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The camera on the One M8 was one of few things that reviewers and fans found to criticize with HTC’s otherwise damned-solid handset; if the camera on the M8 Prime is being redesigned, it’s a good sign that HTC has tried to address its sometimes lackluster performance.

But what’s inside this thing? Is it just a scaled up M8? If the current seemingly-sound rumors hold true, not quite. The unconfirmed innards:

- The display is said to run at 2560×1440 (versus 1920 x 1080 on the current M8)
– 3 GB RAM (versus 2 GB)
– Runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 chipset

Call me nuts, but I think HTC (and LG, etc.) are sort of just seeing what they can get away with at this point with these displays. They know theres a point where “big” becomes “too big” — so now they’re just tip-toeing up to the line until they start feeling resistance.

Having used the 5″ display of a Nexus 5 for a few months, I already find myself having to stretch my thumbs across the display on the regular. Adding another 0.5″ just seems like tacking another blade onto the razor; a spec for the sake of spec.

[via: Evleaks]