That didn’t take long. The LG G3 was just unveiled on Tuesday, and it has the first QHD display from a major manufacturer. As rumored, there are “Prime” versions of flagships from Samsung and HTC waiting in the wings to take on the G3 and today a new report gives us a few details about what HTC has planned.
9to5google is reporting that HTC will unveil two variations of the HTC One M8 later this year and they are being called “Advance” and “Plus”. The HTC One M8 Plus is said to have a Snapdragon 805, 3GB of RAM and a 2K display like the LG G3. Screen size wasn’t mentioned, but the Duo-camera was and it will apparently be absent from the HTC One M8 Prime, and replaced by a 13MP snapper if the report pans out.
The Plus is also said to be waterproof and have the same metal construction of the HTC One M8. The HTC One M8 Advance will have the same specs has the Plus edition, but with plastic housing. The report says it will be aimed at Asian markets and that both versions will be available in numerous colors.
As with any rumor, you’ll want to take this one with a grain of salt. While we believe it’s highly likely that HTC will drop a Prime version, it would be a boneheaded move to remove the Duo-Camera which was a big selling point of the M8. We’ve already seen a render from @evleaks showing the supposed Prime edition with the Duo camera as well. Only time will tell what HTC has in store for the rest of 2014, but we’re guessing we’ll start to see a lot more leaks at the LG G3’s global roll out gets closer.