Besides, the much speculated HTC Hima handset expected to launch this year, a new rumor has surfaced online suggesting another model by the Taiwanese phone maker's end.
Yes, we are talking about a mid-ranger device, codenamed HTC One M8i said to come with decent specifications.
Few hours ago, a China-based leakster with the Twitter handle @upleaks has posted a tweet revealing details onthe rumored smartphone. In the post, the HTC One M8i is reportedly codenamed as "M8_QL."
The tweet also revealed that the HTC One M8i might come packed with a Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) from Qualcomm. At the same time, a quick look on the manufacturer's website also told us that this chipset has a 64-bit octa-core ARM processor made up of four Cortex A53 CPUs humming at 1.7GHz and another four that are clocked at just 1 Ghz.
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Well, the industry insiders are aware that Snapdragon 615 isn't the latest and greatest SoC in the semiconductor world right now, hence HTC One M8i is not exactly rhe M9 neither it would be a flagship. If it lands on the retail shelves it will be just another mid-range handset by HTC to meet the competition.
Therefore, this rumor, along with choice of processor, led some mobile tech watchers to assume that it is mid-range companion of the upcoming 2015 flagship model.
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