The HTC One M9 and its launch are headlining the mobile press, but it seems the company will have more up its sleeve for MWC 2015. @upleaks has outed almost the entire spec sheet of the HTC One M8i, a mid-range alternative to the One (M8).
As such, the One M8i reportedly will keep the physical characteristics of its flagship brother and has almost the same dimensions and weight as the One (M8). The 5″ 1080p display, 2GB of DDR4 RAM, BoomSound speakers and microSD slot remain unchanged. What’s different is the chipset, as the One M8i will carry a Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) chip with two sets of four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.7GHz and 1.0GHz, respectively.
At the back, there’s a 13MP + 2MP camera configuration with dual LED flash, while at the front a 5MP snapper is in charge of selfies. Connectivity includes NFC and Bluetooth 4.1. The battery is allegedly less than 3,000mAh, but a specific information isn’t available. The phone will run Android 5.0 with Sense 7.0 out of the box.
The phone will launch in Asia, China and Europe. Color options are the same as the One (M8) including gray, gold and silver. More information should be available at the company’s MWC 2015 event in Barcelona on March 1.