HTC One M8 Prime to be made from 'exotic' aluminium and silicone composite

HTC One M8 Prime to be made from 'exotic' aluminium and silicone composite

Both Samsung and HTC are reportedly working on premium Prime versions of their respective Android flagships, and it seems every few days at least one of them pops up in a fresh helping of pre-announcement leakage.

This time it's the HTC One M8 Prime's turn, and the focus is on build quality, and specifically that the M8 Prime will be made from “out of an exotic material, a composite of aluminium and liquid silicone”.

It's an interesting detail, as the standard HTC One M8 already comes with a premium aluminium chassis that doesn't leave too much room left for improvement.

And you won't be surprised to hear this is once again the work of the prolific @evleaks and his busy Twitter account.

There's more, too: @evleaks reckons the HTC One M8 Prime will be waterproof, with a 5.5in quad HD display, quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor running at 2.5GHz, 3GB of RAM and support for the super-high speed LTE-A Cat. 6.

It was an unusually large amount of detail for @evleaks to reveal in one go, but it came as a result of claims from HTC global online communications manager Jeff Gordon, also on Twitter, that “in the past few days, a well-known leaker has been completely wrong about at least two of his leaks”.

He didn't name @evleaks directly, but it's hard to think of anyone else he could be referring to – even if he did go on to suggest he wasn't referring to Evan Blass (@evleaks) at all.

The whole exchange makes for vaguely interesting reading in a “storm in a Twitter-cup” kind of way.

Ultimately it's about the device itself, not about who is (or isn't) leaking it, and we can safely say we're very much now looking forward to seeing the HTC One M8 Prime in the aluminium and liquid silicone flesh.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 21, 2014 at 12:24

I bet this exotic material ends up being something fairly common and trivial, wrapped into fancy words, and maybe not used in phones before, but in, um.... I don't know... biros?! Polishing agents? Remember Nokia's mystery 'PolyCarbonate'? LOL


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