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More HTC “M8 Ace” Details Leak, Reported to Pack 5″ 1080p Display and Snapdragon 801 Processor

According to sources of Engadget, HTC has major plans to combat Samsung’s Galaxy S5, but it’s not with their own flagship, the One (M8). As stated from sources, and also leaked via @evleaks, the M8 Ace from HTC could pack quite a spec punch, and won’t exactly be any type of M8 Mini device. 

As Engadget reports, the M8 Ace could feature a full 5″ 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz, and come manufactured in a plastic body, not aluminum as we saw with the One (M8). No specifics were given if the M8 Ace would come with dual rear-facing cameras.

By releasing a device made of cheaper plastic instead of metal, while still packing hefty specifications, HTC could affordably market a device against the Galaxy S5. In our book, that’s a win.

If it pans out, and HTC releases a plastic device featuring these specs, would you jump on it?

Via: Engadget
  • Taglogical

    If we’re lucky, this phone will feature capacitive buttons and more viewing real-estate (facepalm@ HTC)

  • Cruz R.

    If its shorter, no HTC logo bezel at the bottom and way better camera. I would buy it.

  • to

    If the only difference is the case material to make the Ace cost less then why isn’t the S5 cheaper?

  • TIm-o-tatertot

    Just give me a Nexus 5 with speaker grills on the front and I’m sold.

  • Brian Trahan

    Plastic shell huh. Bring back my Qi charging. That is one of the big things preventing me from leaving my DNA for the M8.

  • yummy

    Well, not jump on, so much as skulk and lurk and kindof lounge over and get a gander at the o/c price. Then, I may do might yes jump on

  • Matt Hickman

    seriously, why couldnt they just have started with the thunderbolt and just continued to improve on that single idea. better camera, better battery,easier interface. they would have stayed neck and neck with Samsung, but they kept jumping all over the place and never really finding their niche. i hate the 4UP camera. i want at least 8MP. and why would they make their 2nd metal phone more slippery than the first after all the flack that Samsung gets???? are they even listening to customers???

  • TSON1

    If they’d fix the stupid logo bar maybe they wouldn’t have to shoot for midrange to make up their losses.

    • Hershel

      its not that bad.

  • Matt Hickman

    they lost me after the DNA. that phone had all the specs in the world, but with 16gb of storage and that small battery, i just couldnt keep it. it was sexy as hell, but HTC has made 1 too many bad moves. and now i dont even like the feeling of the M8, its too slippery

  • RaptorOO7

    So HTC is going plastic “again” and yet they trash Samsung for using plastic in their flagship phone. My guess is they will go the apple route and only lower the price $100 since it’s “premium” plastic.

  • Matt Hickman

    the people have spoken! bring back the DNA soft touch, add an 8MP camera with all the up to date specs and we will love it. and no more 2020 mah battery crap!

  • mcdonsco

    Downgrading the m8 build? No thanks.

  • Shadowstare

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets a DNA / HTC -Verizon exclusive vibe around the M8 Ace. If the ACE is a successor to the Butterfly S, this will be my phone of choice.

  • B Brad

    Sounds good. Cheaper than an M8, but either get rid of the giant htc logo, or at least add the buttons back (like the m7). Wireless charging to match the s5 would be nice as well.

    • Hershel


  • Mchl496

    Now just improve the back camera to an 8mp ultra camera

  • JimmyWangYangGang

    If the Onem8 didn’t have a 4mp camera, i would be all over it. I don’t take 50 photos a day, but when i do take a photo, camera quality is important to me. I think im going with the s5 in June, unless the G3 or m8 Ace can compare. I would be all over the G3 if it wasnt for on screen buttons

  • tylerc23

    Could be a nice device

  • joejoe5709

    I don’t care what it’s made of as long as they figure out the bezels and throw a decent camera our way. Otherwise, the M8 is close to perfect.

  • BoFiS

    PFFT, NO! What I’m waiting for is an actually-mini HTC One Mini (M8) on Verizon that’s metal, and still sports the MicroSD slow and hopefully decent battery…making the M8 outta plastic isn’t a step up in any way so why bother?

  • Silky Johnson

    if this has a regular (even an 8mp) camera this will be my next phone. I crop and edit photos too much to use one on the m8.

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  • Pootis Man

    If the phone is relatively inexpensive off contract then it could be a big hit. I doubt it though.

  • a) youth.in.asia

    Even at the same price, this would outsell the M8.

    People are over tinfoil phones

  • Stephen Loosli

    Add wireless charging, keep the MicroSD slot, make it thin and I’ll be in.

  • Grooter

    Clearly they have an “Ace” up their sleeve here…. sorry…. someone had to do it.

  • knightsbore

    I like it, have no issues with any design on an HTC phone….except the camera. Until HTC releases a camera with a decent megapixel count I wont budge on my opinion.

  • M3D1T8R

    The “Mace”.

  • $399-$449 off contract….Let’s talk turkey
    Also, need a HTC M8 Ace Mini and a HTC M8 Ace Max

    • j

      This. I’ll be interested in ANY PHONE that retails for $400 or less and has competitive current level specs. plain and simple.

      • hoosiercub88

        $400 or less… no more. Price it like a Nexus..

  • MichaelFranz

    Plastic with a soft-touch-non-fingerprint-magnet-no-slip-grip 🙂

    Curiosu to see what they do with camera and that oh so fun black bar at the bottom

    • WickedToby741

      If this render is accurate, it looks like the black bar is here to stay. My guess is it will literally be an HTC One M8 with a cheaper plastic body, which is honestly the smartest thing they could do. With identical hardware they could use identical software and the M8 Ace would get updated with the regular M8.

  • M3D1T8R

    If it’s like my DNA but with M8 specs/design, HELL yeah!
    Just make the bezels a couple milimeters smaller.

    • Cael

      The DNA’s design will be forever better than the One’s…

      • Gato Mafioso

        The DNA’s design is better than anything Samsung has produced.

        • Cael
          • Shadowstare

            You know that’s not the DNA right? That’s the Butterfly S.

          • Cael

            Yeah its the much better follow up which has no black bar.

          • Shadowstare


          • michael arazan

            The Butterfly was the Japanese version of the DNA, practically identical

        • take that M8

          Too bad the HTC TWO cant sell!
          Mega UltraPixel mega…… hahaha

      • M3D1T8R

        Yeah I agree in general but I want from the M8: Dual front speakers. Headphone jack on bottom. 32GB internal and SD slot, and larger battery.

        • Cael

          HTC Butterfly S

          • M3D1T8R

            Exactly. Besides the 16GB internal, that was the perfect phone. ..if only it had come to Verizon.

          • Cael

            It had a microSD card slot at least.

  • chris125

    I will be interested to see how they do this and if it is the same size as the m8. Also if the price lowering will make it’s way to US carriers.


    HTC with an ace up their sleeves?

  • DanielMena9

    THANK YOU! Smaller screen. MADE my day, as I stare at my Nexus 5 wishing I had the Z1 Compact or the Z2 Compact existed.

    • M3D1T8R

      How is 5″ here smaller than the 5″ on the N5 or M8?

      • DanielMena9

        You have me lol

        I am hoping they got rid of those AWFUL chins on the M8, and by the phone being designed a year later, maybe shrink the bezel size to be a more compact form factor.

        • Alan Paone

          You mean the speakers? Those are the opposite of awful.

  • Alan Paone

    It all depends on how the plastic feels in hand. And if they keep the bottom headphone jack. Are we talking iPhone 5C cheap or HTC Desire 601 Cheap?

    • cadtek91

      Maybe like the HTC One X poly? Or the Nexus 5 soft-touch.

      • Alan Paone

        hopefully, the One X felt really great. Neither of those phones is a cheapo low-end phone though.