HTC seems to be changing its gameplay with the smartphone wars using ?plastic? design on one of their upcoming devices. According to reports, HTC is preparing for an M8 variant called ?Ace? to give buyers an alternative to Galaxy S5 or Xperia Z2.
HTC One M8 Ace
HTC is known for premium smartphones made of aluminium especially with One 2013 and One 2014 devices. However, the company may adjust its bearing ?premium? trademark in order to match the competition versus the most dominant smartphone brand ? Samsung.
According to Android Authority, a source in Taiwan claimed early this month that HTC is gearing a plastic-made variant of the M8 smartphone. Now, a source from Engadget confirmed that claim and it is going to be released as HTC M8 Ace.
In history, Galaxy Ace smartphones are devices which offer close design and partial features of high-end Galaxy handsets in a cheaper price.
In terms of HTC M8 Ace, it is believed to feature combined assets from HTC One and Butterfly series in a single smartphone. HTC One asset will grant it high-end or at least decent hardware components and recent Sense UI while HTC Butterfly asset will deliver the exterior design using plastic materials.
HTC M8 Ace Specifications
Sources have found the preliminary specifications of HTC M8 Ace and it is substantially better compared to former HTC flagship smartphones such as One X and One X+.
-????????? 5.0-inches of screen with 1080p full HD display resolution
-????????? 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
-????????? Made of plastic unibody instead of aluminium
-????????? Possibly running Android 4.4 KitKat
If HTC aims to sell One M8 in a plastic unibody, it is expected to be cheap once released in the market. However, certain exclusive aspects of the original HTC One may not be present such as Ultrapixel Camera, non-removable battery and others.
It is also unknown if it would be sold in a significantly lower price compared to Galaxy S5 or if the price tag is close enough among mid-range smartphones found in the market. Is it going to be a great and worthy alternative to the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2?
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