Dec 17 AT 12:03 PM Nick Gray 8 Comments

HTC M8 gains Wi-Fi Alliance certification, on track for Q1 release


We’ve seen plenty of HTC M8 rumors over the weeks, but now that the Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the handset there is concrete evidence that the successor to this year’s HTC One is making its way through the proper channels in preparation for its Q1 2014 launch. The Wi-Fi Alliances’ certification document does not contain any details regarding the HTC M8′s display, processor or camera, but it does show that the phone will be equipped with switchable 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands along with a/b/g/n/ac connectivity, Wi-Fi Direct and Miracast support.

One thing we’d like to note: the HTC M8′s Wi-Fi certification was granted on December 10, roughly six weeks sooner than the January 21 certification date of the HTC M7 (aka HTC One). We’re not sure if HTC will announce the HTC One’s successor any sooner than this year’s February 19 announcement; but if the HTC M8′s development is tracking faster, we may see the phone hit the market in late February or early March.

HTC M8 rumors claim that the phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with a 5-inch 1080p display fingerprint scanner and a rehash of the 4 UltraPixel camera used in the HTC One. While the specs are a step up from HTC’s current flagship, they aren’t necessarily noteworthy when other flagship devices are rumored to feature 2K displays and iris scanners coupled with the new Snapdragon 805 chip. Fortunately, rumors are not always spot on – especially when it comes to HTC devices. Up until launch day, the HTC One was rumored to feature a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro.

The one thing that we are certain about is that the HTC M8 rumors and leaks will keep us on our toes until the very end. Do you think HTC M8 will be able a worthy successor to this year’s HTC One?


Via: HTC Source

Source: PhoneArena

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • noel

    HTC Two

  • erikiksaz

    It won’t be a worthy successor if all they do is add half-baked “features” like a fingerprint scanner or a larger screen. My HTC One was large enough as is, I don’t need them to cram another 5″ screen in there to only make it larger.

    They need to shrink the height of the phone, which means doing away with the capacitive buttons. This is a must since the boomsound speakers take up so much vertical real estate.

    Other than that, add in an extra gig of ram so the system doesn’t feel the need to aggressively dump cache (I’m looking at you, chrome).

    A dedicated camera button would also be nice.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    I love my HTC one and I’m hoping the sequel is an upgrade in every single way. I’d personally like to see:
    5-5.2″ 2k res
    10-13ultrapixel camera
    3200+mah battery
    HTC LOGO as fingerprint scanner
    Snapdragon 805.
    I really hope they keep the front facing camera a wide angle it’s incredibly useful. The front speakers are amazing but everything could always use an improvement. Maybe let Zoe record for more time. I’d like to see HTC’s buttons as software buttons though. I know the sequel will be amazing.

    • Ismail

      One thing that ain’t possible in smartphone is (at least at the moment) to have 10-13 ultra pixel camera. cuz those pixels need a lot more space on sensor which will increase the smartphone size and weight. a 6-8ultrapixel camera would be more acceptable beside that Would love to see snapdragon 805 not 800 which is in most new smartphones..

  • CTown

    While a 2K display seems wasteful to me (this ressolution on a 13” display still impresses me), the rumor does add up as the biggest feature of the Snapdragon 805 and the Adreno 420 is support for a 4K display.

    • CTown

      Sorry, that comment is meant for the AndroidAndMe article linked in this article (about the GS5 rumors).

      Perhaps, HTC is just trying to add features that make sense in order to improve their profit margin on each HTC M8 sold. It’s not like HTC is rolling in dough right now…

  • Wes Meek

    “the phone will be equipped with switchable 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands along with a/b/g/n/ac connectivity.” I don’t understand what the big deal is? My HTC One also switches automatically between the two bands (2.5-5) or I can choose between them in settings.

  • DimDim

    I also like my HTC One. The only big big problem I see is the purple in the camera when shouting in low light.