If HTC released a mini same size and slim finesse as there HTC One S with state of the art premium specs it would be a major winner. Keep the footer buttons on the bottom of the One S where they are. mini boom speakers up front or to the sides. or one speaker front and one back, SD Card, removable bat, good cameras front and back, 2 gig ram, sense 6, choice of the new blink busy screens or the traditional well accepted one pic piece home screen and call it One Classic or One S Classic, it would be a phone for keeps. A good looking, not too big a phone but big enough for most, you could even make that a 4.5 in that same body by reducing the top bezel a tad. win win win..
I think a refreshed M8 is bound to happen, the current model cant compete with the QHD Galaxy S5 or the Xperia Z3, in fact lots of people who love to read spec lists are already saying that M8 is falling way short of target. The daily interest of this very site shows the same, the general interest for M8 is very modest at 41% compared to the Z2 at 63%, let alone the S5 at 91%.
S805 and QHD version of the M8 will be needed already before the end of Q3. They should up the cam specs also, the dual low res cam was an exceptionally bad idea.
Snap 805 has been delayed casing all the cancelations. They will wait til next year.
My thoughts on these devices:
1. Sony Xperia Z3 is not a Z Prime it's the successor to the Z2 as Sony has committed to a short (6 months) flagship cycle.
2. Galaxy S5 Prime is a test device for the future S series phone or a test-bed for the components that will be used on the Galaxy Note 4. Otherwise Samsung would end up with 3 supposed flagships (I don't think they are stupid, this would kill the Galaxy S series.
3. HTC One M8 Prime, I think this is maybe a Max device coming or another DNA line or such. It would be completely stupid for HTC to replace the One M8 so quickly (I don't think they have the resources), I'm sure building the M8 and it's Mini2 sibling is not cheap.
Of cause I could be totally wrong except about the Z3.
I hope they will launch a htc one m8 "plus" or "s" with upgraded 13 mp camera from 4 mp. this is a must !!!
Nothing to cancel.... HTC is not Sammy, who create plastic toy and than release thousand other variants with tags like prime and etc.
I think it's not necessary to release a M8 Prime. The M8 is already a great device except camera. I'm a proud owner of an HTC M8. I think they will release a HTC Max 2 instead of M8 Prime.
No one cancels products that are already committed to the product cycle. Significant time and effort was put towards it already. Cancelling such products is usually because of upcoming layoffs of depts and all the personal associated with those depts and the products they handled.
Either that or the story on this phone was a full lame fake from the start.
A shame because apart from the strange coloured ring around the camera, it looks completely awesome.
Why htc and sammy don't confirm about making a "prime" flagship of their respective brand?sony is the only oem to confirm about their prime aka z3?i guess they afraid that customer would just wait for several month knowing their favorite oem gonna bring a "prime" flagship.
After G3 was announced, htc is still thinking how reply to G3. I think they canceled prime, because want to release their prime with better cpu and display, maybe they waiting for 805 snapdragon. Anyway, G3 is awesome phone.