The follow-up to the HTC One M8 has leaked a lot over the past days and weeks, but it’s been rather camera shy. In spite of that we have quite a few details about hardware and all of them usually include a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU. Today we get a theory involving a MediaTek processor on board, at least in the device’s Chinese version.
HTC Hima was seen in the AnTuTu database, complete with a 5 inch screen, Snapdragon 810 quad core CPU clocked at 2 GHz and Adreno 420 GPU. Chinese media (China Times) claims that the smartphone may opt for a MediaTek SoC instead of the S810, but if you ask me, that’s going to happen on a version like the HTC One E9 or something like that. The reason for going with Mediatek is the simple fact that HTC has worked with this company before and already did double releases of this sort.
Look at the HTC Desire 820 and the 820s, basically the same device, but one with a Snapdragon CPU and the other with a MediaTek. In its case it was the Snapdragon 615 getting replaced with a MediaTek MT6752 8 core 64 bit unit. We’re reminded again by the supposed overheating problems of the Snapdragon 810, that already may have made Samsung wary about the CPU and now HTC, too.
I highly doubt they’ll give up the Snapdragon internationally, though…