HTC M8 Codename for HTC One Two & Lenovo Vibe Z Released
HTC M8 is HTC One Two
The rumored successor to the HTC One is said to be coming to U.S. markets in the first quarter of 2014, says TechRadar, and it is codenamed HTC M8.
HTC M8 Coming to All Major Wireless Carriers
It is said that each of the Big Four wireless carriers are signed up to carry the rumored device, says @evleaks – the most trusted source of smartphone leaks in the world currently, and has yet to miss a beat. According to the leaked rumor, the device will be dubbed the HTC One Two, and it is set to sport Android, but whether it will get Android 4.4 Kit-Kat or Jellybean is not yet known, and its actual date of release will likely determine that fact.
The HTC One, which was codenamed M7, sported a Snapdragon 600, and as such the HTC M8 will likely one up the One by sporting a Snapdragon 800 CPU as all the rest of the high end smartphones do these days. The HTC One Two is also likely to get Sense UI 6, a 5-inch display, and 3 GB RAM.
We’ll keep you updated as the leaks surface, but for now, here are some of the leaked photos of the alleged HTC M8 via @evleaks.
Lenovo Releases Vibe Z in China
The Lenovo Vibe Z smartphone officially made its way to China today, according to the Chinese version of the Lenovo site (from Google Translate, though it doesn’t help much). Cousin to the Vibe X that Lenovo announced in September at the Berlin IFA Consumer Electronics Show 2013 and on the IFA Consumer Electronics Show in 2013, the Vibe Z is features the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU that we’ve seen other high-end smartphones sport of late.
Other Vibe Z Specifications
Featuring an anti-fingerprint back finish, the Vibe Z is a bit thicker than the Vibe X, but we have no doubt in our minds that the Vibe Z’s increased size is to accommodate the Z’s larger 5.5-inch IPS HD display. We also think that the larger display will feature Lenovo’s 20/20 vision display that uses scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, just as the Vibe X does.
The Vibe Z also features a dual SIM tray, a 5-megapixel front camera, and a 13-megapixel rear camera that utilizes a dual LED flash. Sony IMX135 powers the main camera, which means that the camera can shot up to “10 frames per half second,” or 20 per second, but the tradeoff is that the Sony IMX235 can filter noise reduction perfectly.
Said to feature Android Jellybean 4.3.2, Lenovo is also offering Vibe Z buyers the flip case that has a track pad built in, which will reportedly allow Vibe Z users to accept or reject phone calls without having to open or poke inside to do so.
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