So there's a new batch of rumors floating about detailing what might be going on with an amped up version of the HTC One M8, an HTC One M8 "Prime", if you will. Like the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, the M8 Prime is said to have a bigger and denser screen, higher power processor, and be faster all around.

These leaks come courtesy of none other than @evleaks, and considering that the came out in a spat with Jeff Gordon (HTC's Senior Global Online Communications Manager, not the race car driver), they should be taken with a bit of a skeptical eye. It's also worth considering that, like the Galaxy S5 Prime, we don't expect that any One M8 Prime device would be a replacement for the One M8. Think of it more as a next generation HTC One Max. So on to the leaks:

  • Quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 5.5" 1440x2560 QHD display
  • Cat. 6 LTE
  • Waterproof design

Those specs, while open to change, would be in line with what we might expect from a phone like this, and they line up with an earlier leak out of China. There's one more leak, and this one we're strapping on our skeptic helmets: it's made out of "a composite of aluminum and liquid silicone."

While it is true that there is a composite aluminum-silicon material designed for enhanced and strong heat dissipation, aluminum and liquid silicone is something that makes us scratch our heads. It's worth noting that manufacturers try all sorts of crazy materials in the process of prototyping and many may not ever see the light of day. So… yeah. Skeptic helmets firmly strapped on for that one.

Source: @evleaks (1, 2, 3, 4).