HTC’s One M8 flagship is apparently going to have production stopped soon, in favour of an identical device that will ship with a slower CPU instead, with possible a lower price.
Released about a year ago, the One M8 comes with a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC under the hood. Apparently HTC is planning an updated version of the device that will sport a newer, albeit midrange Snapdragon 615 instead.
The chip will be a 64-bit octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A53 cores clocking 1.7GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocking at 1 GHz. The news comes from HTC’s Benelux arm in Europe so it’s likely that the change will come in that market (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) but HTC might do this for other markets as well.
We don’t know when the switch is going to occur and exact pricing but the new One M8 will definitely be cheaper than the HTC One M9.