More purported images of the HTC M8 show two-tone flash and onscreen buttons

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 10, 2014


New alleged images of the HTC M8 leak, showing the dual rear cameras, two-tone flash, and onscreen navigation bar.

This latest batch of images, unearthed by, is at odds with the image from last week that was published by the Russian website HTCFamily. That image, showing the phone’s back, was called out as fake by LlabTooFeR, while developer Shen Ye said it’s actually an old prototype. More damning, an exec of HTC Netherlands alluded that the “leak” was actually a Photoshop job.

These new images are in mostly in line with the one from last week, with a couple of differences: first, the two flash LEDs are connected, and seem to be of different colors, suggesting it’s a two-tone flash, like the one on the iPhone 5S and other devices. It’s hard to tell for sure, but the corners of the device seem more rounded in this new image, and there’s a larger space between the secondary camera and the strip at the top of the phone.

The shots of the front of the device show onscreen buttons, but also a space between the screen and the speakers that’s occupied by HTC’s logo. There’s a chance this is a prototype or even an HTC One running Sense 6, and we hope that’s the case – there’s no good reason to justify that wasted space now that capacitive buttons are finally a thing of the past.

For what is worth, the images match the screenshot of Sense 6 delivered by @evleaks last week, with onscreen buttons and the transparent dock.

In related news, @evleaks also published the purported specs of the upcoming “M8 Mini”. Spoiler: HTC is not sharing Sony’s idea of what a Mini phone should be.

Company executives recently told Reuters that invitations for the HTC M8 launch event will go out in about two weeks, meaning that an event in late March is very probable. With the S5 launching on February 24 and a new Sony flagship possibly coming at MWC, the next two months will be a delight for Android aficionados.

  • João Grácio

    At least we know that this upcoming device will have support for the next versions of Android…HTC is making a good job with the uptades on HTC One.

    • MasterMuffin

      Next thing they should make better is battery!

  • le_lutin

    Anyone know why that secondary camera up there would be useful?

  • Luka Mlinar

    Why put on screen button if your going to keep the HTC logo bit? They just made the whole thing way to huge. The next gen was supposed to be all about removing the top and bottom bezels. WTF HTC?

    • nebsif

      wont be surprised if the power button is @ the top too.. but dudeee, they are not mainstream (=not samsung) and the damn thing is made of aluminium – insta praise from tech sites.

      • Luka Mlinar

        They can keep their awards. Awards don’t keep the lights on in the office.
        If they don’t fix this problem (also power button) before there release, they might as well go bankrupt.

    • H8 Bezels

      Hopefully it is just a prototype because I assumed the purpose for having on-screen buttons was to decrease the bezel. If the bezel is still there then I might have to pass on this one too.

    • AussieGreek

      Calm down Luka calm down, HTC can’t be that stupid(or could they?)

      • Luka Mlinar

        I figure no one could be that stupid but the MWC is just days away. Here’s hoping your right man :)

        • Tomáš Hoffmann

          If only, the M8 will appear there at all.

  • guy with guts

    Pricing sensibly lol Mr. Wang. At least here in my country the launch price of One mini was JUST $40 less than 16gb LG G2 means expensive than galaxy s4, xperia z. Htc one max $950=$200 costlier than note 3. While htc one was still expensive than xperia z1,z ultra and lg g2. Should i say anything else

    • Amine Elouakil

      You live in Mars? unless the HTC devices are imported, and the Samsung are local prices you are talking non sense, HTC devices always been around 50$/€ cheapers than their Samsung counterparts.

  • John

    Has anyone noticed they look like photoshopped parts of an iPhone 5S camera lens and flash?