Alleged HTC M8 image leaks, showing dual camera and no design surprises

February 5, 2014

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    A clear shot of the HTC M8 shows the phone’s two cameras, dual-led flash, and a design that’s very similar to the HTC One. The image, published on Twitter by Russian website HTCFamily, depicts what’s very likely the successor to the HTC One, codenamed M8 and due for release in early spring.

    This leak matches several earlier reports, including a very credible one from Bloomberg, that said M8 would feature two cameras and two flash LEDs. Besides that, the device doesn’t feature a fingerprint sensor like the HTC One Max, and bears a close resemblance to the original One.

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    Over the weekend, @evleaks stated that the M8 bears a “striking” resemblance to the One, and, if the image above is genuine, that’s certainly true. The device even features the One’s plastic stripes at the top and bottom, which were also visible in this earlier leak that showed the case of the blue version.

    HTCFamily also published an outline of the HTC M8, that doesn’t tell us anything new, but seems to confirm that the phone will feature onscreen buttons.

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    With this kind of images, there’s always a chance we’re looking at a prototype, though in this case we’re pretty sure it’s the real deal. Rumor has it HTC will unveil the M8, presumably under the One (2014) name, in late March in New York. Four color options are said to be on tap, while on the software side, we expect the annual refresh of HTC’s Sense overlay.

    Comments

    • Shark Bait

      WOW, looks very interesting, wonder how it will work? Go HTC!

    • http://galaxynote3tips.blogspot.com/ Martens Nkem

      I would definitely love to see how the dual camera feature works out. HTC One needs to do something about the One branding as it is a receipe for confusion, if they name it One (2014)

      • MasterMuffin

        I don’t find that confusing. Google did that with Nexus 7

        • http://galaxynote3tips.blogspot.com/ Martens Nkem

          Nexus 7 is a niche product at best. HTC One is very popular and people might mistake it as still the same device as the same HTC One from 2013

          • MasterMuffin

            Nexus 7 is really popular too, at least 15 million of them have been sold at least…

            • http://galaxynote3tips.blogspot.com/ Martens Nkem

              could u point me to your source

            • MasterMuffin

              Google it

            • http://galaxynote3tips.blogspot.com/ Martens Nkem

              Ok, can’t seem to find the sales figure about the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet but i found that of the original Nexus 7 which was about 7m but Asus which manufactures the Nexus 7 tablets sold just 3.6 million tablets last year (2013). In retrospect i can barely find the nexus 7 in people’s hands. i have seen a lot of ipad minis, ipad 4s, galaxy Tablets but the Nexus 7, good luck with that bruh.

            • MasterMuffin

              People don’t carry tablets around that much

            • http://galaxynote3tips.blogspot.com/ Martens Nkem

              maybe but not where i am, everyone here seems to own one. i kinda regret doing away with my old ipad.

    • Tjaldid

      Is dual flash necessary?

      • Dimitar Gospodinov

        Is dual camera necessary?

        • Tjaldid

          to have better depth in photos yes

          • Dimitar Gospodinov

            Yeah you can see it in all of the DSLRs with dual sensors…(not)…

            The way the sensors are positioned it does not make sense to shoot at the same time…

            We all have seen the HTC Evo 3D and the results it gave us…Even if it is for simultaneous shooting why are the sensers with different size?

            The dual flash is used everywhere for red eye removal and avoiding blinking but the dual cameras I have never seen except for 3D shooting…I truly hope this is not that kind of a stunt HTC is pulling

            • Amine Elouakil

              The concept is totally different than the EVO 3D, which purpose was to have 3D picture at the cost of average normal picture (the second camera was useless for normal pics)

              DSLR doesn’t have more than one Sensor/ or One Sensor is another set of optics because there is no limite for the sensor size/Optic size unlike for the One (if they want to keep the same incloser unless they want to go with something like the Lumia 1020 or the Nokia 808) it’s also cheaper to have one sensor/set of optics than many. Also it’s not like DSLRs uses the depth of field technology is I’m not mistaking

              A possible technique they might be using is interferometry, at least on the software side, if they pull it off correctly the picture would amazing (example Astronomical interferometer)

              The only drawback this might be angular resolution, but that for a phone is useless.

            • amine aussie shill

              You’re a bit late to the party today, shill. HTC won’t be pleased with you.

            • Amine Elouakil

              Oh Hey, I heard that it wasn’t HTC that was found guilty and judged for paying shills and doing anticompetitive practices, keep stalking brah :)

            • amine aussie shill

              Why is everything about Samsung with you HTC lot?
              I never once said that Samsung weren’t caught out for paying shills. That does not mean that other companies like HTC are not doing it as well. And you have all the hallmarks.

              Why do you keep talking about bras? Are you a transvestite or something?

            • le_lutin

              Wow – the first thing that pops into your head when you hear “bra” is transvestites?

              You might need to get that checked out.

            • Amine Elouakil

              I didn’t mention Samsung tho, why do you feel so defensive about it brah !? Y SO MAD? It’s funny how you link bra to transvestites, is this your thing?

            • Jesus

              You gotta learn to relax, internet warrior.

            • Amine Elouakil

              I doubt I’m the one who needs to relax here, I’m not the one who’s going out of his way just to try and trash talk others, you seems to be quite butthurt to me lol, can’t answer facts goes and insults others? typical losers attitude keep it up brah! lol and I’m relaxed and laughing right now at your attitude, keep it coming

            • Jesus

              That’s the HTC complex.

            • Jesus

              weak sauce

            • Amine Elouakil

              wow! So many arguments in your comment, lol !

            • Guest

              test

    • dandroid13

      Will we see a lot of whinning because it looks like its precedessor? Because you did it with the S4…

      • Tjaldid

        if the bezel is thinner because of the on-screen buttons then no, the GS4 and GS3 look exactly alike where with this one you can tell them apart

      • Amine Elouakil

        Because the S1 S2 (it was more rectangular but used the same principale) the S3 the S4 looks similar, not only that but Samsung reused the exact same design of the S3 on almost every smartphone they are selling.

        HTC One phones, looks nothing like the One X or the Sensation, or Desire HD or Desire or HD2 heck even in the same generation the One S vs One X, the Sensation vs Evo 4G whatever, ect ect.

        And finally the S3 design was to many not that striking to say the least if not ugly while the One design was awaraded several times, If I was HTC I woudn’t change it, and as I mentioned in the previous artical, there is no reason for HTC to change their expensive fabrication process now that they can reuse it and start to make it more profitable. and Obviously there will be some changes in the front

    • Jayfeather787

      Similar to HTC One. I like it.

    • brararsh

      It’s not a dual camera, it’s a fingerprint scanner at the top.

      • Munchma Quchi

        That’s what earlier reports stated until it changed to dual camera.

      • jjordan

        I agree the thing on top is definitely a finger print scanner…its stupid to think they would put 2 cameras on a smartphone. Make 1 really good camera for the cost of making 2 mediocre cameras

    • mjolnirxz

      I love the design of the One, glad they didn’t change too much. I hope they get their financials sorted this year, I would sorely miss them if they go…

    • MasterMuffin

      Never liked the back of the One and now it got even uglier. The front is really nice though and that the buttons gone, it should look even nicer

      • MaqueGenio

        I guess this question goes to you as you seem to be the greatest onscreen buttons supporter here. Why exactly having a black bar covering up a considerable portion of screen, almost the entire time, can be can be perceived as a great user experience? I mean, say you buy a 5″ phone as your portable media consumption device, wouldn’t you want to be able to take advantage of the entire screen real state when viewing websites in desktop mode? How can you be pleased knowing that your 5″ device has only 4.7-4.8 of viewable area, because of that black bar. You paid for it after all, so why settle for less?

        • MasterMuffin

          If that is the only argument you have, this will be easy (I used to be the biggest anti-onscreen button guy so I’ve got many more if you need :P). The first thing I did when I got my Nexus 5 was root it and installed a ROM with immersive mode. No buttons anywhere, beautiful 5″ screen and small bezels and eeeverything izz niiice

          • Jayfeather787

            Exactly I have been saying that. They say that the S5 has “permanent immersive mode” and I say it’s not the same thing!

    • Bishop

      I’m surprised Apple didn’t find some way to patent the dual flash lol. Apple would have been ready to sue HTC over this lol.

      Best use for these two camera sensors would be one for the regular ultrapixel and the secondary cam would be a higher MP cam.

    • Ariana

      no surprise?

      then you WP users should familiar with this! what is the real surprise in win phones?

    • Brendon Brown

      2 cameras .. for what ?

      • le_lutin

        We….. don’t know yet.

    • Stojan Savic

      I actualy find this uglier than original One.. They just drilled more holes in One’s body.

      • Arlen B Wilkerson

        I can see how that could be a turn off, all those holes…, but I think HTC did a great job in making it look fine with the additional camera.

    • Fred Chiang

      maybe thats a fingerprint sensor instead of a camera?

    • Jesus

      When the iPhone or the Galaxy S shows up with little changes, people like, “OMG so boring!”

      When HTC One’s successor shows up, fanboi like, “OMG amazing”.

      WTF happened?

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