Purported HTC One 2 (M8) 3D-printed model photographed

by: Chris SmithDecember 26, 2013


HTC’s upcoming flagship Android handset – referred to as HTC M8 or HTC One 2 in previous reports – is supposedly launching at some point in early 2014, and while the handset is yet to become official, an alleged picture showing a 3D-printed model of the upcoming handset has been posted online.

According to Nowhereelse, the image has been posted on Chinese social network Weibo – although Phandroid says it was soon removed from it – showing the 3D-printed device alongside an iPhone 5C.

Whether the 3D model actually shows the rumored HTC One 2 can’t be confirmed at this time, but the image suggests the phone will have a large display – likely measuring 5 inches diagonally – and include two front speakers. From the looks of it, this purported HTC One 2 3D model is sort-of similar to the original HTC One, although the front-facing speakers aren’t symmetrical, and the back camera’s flash hole seems to be bigger, indicating that the next HTC flagship may offer a dual-LED flash on the back.

A set of allegedly leaked HTC M8 images has hit the web in early November, showing the back of the device. However, the 3D model above isn’t exactly similar to the handset in those pictures.

The HTC One 2 is also rumored to have a 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or 805 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and Android 4.4 KitKat.

What would you like to see inside the HTC One 2?

  • MasterMuffin

    I’d like to see a big battery. 3000mAh please?

    • Amine Elouakil

      I agree, and It would be surprised if it isn’t 3200mAh Plus battery, the butterfly S comes with a 3200mAh and the One Max with 3300mAh

      • MasterMuffin

        One Max is a bigger phone (more room for battery)

        • Amine Elouakil

          That’s why I mentioned the Butterfly S aswell, On the ONE Max there is theoritically more room, but if HTC used the same design as the One (battery buried under the motherboard) then the battery is probably not that much bigger than the current one on the One in terms of size, and according to rumors (which are just rumors) the next One will pack a 5″ or bigger

    • zamroni

      I want to see smaller screen. Big screen may be OK when we are sitting, but it is a problem when on the move, even for slow walking. 65 mm width is maximum for me.

  • Jayfeather787

    I want to see a Snapdragon 805, and at least 8 ultrapixel camera. I also want a large battery like what Mastermuffin said. I don’t care about screen resolution. 1080p is more than enough, but some phones are coming out with 2K resolution. If HTC wants to keep up, then they should follow suit. I want a micro SD Card slot and removable battery as well.

  • Favio Maldonado

    not trying to be mean but that htc one 2 woyld be a downgrade from my galaxy note 3.the only thing Its making me wonder is those front speakers..

    • Amine Elouakil

      why would it be a downgrade, if it will pack a better screen, sound, battery and battery life, better SoC, better radios…. the only thing so far according to the rumors that the Note 3 could possibly have an advantage in is the quantity of Ram then again the S800 8074AB/AC or the S805 8084 uses a match faster ram (larger bus and support ram with much higher frequency)

      • pritish

        You skipped mentioning HTC Sense.

  • apianist16

    If those are the real specs, what’s the point of upgrading? o.0 To me, it doesn’t look like a significant leap in design, hardware or features. Then again, these are just rumors. :)

  • Lisandro O Oocks

    Name’s dumb. Call it HTC two. HTC One 2 is like saying HTC twelve.

    • Antonio Luis Jovem Mor

      Mic check, one two…

    • ralin

      Actually, this one is HTC One 3. If you consider One X the first one.

      (note: too much “one” on my comment, I hope it’s not confusing, lol)

    • KingofPing

      Well, good thing it doesn’t actually have an official name yet. That means you get to call it whatever the heck you’d like. :)

  • J_Pod

    Please no asymmetric speaker grills. Terrible aesthetics IMO if they did that.

    • nebsif

      ..and I thought the bezels on HTC One are huge, srsly, its gonna be 2014 when they release it, its unexcusable, chinese derpshits have smaller bezels, im speechless, hope its fake..

  • wat

    Massive bottom bezel for capacative buttons which have been killed in stock Android for good reason. I will not be buying this phone.

    • jay555

      Not to mention the power button is on the top of the phone O_o it’s almost 2014 and HTC is still doing that??? I thought every company by now understood that it should go on the side where your thumb can easily reach it.

  • Abhishek Kumar

    Why not just name it HTC Two?

    • yes

      i prefer HTC One^2

  • Alex Zapata

    A higher res camera than the current 4MP sensor would be nice. At least 6MP? Maybe a battery close to the capacity of a Droid Maxx?

  • jcoolguy27

    2K display, 5inches, 13megapixel ultrapixel camera (or 8), snapdragon 805, 3GB Ram, 32GB storage, 3000mAh battery, dual led flash, 7.5mm thin,

    • John

      1080p display, 5 inches, 4 megapixel ultrapixel camera, snapdragon 800, 2 GB RAM.

  • l.

    According to the “concept” video, the htc one m8 will include a 4000 MAh battery, 2560 x 1440p resolution, 10mp “ultrapixel” camera,and more. But this is just a concept video so please don’t flame me, and say these are lies.