HTC M8 allegedly official press render leaks out
This is the first time we see a high-quality image of the gray version of the HTC M8, but we’re not surprised to see it - after all, the HTC One already comes in a variety of four colors including a similar ‘stealth black’ version. Earlier rumors have painted a picture of an HTC One coming in gold, blue and red in addition to the more standard dark gray and silver versions.
Despite this leaked image being unofficial, it clearly looks as if this could indeed be an official press render of the HTC M8. The dual camera setup on the back is once again confirmed, and we can see two LED flashes. Up front, the HTC M8 features on-screen buttons and runs on a new version of the Sense interface that will still include the BlinkFeed news aggregator.
The design might be the same, but it looks gorgeous nonetheless, and we are still impressed with the sturdiness and nice build of the HTC One, so this does not look like a downside at all. How do you like this image of the M8, could that be your next phone?
1. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)
Better than the Gold but the HTC logo still sucks.
4. ankiipankii (Posts: 28; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)
evleaks tweeted silver one too ..but that is much glossier and metallic than one
66. james004 (limited) (Posts: 410; Member since: 15 May 2013)
Do you guys realize that it has 2 flashes like iphone 5S. HTC is using that no law suit treaty well. First it copied that finger print scanner idea and now this.
Not saying its bad, at this point HTC needs every idea(their own or stolen) to save them.
HTC also has agreement with nokia over some microphone that htc likes to use. so lets see how successful HTC will be now with agreement with most companies.
72. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1796; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
The 5s wasn't the first phone to have a dual-flash, guy. Pretend you know something about tech.
12. aayupanday (Posts: 287; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
I'm an HTC fan but I've got a feeling that the Galaxy S5 will blow the New One out of the water this year if the leaks come out to be true....
That logo seriously needs to go away. What have HTC been thinking???
31. Finalflash (Posts: 875; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
I think that is because they have no choice but to use that space for something. The phone internals probably require it to take that much space anyway (being a metal and unibody case most likely). Now with Google forcing on screen buttons, they really can't use it for much else. Still, if I am wrong...screw those guys.
34. ervman1 (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
I've seen so many people blasting the HTC logo on the front as if the bottom bezel is really that big simply for the logo. Of course I'd like a smaller bezel but I don't think anyone takes the actual engineering of the device under consideration. I'd like to see a teardown once it's released to see exactly what's been placed there.
35. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)
If there's some kind of fingerprint scanner on that front logo, I'd probably be more forgiving, We'll see.
41. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 593; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
People are forgetting important factors, the phone has 3 camera sensors, dual speakers and we still don't know the battery capacity, if HTC stuffs in a huge battery in there i'll forgive them for that logo easily.
68. Taters (Posts: 2094; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
And Sony, Nokia, and HTC fans seem to forget that most people really don't want that stuff and would rather not have a huge bezel.....
24. sid07desai (Posts: 237; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Agreed. Look at Nexus 5. Only one logo at the back and the device looks stunning on the front side. I think the on screen buttons should be where the htc logo is.
25. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 200; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
Besides apple most of other companies have one, not to mention the s**tty logos USA carriers add to all phones too.
28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3509; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I don't care about the logo as long as it has an actual function. Even if it doesn't, this thing still looks insanely good.
44. zhiae (Posts: 136; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
i wont buy that phone with that blank area with htc logo
51. terabyteRouser (Posts: 396; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
to each's own, but don't you guys think you might overreacting just a little to the presence of a company logo on their product? i mean isn't this commonplace?
61. Rager722 (Posts: 84; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
Why couldn't they just have used the same silver as last year! smh!
63. TheRequiem (Posts: 69; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
What about the gigantic Apple logo on the back of each iPhone? I for one, thing that the HTC logo looks smooth and not that disruptive. Also, doesn't everyone usually have a case on a phone this nice anyways?
57. noim1 (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Give me storage expansion support and i will say shut up and take my money !! or give me a 128GB version !!
58. noim1 (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Give me storage expansion support and i will say shut up and take my money !! or give me a 128GB version !!
5. gymguy224 (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
I like the gray the best out of the color choices. Although, if the S5 rumors are true and the S5 does end up with 3GBs of RAM opposed to the M8's alleged 2GBs then I would gotta go with the S5.
I have a S3 and its starting to slow down and the lagginess irritates me immensely. I use up to 80% of the 2GBs of ram on my S3 now and I cant imagine that being sufficient for two more years.
Lastly, if thr S5 does turn out to be waterproof, per thr rumors, that would also be a big plus for me.
11. Hyperreal (Posts: 105; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
s3 has 1gb of ram, s4 has 2. htc sense is NOT bloated touchwizz. it runs smoothly on 2 GB and there is still plenty of space left.
13. Astoni (Posts: 194; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
He's from the US Hyper.. the s3 there has a Dualcore CPU and 2Gb of ram. The International version of the s3 was better :p
29. Finalflash (Posts: 875; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
I guarantee you the lagginess comes from touchwiz. I had an S3 and rooted it and installed cyanogen, it didn't lag a bit after. Gaming performance was a bit low though because the GPU is weak but that is fine if you're not a heavy gamer.
6. _Bone_ (Posts: 1995; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Seriously, why not just paint the HTC logo on the top speaker?
10. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)
They should've kept it at the back like the iPhone. The "All New One" has a distinct design, you don't need logos to know its an HTC phone.
7. _Bone_ (Posts: 1995; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Asymmetrical speaker grill looks better in black. Still not as good as last year's HTC.
Completely useless space left at the bottom again, and now even the onscreen android buttons are taking space off, FAIL.
21. hboy857 (Posts: 110; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)
Hey _bone_head, you want to see something that is a complete failure . click the link below
8. mr.techdude (Posts: 417; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
I love this one, the gold looked thick and hefty. But id rather have the cacitive Buttons to make up that space.
9. JMartin22 (Posts: 524; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
People can have their opinions on the aesthetics of this phone if they want; but I'll say this; it's a design engineering massacre; Another small screen display inside a huge chassie; you have mountainous thick bezels from top to side and the implementations from on-screen software keys are going to eat even more real-estate. There's also memory and battery capacity limitations, due to the construct of the phone.
The only thing they even did remotely right was the loudspeaker placement.
52. terabyteRouser (Posts: 396; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
just buy a G2 then if bezels inflame you
14. guyguya (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
My next phone will be either this or the iphone 6 (if released with a bigger screen as indicated).
I would prefer the HTC, but the drawback for me, is the unibody.
Make no mistake, I think it is gorgeous, but I've heard that it dents easily and that fixing this device is extremely difficult due to this unibody.
I guess I'll wait for the iphone 6 to surface and then come to a final decision.
16. JMartin22 (Posts: 524; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
By the time the iPhone Whatever is announced, this phone will be so outdated there will be much better options to choose from. 7 months is a long time in tech years; because better SoC (CPU/GPU) and camera module implementations get implemented towards the end of the year.
15. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 137; Member since: 30 May 2013)
I really hoped it will be looking like thishttp://phandroid.s3.amazonaws.
17. Liveitup (Posts: 226; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
When I look at screenshots like this one of HTC's Blinkfeed I do hope that those who bash WP are reminded of how much similarities Blinkfeed share with Live Tiles visually and implementation, for eg.
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quit the hating.
From a hardware perspective this grey version looks more visually appealing than the Gold.
20. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)
Not hating here, but Blinkfeed tiles looks better than WP tiles.
26. Liveitup (Posts: 226; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
I disagree, also Live Tiles can be reshape to look countless different ways, Blinkfeed is just one version of Live Tiles interface.
49. Lauticol (Posts: 102; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
I had a WP and now the One. BlinkFeed tiles are a lot prettier!
64. Liveitup (Posts: 226; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
That makes very little sense, how can it look more pretty its four identical Tiles with pictures and colors?, if anything Blinkfeed is a clone of WP.
However with WP you can have up to 20 colors of Tiles and its more customisble than Blinkfeed because you have the ability to resize your Tiles, Blinkfeed is basically one of the many Live Tiled interface of Windows Phone.
53. terabyteRouser (Posts: 396; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
the major difference with blinkfeed in windows phone, is that you can exit blinkfeed into android. where as with the windows phone tiles are practically the only thing you get.
18. jan25 (Posts: 350; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
I think it looks great. Only thing i have against the design is the HTC logo that takes unnecessary space.
19. Gregor (Posts: 20; Member since: 26 Nov 2013)
Way better than the silver or the gold version.
22. 1701nino (Posts: 202; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
There she is,the beauty,if they get the camera and battery right this time,this is my next phone.
23. Nabil2511 (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)
just get rid of the logo and put it on the back or something.. that bottom bezel is just fugly..
27. bgabriel (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)
I still don't understand why they need to use space from the display for Android buttons?!
30. TerryCrowley (Posts: 182; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)
Why is everyone crying about the logo? It's the same logo placement as last year.
39. DRO_ID (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)
Because HTC need to try and make the phone smaller. The HTC One had a 4.7" screen yet it was as big or even bigger than 5" screen phones. The speakers take up a lot of bezel space already, they needed to try and fit a 5" screen in that same body like Samsung did with the S4. If these renders are true and the screen is indeed 5", then it would be one of the biggest 5" phones on the market.
43. TerryCrowley (Posts: 182; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)
Are you high? It's near impossible to tell the phones size and dimensions based off a god damn render. If anything the phone looks the exact same size as the original One. You people cry and complain about anything before it even hits the market. Once the phone is revealed to be the exact same size you people will find something else to nitpick about.
45. newbey123 (Posts: 233; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
It's the sammy fanboys who blindly buy phones. No point in trying to explain to them. People need to buy whichever phone they feel is best for them.
56. livyatan (Posts: 494; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
He makes perfect sense while it's you who is not intelligent enough to understand even that much.
This phone will have 5" screen which is 0.3" more than the previous version.
Given that the overall surface to screen ratio looks unchanged compared to the One, it is obvious that this phone will be bigger..and also bigger than the S5 despite having a smaller screen.
Its just like when the HTC One was announced..knowing its screen size, I immediately said it will be bigger than the GS4 despite the S4 having a bigger screen.
69. Taters (Posts: 2094; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Lol HTC fans don't know how to use logic. It is best just not to even bother with them.
60. DRO_ID (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)
It's not possible to tell the size unless they have something next to it as a reference, that's obvious. But it's common sense, unless they drastically reduced the size of those speakers that means the phone would be significantly bigger to be able to fit a 5" screen. How could it be the same size as the original one when it supposedly has a 5" screen and still has the same size bezels?
32. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 30; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)
I don't see why people are complaining about the bezel? The only bad thing is the bottom one otherwise the side one's are okay! If and only if samsung's device beats this in nearly every section, then only I will consider samsung s5. I'm pretty annoyed about my samsung s3 except about update! The updates are pretty good
47. newbey123 (Posts: 233; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
The specs will be the same, that is why the sammy isn't even on my list. Same specs, but cartoon UI and low quality. HTC will get my money.
70. Taters (Posts: 2094; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Um the specs are not even going to be remotely close to the same. Never was and never will be. Samsung unlike Apple, actually uses their money on the consumer....
HTC might have given you the same specs, if they could afford it.
36. hassoups (Posts: 87; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)
Come on HTC... I was waiting for the screen on buttons with the m8 thinking the bottom bezel would be gone... Sticking with my one for now then, might end up with an s5 though
37. AfterShock (Posts: 895; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Myself between Samsung an HTC, HTC is my preferred device for build.
However, they always skimp on hardware inside, this year seems like even with current soc, I think Samsung is going to eat their lunch again.
That sucks, but it is what it is, out gunned by money.
38. remtothemax (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 May 2012)
the grey one looks suspiciously like it is is just a photoshopped version of the gold one
just...it seems odd that the shine part around the camera is identical to the gold version
while it is different on the black