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HTC M8 leaks in first real life picture, device sports a twin-sensor camera and dual LED flash

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HTC M8 leaks in first real life picture, device sports a twin-sensor camera and dual LED flash
Well, well, well! What do we have here? It turns out that our patience is finally being rewarded with what looks to be a rather convincing real-life snap of the anxiously awaited new HTC flagship, dubbed the HTC M8. Obviously, keep in mind that we can't guarantee that no funny business is at place here.

The photo, posted on @HTCFamily_RU's Twitter handle, shows that the new HTC top shelfer may indeed be every bit the camera-centric device that rumors painted it out to be. It would appear that a twin-sensor camera is on its way, complimented by a dual LED flash module for even more oomph in low-light scenarios. As we discussed in our HTC M8 rumor round-up, a twin-sensor setup will contribute to improved focus, depth of field, and overall image quality. The two sensors are capable of recording depth data better, and will allow for some post-production retouches, like re-focus. It's also possible that the setup will allow for the removal of given objects from any snaps. 

Apart from the new camera tech, HTC appears unwilling to give up on the critically-acclaimed design of the HTC One. The same aluminum-clad unibody is present, and it's probably safe to assume that the monstrous BoomSound stereo front speakers will also make an appearance with the M8.

Word on the street is that HTC is prepping the M8 for a late March announcement, though concrete details around pricing and market availability are obviously still non-existent. 

UPDATE: An HTC executive has shot down the image, implying that it's a fake.

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posted on 05 Feb 2014, 04:42 17

1. fouadqr (Posts: 238; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


HTC one .. is that u ?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 04:43 8

5. rihel_95 (Posts: 176; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


htc is trying hard in camera buisness, tough failed hard. nokia is still rocking

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 04:58 13

11. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Do you mean the Nokia that was just bought up by a company who has consistently screwed over its mobile customers, or is this some magical, mythical unicorn Nokia that is still on top of the mobile game that only exists in the minds of fanboys?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:08 7

16. fouadqr (Posts: 238; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Ohh God ..!! When people will understand that MICROSOFT didn't buy NOKIA .. they just bought the devices and services from NOKIA...and NOKIA can return to this business by 2015 !!

Nokia now will focus on Warable tech ,NSN ,HERE maps

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:33 1

48. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2881; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Who cares about the politics, and branding.
All that matters is that Lumia devices are great devices, and there's currently no sign that that's going to change anytime soon.. Quit being so negative..

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:47 6

26. marbovo (Posts: 479; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Yep, even failing sometimes, HTC is the only smartphone maker(but nokia) that always try something new on the camera side, that´s nice

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 11:42

55. zhiae (Posts: 142; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


u want to learn ? learn from me
the tech about twin cam is
1st twin cam will allow to snap twin focused images fast
2nd with snapdragon s800-805 processing as they told us
they can snap and combine
twin image with flash and without flash in one image
the picture u get is what don through this
twin focus twin flash without and with will give beautiful after all image .

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:13

19. Hyperreal (Posts: 117; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


yep. its me. helo.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:26

44. giffonaay (Posts: 11; Member since: 31 Dec 2013)


Yep. Its me

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 11:21

54. zhiae (Posts: 142; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


that looks like touch id sensor not 2ndry cam

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 04:42 3

2. mokhtar (Posts: 141; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


twin-sensor camera that seems interresting , can wait to see the result of this camera
but wtf htc , same design , why would some one upgrade to m8 if its just look the same as the ONE , this is really weird !

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 04:52 14

8. amats69 (Posts: 836; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Htc one is the most beautiful phone last year..so no problem for me if they keep that design...

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:05 2

14. mokhtar (Posts: 141; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


most beautiful ? i tought the xperia z was the best design .. and now the z1 best looking phone by far .. with the lumia series :)

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:11 11

17. amats69 (Posts: 836; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Well htc one's awards says it all..i agree z and z1 is also a good looking device but not on the level of htc one...tech expert also says that

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:29

45. mokhtar (Posts: 141; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


not on the level ? who is the best quality phone ? htc ?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:48

52. amats69 (Posts: 836; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


You misunderstood my post 17..try ro reread it and come back if you get it...

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:20 3

23. aayupanday (Posts: 360; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Yeah agree... Sony's phones look a hell lot better when their screens are turned off.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 08:26 1

37. pwnarena (Posts: 721; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


AGREE! or at least when they CHANGE those awful promo wallpapers

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:53 9

28. vandroid (Posts: 243; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Lumias are the ugliest phones and it's the same design every year

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:50

53. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2881; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Lol!!! K.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:17 1

21. Aploine (Posts: 103; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


If they curved sides completely I would like to see a case with ultra shiny mirror-like finish. Even better if the weren't plastic bars.

With the second camera in that place, will on the front side be a second front speaker?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 04:54 4

9. Hyperreal (Posts: 117; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


already the best design (htc one), but improved (without plastic frame, thinner bezel). why change?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 04:57 1

10. fouadqr (Posts: 238; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Lumia 925 is better design thought

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:11 1

18. Hyperreal (Posts: 117; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


is really nice too but i prefer one's

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 08:37

39. Bioload25 (Posts: 157; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


People around the world stay hours in front of na Apple store to buy the iPhone 5S / 4S that look exactly the same as their predecessor respectively, why with HTC would be any diferent?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:31

46. mokhtar (Posts: 141; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


because people are so stupid nowadays :) and its all about marketing .. apple and samsung has more popularity than htc or sony .. so its normal that people will do that ..

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:33

47. 7Superman9 (Posts: 61; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


Tge "same design" argument is invalid! You show me a successful phone manufacture that changes is flagship design every year.....

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:30

49. NoFanboy (Posts: 147; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Same reason why someone would get the iPhone 5s or s4

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 04:43 1

3. hipnotika (Posts: 177; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


İ think upper sensor is for fingerprint...

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 06:03

30. neops (Posts: 126; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


exoun hdh pei yia dual camera

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 04:43

4. Rajanvir (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


last time i appreciation the QUALITY given by HTC in HTC ONE but this time i expect both QUANTITY and QUALITY

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 08:39 1

41. Bioload25 (Posts: 157; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


As well as reliable manufacturing,HTC One had plenty of problems in this respect

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:34

51. Beijendorf (Posts: 189; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


That is quite true. They did however seem to iron out the issues after the first few batches of One's, which would mean their manufacturing process is now improved for this upcoming flagship. Especially due to how similar it is in design.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 04:44 1

6. Hyperreal (Posts: 117; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


I wouldnt be so sure that it is a dual camera.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 04:50 7

7. amats69 (Posts: 836; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Im really excited for this device! Htc pls keep the 1080 reso plus one's design, improved camera larger battery aand latest qualcomm chipset and im sold!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:00

12. hboy857 (Posts: 130; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


AWESOME

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:02 3

13. m_sam7 (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


lumia 925's design was cool

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:07 5

15. jbitounis (Posts: 50; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


It cannot be a "camera-centric" device if it doesn't have Xenon flash. Let me rephrase that: it will be a camera-centric device until late in the afternoon. After that, it's just gonna be the same ol' blurry, noisey cr@p. Sorry but that's how it goes...

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:18 4

22. amats69 (Posts: 836; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


And yet that old blurry, noisy crap camera pictures got more vote than the galaxy s4 in PAs camera blind test. Lol

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 06:00

29. neops (Posts: 126; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


They were practically equal in that test 433 votes vs 437

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:52

27. Hyperreal (Posts: 117; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


go home hater. the pictures are not the best but are fine. cr@p you have in your bain. sory but thats how it goes.http://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-5s-tops-our-blind-camera-comparison-Xperia-Z1-Compact-takes-last-place_id51894

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 07:17 1

33. jbitounis (Posts: 50; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Jeez, relax dude. I'm criticizing every phone that doesn't have a Xenon flash. Try taking a picture of, say, peolpe moving in a dim lit room. They're not fine at all, actually they're disasterously bad. The S4 or 5s are no better, for sure.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:16 1

20. Just.Saying (Posts: 103; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


I have never ever seen the HTC One in real life. None of the stores have it and nobody that i know has one.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:20 4

24. amats69 (Posts: 836; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Try to go out from the cave..enjoy the real world..lol

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 05:21

25. aayupanday (Posts: 360; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Twin sensors? I thought that the the one above the bigger hole was the Fingerprint scanner.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 06:34 3

31. Leonis (Posts: 235; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


I'm holding my thumbs for this being the phone to beat again this year. People are so unsure of getting a HTC phone because of the bad history. Last year they proved they are worth to get.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 07:01 2

32. tiara6918 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


OMFG! I'm so excited for this beast!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 07:24 3

34. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


now you are getting my attention HTC... bring it..

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 07:29 1

35. Rager722 (Posts: 96; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 07:55 4

36. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


HTC is getting better and better and listen to their customers. Bring it on, HTC!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 08:33 1

38. alex_5496 (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


Looks like it is going to be my next phone :)
No Beats? I am not sure whether it is good or not...

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 08:38 1

40. newbey123 (Posts: 315; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


This beast is definitely my next phone. Bring it HTC. Just wondering what the hole at the top of the phone is!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:04

42. SonyPS4 (Posts: 222; Member since: 21 May 2013)


HTC One is a great phone but the problem is lack of sd card. I got thousands of song and also put many movie in my sd card. If this one got sd slot maybe i will consider it.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 09:20

43. Rager722 (Posts: 96; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Supposedly this one will have an SD Slot

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:34

50. csoulr666 (Posts: 28; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


With two camera sensors, there is a possibility for capturing 3D vidoes.........but I think this won't happen because of the position of the second sensor
I sure do hope the don't name it the "HTC One 2", that would seriously be crap

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 12:36

56. RandomUsername (Posts: 186; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


This does appe?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 13:07

57. trickster_qc (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


so far, I feel another commercial flop.

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