HTC M8 rumored to 'look strikingly like' the HTC One
What does ‘strikingly’ similar mean? Chances are, the HTC M8 will allegedly inherit the excellent, sturdy unibody construction of the HTC One with its dual front speaker setup. Those two key features were universally praised, and the overall HTC One design has won it multiple awards.
Most recently, we’ve heard whispers that the HTC M8 will launch in late March at an event in New York City.
So, yeah, the M8 looks strikingly like the M7. It's too bad they already named another phone One S.— @evleaks (@evleaks) February 3, 2014
1. aayupanday (Posts: 513; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
HTC please come up with a brilliantCamera for the M8...
6. Finalflash (Posts: 1577; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
They probably will, I think they learned that lesson the hard way in the previous round. That and a larger battery as well maybe a SD slot (we have seen it on the chinese model). Everything else about the phone was damn near perfect. If they cut no corners this time they should be the best phone for most of the year if not all.
10. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Better camera? More than likely.
Larger battery? More than likely.
SD slot? Very unlikely.
Is it going to be one of the best phone this year? Probably.
Is it going to gain market share? It's not likely...
I still think the market share for smartphone right now is driven by popularity at this moment because the lack of knowledge of the general public. iPhone and Samsungy Galaxy line are the go to phones at the moment. Most people know them well, but they are not 100% sure if they are the right phone for them. People like us who follow up the new tech and gadget knows more in and out of every upcoming phone, but we are still the small percentage in the entire market.
It's a sad, cold true...
17. Desmund (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)
Sadly, but if HTC and LG would just advertise a lot more those problems would be solved.
Case in point friend of mine said something that even I said made sense.
LG G2 has a Guest Mode feature not like the Guest Mode of PC's, but if you're a parent or Teacher they could have easily advertised that mode to them cause as I found out it's the best thing since sliced bread. Especially when you want to keep the younger kids away from snooping, or just people in general.
Heck they never did advertise the Wireless Storage function either that blew my mind when I first got the G2 it was basically going from PS2 to PS3 with wireless controllers, but again no advertisements.
IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS! Seriously glad for Knock On/Off, but other features caught my attention more so than that does.
20. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Yes! Advertisement is very important for HTC and LG to gain any market share right now. At the same time, it's very sad to think the general public would more than likely to go with more popular phones just because that's all they know.
2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2468; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
ONE is a beautiful device, so no complains! Samsung is the only one that should change its design.
23. av911 (Posts: 130; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
That "beautiful" device ain't doing too good for sales compared to Samsung, is it?
24. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2468; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
And what the he** does that matter in any way? Well I mean sales is everything for companies, but in many cases sales don't tell anything about the product.
26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7690; Member since: 14 May 2012)
iPhones and Galaxies prove your statement wrong.
28. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2468; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
In fact the only thing they prove is that they are the trend right now and that most people who are not into electronic gadgets buy them just because they know they work and they don't bother to do any research for some other brands.
Yes iPhones and Galaxies are sure good both in their own way, but they are definitely not any better than the competition. It's all up to personal preference.
29. av911 (Posts: 130; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
"In fact the only thing they prove is that they are the trend right now and that most people who are not into electronic gadgets buy them just because they know they work and they don't bother to do any research for some other brands. ."
In other words, the design doesn't matter. People are praising the ONE and dissing Samsung, yet, at the end of the day, Samsung wins (sales). Maybe HTC should change their product to keep the company alive and stop relying on its "beauty".
37. Taters (Posts: 2661; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Actually they are better than most of the competition which might explain the better sales more so than marketing ever could.
3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5203; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
It's okay, the HTC One has a beautiful design so it's okay if the One 2 has the same look as the One. But please come up with a brilliant camera, HTC!
4. Awalker (Posts: 222; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
All they have to do is replace the capacitive keys with on screen keys and the phone will have a 5" screen. I passed up the HTC One the first time but if they improve the camera I will get it.
5. SlowPoison77 (Posts: 27; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)
May be it's dual camera improves the image quality
22. neops (Posts: 161; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
Is it for 3D, for after focus, for HDR?
For all of the above?
27. nzagorec (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)
Who the heck knows! But it could be all off that.
7. bucky (Posts: 1338; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
As long as they don't make it the size of a tablet and improve the camera I think it will do well.
8. datphoneguy (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)
If the phone looks the same, HTC better have some other hardware/software enhancements...otherwise a HTC One 2 is going to suffer on the sales chart.
11. phones522 (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)
Im happy they are keeping this design. I bet when its officially released there will be people complaining about it even though apple doesn't change anything and everyone goes crazy over it.
12. nzagorec (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)
Exactly the same design and physical dimensions, 5" full HD (not QHD) display w/ on-screen buttons, Tegra K1 or Snapdragon 805, 3-4 GB RAM, dual Utrapixel camera w/ OIS (prefferably 5+ Mpx), LTE cat. 4, 2600-3000 mAh battery, SD card support, KitKat w/ Sense 6.0, $699 off contract
14. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
That's my wishlist too :P But I would prefer 3000+mAh of battery. 4000 mAh would be prefect :P
30. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2117; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
If you really think they will be able to increase the screen size by .3", increase the battery by 13-30% like you're asking, & add an SD slot, while keeping the same EXACT physical dimensions, I want whatever you're smoking. I would be impressed if they could do 2 of those things & still manage it. I think your wishlist will remain exactly that--a wishlist.
33. nzagorec (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)
AFAIK Galaxy S4 has 5" screen, 2600 mAh battery AND SD card plus it's thinner then One. And LG G2, which also has almost identical dimensions as One, has 3000 mAh battery. And 0.5" bigger screen. I don't do drugs, sorry.
35. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2117; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I hear you, man, but you're talking about LG & Samsung. HTC has never been known for their thin phones, neither have they used SD slots for their flagships on this side of the pond in years. I'm not saying that what you're asking for is impossible, just highly unlikely considering the OEM we're talking about.
13. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1294; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Am I the only one who looked at the side view above and thought it was an iPhone 5/5s?
15. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
Its ok but they need to add better battery life, better camera, SD card slot and better software. If they don't add better camera and sd card slot, I will not even look at HTC when Sony or iphone 6 comes out.
16. newbey123 (Posts: 393; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Awesome. Love the way the One looks, so giving it a bigger screen, on screen buttons, bigger battery will easily make this my upgrade phone in April! Hurry up HTC!
18. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1147; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I like the look of the HTC One. All they need to do is take away the capacitive buttons and the HTC logo. It would make the device look even cleaner from the front while increasing the screen size. The HTC logo should go on the back. Ok to stay with the 1080p display because even on my Note 3 it looks excellent at 5.7". The human eye can only do so much.
19. Mr_Awesome (Posts: 20; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)
If you got something good you dont screw with it
32. ausnote2 (Posts: 76; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
htc can win a million awards with design but unfortunately design is the bottom of my list as a want. Don'T compromise on
-large removable battery
leave the design to spigen, piel frama, otterbox and other gazillion cases manufacture for the premium design
34. tiara6918 (Posts: 1352; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
If it's gonna have almost the same design, please htc don't use on screen buttons. Everything looks fantastic with capacitive buttons
36. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)
No need to tweak it's design, it's already gorgeous, look at the iPhone for example.