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More alleged HTC M8 cases reveal cutouts for either a fingerprint sensor or a second camera

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More alleged HTC M8 cases reveal cutouts for either a fingerprint sensor or a second camera

Several cases have been floating around the web these last few days, all of which specifically-crafted for the upcoming HTC flagship refresh. Or that's the theory at least. 

Codenamed the HTC M8, HTC's new top shelf will apparently sport either a fingerprint sensor or an extra camera unit on its rear. Either of the two seems like an actual possibility, as the former is already found on the HTC One max, while the latter has been hinted by Bloomberg sources with "direct knowledge" of the company's plans. Moreover, a cutout this wide should provide enough swiping area for the swipe type fingerprint sensor that HTC has utilized with the One max. In any case, these cutouts also fit the bill as far as this early leak of a purported HTC M8 back cover goes. And lastly, while these cases have all been found browsing Chinese Alibaba's ecommerce platform, leaker Sonny Dickson has also gotten his hands on the very same cases and he's putting his weight behind them. The Apple-centric tipster has had a positive track record when it comes to rumors, and this time around he's claiming that a source with access to phone parts has send those in. 

Of course, as appealing as these theories are, there's always a good chance of these never materializing. That said, we've found that whenever leaks start piling up, and they all point to the same thing, it's generally a shade safer to make tentative conclusions. As of today, we're thinking that HTC indeed has something a tad more out-of-the-ordinary brewing at its labs, and we can't wait to see the results. 


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posted on 20 Jan 2014, 02:16 2

1. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


if this is a fingerprint sensor , another fail from htc

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 04:06 1

6. Teja171 (unregistered)


They will definately fail, if the device shares the problems of the previous one.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 04:35 1

7. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


The amount of injustice that has been made by awarding htc one the best phone of 2013...if only this so called experts in the industry would have asked for your opinion.. I mean...u know .. that guy..Brian from that shifty site Anandtech....what do they know..right ?!
P.s. I have the One..Ohhh and it's awesome !

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 05:48

9. elocom (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


exactly

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 06:58

15. Teja171 (unregistered)


Then be happy. I too own it, but not at all satisfied with it, as it was substandard in most respects. I think HTC One(M8) may be somewhat crummy too.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:16

20. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 915; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


The only thing substandard in the M7 is the camera in daylight. What are you so unhappy about the device?

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:26

21. Teja171 (unregistered)


Everything except the stereo speakers, display.
The worst part of the HTC one was the Aluminium Unibody, which becomes too hot after slight usage.

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 08:36

26. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 915; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Strange, mine barely heats and when it does the aluminium body dissipates the heat very fast, much faster than my previous plastic phones.. To each their own.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 02:23

2. abdane (Posts: 478; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


How about one is Ultrapixel and the other is 8-16 Megapixel ? one for low light, the other for high resolution pics...

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:03 1

16. Teja171 (unregistered)


For two separate (different) technologies to work simultaneously, you need a snapdragon 805 for that purpose. Refer Wikipedia about the SD805.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:37 1

23. abdane (Posts: 478; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Yes, and we saw a post few weeks ago that the so called "HTC One+" will have a SD 805, right? :D

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 02:44

3. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


How far apart does 2 lenses have to be, to capture 3D images?

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:04

17. Teja171 (unregistered)


Sorry, no quantum physics here. Don't expect it to have 3D capabilities.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 02:44

4. Duketytz (Posts: 520; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Looks like company's are keeping their phones a secret now! Getting lesser and lesser leaks nowadays:(

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 04:04

5. Teja171 (unregistered)


Why cant the extra hole be an IR Blaster ?

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 05:49

10. elocom (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


could be used better way

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:06

18. Teja171 (unregistered)


The power button on the HTC one becomes too soft after some time of usage.I hate that concept. I think an IR Blaster is somewhat over hyped, since you have remotes for all the equpiment you own.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 05:34

8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


If it's a fingerprint scanner & one that you have to swipe your finger across like on the One Max, how would ever be able to use it with that case on? On that note, I wonder what cases look like for the One Max.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 06:51

13. Teja171 (unregistered)


A large vertical cutout for swiping the finger, and as you know, the camera too gets covered in the huge cutout.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:11

19. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


PhoneArena must have it backward then. If it is a fingerprint scanner, it must be the larger cutout in the case. The smaller one must be for the camera. The even smaller one must be the flash.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:28

22. Teja171 (unregistered)


I mean a large one, for the Finger Print scanner ( if it exists )

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 06:08

11. aayupanday (Posts: 527; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I'm an HTC One fan but Gawd that looks terrible!

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 06:08 1

12. tiara6918 (Posts: 1534; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I'm so excited for this beast

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 06:53

14. Teja171 (unregistered)


Don't give it such a name, I'm somewhat sceptical that it would not be so interesting as it sounds.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 08:55

24. newbey123 (Posts: 451; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Been waiting to upgrade til this came out. Have the One X and has been my favorite and best phone. Sso excited to get the new one.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 13:52

25. Bioload25 (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I truly didn't understand that weird placement of the fingerprint scanner,whats the logic of it? One of the most awkwardly-placed things on a device ever IMO.
I think the dual-sensored camera will truly be a sucess for HTC,makes sense,but I'd love to see 3D image and video capabilities.

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