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New pictures of HTC M8 appear

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New pictures of HTC M8 appear
Ever play Whack a Mole? That's the game in the arcade where you are given a mallet and asked to bop moles on the head, knocking them down. As one mole goes down, another one pops up. What calls this game to mind is the recent characterization of a leaked picture of the HTC M8 (aka the HTC One 2) as a fake by Marc Moons. Moons is the Director for HTC in the Benelux region, and as such, he should know a thing or two about what the manufacturer is working on.

No sooner do we get the word from Moons about the picture being fake, than two more leaked photos of the M8 appear. Is this a new global cottage industry? The new leaks come to us by way of Russia and include some specs. The phone is expected to feature a 5 inch screen (.3 inches more than the HTC One), a 1080 x 1920 resolution, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a dual-sensor 5MP Ultrapixel snapper on back. Android 4.4.2 powers the device out of the box. The navigation keys are apparently on-screen as expected, and the Boomsound speakers remain from the HTC One.

The other day, master leaker evleaks tweeted that the HTC M8 looks "strikingly like" the M7. The pictures below would certainly fit that description, but we warn you to take these photos with a grain of salt. It is okay to be skeptical, especially with a high profile phone like the M8.

You can check out the latest leaked photos of the HTC M8 in the screenshot below.


source: Mobiltelfon.ru (translated)

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posted on 05 Feb 2014, 15:28 31

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Holy s--t that is so fu----g sexy!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 16:02 7

21. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


My thoughts exactly, this is exactly what I wanted the original one to be. Hopefully they have a big battery in this one.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:26

54. rd_nest (Posts: 1605; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


It's fake, photoshopped.

In the 1st photo, they forgot to add the buttons!

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 08:33

60. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


That doesn't necessarily mean anything. They're on screen buttons. They can be made to disappear. That being said, it probably is a fake.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 11:03 1

64. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Agreed that it is most likely fake, but based off rumors it seems reasonable that it will look similar to this.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 16:03 6

22. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yeah... It really is! But they're killing me with the 5mp camera. Maybe if they tweaked the software just right, it may be little better. I said I could go down in screen size after a 5.5 but I may have to eat those words.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 16:20 9

31. Beijendorf (Posts: 349; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


It's a 5 MP twin-sensor - TWIN.

Due to how computational imaging works (read up on plenoptic cameras or the Toshiba twin-sensor if curious) the output image will be a high-resolution 13 MP.

On top of that you'll get reduced noise, improved low-light performance and so forth. We'll see how well it fares once it's released.

TL;DR: 2x5=13. Because computers are magic.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 16:35 4

36. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I liked your TL;DR a lot.

TL;DR: Magic.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 17:48 5

43. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I get that it's a twin sensor, but we've seen a ton of "New Camera Technology" that never had the consistent end result that was billed. I was really evicted about the 4 up camera on the one until I zoomed in on a picture. But hey, we'll see when it comes out.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 05:56 3

59. Beijendorf (Posts: 349; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


I think we were all rather disappointed about the hype surrounding the "Ultrapixel" camera, but it's not like they were denying any technical details about it.

It was a 4 megapixel camera, and with 4 megapixels you don't get 20 megapixel photos. You don't even get 8 megapixel photos. You get 4 megapixel photos with improved low-light performance due to the larger pixel sensor size.

And that's exactly what we got. Improved low-light performance at the expensive of resolution.

With this new twin-sensor array they (meaning Toshiba, not HTC) promise high-resolution (13 MP) from 2x5 MP sensors with reduced noise and all the bells and whistles of computational photography.

TL;DR: HTC never said the Hubble Space Telescope was built into the HTC One. We just jumped to conclusions.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 09:55

62. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


LOL, true.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 16:26

32. neops (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Previus rumors say 5mp front camera, so i hope for a better main one (or dual to be exact). Amazing looks!
Real or not, if it leaks like that, soon we will know.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 15:28 13

2. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


i like the side bezels and even the top and bottom ones look better than the one

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 15:29 7

3. hackmanhtc1 (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Hoooooooo my gaadddd soooo sexyyyy :*

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 15:30 4

4. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Glad to see HTC get rid of the big fat bezels and please release "Black" version!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 15:34 9

5. irellemot (Posts: 109; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Sorry guys, But I'm sure this is photoshopped.
Take a look at the top right of the screen in the second image. Note the thickness of the bezel.
Now, look at the bottom right of the on-screen buttons. If you look carefully, you can see the bezel. The bezel is a different thickness.

All this is is a good photoshop.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 15:37 1

8. kalloud (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


On screen buttons doesn't exist on the first image!!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 15:38 9

10. irellemot (Posts: 109; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


I think the image was implying you could hide onscreen buttons at anytime.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 19:53

46. johnehms09 (Posts: 50; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


It is because we were looking at the side and not at the top.. The one you were seeing is the thickness of the phone already..

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 02:26 1

55. zhiae (unregistered)


not photoshop its prototype

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 15:35 4

6. miguelmeza14 (Posts: 61; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


I can't wait for it, it looks so clean and sexy.
PS: then*

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 15:36

7. grgmtr123 (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Fake! One pic with on screen keys and the other without anything!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 16:14 7

30. neops (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


That's the point: RETRACTABLE

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 04:48

58. grgmtr123 (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


If what ur saying is true...why the apps did not change their position comparing to the wallpaper when u see the first and the second pic ?:p

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 19:57

47. johnehms09 (Posts: 50; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Actually this feature already exist since on screen key exist through rooted apps..its possible to happen Thu..

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 15:38 5

9. karim77 (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Samsung , just go home with your cheap plastic, even if apple will be making iphone 20 ....you will still be using your plastic sh*t

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 15:48 12

17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Called it. I knew there was going to be that one troll that was going to mention Samsung.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 16:11 4

28. MrTzr (unregistered)


I own an Xeria Z and still nothing wrong with plastic in my opinion. It's leightweight and durable and it's easier to take the back cover off. Especially with larger phones which makes it easier to handle. And the note 3 for example looks amazing and is easy in use thanks to its plastic design.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 23:45 1

50. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Samsung's "plastic sh*t" build quality was proven to be way better than HTC's "premium feel in hands" last year.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 15:39 2

11. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I can't swear on PA BUUUUUTTTTT f**k YEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHH HTC

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