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Pictures of the HTC M8's back cover leak, reveal mysterious new element

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Pictures of the HTC M8's back cover leak, reveal mysterious new element
You might recall that before the HTC One received its real name, it had a code name, the M7. Now, pictures allegedly showing the back cover of its successor, the M8, have leaked. This could well be HTC's 2014 flagship phone. Interestingly, there is a mysterious new addition to the design - a round hole right above the camera. We don't know what it is for. A fingerprint scanner is one possibility, but it would be a very awkward place for it as it seems to be out of reach.

The speculation calls for the M8 to be equipped with a 5 inch to 5.2 inch screen with 2K resolution, and be powered by a Quacomm Snapdragon 800 processor. 3GB of RAM is rumored to be on board and the phone will carry Sense 6.

Expected to be released sometime in 2014, we can see that look on your face that says that you can't wait until the M8 is given its real name (HTC One Two?) and is ready to be shipped right to your house. HTC is hoping to continue the success it had with the HTC One this year. While the manufacturer is still struggling (the company recently reported its first quarterly operating loss ever and comScan shows that it lost 1.4 percentage points of market share in the U.S. during the Q3), the fault did not lie with the top-shelf model. It was the mid-tier devices that did in HTC this year.

Pictures allegedly of the HTC M8 back cover

Pictures allegedly of the HTC M8 back cover


source: ePrice (translated) via UnwiredView

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posted on 07 Nov 2013, 02:51 9

1. NoComment (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Sep 2013)


Jeez, not that I'm complaining or anything, but Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 is in everything. It's an amazing processor, but I wouldn't mind more variety, then again, others haven't managed to come up to par with it, such as the tegra 4.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 02:53 7

3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


The Tegra 4 is actually good performance-wise. Unfortunately it produces so much heat that it just isn't suitable for smartphones.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 03:04

7. NoComment (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Sep 2013)


I'm crossing my fingers for the Kepler powered Nvidia Logan (tegra 5), and the 64 bit Nvidia Parker (tegra 6)

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 05:10 1

21. RODJOS (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


ARM Mali T760 :D

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 05:57 1

30. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


If it is true and resolution will be 2K, then I wish it will better have powerful GPU.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 15:06 3

77. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


everything is great about this specs but HTC needs 13 ultra pixels or 13 mp camera to be a killer phone.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 15:57 1

78. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree that 4MP is not enough.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 10:10

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


As Woodshop20 also mentioned, the Tegra 4 is actually a better GPU. The only problem with it is that it also requires more power which means increased heat and shorter battery life.

It could be useful in tablets and some phablets, but there's probably a reason for the S800 choice other than the good public image.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 02:52 9

2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


What is with manufacturers and fingerprint scanners??!!
Seriously, all they do is rack up the price of the device and they're pretty much useless on phones anyway.
Oh well, at least they put a Snapdragon 800 in it this time.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 06:20

34. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


yeah agreed, maybe samsung can come up with a feature which takes advantage of the sensor

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 02:54 8

4. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


lol
same old design
ugly
note 3 much better

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 03:01 31

6. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Note 3 Uglier . 2K resolution, Boom sound, Aluminum built and ultra pixels camera better than your note 3 plastic wanna be lather lol.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 04:43 13

18. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


it has already been established that ultrapixel was cr*p. and boom sound isnt new. nokia 5800 had superior stereo speakers. htc is the most over rated brand ever. they dont listen. look at sony. theyre listening to customer demands and are improving with each new phone they release

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 04:50 5

19. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


is the nokia 5800's speakers in its current flagship? didnt think so either..

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 05:30

25. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


unfortunately not. i just said it to remind others that quality speakers is no innovation

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 05:22 9

23. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


That what you think. I used to hate HTC myself before but after the HTC one things changed a lot with HTC One, They start listen to customers and ultra pixels camera isn't crap but has less megapixels than other phone it's only 4MP and still shoot pics better than lot of notorious MP camera phones.

PS. I own HTC one and LG G2 BTW and still HTC One shoot better pics at night than 13MP OIS G2!

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 06:26 3

35. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


You mean Nokia is the most over rated brand ever

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 08:04 3

44. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


nokia 5800? what about n95 96 91 and all of those phones with dual stereo speakers i still have my n95 and have yet to see ANY PHONE even come close to it volume or sound quality

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 08:32 1

46. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


exactly

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 08:34 3

47. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...i still have my n95 and have yet to see ANY PHONE even come close to it volume or sound quality"

The answer is HTC One.

And I also still have my Nokia N95 8GB and keep it in my drawer.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 09:19 1

52. Castro90 (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I agree in a way, I believe HTC is some-what over hyped but not overrated. I noticed even with Mods and Beats Audio ON/OFF, I could still get louder playback from a GS4.

And then look at the N5, it took some cues from Sense 5.0 and added the Google Now app as if it were BlinkFeed. Nevertheless, to each their own.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 09:21 2

53. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"I noticed even with Mods and Beats Audio ON/OFF, I could still get louder playback from a GS4."

Louder doesn't mean better quality.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 14:32 2

67. cordawgfrito (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)


Wrong again bob. If the ultrapixel was crap why has ever review raved on about it. Aaron Baker at phone dog. Brian Klug at Anand Tech. And ultrapixel camera was amazing. You are just a pissed of fanboy of another OEM who hates HTC for making superior products.

Nokia 5800 speakers were utter crap.

No the most overrated brand would be your precious Samsung. Nokia. And Apple.

HTC does listen to their customer moron. Because they keep giving me what I want. Also look at the design changes from the One to the One Mini those changes were made based on customer feedback you idiot.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 06:16 7

32. zmtfatzombie (Posts: 27; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


Ultrapixel Camera is a failure.
HTC One Max is also a failure because of its sucking camera.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 08:01 6

43. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Why Ultrapixel Camera is a failure?
I agree that 4MP is not enough, but apart that I don't see why Ultrapixel Camera should be marked as a failure.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 14:33 1

68. cordawgfrito (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)


And you are a total fool.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 03:51 18

10. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


wait hold up. Did you seriously just try to say samsung has better design than htc? hahahahahahahahaha okay.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 04:03 13

14. EgyDroid (Posts: 111; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Just remember......You started it

PS: no way in HELL that the note 3 is better than htc's designs

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 04:39

17. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


htc cant make any devices that challenge note series. so somehow this guy is right. note 3 ftw (best phone in the world right now)
btw i am nokia fan. and design wise sony and nokia are way superior to htc.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 14:41 3

73. cordawgfrito (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)


Note 3 is trash.

Please. Nokia's design is utterly horrible. They couldn't design their way out of a paper bag. Nokia and Sony wish their design was as good as HTC.

It is a common fact that HTC has the best design. Every review says it and so on and so forth. So nice try.

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