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Potential HTC M8 specs revealed in new leak

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Potential HTC M8 specs revealed in new leak
We've already seen a couple leaks that have been reported to be pictures of the HTC M8, which is expected to be HTC's flagship device that will be released in early 2014. The device looks to be quite similar to the HTC One, but with a black case instead of the silver, but we didn't really know what to expect from the device specs until now.

Of course, the potential leaked specs are pretty bare bones and don't really reveal anything we couldn't have guessed for ourselves. According to Evleaks, the HTC M8 will feature a 5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, and be running Android 4.4 KitKat. The only real surprise there is KitKat, but the additions of Android 4.4 will be hidden a bit given the device will be skinned with Sense, which is rumored to be version 6 on the new device.

Based on HTC's previous release schedule, we should be seeing the M8 hitting store shelves sometime in Q1 of 2014, which means the rumors should start picking up, and the information will paint a clearer picture of what to expect from HTC's next flagship smartphone.

source: @evleaks via pocketnow

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posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:14 8

1. smacsteve (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 May 2012)


This would be great if they could capitalize on the already awesome design and build quality of the current One! I love the slightly larger screen, but I'd like to see them utilize the screen size better and use on screen buttons like the Moto X. They would be able to pull off a larger screen without making the device bigger!

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:05 4

10. trickster_qc (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


The built quality of the HTC One isn't so great. It's more of a hit and miss with people have beautiful handsets that are near perfect and others aren't so great.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:47 6

16. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 91; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Exactly, I've had 3 different HTC Ones for various reasons, and the sheer quality of the overall materials and looks was great, but when it came to details it was worse than any other phone I've had since all 3 had some minor flaws. On the 1st and 3rd, the screen was a bit misplaced, it was raising on the upper left corner, which caused the finger to bump into the tip of the screen whenever I pulled the notification bar down. The 2nd handset I had, there was some dents on the edges of the screen...

I ended up returning the 3 phones because I was annoyed by these "minor" flaws.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 11:57 3

24. sos_sifou (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


emm, the mofos... they make sure that reviewers get the best handsets with no flows or bullsh*t, customers comes last.
same can be said about Samsung, my note 2 had a fine scratch on the screen and a misshaped back-cover AND a DEFECTIVE usb cable out of THE Freaking box !!
why nokia isn't making android phones whyyy :(

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 12:19 3

28. trickster_qc (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


I know what you mean.

I saw pictures of the insides of the HTC One.

What a mess really. It felt miles behing Nokia Samsung and Apple.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 12:35 2

30. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 91; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Yep, and even though I'm no Sammy fanboy of any sort, the S4 I had for a few months, while everybody praised the HTC One build quality and blasted Samsung for using "cheap" materials, was clearly better built and had absolutely no material issue.

That's why there's more than one story to "build quality". I'm way more comfortable with a "cheap" looking but solid and well finished handset than a good looking one but full of little annoying material defects.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 18:01 1

42. metoyou (Posts: 277; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


No thanks to on screen buttons, yes to LESS bezel all around, 8 mph ultra pixelsis welcome

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:20 1

2. jove39 (Posts: 1241; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Any word on camera?

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:39 11

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7317; Member since: 14 May 2012)


4UltraPixel was the worst component of the HTC One. Now if they make a 8UP camera with an aperture f2.0, that would be amazing.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:59 2

17. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 91; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I thought the camera was already pretty good despite being only 4 MP, so an upgrade on this side would be awesome...

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 12:27 1

29. LiyanaBG (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


you didn't see the camera in the phonearena shootout it was always the worst of any phone you can't zoom in or crop

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 12:41 1

31. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 91; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I've seen these comparisons, but when using it live, I found it to be not so bad, when not cropping...

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 13:35 1

34. LiyanaBG (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


HTC need to kill with a great camera in the HTC M8.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:42 8

5. kevin_wsy (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


4.0 super duper ultra pixels ~

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:55

7. Davidparker (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


ha ha

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:12 13

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7317; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Your picture is very similar to mine. I'll see you in court.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:28 2

14. jove39 (Posts: 1241; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Now that's funny :)

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:24 3

3. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


By that time the hardware is too old.
And what if the camera is the same sh*t as One?!

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:52 1

6. newbey123 (Posts: 377; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Awesome, found what I can replace my One X with. Was hoping for 5.2 inch screen, but 5 is good too. Just want at least 2,800 mAH battery and I will buy it.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:56 1

8. toyboyz (Posts: 57; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


Come on HTC... I really wanna come back to you. Please make a phone again I can get on board with! Please...!

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:01 1

9. toyboyz (Posts: 57; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


Come on HTC... I really wanna come back to you. Please make a phone again I can get on board with! Please...! And O ya more screen less bezel please:/

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:10 6

11. jan25 (Posts: 383; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Looks like HTC will rush their new flagship and miss out on Qualcomm's or Nividia's new SOC.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:13 3

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7317; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yup. My thoughts exactly.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 19:20

41. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3868; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well, let's think about last year, it was rumored the M7 (HTC One) would have the S4 Pro, but it ended up having the Snapdragon 600. The same thing will happen this year, Qualcomm will release their new line of SoCs in January, maybe (but not likely) called Snapdragon 300, 500, 700, and 900. Then soon after that, HTC will hold an event announcing their new flagship with those new processors, probably the S700, which will be similar to the S800.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 11:46 1

22. terabyteRouser (Posts: 412; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


i think arm processors on phones are at an incipient maturation level, at the point where gains in processor power will have marginal perceptual impact on the user experience.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 12:48 2

32. Calvin35 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


HTC rushes their flagship every year so they can be first. They really have no choice. If they let the Samsung flagship come to market first they would see their already dwindling sales numbers plummet.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 13:17

33. jan25 (Posts: 383; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Yeah but last 2 years they have managed to catch up with Samsung in the hardware race. This year they may be in a big disadvantage, unless Samsung is planning to rush their flagship too, which they are also rumored to do so.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 13:44 2

35. Calvin35 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I'm looking at this from the average smartphone buyers point of view. Samsung Galaxy "anything" will destroy the HTC "anything" due to name recognition alone. I'd like to add that I used to be a huge HTC fan. I owned the Vivid and the One X(for about 3 weeks) but bailed on then when they told me that they didn't care that my One X didn't multitask because they intentionally shipped it without enough memory. I despise HTC now and since I am new here I just wanted to put that out there. I will say that the One Max does seem to perform well with no lag, but as usual HTC seems to have made just enough stupid decisions regarding this device to ensure its failure.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 16:10

38. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 718; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Leaks can't be trusted when it comes to HTC, last year the leaks pointed at the S4 Pro inside the M7, turned out to be the S600, leaks pointed out at the S800 inside the One Max, turned out to be S600, i'll only believe it when they announce it.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:45

15. jellmoo (Posts: 618; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


This seems like a weak move... They were really quick to the gate with the S600, which gave them some benefit in sales, but not what they needed. Being late to the game with a S800 isn't going to do them any favours.

Granted, this isn't the whole story by any stretch of the imagination, but HTC needs to wow us with their next flagship. The next Samsung will be out a short time afterwards, and I have a feeling they'll be aiming to knock one out of the park spec wise.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 11:02 5

18. lsutigers (Posts: 696; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


I think this will be my next phone. As much as I would like to wait for the S5 with the rumored metal body, I can't stand TouchWiz. Just spent the last few months with an S4 and had to switch back to my DNA. HTC Sense blows TW out of the water IMO.

Do you guys think TouchWiz will be completely revamped for the S5?

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 11:44 4

21. terabyteRouser (Posts: 412; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


im totally there with you. touchwiz is aesthetically repulsive in my opinion. samsung's hardware is great but they really need to stop retarding the look & feel of android with their comparatively inferior designers. creating false impressions of android design within the smartphone ecosystem with their large market share.

i think the dna is great, but its a victim of verizon, having no updates. no easy root solution. nevertheless the dna is the best android phone i've had to date.

i believe touch wiz will be revamped on the s5 but given samsung's track record, i don't expect them to woo me. i expect some improvements, because they've been given a lot of flack about their design. but i just don't expect them to make any sweeping changes in their ui approach.

generally, samsung has been unable to express a unified design language throughout their total android user experience. its kind of sad for a company of its magnitude. htc has done this with sense since its inception, albeit not the most admired. nevertheless they have demonstrated that they are capable of doing this.

however, that doesn't preclude samsung from being able to deliver a glowing ui & user experience, i just estimate that it's unlikely.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 11:04 3

19. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 91; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I understand that as far as advertising and communication goes, HTC should wait for the new SOCs to come out, but we all know that S800 + 3Go of RAM is already overkill, so I won't be crying about it if these are the actual specs...

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 11:23 3

20. Muayyad (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Whoever used Sense 5.5 knows it doesn't need big ass processor and ram.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 12:03

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7317; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'd rather have the S800, a more power-efficient processor with Adreno 330 GPU and quick charging times than the S600. Just saying.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 14:26

36. ngo2dd (Posts: 775; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Quick charging is one the S600, HTC disabled it to say the life of the battery. The first 90% charge one the HTC one is as fast as any other smart phone. The last 10% was much slower. The processor on mobile is at the threshold. The gain on the S800 compare to the S600 is very small. The GPU is where there was a large gain. But app has to take advantage of it. Just saying.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 11:51 1

23. jellmoo (Posts: 618; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Oh, absolutely. The specs are more, more than adequate for use. I just think that they will have a battle of perception to fight at that point.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 12:01

25. mmmanuuu (Posts: 204; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


I think m8 will reach the retail stores before one max hits the stores. I mean its almost the end of the year. By the time it reaches the stores z2 and s5 will be out. And then m8 will already be out-specced AGAIN !!!!. Come on htc ! Make things right this time by launching a phone with the latest specs available at that time.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 12:12

27. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1106; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


The only thing that interest me is the boom sound. And while the S800 is a nice processor today come next April/June it will be replaced with something better. But hopefully HTC would have learned their lesson and release this phone on all carriers at the same time; non of this exclusive crap.
Can anyone here honestly say that this phone will be better than the Samsung S5? Specs unseen I already give the advantage to Samsung.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 14:31

37. ngo2dd (Posts: 775; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Beside benchmarks score the different in everyday usage is minimal at best for anything that is will be next year. Say what you want but if there was no benchmark app 99 percent of people can't tell the different because software will make up the different. The nexus 4 is as fast as the S4 beside benchmark

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 16:16

39. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 194; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


The Z30 and the M8 look interchangeable, not even funny.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 17:15

40. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


The m8 would kill off the competition for sure

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