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Protective case for HTC M8 reveals that a fingerprint scanner will be on the device

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Protective case for HTC M8 reveals that a fingerprint scanner will be on the device
An image of a case allegedly made for the HTC M8, and listed online, reveals a opening for a fingerprint scanner. The M8 is believed to be the code name for the upcoming successor to the HTC One Android flagship phone. While the HTC One does not employ a fingerprint sensor, the phablet-sized HTC One max does.

Based on the leaked case, the fingerprint scanner will be on the back, above the camera, and users will have to swipe their finger across the glass on the back. That is similar to the scanner on the HTC One max, and quite different than the TouchID scanner used by Apple for the Apple iPhone 5s. The scanner on the iPhone is embedded in its home button and requires the user to keep his finger still for a brief period of time while the sensor reads the fingerprint. HTC One max users claim that having the fingerprint scanner on the back makes using it rather difficult.

The latest rumored specs for the M8, which is expected to be named the HTC One+, includes a 5 inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, and a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU under the hood. We expect to see 2GB of RAM on board, 16GB of native storage inside and a microSD slot for those needing additional storage. A 2900mAh cell keeps the lights on. Android 4.4 is pre-installed out of the box.

The HTC One+ is expected to be launched in March after being unveiled at next month's MWC in Barcelona.

New case for HTC M8 reveals an opening for a fingerprint scanner

New case for HTC M8 reveals an opening for a fingerprint scanner


source: Alibaba, gottabemobile via Pocketlint

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posted on 16 Jan 2014, 17:29 1

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7441; Member since: 14 May 2012)


And HTC wonders why they're losing to LG, Sony and Samsung...

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 17:39 7

3. phoner (Posts: 5; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


and htc also wonders why people like to go with cheap sammy designs instead of high quality designs.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 17:49 5

6. Commentator (Posts: 2296; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I hope they've realized by this point that a $12 bn advertising budget might help...

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 18:02 2

8. MistB (Posts: 550; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


High quality it ain't, sorry, this isn't just about cliche quality when Samsung is making strides for change in it's UI and design this year so this argument is becoming tired and very 2011. HTC don't seem to be making any change for 2014 and are sticking with complacency for this year's model based on last year's success. They also have the nightmare of dealing with a growing/rising threat from LG, Oppo/Xiaomi and a resurgent Sony and Motorola, never mind Samsung and Apple.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 23:04

23. Taters (Posts: 2598; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Um the Samsung hardware smokes HTC hardware in so many ways that it isn't funny. Maybe that is why people go for it and not marketing like some morons like to cling to.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 00:53 3

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


Ummm...and all that hardware of samsung... and the phones are still laggy as hell. Yes on paper samsung s are a bit more powerfull but but the software is not there yet so ...a gilion of ram and sixteen cores cpu's are just OVERKILL. Most of apps only use 2 cores..Ohhh or you're saying that because touchwiz need all that in order to not crash every 2 seconds.... now I get u.
The only thing samsung smokes is yr brain through their powerfull advertising.
On any day htc one wins hands down compared to s4. And it's not a student/TROLL/brainwashed saying that...it's almost every review tech site. But u did good today...'sammy' is going to reward u well.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 21:20

35. Taters (Posts: 2598; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol you HTC retards are hilarious. These are facts. Stone cold and hard facts.

2600 mah > 2300 mah
5 inch bigger than 4.7
Gorilla Glass 3 much more scratch resistent than gorilla glass 3
Ddr3 ram is much faster than ddr2 ram
1.9 GHz is faster than 1.6 GHz
7.9mm is much sleeker than a fatty 9.3mm
Button placement on the GS5 is much much better.

I know you HTC fans love to downplay Samsung products but all those things are hardware related and pretty damn f**king important things to boot.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 00:40

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7441; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Cheap? Lol please stop right there. HTC spends how much in R&D a year? How much did Samsung spend? Exactly.

Please explain why over 50 million people prefer the S4 over the HTC One. 50 million.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 01:01 2

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


Why do 50 million prefer apples....?! Are u saying they are better ?! No this figure s mean nothing...
I remember when all this started...u know when samsung with their massive r&d budget (student s must be costly these days) were not selling all this millions and fanboy were crying saying aaaaa figures mean nothing... samsung the best...well what has changed now ?!
Common...through some decent arguments... not just fanboy ism bullsh!t. Compared by most awards and reviews...(by the techmedia including u know.. the likes of Anandtech) htc one wins hands down when compared to s4.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 21:22

36. Taters (Posts: 2598; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol buttburt HTC fanboy at it again. People don't prefer Samsung products over HTC products because of marketing. People prefer them because they are flat out better. Especially the camera.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 06:33

33. zhiae (Posts: 169; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


because people are so dump that on there tongue and under it there is a galaxy name that made other people not to buy htc devices because u cant sell it well in secondhand

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 18:05 1

9. newbey123 (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


LMAO, Samsung, ok. LG and Sony,not happening. HTC outsells them both.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 18:14

10. MistB (Posts: 550; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


The potential of the Xperia Z2 and Z Ultra 2/LG G3 with all the R&D at their disposal vs a rehashed HTC One? We'll see what HTC can muster as it will be purely down to what Sense 6 offers, but Sony and LG can afford to lose whilst HTC cannot. This isn't even about Samsung anymore, even Motorola seem more exciting than HTC now.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 18:44

13. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


No Tegra5, no SD805, no A15s, no 3GbRam...

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 17:37

2. Commentator (Posts: 2296; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Huh. With a hole that small, swiping you ringer would be pretty difficult.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 18:43 1

12. Killertech2099 (Posts: 138; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I think they were trying to innovate but failed, how would you even be able to reach it? Index finger? I would rather have it below the camera if it was possible

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 19:05 1

16. Birds (Posts: 962; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Why can't they put the finger print scanner underneath the the HTC logo on the front, in between the home and back buttons? In fact why can't they make the scanner tactile and become an actual home button with a back an application switcher key on the sides? HTC is starting to frustrate me...

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 17:46 1

4. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Looks really inconvenient to scan your finger above the camera...

my reaction is ...................

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 19:38 1

18. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Awkward place to have a scanner. Or make the scanner sensor bigger so whatever angle your finger scans should work

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 23:06

24. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


+1 a very awkward place to have a scanner. I'm really curious to see what the final product will be and what HTC has to say about it.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 17:49

5. Gregor (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Nov 2013)


This hole is hopefully not for an unnecessary fingerprint sensor

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 17:50 3

7. Commentator (Posts: 2296; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Yeah. I for one hope it's for a high-intensity particle-beam capable of cutting through diamond!

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 00:30

27. Teja171 (unregistered)


Well, we have to wait until feb for the official announcement to happen.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 18:38 1

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 10128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sounds like a killer device, they should rework the fingerprint scanner though.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 18:54

14. androtaku (Posts: 157; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


what a good place to position a fingerprint sensor

HTC,please just upgrade the SOC and camera on the one,and i will replace my 5S with it

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 19:01 1

15. Lauticol (Posts: 179; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


DualLED flash detected!

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 19:22

17. mr.techdude (Posts: 536; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I hope it's just a muck, fingers crossed

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 20:48

19. Teja171 (unregistered)


I think this one will be a flop again.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 21:33

20. bootroot (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


the must smoke too much at HTC office. Putting fingerprint sensor a the back require to turnback the phone each time you have to login
come on!

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 22:13

21. AfterShock (Posts: 2214; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Missing the mark and ignoring customers wants, HTC!

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 22:30 1

22. irellemot (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Here's my speculation based on this case, leaks, and my HTC One.
5 inch screen with capacitive buttons
or
5.2 inch screen with on screen buttons
Clearly dual flash from what is shown
Wide port opening on case, most likely USB 3.0
CPU- No Idea, not that big of a deal if its a S800, just will fall behind quickly
Camera- Ultrapixel, new tech, 5-7 mp, better OIS
Material- Aluminum, but more durable construction, possibly LiquidMetal if we're lucky
Gorilla Glass 3, perhaps Sapphire
Fingerprint sensor, and that's actually not a bad spot, considering how it is near the power button
Three launch colors, White, Black, and Red
Storage- 16-32 GB, with sd card available in certain markets
2700-3100 MaH battery
Improved Boomsound speakers
Thinner, more curved design.

I think this is a very accurate prediction.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 23:09

25. Taters (Posts: 2598; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


This shouldn't be surprising, HTC is the only company willing to ignore ergonomics for style. The power button has never been in the right place in any of their handsets, the home button on the HTC One definitely isn't in the right place, and their fingerprint sensor on their next flagship won't be either.

That is a given. HTC is terrible and no one should expect anything less.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 00:34

28. Teja171 (unregistered)


I think their standard came down from the launch of the HTC one.
The sense 5.0 looks worse and performs worse than sense 3.0
I think the HTC one X was somewhat better than the persent One, if it had a better battery life with a Fhd display.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 00:42 3

30. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7441; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Dafu.q are you talking about? Sense 5 is the smoothest UI aside from Moto's. HTC One > One X, aside from camera.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 08:03

34. Teja171 (unregistered)


Sense 5 has bullshi.t kinda icons.
The best thing to do is to root it and put some kind of AOSP rom

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 23:09

26. Taters (Posts: 2598; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


This shouldn't be surprising, HTC is the only company willing to ignore ergonomics for style. The power button has never been in the right place in any of their handsets, the home button on the HTC One definitely isn't in the right place, and their fingerprint sensor on their next flagship won't be either.

That is a given. HTC is terrible and no one should expect anything less.

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