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The all new HTC One (HTC M8) rumor round-up: camera, specs, release date and design pictures

0. phoneArena 24 Mar 2014, 02:31 posted on

The HTC One started a new era for HTC, but it has aged and it’s time for a new flagship - the HTC One 2, a phone that would build upon the legacy and improve…

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posted on 05 Dec 2013, 18:08 1

39. LATOKYO (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)

To be honest, I think HTC has half (or even more) of the challenge complete, which is the physical design of the phone. All they really need to focus on are the "internals." Like apple (or porsche for that matter), they slowly and incrementally change the physical design yet they have substantial updates to the internals. For instance, Porsche did not change the physical design of their cars for 40 years – the design aerodynamically worked, and no other car could compete with its aesthetic. Yet every year you would see more Horse power, more torque, new technology, etc. Apple changes the design of the macbooks and imacs every 4 years, and they change the design of the iphone every 2 years, yet the internals are changed every year. For HTC to survive, all they really need to do is have a strong camera, processor, and battery, and they will surely stay afloat against their competitors. To HTC: I understand that you're trying to ride the design of the phone as long as possible, that's a pure business strategy, but please take some valuable and smart risks with the internals of your phone, it will keep your current user base!

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 14:12

129. neartx (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 Mar 2014)

htc make best design every year for us tanks to htc i have most beauty phone ever and sense is great i think best ui
only last year is camera picture i wish my nest phone have better picture camera

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 18:08 1

40. Gregor (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Nov 2013)

What? 4 MP camera again and only 16 GB internal memory after 32 GB in 2013??? This will be the HTC One 0...
But HTC M8 with at least 8 MP camera, 5"-5,2", Snapdragon 805/900: best buy

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 23:12 2

43. ollienightly (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

makes absolutely no sense to bump specs beyond s800 and 4.7".
better camera, thinner profile, edge to edge display and larger battery is what's needed.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 23:35 6

44. mad_bro (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)

What's wrong with the camera? I have HTC one and picture quality is not that bad at all. It's a matter of personal preference, if you want a good camera smartphone then buy the Lumia series or the Samsung note 3. Maybe HTC have their own reasons why they will still keep the same 4mp on their One series, just like Sony they still use the same TFT LCD on their screens. I'm sick of these people who keep on complaining. Buy a phone that fits your needs and style and shut up. If it won't fit your needs then don't buy it.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 06:23

118. neartx (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 Mar 2014)

the camera work great
htc make great

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 02:40

45. LikeMyself (Posts: 438; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)

It will be named HTC One + and not One 2 ;)
BTW: Put an external SD be it removable back cover or not, but an external SD is a must coz transferring 20 GB of videos with Media Transfer and not Mass Storage takes years :(
Be it 4 UP or 13MP, an external SD is a must. This or if no micro Sd slot, Sony Xperia Z1 for me!
No Samsung,I won't support your useless Tizen ugly :)

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 03:03

46. taikucing (unregistered)

Better wait for One 2 3 4 5. Wait, it's like learning counting

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 05:33

49. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

The phone isn't even out, yet the rumors have the phone itself looking very outdated.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 06:23

50. siraj989 (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)

what's wrong with HTC why 4 mpx again haven't they learned anything from htc one most people didn't bought htc one because the camera was only 4 even know its ultrapixel , we don't care if it's purview as long it's 4 no thanks

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:45 1

89. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

it's not 4mpx at all

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 10:31

51. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

Tjeybneed to release it with tons of color options, maybe even a wood one :) but I'll wait for iphone 6

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 21:50 2

52. mattmattmatt92 (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)

I picked up my htc one two weeks ago for the cheap. I agree with almost everyone the camera needs to be upgraded the ultrapixel to double or triple what they have now, or use songs 21mp in the experia z1. The good thing about lower MP is the time to process pics is much faster and can take many pics in a row. A12 ultrapixel would be great IMO. But I did play with Sonys x1 camera and it was fantastic. The problem I had using nokias 41mp camera was how long it took to process and the high mp camera phones come out to 8mp on the standard settings. a fast 800 processor with 3gb of ram might make this a problem moot. Samsung has finally learned that aluminum is the future for flagship phones, htc has to step up more then just a little spec bump. I think they also need to figure out a way to get a bigger battery in there. The g2 and rumored s5 would kill the htc one 2 in that category which is a big factor to many. The one 2 will still outshine the competitors with the front speakers and standard 32gb flash which I am enjoying more and more everyday and the one thing I have been commented on by people is the quality of the speakers. I haven't seen sense 5.5 and maybe sense 6 will be out but the 2 but here is my wish list for sense..the option to increase apps in the dock , option for sense camera app to use volume rockers for shutter , add another bottom button and the option to change all thee buttons like the g2. App drawer in landscape mode, option to change icons for apps on home screen and add more options in settings like the g2 has. With such a fast processor and ability to playback hd and possibly 4k, I think it would be very cool for phones to start putting in projectors. This could be used for other applications like a heads up display for gps.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 04:47

53. singertat (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)

Come on!!! 4 megapixel??? It´s old story with the 4 megapixel camera! How about 13 megapixel med OIS

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:46 2

90. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

it does not have 4mp

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 12:56

55. rkoforever90 (Posts: 227; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)

"but we would not really count a 1080p screen as a huge downside. Most studies confirm that the average person won't even notice the difference between a QHD and 1080p smartphones" i need to hear the same from you phonearena when you review s5 vs htc one (ii) .

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 14:10

56. 46modnar (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)

Victor H.,
1. Do you think there's any possibility of M8 having SD Card?
2. If no SD Card, how about > 32GB of embedded flash (e.g. 64GB)?

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 14:19

57. 46modnar (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)

Nevermind -- I saw sections 13 and 14 of the story: Only 16 gb flash and so there's hope for SD Card?

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 15:04

108. techaman (unregistered)

its a 32bit standard and yes it has a sd card thats my big thing

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 16:37

58. victory_zhou (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)

Image 10, the spec are not for m8 but for one of the xiaomi which model I dun know but probably is the mi3, so hoping phonearena can give more details about m8

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 02:39

60. mmmanuuu (Posts: 400; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)

I wonder if m8's successor will be named as HTC ONE + ONE which is equal to TWO !!!! LOL !!!!

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 10:19

61. buccob (Posts: 2566; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

"Last year, HTC was the only Android phone maker to ship a top-shelf device made of aluminum"

ASUS PadFone Infinity 2013. Similar design with only Aluminum, better 13 MP camera, microSD card slot and optional tablet station....

In my opinion that was the best designed smartphone of 2013... I only disliked the size which is now standard...

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 14:27 2

64. Beijendorf (Posts: 340; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

Do people here skip the articles and just go straight to the images?

The article states - quite clearly - that rumours point at the HTC One 2 could be using the recently revealed Toshiba 5MP twin-sensor array which outputs 13MP images.

In other words;


Even if HTC use their 2 µm 4MP sensors in the Toshiba array, they'd end up with 8-10MP output images. On top of that, using twin sensors would make for higher quality, reduced noise, 3D imaging and every other advantage that a camera array can offer.

That being said, everything is just very loose rumours so far, so take everything with huge grains of salt until the actual unveiling.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 09:53 1

100. 7Superman9 (Posts: 86; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

In glad someone else actually reads the articles.

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 14:35

65. jphillips63 (Posts: 221; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I'm out already I don't want a 5" phone my razr maxx HD is holding up just fine and I have mega battery life the camera fits my needs and the size is perfect.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 03:12

67. Alex123 (Posts: 241; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

The camera is what i complained the One about and i always kept complaining because i hope HTC will improve it to at least 8mp but i honestly don't like dual camera at all. It looks more ugly to me. Maybe a lot of users may like it but this is just my idea and feeling. hope HTC One Two Three will have 13mp or 16mp instead of dual camera

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 01:58

69. rogerroger (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)

I am going to buy the HTC One M7 which will become the only phone with full metal body. the M8 will use the plastic back cover as the One Max for sure.

I guess HTC M7 is not making profit, just made a name. any one with little bit manufacturing experience would understand the cost of machining out a Alum body comparing to a moded plastic one.

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 14:17

70. MrSwizZz (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)

I'm so sick of ignorant people seriously. lol
the Htc camera is 4mp with ULTRAPixel sensor. It set the new standard. When HTC will get to 13mp with ultrapixel sensor it will sh!7 on Samsung's 13 MP. It captures more light, better OIS, more pixels etc.,
Now HTC One's is better than Samsung's 13MP IF USED PROPERLY.
I hear a lot of people saying omg Htc's came sukz but they dont even know how to play with the auto light focus touch, which is what allows HTC's camera to take better pictures than Galaxy S4.

And thats all about its only "minus". It is actually not a minus if you think about it, but when people hear 4-13 MP they automatically say omg thats so bad but they dont pay attention to how important and crucial their new technology is, UltraPixels.
Uh oh...

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 06:08 1

71. Nabil2511 (Posts: 152; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)

remove that logo in the bottom bezel already =.=

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 07:44

73. ari5501 (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)

I hope the next One has louder speakers. Even though they are crisp and clear, if they aren't loud enough (which they aren't compared to even the S3), and you can't hear them, then they are useless.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 15:10

109. techaman (unregistered)

i said the same thing my room mate works for att came home with it and i was like yes i want it then i listened to the man of steel trailer on both gs3 and the one and they were the same and the lcd screen put me off i like my amoled.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 01:20 2

74. evoRick (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

Dream phone in HTC One 2: better ultra pixel cam, better camera glass, 3GB, micro sd card slot, removable batt, kickstand lie the Evo! They'd kill every maker out there with these specs!

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 09:43

76. Gregor (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Nov 2013)

New leaks, sadly with the same ugly giant black bar:
(source: Hamdir XDP Developer forum)


posted on 16 Feb 2014, 21:28 1

77. qxavierus (Posts: 48; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I hope HTC people read comments like these, because I have something to tell them.
No sd card slot is a deal breaker for many people. You've been led by Google to believe that people are ok with cloud storage and they don't need more memory, but the fact is that Google earns real money selling cloud storate, while HTC is not.
I for one, hold my music collection on my phone, and I'll never buy a phone that can't do this. And I really liked HTC One X, and wanted to buy it, but didn't because it didn't had SD card slot. Guess what - I bought S3 instead...

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 07:27

78. predateur (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Feb 2014)

what's wrong with HTC mpx again haven't they learned anything from htc one people didn't bought htc one because the camera was only 4 we don't care if it's purview as long it's 4

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 07:34

79. predateur (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Feb 2014)

Htc M8 woow very beautiful phone I wish have one

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 12:28

80. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

only htc one 2

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:19

81. rayman173 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Did anyone notice that PA said that the new HTC One was going to be running Touchwiz...... XD.......... really PA you mean Sense 6.0???

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:22

83. sampath.soundappan (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jun 2013)

Hey its not touchwiz 6.0, touchwiz is by samsung...... its sense 6.0

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:22

84. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)

did anyone saw what I saw :P "All new interface: TouchWiz 6.0" O,o you mean sence PA :P

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:31

86. Victor.H (Posts: 658; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Absolutely :)

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:25

85. salaal (Posts: 109; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)

Touchwiz 6.0 ? Lelz

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:35

88. gabrielvoica (Posts: 65; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

since when Htc is using TouchWiz PA!?
because according to you,the All new One will use Touchwiz 6.0...

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:49

91. royalsovereign (Posts: 37; Member since: 01 Mar 2014)

What an ugly back!!yuck
Only the front is good,and certainly weaker than Sony z2
This year is for z2

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:59

92. techaman (unregistered)

if they just released it with the sony 20 mp camera it would surpass gs5 then when fs5 comes out after samsung sees what htc have then htc releases a 42 meg pureview lol hahahaha or 20 ultrapixel version multiple phone specs keeps them in the game.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 08:32

94. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

Blinkfeed especially 6.0 is a dead knockoff of Windows Phone Live Tiles, they even added color to the weather Tile, sucks HTC copy WP interface and use it on Androids free platform, I have no respect for that, quite underhanded.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 08:44

95. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)

4 mp camera? No, thanks

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 08:46

96. bryglenn (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Mar 2014)

Htc learned a lesson.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 10:00

101. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)

that dual camera makes the phone looks ugly. Please use a single camera with big sensor

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 10:11

102. phonejustice (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

perfect phone, just the on screen button :(

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 10:26 1

103. techaman (unregistered)

oh my god i need this to be announced now i dont want to wait i made a day event for the samsung that was a waste of a day off work.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 13:12

104. Nuance (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

I am surprised that no one has suggested, especially from this video of the boy, that this phone kind of resembles the Butterfly S

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 14:07

107. BiN4RY (Posts: 83; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

Hmm the specs and designs are too closely related to the current M7, I don't think the marginal difference in everyday use is justified enough for me to shell out $650 for a new phone.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 16:57

111. avasponge (Posts: 44; Member since: 03 May 2012)

I M8 want One really bad :p

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 20:09

112. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

Still nothing HTC one makes matches the Note series. Thanks for the info ya moronic kid, i'm gonna go pick up my Note 3 tonight to replace my damaged Note 2 and switch to T-Mobile

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 21:19

113. Sivakrishnan (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 May 2012)

I think htc needs to focus on selling not for awards.. the have already proven everthing wid der htc 1

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 12:39

114. dancorcal (Posts: 39; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

Meh. I like the memory expansion and proc and that is about it. Camera sux, design looks ok, but since I don't use my phone as a home stereo I would prefer a shorter device with normal speakers. Not sure on battery yet, and disappointed in only 2GB of RAM, and I HATE the UI. Those are the worst looking icons ever. They look like icons from the early 90s. Won't be buying this.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 11:57

115. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

i love htc my one are great best phone and now i wait for this baby
tanks htc

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 13:28

116. tyger11 (Posts: 148; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

"ROM 16GB"

I'm pretty sure ROM doesn't mean what you think it means. :)

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 14:51

117. streetfriend (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)

I dont want HTC to make another release date :(

Ive been waiting 3 Months, and i need a new phone asap :(

Just hope these people dont change the date!

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