Alleged HTC M8 screenshot shows new Sense 6.0 UI with on-screen keys

Yes, the HTC M8 (aka One 2, aka One+) is coming soon. Unfortunately, we still don’t know how soon. Until the Taiwanese company decides to finally unveil its next-generation flagship smartphone, @evleaks today posted what seems to be the first screenshot of the new handset’s UI.

As previously reported, the HTC M8 is supposed to run Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI - and it appears that what we’re having here is indeed Sense 6.0. It doesn’t look too different from the current Sense 5.5 UI, but there is a big change: it has on-screen buttons (just as rumored).

We’re expecting the HTC M8 to feature a 1080 x 1920 pixels display of around 5 inches, a twin-sensor camera on the back, a 5MP front-facing camera, quad-core Snapdragon processor, and 2GB or 3GB of RAM.

It’s said that HTC would officially announce the M8 in late March in New York City. Like the first-gen HTC One, the new flagship should be offered in multiple color versions. Moreover, mini and a dual SIM variants are also expected to arrive at some point.

source: @evleaks

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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40 Comments

1. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

please don't tell me that the HTC m8 image with zero bezels was fake, cause the on screen buttons was black not transperant, HTC RELEASE THE GOD DAMN PhONE ALREADY

7. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

I thought that was an obvious photoshop.

30. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Windows status bar and icons over tiles. Not confusing at all

2. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

My first thought was ..Windows phone ? -.- !!

11. muser793

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

it's a windows phone, wait what?! o_O even status bar looks like WP :| i just don't get it, people complain about WP UI but every single company is copying Metro style...

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Other than the sideways battery icon, the status bar looks identical to my old Droid Incredible. What are you basing that on, the color or the battery icon? Seriously the status bar looks like every cell phone I've ever seen, Android, iOS, and Windows.

27. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

That wallpaper looks nothing like a WP screen, it just shares a tile based approach. These people see anything remotely related to WP and they say it's copied. But, we have these people on every platform be it Android, iOS or WP.

3. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

So they finally realized that the original HTC One had horrible button placement and went back to the 3 button set up. Haha wtf were they thinking when they put the home button on the right. Lol What was even funnier was that I had to wait an entire month for them to fix the back button sensitivity issue. Talk about a s**tty company. And they wonder why Samsung outsells them handily. No, its not marketing.

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

come out already!!!

5. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

When it's by @evleaks it's not "alleged" it's fact.

6. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Nice!

8. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

This looks beautiful. It's glowing. I like the transparent on screen buttons, so the screen space can still get used. The wifi icon is also looking nice.

9. imyourpapi

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

Looks more sleek & cleaner. Nice going HTC, but hurry with the damn phone !

10. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

http: //i.imgur.com/9IUDiE2.jpg

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

100% FAKE!

29. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Windows status bar and icons over tiles. Not confusing at all

35. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Smaller camera eye on the back is the same big camera eye just cropped and resized. Also home screen taken from @evleaks and just pasted on.

12. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Its rather interesting how so many Android-leaning fans bashed and hated the tile approach Microsoft took but are now praising every instance of a tile-based UI that comes to Android, HTC, Samsung etc.

19. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

That might be blinkfeed. Anyhow, the only part that looks like windows is the colored tile on top. The rest of it looks like flipboard.

23. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I still don't like it, and I don't like this either, which is why I didn't go with the original HTC One. The way I look at the differences between the 3 major OSs is this. If you go Apple, you get a grid of apps on the home screen, if you go with Windows, you get a grid of live tiles (active widgets) on the home screen or nothing at all, and if you go with Android, you have a choice between apps, widgets, or nothing at all. So as far as customization goes, from most to least, it would be Android, Windows, and iOS. Which is why I chose Android. If that changes, so may my choice.

24. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

This is not a while ui based on tiles ever heard of blinkfeed, and u can't disable it of you want but it still has the android experience

41. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Blinkfeed CAN be disabled if you so choose. You can also add any custom launcher and make it look as fancy or basic as a Google Experience Nexus 5. Please do not speak out of your a*s!!!

13. samuraisoul

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

Even if it look like wp HTC made it look way better.

14. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Looks great. They absolutely make the best UI and best hardware of any android maker. Can't wait for this to come out! The beast is almost here!

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Complete and utter BS, typical fanboy response to say "well they copied you but they did it better". The imitation is never as good as the real thing, how does it look better its basically a clone, however the old school Icons at the bottom takes away from the consistency of the Tiled homescreen, its not as consistent as WP, its not as productive cause you can't resize them and with WP you can change up to 20 different colors for Tiles etc, WP is way more dynamic.

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That's just Blinkfeed, a widget that is a minor piece of the UI. You're going to base your claims of imitation on that single widget? Ridiculous. It's just a news feed that only occupies one homescreen (unless you remove it), while the rest remain typical to the Android UI. "Complete and utter BS, typical fanboy response to say" that any tile UI is copying WP.

20. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

It really doesn't matter what HTC does. The beauty of Android is that almost anything can be changed.

22. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yeah that's true but this is the default homescreen, big difference.

25. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

can be customized! sounds unfamiliar? it is android.

28. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Every smartphone OS can be customized in some way or the other, some more than others. The point I was making is that even though Android can be customized, HTC Blinkfeed and Samsung Magazine UX are making WP like Tiles their default homescreen. They could go with Stock Android or some other type launcher instead they are using WP influenced Tiles as their default homescreen.

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