Blurry shot of the new Sense 6.0 BlinkFeed for HTC M8 leaks out, confirms on-screen buttons

Blurry shot of the new Sense 6.0 BlinkFeed for HTC M8 leaks out, confirms on-screen buttons
The HTC M8 aka One 2 is fast approaching, likely to be released as soon as next month. The latest specs roundup includes a 5" display with 1080 x 1920 resolution, a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800, and 2 GB of RAM. The back should be seeing some dual-lens camera tricks and a wide-angle front one should be pegged at 5 MP this time around.

These are not the only beauties of it, it seems, as it is highly likely to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat from the box, with a new Sense 6.0 tacked on. We are now getting the first real-life photo of the new BlinkFeed - HTC's RSS and social feeds aggregator - which shows some much different visuals than what we are used to with Sense 5.5, as currently found on the HTC One and the gang. The handset used here is tipped to be a dummy box, utilizing the One's chassis anyway. so it might not be indicative for the M8's actual front.

Categories, and large, flatter icons seem to play a bigger role in the new BlinkFeed, and we can't wait to see it in action on the HTC M8 aka One 2 flagship soon. Moreover, the shot confirms on-screen buttons might indeed be in store with the phone, yet another reason to look forward to the grand unveiling.

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One (M8)
  • 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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33 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hell yea!

26. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Oh please Nokia give them 1020.

2. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

The phone looks just like the One which is... GREAT

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Because it IS the One, this is just a leak picture showing the new Sense 6.0 for the One 2. The phone in the picture is the One.

17. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Thx xperiaDROID, my heart almost stopped when I saw that bezel

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No problem bro. :)

20. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

So you're saying they ported the on screen buttons onto the One with sense 6?

23. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I think so, because the article didn't mention the phone in the picture is the One 2/M8, it only mention "new Sense 6.0 Blinkfeed for the HTC M8", you can see that in the title. I think PA need to make it clear so fellow readers here in PA won't get confused by the phone in the picture.

24. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

True. Well evleaks himself said it'll look strikingly similar so I'm expecting a slightly larger phone with the same bezels and everything else.

3. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

i luv htc...evo fo ever...but i just dont like the way the one's body feels...would hate to see them do it again

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Let me guess, because the curved back on the One makes it wobble when it's sitting on the table?

14. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I can't decide if i love the curved back or hate it to be honest, i hate it using on top of a table but i love how it fits perfectly in my hand thanks to the curved back.

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I love phones with curved back, especially the One. I tried it before, it just feels great and it fits perfectly in my hand.

6. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Looks *too* close to the HTC One...I wonder if this is just a One running a ROM with on-screen buttons.

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yes, the picture is showing a One running the Sense 6.0 ROM with on-screen buttons.

7. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

iam inclined to believe it's a fake. if they are going to fit in a 5 inch screen with relatively the same body of the One, i would imagine the bezels to be thinner.

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Please read comment #4.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

System icon spacing is off looking?

9. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Is it just me or am I seeing those same thick bezels again? Anyone

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Please read comment #4.

11. Saafa

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

bezels :|

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Please read comment #4.

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why can't the leakers ever take a good picture?

22. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

because its fake :)

31. s_boy

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 30, 2013

Either it's fake (most likely) or HTC are drumming up interest i.e. an intentional 'leak'....any publicity is good publicity,

21. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Can't wait for this to get released, Im ready for an upgrade to this beast.

25. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Why do people comment before reading the article but just by looking at the title?

27. EyeSee

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Why not better specs than the S800,805?

30. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

s800 is very new still. Only the last flagship phones had it late last year. s805 will be on late 2014 phones. If you want to wait til then, you will have a phone with it. It will still take like flagship phones of late 2015 to take full advantage of s805.

32. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

S805 should have been ready sooner, the GPUs from PowerVr, nVidia and Mali will be capable of reaching 300GFlops+ in their optimum configurations.

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