HTC M8 / One 2 press image leaks, Sense 6.0 UI and large front-facing camera visible

Ladies and gentlemen, here we have what seems to be the very first press photo showing the unannounced HTC M8 / One 2. It comes from @evleaks, which means we should not doubt its authenticity.

The image is showing the HTC M8 in a protective case, but we can still see that the handset resembles last year’s HTC One.

The new Sense 6.0 UI, which is integrated with Android 4.4 KitKat, is also visible. Moreover, we can see a large front-facing camera (probably 5MP, as rumored) with what could be a flash next to it. Dual speakers are included on top and at the bottom of the screen - which should be a 5-inch 1080p one. You can (and you should) click on the image on the left to enlarge it.

HTC confirmed that it would officially announce its next-generation smartphone on March 25. We’re not yet sure about the handset's name. M8 is merely a codename, so the device could be called One 2, or One+ when it officially arrives.

Here's what else we should expect from the new HTC flagship smartphone: a dual-sensor rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and MicroSD card support. HTC may also release a One 2 Mini, and a One 2 Dual SIM later this year.

source: @evleaks

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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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65 Comments

1. outlawog

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

Flash near a front facing camera? Amazing - Innovation at its finest tbh.

19. varuntis1993

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

What's innovation in that? btw they are more likely to be sensors rather than flash.

23. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

I think you are 100% right.. Those are the proximity and ambient-light sensors..

25. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Neptune Pine Smartwatch had flash with front facing camera

35. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

this looks like a mini m8

57. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

i think we use the word innovation loosely.... putting a flash at the front of the phone is not innovation... its just smart thinking... and those r sensors btw..

2. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

first phone with a front facing camera flash?

9. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I think these are sensors not flash.

30. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

I am fairly sure they are NOT sensors. Sensors are usually completely black. These are light green in color, which is very similar to the background of the LED flash in all of our phones now. I can see a slight amount of gray to the left of the top speaker, I'm thinking that distortion is due to the sensors being placed there.

38. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

They are sensors.

49. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Front facing flash doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Sure, its good for selfies and such but the flash would likely end up blinding the user, resulting in a bad picture

51. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

They're sensors. One of them 'might' be a better notification light. But flash has never been that small, or that dark in color.

3. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

It's about time. Hurry and release it, I'm ready to upgrade my One X.

4. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Those bezels :-( WTF HTC?!!

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Get rid of that damn HTC logo. But aside from that, I think im going to love the front facing flash!

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

There are rumors that the logo will have a function, like everyone wanted with the One. We'll see, I guess.

17. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Notification light, that would be awesome.

63. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

A hTC logo that glows? Insta-buy.

43. afegit

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Gotta get that logo in there. HTC needs every bit of brand awareness it could get LOL

6. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Htc i hope you are not so stupid to enlarge the bezel by putting buttons on the screen instead of leaving them on the bezel as it was on htc one. hope its not the final version.

7. rkoforever90

Posts: 473; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

looks ugly. htc one is far better

32. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Even One was ugly, but this one is catastrophe.

45. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

The One was ugly? Nice try troll.

62. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

this is a case... not the one O_o

8. xPhantom

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 18, 2014

I really don't understand why there's a bezel at the bottom JUST for the HTC logo... if that was staying, they should've kept capacitive buttons... ugh.

10. Saafa

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Finally on screen buttons + huge bezel :| i wonder what was wrong with htc one capacitive buttons?

27. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They don't reposition based on screen orientation or change symbols based on context (like open keyboard).

11. decent4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Flash near the front facing camera? WTF!!! That is probably the led notification light and the proximity sensor

13. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

The desire 8 looks better this model looks like rounded edges

14. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Double flash at front? Or is it some sensor or microphone?

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