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HTC M8 coming with a high-powered Snapdragon 800 and a 4MP UltraPixel camera

On Monday, a mysterious AnTuTu entry led us to believe that we're likely witnessing the first time the oft-rumored HTC M8 actually got its internals tested. The score, about 36,000, is typical of Snapdragon 800, and considering that the HTC One was initially known as the HTC M7, it all made sense – the HTC 0P6B120 is the HTC M8, which is the successor of the HTC One.

As educated as these guesses were, we'll never say no to some more evidence that supports our theory. Luckily for you and us both, the folks behind the AnTuTu benchmark blogged on this very same topic, and it seems that we had this one right.

For starters, our guess that this is likely the HTC M8 checks out, as the benchmarked phone runs on software dubbed htc_m8-userdebug|4.4|KRT160 (based on Android 4.4 KitKat). What's more, our genius insight into AnTuTu scores and corresponding hardware was also spot on, as it turns out that the HTC M8 sports Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AB. That mumbo-jumbo of a model number at the end signifies that this is the high-powered version of Qualcomm's mightiest, featuring slightly higher clocks than the conventional Snapdragon 800.

Details, like the rumored bump in real estate, have also been confirmed from AnTuTu's dig – we're indeed getting a 5-inch 1080p display, along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal space. But, perhaps most important of all, it would appear that the HTC M8 is on path to continue the disappointing legacy of the company's proprietary UltraPixel technology, as it sports the very same 4MP snapper on its rear plus a 2.1MP shooter front-side.

As always, do keep in mind that this isn't, strictly speaking, anything resembling an official disclosure. Details around the HTC M8 could change as we approach its launch date, or we could simply be looking at a prototype.

source: AnTuTu 

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posted on 26 Nov 2013, 02:06 27

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


posted on 26 Nov 2013, 02:21 22

5. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

For 2014 all specs are fail

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 02:36 16

12. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Snapdragon 800 with adreno 330, 2GB ram, 1080P display, and Android 4.4 are all fails too? Come on. Use your words. Yes there are some dissatisfying specs like the camera and storage but this is not a crap device. How do you expect anyone to take you seriously?

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 02:43 7

17. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

I don't say they are "crap", but if we consider the time of its release and its probable rivals (S5, Z2, G3, iP6), then we can conclude that this device can't help HTC to get out of its current situation.
Just 1080P display and android 4.4 are good choices.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 03:32 3

27. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

fail and crap are kind of synonyms... Pardon me for interpreting.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 07:28 3

39. cordawgfrito (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)

You are moron. The S5 in the US will have the same processor. The 805 is not being released until mid summer 2014. And Samsung's crappy processors cannot handle LTE well. The camera is amazing and doesn't need to change. The specs are awesome and specs don't matter you are simply a spec whore.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 10:45 3

61. papss (unregistered)

Camera is amazing??? Say what?

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 14:43 2

69. ilani (Posts: 90; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

when you're sitting in class taking pictures of teachers notes on the board, only to realize after when you zoom in on the picture, it becomes useless and blurry because of the low resolution. it may be a great nighttime camera, but its a bad overall camera. I hate it!

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 12:23 2

65. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

According to Qualcomm's own website:

"The Snapdragon 805 processor is sampling now and expected to be available in commercial devices by the first half of 2014."

That doesn't sound like "mid-summer" to me.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 02:57 6

21. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I don't necessarily think he was saying that it is a bad device in terms of specifications but rather that there is a higher possibility of it lagging behind the competition in terms of it's specifications depending on when the device is released. If the device is released by, say, March or April of next year then it will be going up against devices that could very well have the new Snapdragon 805 or Tegra 5 processor (or if any new Exynos is introduced), a 2560x1440 resolution display, better camera sensors and camera technology, newer RAM technology or size, and so on. While a Snapdragon 800 processor and 1080p screen are high-end enough for even the heaviest of power users, consumers will still tend to gravitate towards the device that offers the latest in technology (as I have noted earlier). Not to mention they could set themselves up for failure if HTC tries to sell such a device at a similar price point as another device with better specifications (i.e. the HTC One Max being the same price as the Note 3).

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 03:07

24. Hyperreal (Posts: 322; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

The price of htc one max was lower then note 3 so its not true. In Poland it was 2649 vs. 2999 PLN when it was introduced so the difference is quite big. Anyway I think this leak maybe true but I dont beleive its HTC's next flagship. It would be a minor update from HTC One. Only Soc would change, creen size and probably battery. Maybe they want to release an updated one (like one+) and HTC one succesor (htc two or whatever). Regarding Full HD resolution I think for 5 inch its completely enough.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 12:18

64. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I was talking about here in the US. The HTC One Max is $299 on contract with Verizon which is the same price as the Note 3 on contract. However, by bringing up your country, I should note that the Galaxy S4 is around 1900 PLN which is significantly cheaper than the HTC One Max while also offering the same specifications (minus the screen size).

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 07:38 1

50. cordawgfrito (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)

The camera will be amazing. It is amazing and got rave reviews on the One. So it will again. It even beat the S4 in a comparison. Megapixels don't matter.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 10:47 4

62. papss (unregistered)

Dude I'm not sure what you are smoking but the camera is crap. I love HTC but to say it's amazing is a lie.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 06:02

76. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 163; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

Even though i'm not a photographer, I know several things about what make good image quality.

Let me tell you a thing or two.

Megapixels DOES matter in some aspect but so do several things such as sensor size, aperture, and post processing.

If you say MP don't matter, can you find good pics captured by a 2MP cameraphone? Fu*k no.

And can you snap amazing pics captured by a 13MP cameraphone with a bad post processing? No of course. But still, a lousy 13MP camera will still be better than say... Average 8MP camera, but not a good one.

And if you say HTC one's image quality is amazing. Let me tell you, I played with HTC one's camera quite a lot. And I often found unsatisfactory amount of detail, occasional pink cast, oversharpening halos, overexposed skies, etc. And I can't say HTC one's ultrapixel quality is good after seeing those bad artifacts.

Don't get me wrong, HTC One is a great phone, near perfect even. It has great ui, the best audio quality in the market, beautiful design, lots of software enhancement, and great display. But it is let down by a mediocre camera and no sd card slot.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 02:35 10

10. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

even my n73 has better camera than one :D

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 04:16 8

31. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 163; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

My Sony Ericsson Hazel's 5MP camera performs waayy better than HTC's ultrapixel monkey CR*P!

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 07:39 1

51. cordawgfrito (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)

Said the liar.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 16:25 1

70. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 163; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

Who do you mean by liar? I own sony hazel and I tested its camera against htc one's. Sony hazel won by quite a large margin in terms of detail, colour reproduction, contrast, noise levels, and even low light performance.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 09:03

77. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Just because it has a higher MP count?

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 02:36 8

11. izim1 (Posts: 1259; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

To be fair, once I sent my phone back to HTC to fix the ugly tint problems under warranty the camera is as good as any other camera phone with the exception of the 1020 of course. But that's a whole different beast. More pixels don't always mean better camera. I'd figure everyone in 2013 would know that. Now, if your annoyance is merely that they keep marketing it as something special when it clearly isn't then yea. I agree with you.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 03:00 4

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

Yes, you are right. More pixels don't always mean better camera but keep in mind that more pixels can produces more detailed image quality. I think the ultrapixel camera can only help the One to capture a better low light condition but in term of details image cannot compare with its rivals. To be honest, i love the everything of HTC One except camera which not acceptable and not worth for money

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 03:27 1

25. izim1 (Posts: 1259; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

On that note, you don't really need more than a couple megapixels to take good daytime pics on a phone. so the ultrapixels would give it an edge over the competition in your example right? Same soso daytime pics better low light pics. I mean the 1020 isn't amazing just because of the 40+. It helps a lot but the internals do a whole lot of work also. You need more than just pixels to take good pics. You need certain tech that just isnt as easy to fit into the small thin devices that people demand now. Just to be clear I'm not defending the HTC one. Not just it. I'm also defending the gs4, gs3, iPhones and every other smartphone cam for the simple fact that I'm not a teenager focused on taking selfies or filming dumb vids on my phone therefore camera is the last spec I worry about. I have a dslr that I take anywhere I know I'm going to want pics to remember.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 18:12

72. almostdone (Posts: 238; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

I was a big fan of HTC phones once but their camera has always been very poor quality.

The problem with HTC they don't produce or partner with someone who produces decent lenses. It is clearly not just about megapixels but on all comparisons to flagship phones the HTC Ultrapixel is terrible. Having too few pixels means lower detailed shot. A pixel is a pixel. It is like saying why not just have 1MPx since megapixel count doesn't matter, it does. One megapixel will not produce enough detail...

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 03:18

86. andlu15 (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

I sit in class and take notes with my phone. to get a clearer image means that I have to go in front of the board to take pictures because the zoom is just too blurry. This is why mega pixels matter.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 02:59 6

22. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Lol. UltraPixel. It now seems that the name's only an excuse to support their cheap camera choice.

Profit, profit, profit (if they sell, that is).

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 07:28 1

40. cordawgfrito (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)

Wrong again bob.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 10:06 2

59. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)

if HTC doesn't make there next phone Snapdragon 805, 3gb ram,3300m battery, 13 ultra mp camera, sense 6.0(AD 4.4),improved boom sound
& a 5.2 inch screen with no capacitive buttons then they should not make phones and go home. people don't want old specs when they going to understand this.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 01:44

75. chocolaking (Posts: 495; Member since: 22 May 2012)

This is obviousely the HTC One+
how dumb can you be to assume this is the next flagship..

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 02:08 9

2. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

Please upgrade it to an 8MP Ultrapixel sensor! The chipset should have been Snapdragon 805 and I hope they didn't make the phone any bigger and instead utilised all the bezel on the HTC One.

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