HTC M8 leaks again, confirms earlier photograph (It's a render from an XDA member)

HTC M8 leaks again, confirms earlier photograph (It's a render from an XDA member)
Earlier today, we showed you the latest leaked picture of the HTC M8, and we pointed out what appears to be a notification light in between the front facing camera and the top speaker. This also appears on a new photograph of the device that was just sent to us by an anonymous tipster. Everything seems to be in place based on what we currently know about the Taiwan manufacturer's next Android flagship phone.

Let's see, we have the LED dual-flash in an elliptically shaped cut-out, the navigational keys are on-screen, and we have the LED notification light on top of the front of the phone. Check, check and check. And the picture does seem to confirm the legitimacy of today's earlier leak.

Is the HTC M8 the most leaked device we've seen lately? Hardly. For a while, the Sony Xperia Z1 was widely leaked, especially when it was known to us only by the Honami code name. And of course, those candy colored shells for the Apple iPhone 5c were constantly leaked throughout last summer.

On Monday, we repeated information from HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang who said that invitations to the unveiling event for the HTC One sequel would be going out in two weeks.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster

source: NexusLab

UPDATE: Based on a tweet, it appears that one of our loyal readers correctly pegged this as a render made by an XDA member with the handle of  hamdir. The render is based on all of the information that has been made public to date. This still could be very close to the final design of the HTC M8.

source: XDA

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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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49 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Oh my god RELEASE THE DAMN PHONE ALREADY HTC.

19. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

I'm hoping the on screen buttons are a joke if they kept the logo on the front why not leave the capacitive buttons too?

30. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Yh I agree and I love on screen keys compared to hardware buttons, however if you are going to still have the HTC logo at the bottom they may as well have gone with capacitative buttons. Also not a fan of the assymetrical looking speaker grilles. That says if they have better sound quality than the one then that's a plus!

32. pukea

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 31, 2010

i think they needed a capacitive HTC logo, let's be serious, so much black space just for their logo? The front speakers aren't parallel, a speaker is smaller than another which looks ugly comparable with the Original ONE! As much as i like HTC, i hope, this one isn't real.

20. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

This image isn't a leak and never was intended to be a leak, it's a render based on the leaks that was made by hamdir on xda-developers. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2411840&page=394 Phonearena might want to edit the post instead of misleading the readers.

29. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

this is a made pic fake because why would htc keep the bezels for an HTC logo. they would have kept the older navigation.

37. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

To be honest, neither I was interested in original One, nor this one. I don't know why HTC phones can't attract my attention.

39. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

which phones you like then?

41. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Regarding the design, I prefer Sony, Nokia and iPhone. They look more elegant to me.

45. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

OMG it's just a phone. mwc is this month

2. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Damn...was hoping that was fake. Definitely NOT liking the HTC logo at the bottom............

9. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

that's the real deal unfortunately

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Can anyone tell me why HTC thinks having a 2nd bezel (the black one around the screen, inside of the metal frame) is cool, cause, you know... it's not. It's waste of space. Also, the asymmetrical speaker grill on the top is incredibly ugly, breaking the otherwise nice shape. Why not place the led and proximity sensor on the left?

8. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

large screen can effect experience for users due to the outer palms access to the screen generally

13. Feanor

Posts: 1420; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I'm fed up with this bezel talk. Everyone here believes they are engineers and that the company engineers are stupid. Once and for all: Obviously the HTC One (and this M8) cannot fit some components behind the screen. Most likely the speakers. Thus bigger bezels. The Sony Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact and the forthcoming Sirius cannot fit the massive camera sensor directly behind the screen. Thus bigger bezels. Why Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG G2 have small bezels? Because their engineers are magicians? No, because these two models have neither huge camera sensors, nor massive speakers, nor waterproofing. Is that so, or not?

15. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

you're theory has some true essentials...partially correct.

21. Feanor

Posts: 1420; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Does the Xperia Z1 have the best camera on an 8.5mm thin phone? Yes. Does the HTC One speakers have the best sound? Yes. Does anybody think that the engineers enjoy making big bezels? This is such a childish complaint!

36. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

All these sound very logical but people want what they want. And obviously want the trends fulfilled

40. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Why not make the screen slightly bigger to take up that space instead of having the ugly second bezel. Personally I would prefer if Sony made the a few mm thicker and a couple cm shorter.

4. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Side note - looks like the volume buttons will now be sticking out of the phone slightly and they are separated (vs one long button before).

5. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Looks like the real deal. Don't know why the power button is still on top after everyone hated that. Not liking the plastic band it's wrapped in. Also it looks rounder?

6. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Agreed on all points. Looks fatter too. Also I wonder where the MicroSD slot is since the back doesn't seem to be removable....

12. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

it's actually wrapped in metal not plastic. the photo does not justify that aspect of the final product

7. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

So I'm not seeing the point of two cameras. Would anyone like to enlighten me as to why this is important?

10. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

it's a fingerprint scanner and also can do another trick as well

22. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

HTC who are you? Do you work for them or something?

31. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Doubt it, considering he kept saying this is the "real deal" when it wasn't...

33. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

it is actually the real deal on photo, not in hand. what you're looking at in the photo is the device and its build design of what to expect.

11. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

At least it is officially all-around aluminum body. I don't like the on screen buttons.

14. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Not being funny but HTC your flunking at the moment, so why do you put out a pretty much identical phone...htc you were brilliant...try and get that back!!

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