HTC M8 leaks in first real life picture, device sports a twin-sensor camera and dual LED flash

Well, well, well! What do we have here? It turns out that our patience is finally being rewarded with what looks to be a rather convincing real-life snap of the anxiously awaited new HTC flagship, dubbed the HTC M8. Obviously, keep in mind that we can't guarantee that no funny business is at place here.

The photo, posted on @HTCFamily_RU's Twitter handle, shows that the new HTC top shelfer may indeed be every bit the camera-centric device that rumors painted it out to be. It would appear that a twin-sensor camera is on its way, complimented by a dual LED flash module for even more oomph in low-light scenarios. As we discussed in our HTC M8 rumor round-up, a twin-sensor setup will contribute to improved focus, depth of field, and overall image quality. The two sensors are capable of recording depth data better, and will allow for some post-production retouches, like re-focus. It's also possible that the setup will allow for the removal of given objects from any snaps. 

Apart from the new camera tech, HTC appears unwilling to give up on the critically-acclaimed design of the HTC One. The same aluminum-clad unibody is present, and it's probably safe to assume that the monstrous BoomSound stereo front speakers will also make an appearance with the M8.

Word on the street is that HTC is prepping the M8 for a late March announcement, though concrete details around pricing and market availability are obviously still non-existent. 

UPDATE: An HTC executive has shot down the image, implying that it's a fake.

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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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57 Comments

1. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

HTC one .. is that u ?

5. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

htc is trying hard in camera buisness, tough failed hard. nokia is still rocking

11. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Do you mean the Nokia that was just bought up by a company who has consistently screwed over its mobile customers, or is this some magical, mythical unicorn Nokia that is still on top of the mobile game that only exists in the minds of fanboys?

16. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Ohh God ..!! When people will understand that MICROSOFT didn't buy NOKIA .. they just bought the devices and services from NOKIA...and NOKIA can return to this business by 2015 !! Nokia now will focus on Warable tech ,NSN ,HERE maps

48. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Who cares about the politics, and branding. All that matters is that Lumia devices are great devices, and there's currently no sign that that's going to change anytime soon.. Quit being so negative..

26. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Yep, even failing sometimes, HTC is the only smartphone maker(but nokia) that always try something new on the camera side, that´s nice

55. zhiae unregistered

u want to learn ? learn from me the tech about twin cam is 1st twin cam will allow to snap twin focused images fast 2nd with snapdragon s800-805 processing as they told us they can snap and combine twin image with flash and without flash in one image the picture u get is what don through this twin focus twin flash without and with will give beautiful after all image .

19. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

yep. its me. helo.

44. giffonaay

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 31, 2013

Yep. Its me

54. zhiae unregistered

that looks like touch id sensor not 2ndry cam

2. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

twin-sensor camera that seems interresting , can wait to see the result of this camera but wtf htc , same design , why would some one upgrade to m8 if its just look the same as the ONE , this is really weird !

8. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Htc one is the most beautiful phone last year..so no problem for me if they keep that design...

14. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

most beautiful ? i tought the xperia z was the best design .. and now the z1 best looking phone by far .. with the lumia series :)

17. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Well htc one's awards says it all..i agree z and z1 is also a good looking device but not on the level of htc one...tech expert also says that

45. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

not on the level ? who is the best quality phone ? htc ?

52. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

You misunderstood my post 17..try ro reread it and come back if you get it...

23. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Yeah agree... Sony's phones look a hell lot better when their screens are turned off.

37. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

AGREE! or at least when they CHANGE those awful promo wallpapers

28. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Lumias are the ugliest phones and it's the same design every year

53. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!! K.

21. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

If they curved sides completely I would like to see a case with ultra shiny mirror-like finish. Even better if the weren't plastic bars. With the second camera in that place, will on the front side be a second front speaker?

9. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

already the best design (htc one), but improved (without plastic frame, thinner bezel). why change?

10. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Lumia 925 is better design thought

18. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

is really nice too but i prefer one's

39. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

People around the world stay hours in front of na Apple store to buy the iPhone 5S / 4S that look exactly the same as their predecessor respectively, why with HTC would be any diferent?

46. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

because people are so stupid nowadays :) and its all about marketing .. apple and samsung has more popularity than htc or sony .. so its normal that people will do that ..

47. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Tge "same design" argument is invalid! You show me a successful phone manufacture that changes is flagship design every year.....

49. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Same reason why someone would get the iPhone 5s or s4

3. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

İ think upper sensor is for fingerprint...

30. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

exoun hdh pei yia dual camera

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