HTC M8 rumored to 'look strikingly like' the HTC One

HTC M8 rumored to 'look strikingly like' the HTC One
The upcoming HTC M8 will look ‘strikingly like’ its predecessor, the HTC One, according to the web’s most prominent leakster @evleaks. The rumored information claims that the similarity is so striking that HTC could easily name the upcoming flagship the ‘HTC One S’, if the company hadn’t already used that name.

What does ‘strikingly’ similar mean? Chances are, the HTC M8 will allegedly inherit the excellent, sturdy unibody construction of the HTC One with its dual front speaker setup. Those two key features were universally praised, and the overall HTC One design has won it multiple awards

With all this in mind, keeping the HTC One visuals in the M8 is probably a good decision for HTC, despite the fact that some people might have wanted to see something slightly improved.

Most recently, we’ve heard whispers that the HTC M8 will launch in late March at an event in New York City. 

It is said to come with a slightly larger-size 1080 x 1920-pixel display, more powerful silicon, and - most interestingly - a dual camera setup on its back suggesting new photographic experiences.


source: @evleaks

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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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38 Comments

1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

HTC please come up with a brilliantCamera for the M8...

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They probably will, I think they learned that lesson the hard way in the previous round. That and a larger battery as well maybe a SD slot (we have seen it on the chinese model). Everything else about the phone was damn near perfect. If they cut no corners this time they should be the best phone for most of the year if not all.

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Better camera? More than likely. Larger battery? More than likely. SD slot? Very unlikely. Is it going to be one of the best phone this year? Probably. Is it going to gain market share? It's not likely... I still think the market share for smartphone right now is driven by popularity at this moment because the lack of knowledge of the general public. iPhone and Samsungy Galaxy line are the go to phones at the moment. Most people know them well, but they are not 100% sure if they are the right phone for them. People like us who follow up the new tech and gadget knows more in and out of every upcoming phone, but we are still the small percentage in the entire market. It's a sad, cold true...

17. Desmund

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 01, 2012

Sadly, but if HTC and LG would just advertise a lot more those problems would be solved. Case in point friend of mine said something that even I said made sense. LG G2 has a Guest Mode feature not like the Guest Mode of PC's, but if you're a parent or Teacher they could have easily advertised that mode to them cause as I found out it's the best thing since sliced bread. Especially when you want to keep the younger kids away from snooping, or just people in general. Heck they never did advertise the Wireless Storage function either that blew my mind when I first got the G2 it was basically going from PS2 to PS3 with wireless controllers, but again no advertisements. IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS! Seriously glad for Knock On/Off, but other features caught my attention more so than that does.

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Yes! Advertisement is very important for HTC and LG to gain any market share right now. At the same time, it's very sad to think the general public would more than likely to go with more popular phones just because that's all they know.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

ONE is a beautiful device, so no complains! Samsung is the only one that should change its design.

23. av911 unregistered

That "beautiful" device ain't doing too good for sales compared to Samsung, is it?

24. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

And what the he** does that matter in any way? Well I mean sales is everything for companies, but in many cases sales don't tell anything about the product.

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iPhones and Galaxies prove your statement wrong.

28. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

In fact the only thing they prove is that they are the trend right now and that most people who are not into electronic gadgets buy them just because they know they work and they don't bother to do any research for some other brands. Yes iPhones and Galaxies are sure good both in their own way, but they are definitely not any better than the competition. It's all up to personal preference.

29. av911 unregistered

"In fact the only thing they prove is that they are the trend right now and that most people who are not into electronic gadgets buy them just because they know they work and they don't bother to do any research for some other brands. ." In other words, the design doesn't matter. People are praising the ONE and dissing Samsung, yet, at the end of the day, Samsung wins (sales). Maybe HTC should change their product to keep the company alive and stop relying on its "beauty".

37. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Actually they are better than most of the competition which might explain the better sales more so than marketing ever could.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

It's okay, the HTC One has a beautiful design so it's okay if the One 2 has the same look as the One. But please come up with a brilliant camera, HTC!

4. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

All they have to do is replace the capacitive keys with on screen keys and the phone will have a 5" screen. I passed up the HTC One the first time but if they improve the camera I will get it.

5. SlowPoison77

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 30, 2013

May be it's dual camera improves the image quality

21. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

WHAT is that dual camera anyway?

22. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Is it for 3D, for after focus, for HDR? For all of the above?

25. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

For motion effects, for retouch?

27. nzagorec

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

Who the heck knows! But it could be all off that.

7. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

As long as they don't make it the size of a tablet and improve the camera I think it will do well.

8. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

If the phone looks the same, HTC better have some other hardware/software enhancements...otherwise a HTC One 2 is going to suffer on the sales chart.

9. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

htc mate ;)

11. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

Im happy they are keeping this design. I bet when its officially released there will be people complaining about it even though apple doesn't change anything and everyone goes crazy over it.

12. nzagorec

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

My wishlist: Exactly the same design and physical dimensions, 5" full HD (not QHD) display w/ on-screen buttons, Tegra K1 or Snapdragon 805, 3-4 GB RAM, dual Utrapixel camera w/ OIS (prefferably 5+ Mpx), LTE cat. 4, 2600-3000 mAh battery, SD card support, KitKat w/ Sense 6.0, $699 off contract

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That's my wishlist too :P But I would prefer 3000+mAh of battery. 4000 mAh would be prefect :P

30. g2a5b0e unregistered

If you really think they will be able to increase the screen size by .3", increase the battery by 13-30% like you're asking, & add an SD slot, while keeping the same EXACT physical dimensions, I want whatever you're smoking. I would be impressed if they could do 2 of those things & still manage it. I think your wishlist will remain exactly that--a wishlist.

33. nzagorec

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

AFAIK Galaxy S4 has 5" screen, 2600 mAh battery AND SD card plus it's thinner then One. And LG G2, which also has almost identical dimensions as One, has 3000 mAh battery. And 0.5" bigger screen. I don't do drugs, sorry.

35. g2a5b0e unregistered

I hear you, man, but you're talking about LG & Samsung. HTC has never been known for their thin phones, neither have they used SD slots for their flagships on this side of the pond in years. I'm not saying that what you're asking for is impossible, just highly unlikely considering the OEM we're talking about.

31. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Hope the on screen buttons are retractable

13. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Am I the only one who looked at the side view above and thought it was an iPhone 5/5s?

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