HTC director shoots down M8 image as a photoshopped fake

HTC director shoots down M8 image as a photoshopped fake
Earlier today, we passed along to you a photo allegedly showing the rear of the HTC M8. For those who have Rip Van Winkled their way past the last few weeks, the M8 is the sequel to the M7, which of course is the HTC One. The M8 could end up being called the HTC One 2, and the leaked photo that purportedly showed the back of the phone revealed a twin-sensor camera and a dual flash. The dual-sensor would be expected to offer higher quality images, enhanced depth perception, and the ability to turn the user into a maestro at post production editing.

However, there is one itsy, bitsy little detail that you probably should know about. The picture is a fake. That comes from none other than Marc Moons, who is the Regional Director for HTC covering the Benelux region. As such, Moons might have a little more knowledge about the M8 than the average Joe down the street. Moons tweeted "Somebody has been photo shopping" in relation to so called leaked photo.

There might be dual camera sensors on the M8, and there might even be a dual flash. But according to someone who actually works for HTC, the M8 will not look like this morning's leaked photo. Isn't it nice when a company director can give us a quick heads up on the legitimacy of a leak?


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: AndroidWorld (translated)

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8 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Eh, I wouldn't be too surprised if that was a fake. But its not like it had bad info, I would have just left it as is to keep the interest going. This just scares me that they are trying to do damage control on raised expectations. Because if they deliver less than what that guy claimed....I mean are we looking at a Snapdragon 600 or something for the next model that they have to keep expectations lower than that guy's?

2. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Why does this matter its not official yet.

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Good to hear because it was not very good looking. :)

4. outlawog

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

lol k

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

The upper camera would be the other 3Mp camera, haha

6. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

The "upper camera" is supposed to be a fingerprint scanner. Not a "upper camera".... you sound about as intelligent as your picture looks.

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

No, just not as a geek as you are, that's all loser

7. XperiaOptimusOne unregistered

Looks real to me.

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