Is this guy holding the All New HTC One M8?

A few months back, we were feeling pretty certain that the Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami at the time) was destined to end up as one of the most thoroughly debunked smartphones before it even officially saw the light of day. At least in recent history. But we've gotta admit that we're seriously reconsidering that notion now, seeing as the All New HTC One (M8) is seriously out of control.

We just received a photo from a reader of ours who did not appear interested in sharing his identity, but the important part is that said photo has a random person taking a snap with what sure looks exactly like the All New HTC One during a tennis match. We obviously had some doubts at first, especially considering how much alike the M8 is to its predecessor, the HTC One, but it would appear that what we have here is the real deal. Notice the more oval shape, the slightly redesigned BoomSound front speakers, and even the lack of a distinguishable ambient light sensor. 

The device does seem to have a case on it, though that makes a lot of sense -- the device still is a 'secret' after all, and HTC probably warned whoever it distributed early units to to take steps to conceal it from prying eyes. Good thinking.

The All New HTC One is awaiting an official christening on March 25, and we sure hope that HTC actually has something to talk about during the event. Take a look nevertheless.

Thank you for the tip!

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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)



1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yes he is.

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I might be very wrong, but it seems like the phone is almost photoshop into the picture. I can't tell what is on that screen, but it seems like the reflection of what's behind the person. Also, that phone seems bigger than what is supposed to be size of the phone. However, I could be very wrong with what I find. What do you guys think?

9. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

this is case not Photoshop. zoom in

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Yes, you are right XD I just saw the case.

20. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

After the 12 mintues video, I pretty sure like 99.9% sure what the m8 look like, considering the fact it take the whole year plan and prepation alot resources has pour into it. Dont have enough time and resource to change design now. beside leak is good, it is free advertise and can build up hype, for example we still dont know what two camera work and what is it good for. look at i4 leak it help apple sell the dawn thing.

2. pradeepreddy

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

it seems soon,someone will start selling this phone on ebay/craigslist before it's introduction :)

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


3. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

most leaked smartphone in history. the M8 leaks became a daily thing.

4. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I think these leaks are good because it doesn't over hype the device and set really high expectations! For example, I had higher hopes for s5 but it didn't happen. The back sucks for it!

6. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I wouldn't jump to conclusions yet, you might just like the back of the S5 if you saw it and felt it in person.

8. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

or in that moments that you cut your finger and can't find any bandaid. (I hope you have sense of humor)

16. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am sure he has a sense of humor, but the joke is too old now to make people laugh at it.

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I guess y'all don't realize by now that HTC wanted this phone to leak. It's part of the marketing.

13. Logic717

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

Nothing beats free publicity...

18. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012


12. Logic717

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

that double jointed thumb though... I think I threw up in my mouth at that... All I need from this phone is to know the battery size. 3000mah and i'm sold. It's between this and the Z2 as my next phone, though the Find 7 is intriguing.

14. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Hi Chris, My question would have been, 1. who is this guy? 2. how does he poses that phone? 3. who is clicking the picture? 4. how did he know what he is posting? In simple, it's a scam.

15. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

who is going to give you confidential information. that's why its called a leak. these questions are when you buying a stolen phone not for a leak.

17. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

This reminds me about the guy holding the Nexus 5 to take photos or videos at Google's Kit Kat event...

19. ironman78

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Ohh, apparently the photo was taken by a Rafael Nadal fan. This is Larry Ellison's tournament at Indian Wells, CA, the BNP Paribas Open. That's rafa practicing on the practice courts and I was just there yesterday. I am going back to the tournament later today and will be on the lookout for anyone carrying a suspicious HTC phone. lol

21. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

full sales guide is out now....check the article on gsmarena....

22. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

25th in this month HTC says :SUPRISE MOTHERFUKA those were just the prototype versions :D

23. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

I buy one 2

24. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

This is the same dumb crap phone arena did with the nexus 5. No it's not the phone because only mentally handicap kids steal them before they are official

25. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Leaks? or you can call it advertisement on a daily basis .they sure need to step up cause of s5 and z2 is already a top contender.

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