Latest leaked HTC M8 photo reveals shiny metallic back, more rounded curves than the HTC One

Latest leaked HTC M8 photo reveals shiny metallic back, more rounded curves than the HTC One
The latest leaked photo of the HTC M8 reveals at least one of the things that we now know make it legit, like the dual-LED flash in the elliptical cutout housing. The back of the device appears to be very shiny. HTCFamily says that the back is indeed a shiny metal, with black plastic inserts. The real McCoy is supposed to make an appearance at MWC later this month.

While the photo of the shiny backed HTC M8 is supposedly legit, HTCFamily took a number of released pictures from various sources like @evleaks, @llabtofer and @leoside and created a render that is the star of the video below.

We are beginning to get a sense (no pun intended) of what to expect from the sequel to the HTC One, and as those in the know have repeatedly said, it doesn't seem to be much different than the HTC One. There are some changes such as the dual flash, and the dual sensor on back. The edges are said to be more curved than its predecessor and there are "faded plastic inserts" on the side.

The HTC One made a splash in terms of design and was one of our choices for the best designed product of 2013. Will the M8 aka HTC One 2 make a return trip on the list?

Thanks, AnonymousTipster!

source: (translated) via AndroidSPIN

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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. X.E.R.O. unregistered

Not a fan of glossy metal.

14. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

probably be one 2 mini

29. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

This metal finish in this particular photo looks satin gone bad. Like aluminum spray paint. And the colored glares makes it worse. I hope HTC keep last year's design even as a variation of the new one. I like complete rounded sides, as they looked in that early dark leak-photo that was blue colored. But how much slippery could be? I also like mirror-looking metal. Reminds me of ultra hightech spaceships like in star wars. But can the designers' team pull that off as a feeling? How will endure to scratches? Will people like it or would be far fetched?

30. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Looks like a street performer's metal body paint!

39. streetfriend

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Its awfully small in that persons hand so that is most likely the HTC One 2 MINI The regular one shouldn't have a glossy metal finish, otherwise im not getting it

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I have a feeling that this won't be as sexy as the One.

17. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013


25. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

agree, the speaker grils look ugly, bezels are as thick as ONE's, the rounded corners have made the phone look cheap, etc..

3. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Pretty nice! I am curious about that Dual UltraPixel Camera. Unfortunately HTC couldn't reduce the bezels much.

4. miguelmeza14

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

I like the front side. Not a huge fan of the backside, though. Hopefully it looks better in other colors.

5. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

This looks like the back of some expensive chrome wahl clippers.

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That looks like the dual flash assembly that Nokia uses on their devices.. ??

24. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Don't live in a WP cave, dude. Go out and take fresh air. It looks like the dual flash in iPhone. BTW, dual flash is so yesterday. Acer uses quad flash in its phone.

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This leak looks really fake. Look at the picture of the back cover, the line on the top part of the phone looks like it's painted on, not something that HTC would do.

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

If you look at the hand proportions, this could be a mini version. Screen looks too small to be 5 inches.

13. miguelmeza14

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

I thought that too, it looks too narrow. Kind of like the current mini.

8. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Seriously? My excitement just went down, a lot. Why the heck they make the back like that?

9. ravivarma639

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

I am a huge htc one fan now I am seriously disappointed with this design maybe i should stick with my z1 for one more year and buy an m9

11. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1251; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I kind of like it. And im positive this is real.

12. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Why don't they just get rid of that HTC logo in the front???

21. byte11

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Exactly! HTC needs to take a page out of the Apple playbook and keep the branding to a minimum. They already have the huge logo in the back. Such a waste of potential screen real estate.

36. SirHamm

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

What? They have exactly the same amount of logos on their phone the only difference is that Apple uses an Apple and HTC uses its name. They cant do much about the carrier logos at this point with such a small mobile presence. HTC doesn't even have the brand recognition to abandon putting its name on a phone. Imagine the average consumer with this phone with no logo and everyone asks what phone it is.

37. byte11

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I'm referring to the "htc" logo in the front of this phone. It's unnecessary since they already have the huge logo in the back. The space where the hardware buttons used to be now has no purpose except to display this ugly logo. It is a waste of screen real estate and makes the phone look like it has really thick bezels. FYI Apple has never had their logo in the front of their phones. I'm not talking about carrier branding either.

15. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Totally not htc fan,but wanna see how the dual ultra pixel pans out and true tone flash which Apple got it right...good luck HTC.

16. phonepro

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

that looks awfully small in that guy's hands. Maybe the M8 mini?

18. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

not a fan of overly rounded curves

19. Saafa

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

oh c'mon HTC! its like a metal trash :D

20. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

If this is true, Sony will snatch the crown for the sexiest android device.

22. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

glossy metallic? eew..

23. byte11

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

So disappointed. Hope this is fake. The asymmetrical speakers, the rounded corners, unnecessary "htc" logo with thick bezel and the late 2013 specs leave much to be desired. HTC had it nearly perfect with the original One and these changes are for the worse. Even though this is more of a refresh than a true successor to the One, I expected so much better. I was planning on making this my next phone purchase but now I seriously doubt it. My last hope is Samsung with the GS5 but they'll most likely disappoint with the design as well.

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