Leaked HTC M8 wallpaper seems to confirm a 1080p display

HTC’s upcoming flagship Android smartphone, codenamed M8, might indeed have a 1080 x 1920 pixels display - as all the latest rumors have been suggesting.

@evleaks just posted an alleged HTC M8 wallpaper on Twitter (see it on the left). There’s nothing too exciting about the wallpaper itself, but the original image - hosted on Google Docs - has 2160 x 1920 pixels. As you may know, this is exactly the pixel resolution of scrollable wallpapers made for 1080p Android smartphones. Ergo, the M8 should be a 1080p device.

Since @evleaks is one of the most reliable sources when it comes to leaked information, we should take this with little to no grains of salt.

We heard that the M8 (possibly called HTC One+, or HTC One 2 when it hits the market) would feature a 5-inch touchscreen panel, Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and a dual-sensor UltraPixel rear camera. At 5 inches, a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution would provide a 441 ppi density, which should be just fine, if not excellent, even if new Quad HD smartphones will be available later this year.

An HTC M8X also appeared recently, but it’s not clear how (or if) this is different from the M8. In any case, HTC is probably getting really close to announcing its new high-end smartphone - it might do it next month, or in March - so everything should be clarified very soon.

source: @evleaks

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI



39. hero409

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

I own both the gs4 and the HTC ONE I prefer the ONE because it's easier to use, the widgets were better and blink feed although not my home screen keeps me updated. Not as well as Flip board but quicker to look through. The GS4 has a better camera, a roll of numbers on the keyboard. Split screen is okay I like the SD card option but it's impossible to watch anything on tv if you don't have a Samsung tv I prefer Vizio. So the extra storage is waisted. The HTC usesregular adapters and I can view content on any tv via hdmi. I record tv shows via DroidTV off the Amazon app store. Oh I posted countless ZOE's on facebook and twitter really like that feature on the ONE. BOTTOM LINE Samsung is buggy and their features are iffy. I hope the new HTC includes a 64-128 SD card slot and a better camera.

31. 1701nino unregistered

There is nothing wrong with 2k displays,people always want more.But at this point i think they should definetly work on a better battery life for sure.Anyone who thinks battery life will improve with QHD displays is wrong,just look at the flagship smartphones last years they all have battery life that gets you a day and that sucks.

29. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

microsd please

27. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

I still think that every display with a ppi of 300+ is more than enough. F*ck me, right?

28. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

why stop there, technology is not about whats enough its about what can be achieved...pushing the boundaries so to speak!

30. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

I completely and fully agree with you, but in my opinion the mobile industry (mainly Samsung and LG) needs to take one big deep breath and to optimize the hell out of the existing hardware. Because seeing S Voice failing 50% of the time and TouchWiz lagging even on top-tier models isn't a nice sight to behold.

36. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

yep. spec race is pointless when their software optimization is lagging behind.

22. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

how stupid u people are ! when 720p came out u said its amazing, and when 1080p came out u said thats no important i bet if iphone will use 2k display u all are going to dance and sing !! screen is one of the main things in the smartphones and who says that human can never says the differnce, well get ur ass up and see the 4k screens and tell me if u're going to like ur fhd display

40. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Bro,pixel densities over 400 ppi are insane,considering that around 340 is pretty darn good I dont think a human eye would ever be capable of telling the difference between a 441 ppi display and a ~580 ppi one In TVs resolution does make a lot of difference because of the display size,so a 4K TV is indeed a lot sharper than a FHD one but in smartphones,its just insane ppi numbers and no real increase in image quality

19. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Hopefully this builds up battery life

16. newbey123

Posts: 707; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Good move, focus on stuff that I can see. I dont need a gimmicky 2K display that no human can tell the difference in.

14. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Something tells me this will cost HTC sales but honestly it shouldn't, sticking to 1080 is the right thing to do, just not necessary to go 2k on a 5" screen when Imo the returns will be minimal. It certainly won't be the same as going from 720p to 1080p and I return it should mean better battery life too especially if the 1080p screens are even more efficient than last year's 1080p displays.

13. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Will they name the next successor as HTC ONE+ONE = 2. Oh wait its the third one. So let it be HTC ONE+ONE =3

11. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Quite disappointed if this is true especially if it's gonna compete with the other flagships this year

12. clarkjeferson

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 22, 2013

They have to beat samsung. After all, they were once the King of Android.

10. teja171 unregistered

wallpaper looks abysmal

9. GeekMovement unregistered

Yeah at this point there should be more focus on the UI skins, battery, and overall experience rather than screen resolutions.

7. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Good move HTC

6. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

720p is enough, 1080p is better 2k and more are extravagant

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1777; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

More like 720p is enough, 1080p is better, 2k and more is even better.

34. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I think not necessarily,it depends on the display size for example: 6'' 720p can mean pretty low ppi 5'' 1080p is just right 6'' 1440p is very good 5'' 1440p is pointless

35. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

even with 7 inch screen i'm fine with 720p. but that's just me though since i prefer performance over resolution in most cases

38. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Nexus 7(2013) has 1200 x 1920 resolution & it looks gorgeous.. I feel we can live with 720p and dont complain.. (like on Moto X..) That would be better in reducing the price & increasing battery life (moto x).. the two main needs of todays smartphones

5. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

That's good please don't screw the camera up

3. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Anyone who is going to take 2k displays as the next trend and must have should be punch in the throat.

4. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

like it

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

And hopefully a better ultra pixel results.

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Good. Better performance and battery life with the same amount of perceivable clarity. Nobody needs 2560 x 1440 displays, we only "needed" 1080p for 4.5"+ displays, and even then it wasn't really that noticeable unless it was on 5"+ displays.

15. poikilo

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

That's what people said when 720p came, 1080p came and sales of those smart phones defies the false assumption that " Nobody needs 1080p ". People appreciate technological advancements and companies strive for this, not stagnation, no matter how logical it may seem to you.

17. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I think this time is different,a 5.5 inch 720p display (see note II) leaves room for improvement in sharpness department,now,with 1080p displays,we have enough pixels for sharpness,as even the most tiny of details can be seen without pixelation the difference between a 1080p display and a 1440p display in detail level,on a smartphone,on naked eye,nearly doesnt exist

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