More alleged HTC M8 cases reveal cutouts for either a fingerprint sensor or a second camera

More alleged HTC M8 cases reveal cutouts for either a fingerprint sensor or a second camera

Several cases have been floating around the web these last few days, all of which specifically-crafted for the upcoming HTC flagship refresh. Or that's the theory at least. 

Codenamed the HTC M8, HTC's new top shelf will apparently sport either a fingerprint sensor or an extra camera unit on its rear. Either of the two seems like an actual possibility, as the former is already found on the HTC One max, while the latter has been hinted by Bloomberg sources with "direct knowledge" of the company's plans. Moreover, a cutout this wide should provide enough swiping area for the swipe type fingerprint sensor that HTC has utilized with the One max. In any case, these cutouts also fit the bill as far as this early leak of a purported HTC M8 back cover goes. And lastly, while these cases have all been found browsing Chinese Alibaba's ecommerce platform, leaker Sonny Dickson has also gotten his hands on the very same cases and he's putting his weight behind them. The Apple-centric tipster has had a positive track record when it comes to rumors, and this time around he's claiming that a source with access to phone parts has send those in. 

Of course, as appealing as these theories are, there's always a good chance of these never materializing. That said, we've found that whenever leaks start piling up, and they all point to the same thing, it's generally a shade safer to make tentative conclusions. As of today, we're thinking that HTC indeed has something a tad more out-of-the-ordinary brewing at its labs, and we can't wait to see the results. 


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26 Comments

1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

if this is a fingerprint sensor , another fail from htc

6. Teja171 unregistered

They will definately fail, if the device shares the problems of the previous one.

7. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

The amount of injustice that has been made by awarding htc one the best phone of 2013...if only this so called experts in the industry would have asked for your opinion.. I mean...u know .. that guy..Brian from that shifty site Anandtech....what do they know..right ?! P.s. I have the One..Ohhh and it's awesome !

9. elocom

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

exactly

15. Teja171 unregistered

Then be happy. I too own it, but not at all satisfied with it, as it was substandard in most respects. I think HTC One(M8) may be somewhat crummy too.

20. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

The only thing substandard in the M7 is the camera in daylight. What are you so unhappy about the device?

21. Teja171 unregistered

Everything except the stereo speakers, display. The worst part of the HTC one was the Aluminium Unibody, which becomes too hot after slight usage.

26. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Strange, mine barely heats and when it does the aluminium body dissipates the heat very fast, much faster than my previous plastic phones.. To each their own.

2. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

How about one is Ultrapixel and the other is 8-16 Megapixel ? one for low light, the other for high resolution pics...

16. Teja171 unregistered

For two separate (different) technologies to work simultaneously, you need a snapdragon 805 for that purpose. Refer Wikipedia about the SD805.

23. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Yes, and we saw a post few weeks ago that the so called "HTC One+" will have a SD 805, right? :D

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

How far apart does 2 lenses have to be, to capture 3D images?

17. Teja171 unregistered

Sorry, no quantum physics here. Don't expect it to have 3D capabilities.

4. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Looks like company's are keeping their phones a secret now! Getting lesser and lesser leaks nowadays:(

5. Teja171 unregistered

Why cant the extra hole be an IR Blaster ?

10. elocom

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

could be used better way

18. Teja171 unregistered

The power button on the HTC one becomes too soft after some time of usage.I hate that concept. I think an IR Blaster is somewhat over hyped, since you have remotes for all the equpiment you own.

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

If it's a fingerprint scanner & one that you have to swipe your finger across like on the One Max, how would ever be able to use it with that case on? On that note, I wonder what cases look like for the One Max.

13. Teja171 unregistered

A large vertical cutout for swiping the finger, and as you know, the camera too gets covered in the huge cutout.

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

PhoneArena must have it backward then. If it is a fingerprint scanner, it must be the larger cutout in the case. The smaller one must be for the camera. The even smaller one must be the flash.

22. Teja171 unregistered

I mean a large one, for the Finger Print scanner ( if it exists )

11. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I'm an HTC One fan but Gawd that looks terrible!

12. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I'm so excited for this beast

14. Teja171 unregistered

Don't give it such a name, I'm somewhat sceptical that it would not be so interesting as it sounds.

24. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Been waiting to upgrade til this came out. Have the One X and has been my favorite and best phone. Sso excited to get the new one.

25. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I truly didn't understand that weird placement of the fingerprint scanner,whats the logic of it? One of the most awkwardly-placed things on a device ever IMO. I think the dual-sensored camera will truly be a sucess for HTC,makes sense,but I'd love to see 3D image and video capabilities.

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