More alleged HTC M8 cases reveal cutouts for either a fingerprint sensor or a second camera
posted by Chris P. / Jan 20, 2014, 2:08 AM
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.
Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011
if this is a fingerprint sensor , another fail from htc
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 2:16 AM 2
They will definately fail, if the device shares the problems of the previous one.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 4:06 AM 1
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 !
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 4:35 AM 1
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...
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 2:23 AM 0
For two separate (different) technologies to work simultaneously, you need a snapdragon 805 for that purpose. Refer Wikipedia about the SD805.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 7:03 AM 1
Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012
How far apart does 2 lenses have to be, to capture 3D images?
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 2:44 AM 0
Why cant the extra hole be an IR Blaster ?
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 4:04 AM 0
Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 10, 2014
could be used better way
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 5:49 AM 0
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.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 5:34 AM 0
A large vertical cutout for swiping the finger, and as you know, the camera too gets covered in the huge cutout.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 6:51 AM 0
Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012
I'm so excited for this beast
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 6:08 AM 1
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.
posted on Jan 20, 2014, 1:52 PM 0
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