Mr. Blurrycam makes his return with new HTC M8 pictures

Mr. Blurrycam makes his return with new HTC M8 pictures
It's another day, which means more HTC M8 leaked photographs to pass along. The M8, aka the HTC One 2, is attracting plenty of interest and HTC would love to see that turned into demand for the phone when it is launched. The latest leaked shots of the device reveal the dual-camera system that was seen on an earlier leaked shot of the phone.

The difference between Sunday's leak and the earlier fake, is with the flash. The photoshopped picture that tried to get passed off as the M8 showed a dual flash set-up with two different holes drilled for the placement of each LED flash. Today's picture shows both LEDs together in one elliptical shaped cut-out. This difference is probably what HTC Regional Director Marc Moons noticed when he called the original picture a photoshopped fake.

Another set of pictures shows the on-screen navigational keys. One picture was taken with the phone in landscape, and the other in portrait, so we can see how the keys rotate.

The HTC M8 could be in your hands as soon as next month. The latest rumored specs include a 5 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution, powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU with an Adreno 330 GPU inside. 2GB of RAM is on board. The back camera is an (ultrapixel) 4MP snapper while the front camera weighs in at 5MP. Android 4.4 is pre-installed.

source: NWE (translated) via AndroidandMe

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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. Sauce unregistered

Why gold?

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

So blurry oh God. Did I just got numbers in my eyes.

22. trollz

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

I love how leaksters always use a high quality camera.

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hey Nokia give them 1020 for free.

12. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

It isn't dual camera... It is an Iris Scanner... *cough*..*cough*..*flies away...*....

15. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Iris scanner on the back of the phone? Yeah right... "captain dumb"... One sensor is for better focusing or multi focus point and the other is the main camera. Also... HTC claiming that this was inaccurate seemed to be a "oh crap, they know" statements

2. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

so how on earth is the front cam 5mp and the back cam is just 4mp ?

5. Epicness1o1

Posts: 312; Member since: May 30, 2013

front camera isnt up camera and the rear camera is up camera.

26. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

What makes you so sure about rear lens being 4mp? Nothing is confirmed yet

3. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

It wont be 4megapixel Ultrapixel, because if it is this will fail. 6 or 8 megapixel Ultrapixel please

7. Epicness1o1

Posts: 312; Member since: May 30, 2013

Dual sensor dude it wont fail this time,I hope

18. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That won't increase the sharpness/resolution of the image unfortunately. It might make the pictures more accurate and better night time but we seriously need some quality on them. The 4UP camera shots looked terrible because of the graininess present due to low resolution more so than other reasons. They need to up the MP on that camera no matter what and then they will be able competition for the year.

20. Beijendorf unregistered

Don't claim things about which you know nothing. The two 5 MP images are combined into a 13 MP image (read the CES press release). That's how computational photography works - many low-resolution images become one high-resolution image. Pelican Imaging has 16 0.75 MP sensors combining to form an 8 MP image, with reduced noise, improved low-light sensitivity and full-image focus.

40. yudi.nemesis unregistered

I think Toshiba Two 1/4 inch 5M pixel 1.4 µm CMOS image sensors is not good enough to compete with other 2014 flagships.

44. Beijendorf unregistered

I agree with you, and so did apparently HTC since they've opted for including their own 5 MP 2.0 µm (also known as 'Ultrapixel') sensors. The rest is from Toshiba, including the camera algorithms if rumours are to be trusted.

47. yudi.nemesis unregistered

From what i know HTC is not able to make their own image sensor and the "Ultrapixel" is just marketing name like super lcd or retina display. And if i'm not wrong until this day Sony and samsung is the only OEMs who can make their own image sensor with sony owns 50% of market share. the cmos sensor in HTC One is made by ST Microelectronics, it’s the VD6869. This is the 1/3.0” format sensor with BSI and 2.0µm x 2.0µm pixels. 5 MP with 2.0µm sounds very wierd and if thats true i think it still not good enough to compete with other 2014 flagship because most of them will use bigger sensor, wider and bright lens +OIS. For example even 2013 mid range Lumia 920/925/928 camera can take picture with more details and thanks to Sony 1/3.0" with 1.4µm image sensor + f2.0 aperture and 3 axis OIS is good enough for low light photography.

4. outlawog

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

Why couldnt the leaker just take pictures of the phone like a civilized person?

9. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Leakers usually have only their potato with them. It doesn't have viewfinder, so pretty hard at taking pictures.

21. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011


6. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Didn't htc say that the last picture with the extra rear cam was fake?

8. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

the previous photo was fake because the housing of the LED flash was separated , but this photo both LED flashes are in one single housing

10. Beijendorf unregistered

Alan F, it's time to update your article. The camera is rumoured to be a twin camera module from Toshiba with 2x5 MP HTC Ultrapixel sensors. The CES press release about that camera is that it generates 13 MP images in dual-shot mode. Would you, looking at the Pelican Imaging's PiCam, claim their 8 MP camera is just a 0.75 MP camera because each of the 16 lenses just takes 1000x750 pixel images? It's computational photography, and it means several low-resolution images can generate a high-resolution images.

42. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Lol... what makes you think that two tiny sensor with 13 mp maximum output is good enough for 2014 flagship??

45. Beijendorf unregistered

I'm all for holding a friendly discussion, so there's no need to be belittling. The reason I think computational photography through dual 5 MP sensors and an output image at 13 MP to be enough for a 2014 flagship is because of what's been known as the "Megapixel Race". I know you already know this, so I'll just reiterate; more megapixels doesn't make a better photography. Many of the more impressive DSLR's don't go higher than 20-25 MP - and that's top of the line cameras. What's important is the sensor size, filters, lenses and so forth. Since you can't slap a huge lens and massive sensor on a cell phone, you have to compensate through other means. That's where computational photography comes in. Using multiple lenses with lower resolution, images can be combined to form a lot more high-resolution, noiseless and bright images with better dynamic ranges. It's literally the next step in photography. While I believe more in the approach Pelican Imaging has, I think the Toshiba approach can give great pictures as well. In other words, we saw what one lens could do last year. It wasn't too impressive unless you went with the Lumia 1020. Using computational photography however? Well, if done correctly, the results could potentially be astonishing. We'll see how well they've pulled it off after MWC. If Nokia releases a PiCam flagship at the same time, the tech race is on!

48. yudi.nemesis unregistered

My words may sound harsh, but I did not mean to rude. Toshiba twin sensor is not good enough for 2014 flagship because most 2014 flagship will use bigger sensor with 1.4 micron or more + bright lens and OIS. Megapixel is very important for today standards because it can capture more detail, you can get loseless zoom and noise free image with pixel binning like 1020 5MP and Z1 8MP setting. Yeah i know "more megapixels doesn't make a better photography" thats why my RX100 II can take better pictures than lumia 808 and 1020. But when the sensor is big enough there is no problem with that. With more Megapixels you able to capture more detail and detail is one of the most important things in photography, That's why most of today's DSLR has high megapixels. Pelican maybe sounds very intersting but i don't think those tiny sensor with multiple lens is able to beat more advance and larger BSI sensor especialy when it combine with bright lens and OIS. 1020 can take great pictures but the problem its very slow.

13. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

One should rather get Nexus 5, a lot cheaper same capbilities

14. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

The second sensor up there seems pretty ugly, I'd put it next to the main one,making both at the same size,with the dual LED at the left...

17. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Maybe they want to use the same back of the One. Just make an extra hole for the second camera and expand the one for the flash. With the second camera in that position, will it be a second speaker on the front side though?

16. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

On screen buttons? F*** you HTC I'm done

24. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

There isn't much different between capactive buttons and onscreen buttons.

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