Potential HTC M8 specs revealed in new leak

Potential HTC M8 specs revealed in new leak
We've already seen a couple leaks that have been reported to be pictures of the HTC M8, which is expected to be HTC's flagship device that will be released in early 2014. The device looks to be quite similar to the HTC One, but with a black case instead of the silver, but we didn't really know what to expect from the device specs until now.

Of course, the potential leaked specs are pretty bare bones and don't really reveal anything we couldn't have guessed for ourselves. According to Evleaks, the HTC M8 will feature a 5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, and be running Android 4.4 KitKat. The only real surprise there is KitKat, but the additions of Android 4.4 will be hidden a bit given the device will be skinned with Sense, which is rumored to be version 6 on the new device.

Based on HTC's previous release schedule, we should be seeing the M8 hitting store shelves sometime in Q1 of 2014, which means the rumors should start picking up, and the information will paint a clearer picture of what to expect from HTC's next flagship smartphone.

source: @evleaks via pocketnow

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42 Comments

1. smacsteve

Posts: 86; Member since: May 16, 2012

This would be great if they could capitalize on the already awesome design and build quality of the current One! I love the slightly larger screen, but I'd like to see them utilize the screen size better and use on screen buttons like the Moto X. They would be able to pull off a larger screen without making the device bigger!

10. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

The built quality of the HTC One isn't so great. It's more of a hit and miss with people have beautiful handsets that are near perfect and others aren't so great.

16. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 2013

Exactly, I've had 3 different HTC Ones for various reasons, and the sheer quality of the overall materials and looks was great, but when it came to details it was worse than any other phone I've had since all 3 had some minor flaws. On the 1st and 3rd, the screen was a bit misplaced, it was raising on the upper left corner, which caused the finger to bump into the tip of the screen whenever I pulled the notification bar down. The 2nd handset I had, there was some dents on the edges of the screen... I ended up returning the 3 phones because I was annoyed by these "minor" flaws.

24. sos_sifou

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

emm, the mofos... they make sure that reviewers get the best handsets with no flows or bullsh*t, customers comes last. same can be said about Samsung, my note 2 had a fine scratch on the screen and a misshaped back-cover AND a DEFECTIVE usb cable out of THE Freaking box !! why nokia isn't making android phones whyyy :(

28. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

I know what you mean. I saw pictures of the insides of the HTC One. What a mess really. It felt miles behing Nokia Samsung and Apple.

30. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 2013

Yep, and even though I'm no Sammy fanboy of any sort, the S4 I had for a few months, while everybody praised the HTC One build quality and blasted Samsung for using "cheap" materials, was clearly better built and had absolutely no material issue. That's why there's more than one story to "build quality". I'm way more comfortable with a "cheap" looking but solid and well finished handset than a good looking one but full of little annoying material defects.

42. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

No thanks to on screen buttons, yes to LESS bezel all around, 8 mph ultra pixelsis welcome

2. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Any word on camera?

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

4UltraPixel was the worst component of the HTC One. Now if they make a 8UP camera with an aperture f2.0, that would be amazing.

17. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 2013

I thought the camera was already pretty good despite being only 4 MP, so an upgrade on this side would be awesome...

29. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

you didn't see the camera in the phonearena shootout it was always the worst of any phone you can't zoom in or crop

31. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 2013

I've seen these comparisons, but when using it live, I found it to be not so bad, when not cropping...

34. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

HTC need to kill with a great camera in the HTC M8.

5. kevin_wsy

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

4.0 super duper ultra pixels ~

7. Davidparker

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

ha ha

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Your picture is very similar to mine. I'll see you in court.

14. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Now that's funny :)

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

By that time the hardware is too old. And what if the camera is the same sh*t as One?!

6. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Awesome, found what I can replace my One X with. Was hoping for 5.2 inch screen, but 5 is good too. Just want at least 2,800 mAH battery and I will buy it.

8. toyboyz

Posts: 231; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Come on HTC... I really wanna come back to you. Please make a phone again I can get on board with! Please...!

9. toyboyz

Posts: 231; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Come on HTC... I really wanna come back to you. Please make a phone again I can get on board with! Please...! And O ya more screen less bezel please:/

11. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Looks like HTC will rush their new flagship and miss out on Qualcomm's or Nividia's new SOC.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yup. My thoughts exactly.

41. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Well, let's think about last year, it was rumored the M7 (HTC One) would have the S4 Pro, but it ended up having the Snapdragon 600. The same thing will happen this year, Qualcomm will release their new line of SoCs in January, maybe (but not likely) called Snapdragon 300, 500, 700, and 900. Then soon after that, HTC will hold an event announcing their new flagship with those new processors, probably the S700, which will be similar to the S800.

22. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

i think arm processors on phones are at an incipient maturation level, at the point where gains in processor power will have marginal perceptual impact on the user experience.

32. Calvin35

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

HTC rushes their flagship every year so they can be first. They really have no choice. If they let the Samsung flagship come to market first they would see their already dwindling sales numbers plummet.

33. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Yeah but last 2 years they have managed to catch up with Samsung in the hardware race. This year they may be in a big disadvantage, unless Samsung is planning to rush their flagship too, which they are also rumored to do so.

35. Calvin35

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I'm looking at this from the average smartphone buyers point of view. Samsung Galaxy "anything" will destroy the HTC "anything" due to name recognition alone. I'd like to add that I used to be a huge HTC fan. I owned the Vivid and the One X(for about 3 weeks) but bailed on then when they told me that they didn't care that my One X didn't multitask because they intentionally shipped it without enough memory. I despise HTC now and since I am new here I just wanted to put that out there. I will say that the One Max does seem to perform well with no lag, but as usual HTC seems to have made just enough stupid decisions regarding this device to ensure its failure.

38. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Leaks can't be trusted when it comes to HTC, last year the leaks pointed at the S4 Pro inside the M7, turned out to be the S600, leaks pointed out at the S800 inside the One Max, turned out to be S600, i'll only believe it when they announce it.

15. jellmoo

Posts: 2529; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

This seems like a weak move... They were really quick to the gate with the S600, which gave them some benefit in sales, but not what they needed. Being late to the game with a S800 isn't going to do them any favours. Granted, this isn't the whole story by any stretch of the imagination, but HTC needs to wow us with their next flagship. The next Samsung will be out a short time afterwards, and I have a feeling they'll be aiming to knock one out of the park spec wise.

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