Protective case for HTC M8 reveals that a fingerprint scanner will be on the device

Protective case for HTC M8 reveals that a fingerprint scanner will be on the device
An image of a case allegedly made for the HTC M8, and listed online, reveals a opening for a fingerprint scanner. The M8 is believed to be the code name for the upcoming successor to the HTC One Android flagship phone. While the HTC One does not employ a fingerprint sensor, the phablet-sized HTC One max does.

Based on the leaked case, the fingerprint scanner will be on the back, above the camera, and users will have to swipe their finger across the glass on the back. That is similar to the scanner on the HTC One max, and quite different than the TouchID scanner used by Apple for the Apple iPhone 5s. The scanner on the iPhone is embedded in its home button and requires the user to keep his finger still for a brief period of time while the sensor reads the fingerprint. HTC One max users claim that having the fingerprint scanner on the back makes using it rather difficult.

The latest rumored specs for the M8, which is expected to be named the HTC One+, includes a 5 inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, and a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU under the hood. We expect to see 2GB of RAM on board, 16GB of native storage inside and a microSD slot for those needing additional storage. A 2900mAh cell keeps the lights on. Android 4.4 is pre-installed out of the box.

The HTC One+ is expected to be launched in March after being unveiled at next month's MWC in Barcelona.

New case for HTC M8 reveals an opening for a fingerprint scanner

New case for HTC M8 reveals an opening for a fingerprint scanner


source: Alibaba, gottabemobile via Pocketlint

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  • 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)

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36 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And HTC wonders why they're losing to LG, Sony and Samsung...

3. phoner

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

and htc also wonders why people like to go with cheap sammy designs instead of high quality designs.

6. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I hope they've realized by this point that a $12 bn advertising budget might help...

8. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

High quality it ain't, sorry, this isn't just about cliche quality when Samsung is making strides for change in it's UI and design this year so this argument is becoming tired and very 2011. HTC don't seem to be making any change for 2014 and are sticking with complacency for this year's model based on last year's success. They also have the nightmare of dealing with a growing/rising threat from LG, Oppo/Xiaomi and a resurgent Sony and Motorola, never mind Samsung and Apple.

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um the Samsung hardware smokes HTC hardware in so many ways that it isn't funny. Maybe that is why people go for it and not marketing like some morons like to cling to.

31. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Ummm...and all that hardware of samsung... and the phones are still laggy as hell. Yes on paper samsung s are a bit more powerfull but but the software is not there yet so ...a gilion of ram and sixteen cores cpu's are just OVERKILL. Most of apps only use 2 cores..Ohhh or you're saying that because touchwiz need all that in order to not crash every 2 seconds.... now I get u. The only thing samsung smokes is yr brain through their powerfull advertising. On any day htc one wins hands down compared to s4. And it's not a student/TROLL/brainwashed saying that...it's almost every review tech site. But u did good today...'sammy' is going to reward u well.

35. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol you HTC retards are hilarious. These are facts. Stone cold and hard facts. 2600 mah > 2300 mah 5 inch bigger than 4.7 Gorilla Glass 3 much more scratch resistent than gorilla glass 3 Ddr3 ram is much faster than ddr2 ram 1.9 GHz is faster than 1.6 GHz 7.9mm is much sleeker than a fatty 9.3mm Button placement on the GS5 is much much better. I know you HTC fans love to downplay Samsung products but all those things are hardware related and pretty damn f**king important things to boot.

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Cheap? Lol please stop right there. HTC spends how much in R&D a year? How much did Samsung spend? Exactly. Please explain why over 50 million people prefer the S4 over the HTC One. 50 million.

32. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Why do 50 million prefer apples....?! Are u saying they are better ?! No this figure s mean nothing... I remember when all this started...u know when samsung with their massive r&d budget (student s must be costly these days) were not selling all this millions and fanboy were crying saying aaaaa figures mean nothing... samsung the best...well what has changed now ?! Common...through some decent arguments... not just fanboy ism bullsh!t. Compared by most awards and reviews...(by the techmedia including u know.. the likes of Anandtech) htc one wins hands down when compared to s4.

36. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol buttburt HTC fanboy at it again. People don't prefer Samsung products over HTC products because of marketing. People prefer them because they are flat out better. Especially the camera.

33. zhiae unregistered

because people are so dump that on there tongue and under it there is a galaxy name that made other people not to buy htc devices because u cant sell it well in secondhand

9. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

LMAO, Samsung, ok. LG and Sony,not happening. HTC outsells them both.

10. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

The potential of the Xperia Z2 and Z Ultra 2/LG G3 with all the R&D at their disposal vs a rehashed HTC One? We'll see what HTC can muster as it will be purely down to what Sense 6 offers, but Sony and LG can afford to lose whilst HTC cannot. This isn't even about Samsung anymore, even Motorola seem more exciting than HTC now.

13. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

No Tegra5, no SD805, no A15s, no 3GbRam...

2. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Huh. With a hole that small, swiping you ringer would be pretty difficult.

12. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I think they were trying to innovate but failed, how would you even be able to reach it? Index finger? I would rather have it below the camera if it was possible

16. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Why can't they put the finger print scanner underneath the the HTC logo on the front, in between the home and back buttons? In fact why can't they make the scanner tactile and become an actual home button with a back an application switcher key on the sides? HTC is starting to frustrate me...

4. GeekMovement unregistered

Looks really inconvenient to scan your finger above the camera... my reaction is ...................

18. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Awkward place to have a scanner. Or make the scanner sensor bigger so whatever angle your finger scans should work

24. GeekMovement unregistered

+1 a very awkward place to have a scanner. I'm really curious to see what the final product will be and what HTC has to say about it.

5. Gregor

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

This hole is hopefully not for an unnecessary fingerprint sensor

7. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yeah. I for one hope it's for a high-intensity particle-beam capable of cutting through diamond!

27. Teja171 unregistered

Well, we have to wait until feb for the official announcement to happen.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sounds like a killer device, they should rework the fingerprint scanner though.

14. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

what a good place to position a fingerprint sensor HTC,please just upgrade the SOC and camera on the one,and i will replace my 5S with it

15. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

DualLED flash detected!

17. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I hope it's just a muck, fingers crossed

19. Teja171 unregistered

I think this one will be a flop again.

20. bootroot

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

the must smoke too much at HTC office. Putting fingerprint sensor a the back require to turnback the phone each time you have to login come on!

21. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Missing the mark and ignoring customers wants, HTC!

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