Wireless charging likely with the HTC One M8, new leak suggests

Wireless charging likely with the HTC One M8, new leak suggests
Earlier today, we received a nice tip from an unidentified source that let us in on the selection of wallpapers that HTC is prepping for its all new HTC One M8 (or whatever the company ends up calling its new flagship), and our resourceful friend is back with more. 

This time around we have a rip of most of the sound resources that will come with the HTC One M8, things like notification and alarm sounds, and we stumbled upon an interesting find. A rather indicative, second-long "Wireless Charging Started" .ogg file suggests that the new flagship device from the Taiwan-based company will sport the useful feature, which is yet another upgrade over the 2013 HTC One. Of course, there is also the possibility that we're reading too much into this, and HTC is just thinking of offering an accessory alongside the HTC One M8, or perhaps we're just being lead on.

Anyway, as we outlined earlier, leaks related to the new HTC top shelfer have intensified in their number, and we're getting ever finer details as to what the new device will offer. Seeing as there are 15 days until HTC hosts the event that will put and end to all this unconfirmed info, this does make some sense, though it's quite obvious at this point that HTC has handed out M8 units to individual willing to breech their respective NDAs (Non-Disclosure Agreement). 

You can check the source for the full zip file (25.9MB).

Thanks for the tip!

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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)



1. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Aaaand the award for the most leaked phone goes to HTC One M8 !!!

16. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

The only thing left now is to find it in a bar somewhere.

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Not sure is it great marketing or just a leaks.

22. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Noo, it was the iPhone, and Moto X

2. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Hope it does have th wireless charging, would be pretty freaking sweet. Killer phone HTC. Good job. Now release and take my money.

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Big bonus imo.

4. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Agreed, much a better feature than this waterproofing nonsense

5. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Would be nice but I have a feeling they might be doing wireless charging the pogo pins way or the Sony magnetic way.. Would be nice if it's the qi charging. Not long till we get official info but then again pretty much everything other than the use of 2 cameras is known.

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

That sounds unlikely, aluminum is a conductor and putting the metal frame on the wireless charger would shock you every time you touch it...

7. Ignited

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Come on your on a geek site and you don't know that 1amp would never ever come close to shocking you. Even a car battery if you touch both ends would never shock you. The amps of the charger would not be enough for anyone to feel the electricity of the charge.

14. threeline

Posts: 318; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

It only takes less than 1 amp to stop your heart. https://engineering.dartmouth.edu/safety/electrical/TheFatalCurrent.html

8. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Has anyone seen yet the size battery that'll be used in this phone?


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

i have

12. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

So what battery size should we see? I'm rooting for at least a 3000mah. Of course I wouldn't complain if it were bigger.

9. surethom

Posts: 1720; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Yes nice one, if wireless charging comes as standard that would be fantastic & another reason not to pick the Galaxy S5.

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol the GS3 has wireless charging while it took HTC now to finally include it.....you HTC fans are worse than I thought and I thought you were pretty starts with an S and ends with a stupid.

21. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Someone needs to get off a certain manufacturers dangling bits. Taters, looks like you got something in your eyes....


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

it will not be wireless as on a charging pad like most instead it will charge within a certain range from the wall plug without having to be plugged in

13. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

I'm going to hold you to that claim. Also the battery size must be bad if you don't mention it?

15. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

2 things I'm worried about - I hope the phone doesn't heat up as easily as the one and I hope the lowest volume setting isn't extremely loud like the one. Main reasons why I had to sell it.

18. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

just htc one 2014 make me happy

20. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Qi standard or gtfo

23. thekiwiguy

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 18, 2014

The S5 supports wireless charging if you buy one of these... Itian ® Qi Wireless Charger Receiver for Samsung Galaxy S5 SV i9600 Charging Card Coil Accept on amazon

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