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HTC One “M8″ Sequel Specs Get the evleaks Vote of Confidence

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Unfortunately for HTC, they have a terrible history of keeping upcoming phones under wraps before they officially launch. Last year, the device that eventually became the HTC One was leaked multiple times before launch and now the upcoming device, codenamed M8, is going the same route. 

The ever reliable tipster, @evleaks, has posted another list of possible M8 specs to his Twitter account. What is interesting about these specs is that we have seen them, multiple times before. The leak suggests the Snapdragon 800 processor paired with a 5″ 1080p screen and 2GB of RAM as well. An UltraPixel camera on the rear and 2.1MP front are the last pieces of hardware that will come with Kit Kat and Sense 6.0.

This makes the third time that we have seen this list of specs being listed off for the HTC M8. HTC would shock us all if they brought specs other than these to the table, but as we like to say here at Droid Life, “nothing is confirmed.”

Via: @evleaks
  • Zachary Vincent Manning

    First of all…. HTC doesn’t need to improve Sense at all, very minor things. Sense is clearly the best OS that exists. That might seem like an opinion but being unbiased as possible. Touchwiz is ugly, cluttered, and lags. Sense never lags has been smooth since 5.0, and looks great. LG’s is a better version of touchwiz but still boring to look at. If they stick a 3200 battery in this i’d spend the 600$ and replace my G2. 4k display and all that other 4k crap is such a gimmick, now we have people complaining about only 1080p.

  • ROB

    Why buy this over the Nexus 5? Unless of course you are stuck on Verizon I guess…

  • LionStone

    Has it occurred to you Eric that HTC doesn’t really mind the leaks so that it may create buzz about their products? And that they may also intentionally let them slip?

    • GJV

      Leaks are planned and part of the PR campaign for many devices. Take the Nexus devices for example. Leaks buy Google weeks and weeks of free hype and attention. It’s all part of the game.

      • LionStone

        yep, that’s what I’m saying… so, it’s not really “unfortunately”… it should be, fortunately :-)

  • Danny

    HTC One S (not the actual one s)

  • Danny

    Weak specs

  • Intellectua1

    I really like the design of this phone but the specs are horrible in my opinion.. I’m a on paper type guy, specs are really important to me.. Looking forward to the S5, Note 4, and maybe even the Sony Xperia Ultra Z 2 (if one’s coming out)

    • ApplesNAndroids

      THIS is ridiculous. Oh, and while you’re at it you may as well wait another three years because I hear the S8 and Note 7 will be here!

      • Intellectua1

        What’s so ridiculous about my comment?? Did my comment upset you??

    • George264

      I think the specs game is really dumb. I thought the S4 Pro was overkill in 2012 and I still live by that. Look what Moto has been able to do with the X and what Google has been doing with the Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 is still on S4 Pro and it’s smoother than the One and S4. The S4 Pro might have buckled under skins but with optimization S600 is good enough, the specs are fine.

      • Intellectua1

        oh

  • hoodieNation

    I’d give this a look when my phone dies. I’m never buying another Sammy phone that has a physical home button. Especially not one that has this banana-boat-hot-dog-broke-ass-not-centered-POS button that’s on my S3.

    • Sankyou

      Nice – you win today: banana-boat-hot-dog-broke-ass-not-centered-POS

  • Inquizitor

    Snoresville, but the most distressing thing is the suggestion that the GS5 will have an even larger screen. I refuse to get a 5″ phone, especially one without onscreen buttons. Big screens are stupid and I will not get on board with this. Even if I have to stick with my GNex or a Moto X, which is as much of an upgrade for me as the M8 is to the HTC One.

    • Adrynalyne
      • Inquizitor

        I’m well aware of how they look now. I have used my father’s Galaxy S4 extensively, and it’s too damn large. It’s not that my hands are too small for the phone or my taste, it’s that there’s no practical benefit and there are numerous flaws. I want a phone the size of the Moto X. HTC increases the area of the phone’s front with a larger display, physical buttons, bezels AND speakers on the front. That adds up fast, and none of it is remotely necessary to someone like me.

        • Jeremy Gross

          moto x great size

        • Sankyou

          Amen. Also for me my small hands are an issue. It’s the difference between being able to use it with one hand and not being able to use it with one hand. Very happy with my X…

  • Daniel Walsh

    These specs are too reminiscent of the HTC One. It looks like a minor upgrade, but I hope HTC can surprise us.

  • Droid Ronin

    Bigger battery plus software navigation buttons, and this phone will look good. I don’t mind Sense that much – it’s better than Touchwiz.

  • Jonathan Reid

    U Wot M8?!

  • Guest

    S5 is rumored to have much better resolution and bigger screen as well as aluminum body, these specs had better be better if htc wants to compete

    • Sankyou

      Yes I’m with you here. I would take the s5 over the (next) one as long as I can root it and take away all of the Samsung junk. I do like the speakers and Zoe but a solid camera and speaker would be adequate on the S5. Also I’m fine with a plastic case if it gets me wireless charging.

      • hkklife

        GPE of the GS5 with 32GB internal storage? Heck yeah, as long as you don’t need CDMA.

    • Jeremy Gross

      s4 was already too big, i will buy a samsung when they make a phone with better build quality and and “palmable” with good specs

  • chris125

    Hope they up the camera on the back. 4″ultra pixel just isn’t cutting it. Bump it to 8 and you would be golden HTC.

  • Sankyou

    I’ll consider it if they boost the battery. Loved the one but the buttons were annoying and the battery was too small. I hope they at least bump up the specs of the camera a bit as well. Oh and while I’m complaining – how about a true multi-colored notification LED?

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    My next phone is going to be 64 bit and volte so…imma have to pass on this. Let’s see what they name it!!

  • TSON1

    HTC Two!

    • Tim242

      HTC One 2? HTC One Two?

      • TSON1

        “Give ‘em the ol’ HTC One-Two!”

        • Jeremy Gross

          1)The new HTC one two three
          2) the new HTC A (or B)

          • Guest

            First of all…. HTC doesn’t need to improve Sense at all, very minor things. Sense is clearly the best OS that exists. That might seem like an opinion but being unbiased as possible. Touchwiz is ugly, cluttered, and lags. Sense never lags has been smooth since 5.0, and looks great. LG’s is a better version of touchwiz but still boring to look at. If they stick a 3200 battery in this i’d spend the 600$ and replace my G2. 4k display and all that other 4k crap is such a gimmick, now we have people complaining about only 1080p.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Sounds basically identical to the HTC One…

    • Daniel Walsh

      It does.

    • Cael

      It’s everything the HTC One should have been…in 2013!!!!

      • Adrynalyne

        HTC One came out in March. Nobody else got an s800 out during that time, which leads me to believe it wasn’t available yet.

        • Cael

          I was talking about everything else : Like 5 inch screen, current OS, etc…but still…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Can’t WAIT!….. SnapDragon 800 is beastly and 2GB of Ram is more than enough. Sense is so much better, especially now that Blinkfeed is optional. All HTC really needs to do is fix the STUPID button layout. If you want buttons just put 3. Other than that just go onscreen. Either way the ONE had good battery life but a bigger battery is always preferred.

    Looking forward to the reveal, already in buying mode.

  • hyperbeatser

    knowing HTC it will be called something along the lines of the ‘HTC One XS’

    • MistaButters

      One+

      • steve30x

        I bet it’s just gonna be called HTC One.. Like nexus 7 didn’t change names in the 2012-2013 editions.,

        • MistaButters

          Honestly that is the most probably scenario.

          • steve30x

            Yeah this HTC’s fist flagship device across multiple carriers so they will probably leave it alone. I hope they do that would make the phone more recognizable for consumers instead of changing the name and making it more confusing.

  • KingofPing

    Have a One and … meh?

    If they can manage to maybe make it a bit wider without adding too much to it and maybe bulking up the battery it *might* be worth a look. *shrug*

    Damn happy with the One. Not really sure I’d want to jump to anything else and risk it being worse or just a poor attempt at a sequel.

  • Joshua Hernandez

    Still not a fan of the UltraPixel Camera IMO

    • NotAJagoff

      If you say you’re not a fan you don’t have to say “IMO”. Friggin jagoff

      • Maxim∑

        ~ forum etiquette~
        By- NotAJagoff

  • Daniel Walsh

    HTC needs to go all out on this phone.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      THIS. I love my Blue One, and would get another one but if Sammy delivers a metal S5F or whatever, I’d might just go with Sammy. So far, those specs without any new innovation wont make the device stand out. I guess we can wait and see

      • MichaelFranz

        all thats being talked about is specs, nothing software other then sense 6.0 i do not think we will see a button setup change. the One was pretty successful and if they go the samsung route you can bet the design will not change much.

        You might see a 5 or 6 Ultrapixel camera, hopefully a bigger battery and 2Gb of ram is plenty. I think its a good phone to start the year with.

        • Tim242

          The One has not been even a little successful.

    • Mike Hilal

      HTC needs to fix the buttons on their phones.

      • Daniel Walsh

        I love the buttons on my One.

        • Mike Hilal

          You and the few others who bought the phone.

          • HornayG0rl

            I like them too ;) booya

        • Dominic Powell

          The buttons make the device unnecessarily big. Software keys are the way to go. Trim Bezels everywhere.

          • Mike Hilal

            Or at least the standard 3 buttons.

          • hkklife

            If they use software software /virtual keys then they need to go with a bigger screen and smaller bezels to allow for the “wasted” viewable space. LG set the bar with the G2 last year at 5.2″ and Samsung is coming with 5.25″ shortly.

          • Dominic Powell

            4.4 kitkat solves this “wasted” viewable space problem with software buttons, allowing developers to hide them or blend them in to their app… Look at sliding explorer on 4.4, definite difference, no wasted screen real estate.

      • Maxim∑

        If it has the boom sound+capacitive keys+bezel all stacked together I wont even consider it

      • LionStone

        I only see tech enthusiasts complain but in reality they are quite simple and allows new Android users to adapt quickly. HTC knew they were gonna win over a lot of Apple users so they tried to simplify it. Back, Home & double tap Home for Recents… not really a huge difference. However, I do prefer the 3 button layout myself and I also think they could’ve just left well alone. Now Sammy on the other hand…

        • Mike Hilal

          Sammy is far better, if I had to make a choice. The masses woulde agree.

          Either way, nothing beats OSK though.

          • LionStone

            But we don’t know that button choice is what won over the masses to a Samsung, or do we?

          • Mike Hilal

            The button choices kept the masses away from the One. There werent many other choices other than Sammy stuff until recently.

          • LionStone

            That’s probably speculation unless you can provide something to back it up? Just recently I bought my niece a new phone, button layout was not a factor in her decision, she picked the One.

            Edit: oh, and she came from the iPhone so every Android phone was new to her.

          • Mike Hilal

            What else would it be? Dont give me that “lack of advertising” crap either….the phone is just too quirky.

          • LionStone

            Well, being that it is well known of Samsung’s millions upon millions in advertising and marketing, I believe it’s a fair assessment that this is the reason for the ‘masses’ to go with a Samsung phone rather than anything else. This is the first time I’ve ever heard that it was the button choice of Samsung’s phone that won the masses over (especially over an HTC One). I will start asking all those I know if that’s the case… I’ll get back to you on that :-)

          • Mike Hilal

            The one was already a dud before those ad campaigns. If they had a regular button layout, I’d bet you they’d have sold 5x as many

          • LionStone

            Samsung’s massive marketing campaign was well in effect with the S3, Note and Note 2 before the One ever came out.

          • Mike Hilal

            Where? I never saw commercials till after the S3 was already out.

          • LionStone

            Ok! Which confirms what I am trying to say…S3 released June, 2012… Note 2 released Nov. 2012… HTC One released April 2013…way after the massive Samsung marketing campaign!

          • Mike Hilal

            It was delayed until April 2013. Even if it came before, HTC has been quietly ruining itself for years. Who cares if your phone is “similar” to others…just do it better. It really isnt hard, Sense is precisely nonsensical….just make an upgraded version of AOSP like moto with some normal buttons and they’d be running away with sales. Even if sammy put 20 billion in ad money up.

          • xpyroxcorex

            so youre really trying to say that the one didnt sell well 100% because of the button layout???????????? really??? are you sure its not the fact that it doesnt say iphone or galaxy? because thats all consumers know. ask any normal consumer what kind of phone they have and the response is usually going to be, “oh i got the galaxy.” “oh cool. do you have the s3 or s4?” “idk” they have noooo clue what kind of galaxy. but if it says galaxy thats a cool phone. samsung winning is because of advertising and word of mouth. the one was an awesome phone. i had one but i hated sprint and gave it to my mom. i loaded pa on my one and absolutely loved it. now im rockin the moto x and love it. ive had a galaxy s4 and a galaxy s4 active, ive had the s3, the skyrocket (s2), the epic, and the captivate. i honestly think there are better options out than samsung, but the general consumer will have no idea what the other, possibly better options will be because of samsungs advertising.

          • Mike Hilal

            Believe what you like. HTC makes hatefully beautiful phones. Customer ignorance is a small part, but the main reason is they are not as intuituve to use. Prove me wrong and I’ll gladly eat my words.

          • xpyroxcorex

            Its not what I believe. I sell cell phones. Anytime I ask what kind of cell phone they want the answer is always galaxy or iPhone. Rarely do they know the one or the moto x or the g2. When you ask which galaxy they have no idea. Just galaxy.

          • JD_26

            i guess u have to agree that u can NEVER please everyone and where u say u hate the layout, there will be several ppl that love the layout or further more dont care about the layout and buy phones based on the materials used . i know several ppl who love phones if they are built with alluminium or anything other than plastic !!!

          • loyalty888

            That big ass home button that the put on all phone AND tablets? I beg to differ…

          • Mike Hilal

            Differ all you like. The sales numbers say it all. HTC, go home…you’re drunk

    • Fattie McDoogles

      They just need to hit the camera put of the park. Everything else about the One was good. If they could do an 8 or 12 Ultrapixel camera with an updated version of the camera software from last year they will have a homerun.

  • Daniel Walsh

    Disappointing specs. Come on.

    • Adrynalyne

      Not a surprising comment to see here.

      I am more interested in seeing what changes the software holds.

      • MichaelFranz

        agreed, and the specs arent exactly terrible. I’m sure there will be some boost in optics, you are getting a snapdragon 800 which is a beast in its own. 2Gb of ram is plenty, while 3 is nice, 2 is sufficient. I think they need a competitive battery and nice software enhancements with sense 6.0 to make this a win.

      • Jhee Wan Park

        Still 3GB ram would’ve been nice especially the software is sense.

        • Adrynalyne

          We don’t even tap out 2GB, but for some reason people think we need it.

          Note 3 only has 2.38GB usable, by the way.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          There’s nothing wrong with Sense 5. NO performance issues what so ever. 2GB is more than enough. We don’t just need bigger numbers just for bigger numbers

          • Tim242

            For 64 bit, 4GB would be necessary.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Don’t even get me started on the uselessness that is 64bit in smartphones.

          • Tim242

            Totally agree there.

          • Adrynalyne

            Makes you wonder how Apple gets by with far less than 4GB.

            Oh wait, was that sarcasm? ;)

          • Tim242

            64 bit in name only, very similar to ios7 on the 4 and 4S…in name only.

          • TSON1

            …No? For 4GB+, 64 bit would be necessary. Not the other way around. x64 does not add more than around 15% size increase to operations, and at 2GB with x32 applications we are already nowhere near maxing RAM out.

          • Jhee Wan Park

            I don’t know what phone you use, but every htc phones I used had “Sense” related performance problems. And I heard that 3gb ram note 3 has issues with touchwiz so I would definitely want at least 3gb ram on the next htc phones.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            So you haven’t used an HTC One with sense 5 obviously? There’s nothing smoother. TouchWiz is just badly optimized, it’s not a RAM issue it’s a touchwiz issue.

          • LionStone

            Or even the DNA when it was on Sense 4+, no issues… he must be having network issues.

          • Adrynalyne

            Or maybe…just maybe…these companies could optimize their software instead of throwing hardware at the problem. (which doesn’t always help as we have seen). Even you yourself said that Note 3 has problems with performance with touchwiz and 3GB of ram (and it does), so obviously throwing hardware at the problem is not the answer.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Questionable choice of words but i somewhat agree. While this is more of the same, maybe the look a feel of the device will be their selling strengths.

      • Cael

        Sure as hell won’t be the camera >_>’

    • Maxim∑

      Dude, i am not even buying it if it doesn’t have a 10inch 1000PPI screen, otherwise its useless to me. It also needs to have 4 nvidia graphics cards, and 2 12 core 4ghz cores, with 32 gb of RAM. Also needs to be .01223248 MM thin, and needs to have a battery life of 326 days.. i am only being realistic..

      • Daniel Walsh

        The specs don’t make it a worthy upgrade. They’re too similar to the HTC One.

        • Adrynalyne

          Yeah that faster CPU, faster GPU, and 5 inch screen are just like the HTC One.

          • Cael

            No but they’re like every other phone released in 2013. As seen with the Moto X (and i guess iPhone), specs aren’t everything…but salespeople still bring them up especially when comparing phones.

          • Adrynalyne

            Most companies need an overhaul in this regard.

        • Maxim∑

          its the new HTC One UP

      • ThatFool

        3 people thought you were serious…

  • Jérôme Besnard

    Nothing to brag about. The spec war is over (and it’s kind of a relief)

    • MichaelFranz

      i agree, now just put a nice boisterous 3000+mah battery in it and i think i would give it a whirl. Kinda hard to leave 2013 moto phones. Like some, i am utterly obsessed with active display and touchless controls.

      • Jérôme Besnard

        That was gonna be my next comment: instead of packing more gimmiky features like Samsung (I don’t recommend their Android phones anymore), Motorola got it right with vanilla Android and a couple of useful features. The right price (as of yesterday) and motomaker make it knock out.

        • MichaelFranz

          To be honest…I gave up on the whole price thing. Eventually there is always a deal and phones will be sold at $$$ for some time before they drop. I bought the droid maxx for $299 about a month after it came out, 3 1/2 weeks later it was $199 and i was screwed and couldnt get anything back. So my lesson learned, let them release it and give it time. I’ll wait for this and the GS5 to get annouced and that will make me wait for something else or jump on one of those…

          • hkklife

            He is talking about off-contract/full retail/ unsubsidized prices. That still is an area with a TON of room for improvement and innovation. On-contract pricing can and has always changed on a whim and isn’t a true gauge of where the market pricing is going.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            But thankfully “on contract” pricing is on its way out the door.

    • hkklife

      Agreed. Snapdragon 800 + 2/3GB RAM + 1080P is PLENTY for the foreseeable future. Let’s focus on battery life, imaging enhancements, a robust OS update policy and packing in more internal storage.

      • Adrynalyne

        Sadly, that is counterproductive to the planned obsolescence by these companies.

      • ImmaDroid

        More built in memory, atleast 64GB should be a standard going forward with how much OS takes up, and how big apps are getting. Also I really want to see better cameras. They really need to make camera with a small optical zoom for a smartphone, and a lens sensor, whatever you call it. Im not talking Galxy Zoom, but better than whats available now.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      SD805 is a whole new beast. Some of us like the best of the best.

      • Diablo81588

        You won’t tell the difference outside of benchmark scores.

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          Yeah, cause i wont notice better games, smoother 1080p/4K playback, 4K recording, better lasting and faster charging battery, unnoticeable lag, yeah i wont notice. Right.

      • Jérôme Besnard

        I used to like the best network until I decided I don’t want my monthly phone bill to be worth 1/2 off my mortgage payment. So I went to a pre-paid solution. And I used to like the phone with the best specs until the moto X came out. I am glad that in the Android world there is choice for everyone./ My choice is to go with the best user experience – regardless of the specs with the cheapest monthly fee.

  • JMonkeYJ

    I hope they kept it about the same size as the One and increased the screen to 5″ to make way for on-screen buttons. Also, more UltraPixels while keeping OIS. Those are my biggest wishes, I think. Oh, and GPE again, of course.

  • AndroidUser00110001

    Sounds like your typical high end phone hardware. Why not wait for 805?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Eric Rees

      I don’t think HTC is in the position to wait. They need to get a device out now in the lull before Samsung and Apple hype starts. Beginning of the year like this is usually a pretty quiet time, perfect to make a splash.

      • Ben Murphy

        I was thinking the same thing earlier today. They would be smashed if they were to release along side Sammy or Apple…heck, even Moto.

      • Tim242

        The S5 will be announced in Feb.

    • MistaButters

      I’d put my money that Moto doesn’t wait either.

      • michael arazan

        The way all these deals and price dropping again for Moto phones just happened, I’m thinking we’ll see a New one in he first quarter of this year, maybe right before Samsung’s announcements. I look forward to a Moto X sequal with better camera and boosted specs and hopefully a wider screen.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

      The 805 apparently won’t be shipping in devices until late 2014. HTC can’t wait that long.

      • hkklife

        Interesting that there is such a gap between the 800’s release and the 805 launch. I guess Qualcomm has very quickly become the Intel of the SoC market. They can now afford to pace themselves since TI bailed, Intel, Samsung & Nvidia remain a step behind and others like Rockchips aren’t in the same league.

  • Eric R.

    It’s basically the DNA and One mashed up with a Snap800

    • hkklife

      Which is what the One SHOULD have been last year. I always thought it was ridiculous for the One to regress from the DNA in screen size, especially with the industry trending toward larger screens.

      • Diablo81588

        Bigger doesn’t mean better. The one was already a big device with the 4.7 inch display, much less a 5 inch with those huge bezels.

      • Steven

        I was thinking about getting the Note 3 over the droid max for that very reason. Screen size.

      • TylerChappell

        As a DNA owner for 50 weeks, I doubt I will ever want a phone with a screen larger than 5″. My brother has the One, and I would have preferred the 4.7″ screen. But I couldn’t have waited the 9 months with for the HTC One due to Verizon’s bs and HTC’s willingness to bend over, and their continued history of false promises or missed deadlines. At least they have gotten a bit better.

        • ThatFool

          Agreed. I had the DNA but the the motox deal came along and I prefer the 4.7″ it just fits in the hand better

    • Cael

      HTC always late to the party….