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Real or Fake, These Purported HTC M8 Images are Hot

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This afternoon, Russian site MobilTelefon posted the images included in this post of what are said to be of the follow-up to the HTC One, known internally as the HTC M8. Are they real or fake? I couldn’t tell you off hand, as we have seen some brilliant fake jobs in our time. What I will say instead, is how much I would love to see this become a reality. We’re talking a similar design to the heavily praised HTC One, but with tweaks that take it over-the-top. 

The images – again, who knows how real or fake they are – show a device that has a completely edge-to-edge display, something the original One lacked. In fact, the original One could battle Sony’s Xperia line for “King of the Bezels.” If HTC could find a way to replicate this edge-to-edge experience, I’d imagine that would also keep the size of the device the same but potentially allow for even more screen real estate. Think about what Samsung did from the Galaxy S3 to the S4 – they grew the display size, but shrunk the bezels and body slightly.

You still have BoomSound speakers, the all-metal body that so many love, and a premium design that no other Android OEM has really been able to replicate. Seriously, HTC needs to do this.

So what’s wrong with the images? Well, that whole disappearing navigation button situation is a bit odd. In one image you can see the on-screen navigation button setup (these have been rumored as a new feature), but the other image shows them completely missing. Sure, they could enable some sort of swiping gesture to hide or show navigation buttons, but that would be, well, odd. Or maybe that’s a new HTC BlinkZoeBoomButton feature?

Again, these could be either real or fake, but I’m just hoping HTC actually does something like this with the real thing. I had two gripes over the original One – a middle-of-the-road 4MP camera, and massive bezels. This design would at least fix one of those.


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Via:  MobileTelefon | PocketNow
  • Ryan5609

    I’d say that 95% I am happy with how most apps function on my Nexus 5. Most of the big name apps function very fluidly and are well optimized. But yes, occasionally you will find those apps that are just poorly constructed and not optimized. But that is mostly the fault of the developer, rather than the device.

  • Noel

    I think and hope the M8 will have a similar back as the Desire 700 without the double sim card slots but with a bigger removable battery and SD card slot in the place of the other sim card. The battery compartment should extend to where the SD card is on the D700, making room for a beefier battery. If HTC can finally give us that plus onscreen software keys and maybe 8MP/ Ultra pixel camera…this thing should take flight. I am hoping this will be my device for 2014. Rumors have it Sammy will release two variants of the GS5..one with a QHD display…how that will affect purchase decisions remains to be seen. I just want a GPe of either the M8, GS5, G3 and Z2 for me to decide.

  • Adamania

    It’s a pretty phone, but I will never own an HTC product again.

  • Willie

    No removable BATTERY, Not interested. I don’t care what theses phones do anymore until they can give me one that lasts all day…period!!!

  • Austin

    This phone looks very hot. If only they were to put a bigger camera sensor and a normal nav bar…I would be in love

  • Shadowstare

    That design + SD card slot + big battery = SOLD!

  • Daniel

    I think it looks TOO HUGE in that really only the Xperia Z Compact, HTC One Mini, and Galaxy S4 Mini are remotely close to the size phones should be….I just really hope HTC releases a smaller version again, with similar specs and puts it on Verizon instead of not.

  • Ryan5609

    Unpopular opinion time! Real or Fake? I don’t know, but I do know one thing. It is going to GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS I SAY! IT’S FRIGGIN METAL FOR GODS SAKE. No sarcasm, whatsoever. Seriously though, give me the best/fastest (realworld) phone on earth (Nexus 5) and I will be happy. Industrial design usually plays very little into my decision to purchase one phone over the other.

    • JonDuke19

      You are serious? You really believe the Nexus 5 is the fastest? Really? Ok.

      • Ryan5609

        In “Real World” everyday use, yes, absolutely. Anyone that has used a N5 running ART runtime would agree. Your choice would be? If you say iPhone I may throw up a little. But you shouldn’t since this is an Android news site, but you never know where you may find an Apple fan boy lurking.

  • BobbyG

    Gun metal color? looks sexy

  • chris_johns

    this is a really like looking device i hope for htc sake they do make the next one like this almost exactly…i liked the one but the fact my moto x can fit inside it and have the same screen size…well yeah…and again 4.7 is the sweet spot no need to go to 5″

  • Michael Harrison

    Where is the battery icon?

    • Charles Walker

      Battery is infinite, never needs to recharge.

      • Adamania

        I was just going to write something to the effects of this. Brilliant!

    • Ian

      Theory: Could be a slim bar across the top of the screen and its just fully charged.

  • StargateNH

    Do the small speaker holes really get that dirty on the HTC One? This one looks like that is the case…no?

  • artsr2002

    If only the side bezels would be that small.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    Nothing “hot” about Sense.

    • Charles Walker

      Sense is the best Android overlay I’ve seen. Way better than TouchWiz. It’s sleek, classy, and snappy.

  • MikeSaver

    All the companies that make cool phones go out of business