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Complete 360 Degree Render of HTC M8 “Prime” Leaked

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This morning, a small portion of what now appears to be a full 360 degree render hit the web, which was reported to show off the backside and Duo Camera layout of the rumored M8 “Prime” from HTC. Now, @evleaks is at it again, this time posting the full circling render of the device. 

As we can see, this could be quite the premium device. It clearly features BoomSound speakers, a power button on the side of the device instead of the top, front-facing shooter, sensors right above the display, black bar across the front with the HTC logo, un-flush Duo Camera on the back, dual flash, and an overall sleek Black and Silver color combo.

Of course, if more information shows up, we will post it up.



Via: @evleaks
  • Noel

    I have to start by stressing my love for HTC, but seriously guys…I have a serious issue with HTCs affinity to pronounced bezels. Looking at the render of the One M8 Prime…why Do I see such bezels after all the rants from multiple sectors decrying the huge bezels of the One M8. Why couldn’t they just put the BoomSound style speakers of the Desire 816 with minimal bezels. Yes the internals sound great…but the look is just as important and seeing how LG is slashing bezels to give an almost all screen face, u will think HTC will take notice.

  • mikeym0p

    This looks awesome, however it seems like it’s going to be way to big. Like more then 5.5″ big. The buttons on the side however are a welcome addition.

  • abhi098


  • mooretammyr

    what Rita implied
    I’m startled that a single mom can make $7410 in 4 weeks on the computer .
    Get More Info works77.ℂℴm

  • lonestaroc

    that’s a Samsung sized mess.. ugly!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JoeTi

    She’s pretty. Still, this like the Samsung G5 prime seems just like a delayed response to the LG3. Good move LG. You might just get my money for the next upgrade.

  • I don’t understand why they want that much bezels for just a logo…. they should put it on top of the speakers or something that would make me drop my note 3 and go out and get this…

  • David Li

    That looks huge but I am still excited to see it’s release.

  • Daniel Walsh

    Looks the same with the useless bezels, fail

  • So they fixed the bottom bezel by adding a top bezel??

  • Artem Pervenyonok

    OMG! Side power button!! Can’t believe HTC did it!

  • dizel123

    looks pretty slick except for the evleaks logo. Not sure why HTC would put that on there

  • JoshHenry

    It looks like they’re going to release it in October for Halloween.

  • jvader2012

    its like the same thing as M8, with highlights. Dont know why people are not liking this, jeez. People have some super duper high expectations, next everyone is going to complain it cant decrypt china’s security becuase its not running the latest cpu A57^5 /A61^5. Its just a phone not IBMS Watson. and its just a phone. Just saying

  • this isnt prime…its a stem backwards in terms of design…looks like a cheap HTC knockoff

  • WallBreaker

    Oh boy…. I thought Prime was to suggest Premium with top of the line looks and specs…if this is What OEM’s are calling Prime I might be worried…

    Google’s Android Silver couldn’t come soon enough.

  • M3D1T8R

    Looks pretty good. But what’s with that apparent headphone jack at the top? And hopefully it’s still got SD slot, on the left side. Still, 5.5″ devices are a little big to my liking.

  • shamatuu

    i have to see this person before i buy it bit so far those bezels and that black bar at the button are such a turn off. Why do we need two logos front and back?. like really get rid of the front logo and move the circuits around to the back HTC!. The engineers at HTC are lazy and slacking off and not putting in 110% of work. I’m willing to learn on design if i have to.

    • M3D1T8R

      I’d be happy with 100%, since 110% is impossible.

  • greyhulk

    This can’t be real. HTC would never move the power button to the side. It’s inconceivable!

  • Cael


  • Bigwavedave25

    Wow, so the evleaks dude made a quick cad model of the leaked info?? That’s kind of impressive, just to get your logo on there. He did miss a few HTC signature details… power button /IR goes at the top man.

  • TheWenger

    Un-flush == “proud”. Use that word if you want to sound smart 😉


    it looks ok. lets wait till the final product comes out before passing any jugement

  • confused

    so they took a step back…..what

  • gambit07

    Haha, I’m having deja vu with these leaks

  • Rowan Roy

    I like it very much but http://bit.ly/1giOsmK

  • itsacardigan

    I’m thinking this is 2014’s version of the HTC One Maxx…..why else would they put the power button so low on the device?

  • joe23521

    That is A LOT of forehead and chin. Front speakers are nice and all, but at what cost?

  • Josh P.

    I wonder if a case would cover that orange crap

  • callumshell1

    I like it.

  • LionStone

    Hah! People complained about the M8 camera not having enough mp… HTC ups the mp but has a tiny bump on the camera lens… people still complain!

  • santy83

    Ugly by HTC standards , yet looks better than S5 and S5 prime.

  • Travss

    I’m pissed just bought the sprint htc one m8 about a month ago and now this comes out. I bought it through there leap plan

    • LionStone

      Dont be pissed, you still have a great phone! I like the M8, I wanted the M8 and almost bought the M8…glad I waited though, I can hang a couple more months with my DNA no problem!

    • PoisonApple31

      Don’t worry this model still has your black bar with the logo on it!

  • reyalP

    A premium phone does not need branding all over it. A premium device offers a subtle yet nicely placed logo usually on the back. If you have to place branding on the front and back then your marketing department is not doing a good enough job of differentiating your product from others; therefore, you product is not so premium after all.

  • tylerc23

    I’ll keep my regular M8 thank you

  • Android_Silver

    Android Silver.
    Android Silver lineup with pure Android by Google.
    And HTC is doing it wrong.

    • AndroidSilver


  • There are too many things about this design which do not follow HTC’s design guideline. I’m going to have to call BS on this.

  • Tony Byatt

    Well…this design is…ummm…interesting?


  • Al-Burrit0

    Is it me or does the m8 look more “prime” than this?

  • sj0808


  • Matt G

    I don’t know what we would do without evleaks. We might actually have to wait til a phone was released to see it

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Less bezel than current looks good. Not bad. Now if it was $400 like the X-1 then maybe. But I would rather spend full retail on the G3.

  • Kazahani

    I swear, the most interesting things are up Evan’s butt.

  • Joe Butler

    Certainly looks better than the S5 Prime.

  • senor_heisenberg

    Looks nice, but maybe both HTC and Samsung should have released their flagships later like LG instead of releasing new devices with slightly upgraded specs.

  • Mayoo

    Camera bump will bring frustration I think. I am not a fan of having the company logo in the front. If not it looks like … a damn phone.

  • hyperbeatser

    that’s supposedly at 5.5″ screen? it’s gonna feel almost as massive at the One Max

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Ohh.. My friend nothing could ever feel that massive

  • Joseph A. Yager

    So is this going to be the new norm? We get the flagship device, then wait a month or two for the super flagship devices? Lame.

  • Brandon Nicholson

    The Orange around the camera reminds me of the Orange around the End of the Barrel on Airsoft Guns. Is it a fake camera?

    • tylerc23

      Isn’t it already? *ba doo ting*

  • K

    Hard to tell without a reference point but this thing looks huge. One Max status.

  • Daistaar

    Has a sportier look than a premium look to it. Why couldn’t that light sensor have been next to the top speaker grill?

    • tylerc23

      “Sportier” that is exactly the word I was looking for. Thank you and I totally agree

  • JSo

    To me, it looks pretty much like their other phones. Do people not like the M8 either? I thought that was a popular one.

  • Tyrone Biggums


  • DJsuns

    LG G3 is looking better by the minute

    • Xavier_NYC

      Agreed.. When I look at this 3D render I think….

    • cizzlen

      Yeah I’m done with my HTC u wot m8? G3 will be mine.

    • DJsuns

      Boom sound is cool but how often do I use my phone speakers to listen to music or speaker phone. Hardly ever. If boom sound is the reason they need the real estate. Scratch one of the speakers. If only that was the 1 issue with this phone….

      • michael arazan

        I cook from scratch and like to lay my phone down and turn up the speaker while moving about the kitchen, I use mine everyday for music or podcast listening aloud

  • Daistaar

    Moral of this leak: Don’t piss off Evan lol.

  • Ethan Besbris

    Nope. Not liking the design…

  • flosserelli

    But does it have lasers?

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Reminds me of the Sprint version of the HTC ONE X. Looks really nice. I’m not sure what the point of it is though? And to have leaks happening so soon? They can’t release another device of higher caliber anytime soon and not expect to tank their M8 sales. Strange stuff going on over at HTC.

    • hfoster52

      Well evleaks seems to now have a vendetta against HTC since HTC has called all the leaks BS.

      • K

        Well hopefully HTC proves Evan wrong and quickly re-designs this horrible looking device.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          I actually think it looks pretty nice.

  • Orion

    I don’t even mind the colors. It’s those damn bezels htc really needs to work on.

  • jnt

    Prime… why… especially on the M8. Just release a strong flashship and leave it at that. It reeks of marketing manipulation.

  • MikeSaver

    Whats up you guys?

  • Dave

    Looks okay. The orange ring is questionable but at least the front looks symmetrical…sort of. Get rid of your damn logo on the front HTC.

  • flosserelli

    If that camera bump is for real, I hope the lens cover is sapphire or something similar, because otherwise it will be scratched to hell very quickly.

  • Greg

    I know I’m late to the party, but what’s the rumored MP count for the main rear camera?

    • T4rd

      1.21 Gigapixels.

    • OneForTheGoodDays

      4 Ultra-sh*tsels

    • 12 InFiniPixels

  • Ray

    There are so many things wrong with this phone that vertical grill, black bar, bezel, orange camera ring, anything else chime in…

    • Would agree with everything you just said.

      • OneForTheGoodDays

        Me thinks LG has planted some folks on the HTC design team to just ferry people their way.

      • tylerc23

        Is that a Power button under the Volume rocker???

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          hope so. the M8 is insanely tall & the button on top sucks

      • @evleaks

        This was one of my first smartphones. I just smirk when I read all these little nitpicks with today’s gorgeous machines.

        And by the way, you kids get the hell off my lawn.

    • T4rd

      Seems like they improved the power button location at least. But it hasn’t really been an issue on my M8 with the gesture-wake.

    • Daistaar

      That vertical grill becomes horizontal when you hold it in landscape. I’d call this the HTC One Sport.

    • LionStone

      Vertical grill? lol!

      • Smartss

        I think he means the opening slots are vertical and no longer round.

        • LionStone

          Still… the nitpicking on a render is still humorous

          • Smartss

            I agree… While I’m a little bummed they are going to release a premium version of their “premium” phone so shortly after the new one just came out. I still love my M8. I also have the S5 but it getting very little use due to no root.

    • Miguel

      Exactly, my question is why HTC, what’s the reasoning behind this, the M8 was fine no need to go back to your old days of releasing phones left and right.

      • saas lesa

        This is not advanced M8, this is the whole new One Max.Or respond to Note 4.

    • reyalP

      Could have a Beats Logo tramp stamp on the back! Apple wanted more flair for their phone, so I guess HTC will have too stick to the Verizon stamp.

    • tylerc23

      and that it’s not even reminiscent of being in the One family

    • WitnessG

      Why do they still have the damn black bar?! Also that stupid orange ring looks so out of place.

      • michael arazan

        Guess HTC wanted to have an areola on their device

  • bobbyp

    HTC needs to get over their logo and give up the real estate to make a bigger screen.

    • Bob

      Theres a lot going on underneath that real estate. It’s not just there for a logo.

      • Circuitry! 😛

      • I would say the same thing, but after seeing what LG is doing with the G3, that kind of chin/forehead is unacceptable.

        • zurginator

          LG doesn’t have forward facing speakers – and the amount of space a speaker has directly impacts the achievable sound quality and volume.

          • I’m not referring to the chin and forehead where the speakers are. I’m referring to the black bar where the HTC logo is and the identical black bar that is on top. Obviously, I don’t know the inner workings, and they may have no choice but to put those there. But it still comes off to a consumer as wasted screen real estate.

          • zurginator

            That’s what I’m saying – speakers take up a lot more room than the grill indicates – just like screens take more space than you see… Or cameras, etc.

          • Ah, I follow you. But there’s still no way of knowing if that’s why they put the black bars there. Unless of course you are an HTC engineer haha

    • j

      It’s used for gestures.. you know.. since there’s no way to implement gestures on that big ass TOUCH SCREEN.. so they need a secondary gesture area.

  • Suman Gandham

    So to make the HTC black bar thinner, they moved half of it above the screen? Massive trolls…

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      If it’s easier to reach, would you change your mind?

      • Suman Gandham

        Negligible difference on a 5.5″ device. Either way you won’t be able to reach the top without “shuffling”.

        Good thing we have custom launchers with homescreen gestures…

  • Anthoni

    I don’t hate it, but why the random red ring?

  • Shane Redman

    They need a re-design…

    • MacNificent

      Now they need a re-re-design..

  • Alexander Garcia

    Reminds me off an Oreo cookie!

  • hldc1

    While I can applaud moving the power button to the side, moving the audio out port to the top is a massive fail. FAIL I SAY.

  • TSK

    That makes me think pre-production.

  • Derek Duncan


  • Johnny Steele

    Well, I guess I will have to EDGE UP early.

    • Scott Erckman

      I agree. I might use my “Jump!” to go from the M8 to this.

  • The Narrator

    Holy Bezels, Batman!
    But really, that doesn’t look good, at all. Sorry HTC.

    • Dave

      Let’s get to the real question here. How’s it like getting free phones from the government?

      • The Narrator

        The salt is strong with this one.

      • Ray

        It was a joke buddy and even if he did how’s that your business? How’s it like driving on roads paid for with other people’s taxes get real

        • Dave

          How’s it like being on his sack?

          • Ray

            pretty warm wearing my Obama sweater

          • Dave

            God Bless You..

          • Ray

            Which God there are apparently thousands of them

          • tylerc23

            Noooo. I was just starting to like you Ray and then you go and say the O word

        • The Narrator

          I’m just wondering, where are all these people getting free G2’s?

        • Tony Byatt

          For goodness sake, ignore the mutating troll…

          It’s so easy to do…

          And very effective…

        • trumpet444

          When you drive your own car and pay for your own gas, you yourself are helping pay the taxes that pave roads.

    • It actually looks like it has less bezel than the M8. It’s the forehead and chin that they are still making a mile long.