Feb 09 AT 9:46 AM Dima Aryeh 22 Comments

More leaks of next HTC flagship show closeup of second camera, on screen buttons

HTC M8 One camera leak

The HTC M8 rumor mill is buzzing, but there may not be much left to learn soon enough. If these leaks are to be believed, we already know that the device will feature a second camera sensor, on screen buttons, a 5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz and 2GB of RAM, all running KitKat 4.4. And these newest leaks support that info.

The first photo is a closeup of the second hole above where the camera was on its predecessor, the HTC One. The closeup shows that it’s a camera sensor, as rumors expected. It also confirms the dual LED flash that we’ve seen before, so it all seems to be lining up.

HTC M8 One on screen button leak

The second photo shows off the on screen buttons. And while we’ve already seen this info, I can’t tell you how happy I am that HTC has switched to using on screen buttons. The photos show the buttons upright and rotated, just like they act on a Nexus device.

These two leaks look pretty legitimate, and because they match up with all the info we’ve seen before, it seems that we have learned almost everything there is to know about the HTC One successor. It’s a bit sad, so hopefully HTC can give us a big surprise when it announces the device. What do you think of the device so far? Knowing quite a bit, it should be easy to make a judgement. Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • surethom

    There is only one thing that is not certain, the rear camera megapixel!

    So can’t wait for this phone I so wanted the one X it the camera did not live up to expectation. Hopefully the cameras on this will be a lot better, can’t wait for the official announcement.

  • redraider133

    Let’s hope for upgraded ultra pixel camera and big battery and HTC will have fixed every issue people had with the one (on screen buttons, camera, battery)

  • jamal adam

    I’d say the 2 camera’s just look odd on the back but if they can both deliver on great or even excellent pictures then all the more reason to like the idea. Now, as surethom said we need to know the megapixel size on both because for the One, that’s been one of the downsides along with the capacitive buttons. Either way, I’m really excited for the M8 to be released and to see what HTC has done to improve upon the One.

  • BlazeHN

    With dual camera maybe you can record 3D?

  • donger

    Yes, excited.

  • Steve

    So where’s the upgrade? All of these specs were introduced 6 months ago I the Note 3. A 800 snapdragon running at 2.3 ghz. But with the Note, you get an extra 1 gb of ram. Even with the camera there’s know uprade. The Sony xl has a 20mp. If the s5 doesn’t have any upgrades in performance, I would wait for some true improvements. These specs are already 6 months old

    • Droid Sam

      Wow, such ignorance. Do you really think Htc or Samsung wouldn’t use the best processors available to them? The Snapdragon 805 isn’t expected to be available in devices until the second half of the year. Also, the 3gb of Ram is considered by most to be a waste since the Note 3 does not outclass other devices with the Snapdragon 800 processor.

      • Steve

        Its amazing what Htc fanboys let them get away with. Why not buy a Nexus for 350 bucks? On screen buttons, that’s crap waste of real estate. No removable battery, no sd card. I can have the same processor. I wish Htc the best, but I am definitely going to wait for some true improvements. This phone has the same specs as 6 months ago, face it Htc fanboys

        • Truther

          You are retarded

  • namesib

    Looks like sh*t, just like every other phone with virtual buttons.

    • namesib

      And there is still a black bezel, now it only has the HTC logo on it whilst those ugly buttons consume screen space.

    • Robairto

      I call ‘em fashiontards, the people who like onscreen buttons.
      Onscreen buttons:
      1. Take up screen space – counterintuitive
      2. Require extra taps – inefficient
      3. Don’t shrink bezel size – illogical
      4. Don’t match custom icons – ugly

      • famoso jorden

        I have to disagree also.

        1. with kitkat you get an immersive mode which does work in EVERY software (use an app called fullscreen immersive mode, works unrooted)
        2. you may be right on this, but user experienced is NOT lowered by any means > irrelevant
        3. does shrink bezel size as much as possible, people always forget it’s the mic and Displays are blowing up the downer bezel NOT the buttons (e.g. N5, G2 etc) Samsung just conceals its bezels with Buttons
        4. DO match custom icons when using the right tools, also can be turned off if not needed so you dont see em

        so overall theres not much left to hate about software buttons. They are customizable, hideable, react always. Next time you better point out that software buttons might not be of your personal taste, but not generalize your opinion and make it universal.

    • jamal adam

      I’d have to kindly disagree with you. I think that on screen buttons need to be the norm and HTC has moved in the right direction. On screen buttons just look so much better and provide a sense of cohesion with the software. I mean look at the Nexus 5 or any other smartphone with on screen buttons. Plus having the ability to, on select ROM’s, make it disappear (i.e. PIE) or even change its design (SoftKeys) adds a whole different dimension of customization.

  • QueenLaQueefa

    If the 5 megapixel front camera rumour is true, then the rear camera MUST be at least 6MP. No self-respecting phone manufacturer would design a phone that has a higher resolution front camera than the back.

  • Robairto

    Too bad there’s no engineer smart enough to figure out that the only onscreen button style that’s efficient, beautiful and logical is one in the manner of the Wave Launcher app or Pie Control style.

  • annabelle

    Probably HTC last phone before they file for bankruptcy i guess

  • Gekko

    too little, too late. same old rehash. CEO has been sleeping at the wheel for years.

    do you hear me Chou????????????????????????????

  • Paul Atreides

    People gave Samsung hell about the minor upgrade from the S3 to the S4 last year but HTC get’s a pass with the M8 it seems. Hope they’re coming up with a good way to market those dual-cameras this time. They could of made one good camera, added the finger print reader from the Maxx(not sure how good it was), and a kickstand of course.

    • Steve

      I dont know how little of an improvement it was. The s3 came with a dual core running at 1500ghz. The s4 came with a quad core running at 1700 ghz. That’s a pretty big difference. Plus with an 8mp in the s3 compared to the 13mp in the s4. Those imorovements are alot bigger than the one to the m8.

  • ihatefanboys

    Can someone tell me why we need 2 cameras. I would have preferred a fingerprint reader .

  • Jim

    The second camera could be either a Microscope or a Thermal camera ….. Personally I was hoping for an upgraded 3D camera so I could at last replace my Evo 3D with a modern phone