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HTC's upcoming M8 has been the topic of much speculation and many leaks (legitimate or otherwise) in recent weeks. @evleaks has shown us what is apparently HTC's latest Sense refresh for the unnamed device, confirming previous rumors that HTC would ditch capacitive keys in favor of on-screen navigation. We've also heard (and seen) rumors of dual rear-facing cameras.

Today, NowhereElse.fr has published blurry photos that appear to reaffirm both rumors, showing dual rear cameras, on-screen buttons, and - contradicting the previous "leak," - a joined array of two flashes in a single, continuous oval.

HTC-One-2-M8-DualHTC-ONE-2-M8-Screen

Readers may recall the last "leak" we saw related to the dual rear cameras - in that photo, the device pictured looked much like the original HTC One, as the device above does. Readers may also remember, though, that the legitimacy of the leaks was called into question by @LlabTooFeR, who indicated that the "real" device was somehow different from the leak, but "very similar" to the M7. NowhereElse.fr's photos would seem to confirm that, as only the flash array on the pictured device differs from that of the original leak.

Of course, as with all leaks and speculation, there's no sure-fire way to know what's real and what's not until HTC itself unveils the device. That said, on-screen buttons and dual rear camera modules are looking more and more like a safe bet.

Source: NowhereElse.fr

Thanks, Tony!

Liam Spradlin
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  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    I'm interested to see what they do with those two rear cameras. Post shot focus change or whatever it's called could be fun.

    • Gabernasher

      Could be a 4MP UltraPixel and a standard 8 or 13 MP shooter.

      • Vitaly Streltsov

        Hope it will be smth more interesting.

        • Gabernasher

          4D?

    • Michael J Carroll

      According to Bloomberg, HTC has planned to add a second camera dedicated to low-light performance.

    • andy_o

      Probably just a tele and a wide.

    • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

      They should put in 20 cameras, all over the rear of the device, and take Matrix-esque photos. OR maybe put just 1 rear shooter and make some sense in the device (pun unintended).

  • jackabood

    cock

  • tay

    what's weird is the htc logo under the navigation buttons..

    Thats where they had their capacitive buttons before.. Why would they have such a huge bezel still left if they now use software keys??

    • oksza

      Ergonomics, maybe. Nexus 5 has a 1 cm chin below the screen too.

      • Nicholas Isacsson

        HTC already has the massive boom sound speakers beneath the screen. A bigger bezel is hardly needed

        • Jordan

          If they release it with no bezel aside from the speakers it could be my next phone. Noway I would even consider it with that big ass logo there though.

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        ▊▊▊ ▊▊▊ㆵ ▊▊▊︧ ▊▊▊ ▊▊▊Post shot focus change or whatever it's called could be fun.

        • iDarKz

          STFU

          • Gabernasher

            BUT ITS $86 PER HOUR!!! That's a solid 172K per year plus another 2 weeks. Though webcam whores tend to work more than 40 hours per week so my math is off.

      • tay

        As someone already mentioned the HTC One already has the boomsound speakers.. On the One the bezel with the HTC logo only seemed to be there due to the capacitive buttons.. So don't understand why that would still be left..

        • iDarKz

          Yes, you're right, but they can't put the logo on the speakers and as many manufacturer they want the people to instantly see their logo.
          But I agree that having a whole black bar under the screen just for a logo is not a good idea.

          • Gabernasher

            They could place the logo over the speakers, it would have holes, but still be identifiable, this is just a prototype.

    • laxjosh

      If HTC kept the M8 One the same width, reduced the bezels and accordingly increased the screen size (while keeping the same ratio), and made the bottom black/non-boom sound bezel the same as the top thus making the phone a little less tall, made standard camera improvements that we'd expect while keeping the wide frame, made it in the same, nice black finish as the One, and gave us a Google Play edition which would presumably have Android's standard onscreen buttons as it shouldn't matter since they are onscreen... then just take my money now.

    • namesib

      lmao got to love wasted bezel space created by virtual buttons!

      /s

    • Jeremy626

      God.... f htc's huge bezels...

    • iDarKz

      http://i.imgur.com/msCfIMv.png
      You were right, that's really horrible :s

  • IncCo

    Instant HDR? Better pics in dark? What can you do with two cameras ?

    • Gabernasher

      Have different resolutions with different sized pixels. 3D.

    • Ryan Callihan

      MKBHD suggested that it'd be for refocusing a shot after it's been taken. Which sounds like a really cool feature.

      • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

        If I'm not mistaken, that would be really hard to accomplish with two mobile sensors. The Lytro camera that allows for post-capture focusing accomplishes this with an array of micro-lenses between the main lens and the sensor, which direct light in a way that's congruous with the light fields in real life. That information is then calculated to provide several different images, which accounts for the ability to choose focal points after the fact.

        With two traditional mobile camera modules, the options would essentially be limited to mimicking this behavior by shooting at two different aperatures, or shooting several images in a row, neither of which is particularly more practical.

        That said, who knows what HTC is working on. If they're able to mimic light field photography with two sensors, I'll be very impressed.

        • Ryan Callihan

          Hmm... That makes sense, and this would indeed be a relatively weak knock-off. If not refocusing, I wonder what HTC has up their sleeves this time.

          • Los5o7

            HTC One 3D?

      • http://about.me/uzidon Uzair Ahmed

        Something like Nokia Refocus? Sounds cool, indeed!
        While we're at it, let me pitch in something as well: Iris Scanner! :D

        • Nathan

          Unlock by turning phone and staring into camera lens?

      • supremekizzle

        MKBHD is a retard.

  • kalo

    llabtoofer said the sense 6 leaks was real but edited..

    He said the photos from htcfamily.ru were photoshopped

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      That's correct, I mistakenly threw in an erroneous link - I've since edited the post!

  • yahyoh

    the thing on the top looks more like a speaker than a cam O.o

    • Hans Pedersen

      The worlds tiniest subwoofer.

  • Michael J Carroll

    Two different prototypes?

  • Raftclan

    HTC can add an additional camera but no micro sd slot or removable battery?

    • Danny365

      Those things are so 2k12.

      • Raftclan

        Not everyone uses the cloud or have the time to send a phone for servicing when it can probably be solved by replacing the battery.

      • MicroNix

        With limited data plans, putting out a phone without SD slots is so 2k13. Just because Google thinks everything should be in the cloud doesn't mean it should be. I'm not paying for cloud storage or the data to talk to it for something I can just load on an SD card. I want more choices, not less.

    • http://youtube.com/coolosertech ThaCooLoser

      All my other Android phones I never needed to replace or have to pull my battery out even though I had those options. If it means thinner better build or waterproof devices by removing the ability to take it the battery...I say close it up and do it to it

  • http://www.facebook.com/lee.goldschmidt Lee Goldschmidt

    The flash is different on this photo than the other one.

    Fake too, prolly.

  • Pratik Holla

    If HTC can get their software right and not overload it with junk "features" i might seriously consider getting their flagship over Samsung's or LG's this year.

    • David Margolin

      So HTC overloads their phones with junk features as opposed to Samsung?

      • Pratik Holla

        Actually HTC is far less offensive than samsung. I stayed away from the One because I wasn't convinced with the whole 4MP "ultra pixel" thing. So I went with the S4. So if they can up the ante with the camera and with that build quality expected on the M8, why not go HTC?

    • maziar esfandiarpoor

      have you used Sense 5???can you name one feature in Sense that is Junk?
      it's touchwiz that is full of junk!!

      • Pratik Holla

        I didn't mean to say Sense is filed with crap. I just hope that they dont pull a Samsung this year in terms of design and features. Keep the UI simple and beautiful instead of overwrought and redundant.

      • Eric Jones

        Blinkfeed that's non removable?

        • maziar esfandiarpoor

          you can disable it in Sense 5.5; however I found it useful!!!

          • Eric Jones

            He asked if I could name one feature that was junk. I didn't find it useful, and couldn't get rid of it. I hear that Sense 5.5 is out now, but I no longer have an HTC One, and the question was fro 5.0. It's still got significantly less bloat than TW though.

  • MITM

    that htc logo scares me a little. I hope its sitting on the same plane as the bottom speakers; so the bottom bezzle isnt too large..

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      I was so happy to see the onscreen keys and then yeah, that logo means MORE bezel. hopefully not...

  • namesib

    Yay, wasted bezel. The hysteria over virtual buttons makes me laugh.

    • Ryan O’Neill

      Have fun laughing by yourself.

      • namesib

        I'm not though. The overwhelming majority of smartphone and phone users in general operate a device with hardware buttons. They would not have bought those devices if they preferred virtual ones, so I find this hysteria over them hilarious.

  • http://byazrov.ru/ Russian Photographer

    Why can't there be an ideal phone? HTC One was almost perfect. But awful camera keeps it off from being perfect. Though still HTC One is the closest to the best phone tittle anyway.

  • http://404err0r.com/ Henry Park

    They shouldve just used same capacitive buttons but having htc logo as home instead of non functioning one....

    KikKat has made on screen buttons bearable, but it still in my opinion isn't something I want

  • Stacey Liu

    Looks like it has two-tone flash like the iPhone 5S.

  • TheAlonm .

    I think that the HTC one m8(one 2)Wil be better than iPhone 6 galaxy s5,LG g2 pro.

    • Tim242

      Dream on oh delusional one.

  • Kashif

    Capacitive buttons? No thanks.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    If even HTC is getting rid of the capacitive buttons, thrn I don't know why Samsung still hasn't

  • Abhishek

    I simply don't Understand HTC's fascination to display logo in the front, in HTC one they sacrificed multitasking button for the same and made home button awkward, If they are going to waste so much space just for displaying HTC logo, then what's the use of on screen buttons !!!

  • TheAlonm .

    I have HTC butterfly s and it's very very good phone it doesnt make any probles with the sense

  • Jack Jennings

    Has no one mentioned the colour of the flashes? Looks like they're going for an iPhone5s style colour tone equalising system...

  • Twelk

    The lower camera is ois?

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    3d?