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Feb
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It's not exactly news that HTC will be updating its flagship phone for 2014, but more and more leaks seem to indicate that we can expect a phone that looks a lot like the current HTC One. Yet another leaked photo, this time from M Helal on Google+, shows what looks like a One with the dual cameras and a dual flash module that we've seen on a previous leak. The casing is a bit glossier than the current model, and the front view seems to confirm that HTC will switch to virtual navigation buttons.

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Helal has specs to share as well: a 4.7-inch 1080p screen, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 5 megapixel front camera. There's still no word on the purpose of that second rear camera, though a specific low-light module has been suggested. XDA TV regular Shen Ye says that the pictures are indeed genuine. Discussion on the Android subreddit points out that this could be the "mini" version of the M8, and it's worth considering, since the metal finish and the flash module look a little different compared to previous leaks. The specifications posted on Google Plus clash with leaked specs for a supposed M8 Mini.

Of course, all this information is unofficial. HTC still hasn't announced any plans for a media event at Mobile World Congress, so at the moment it seems unlikely that we'll see a new flagship in Barcelona later this month.

Source: Google+, /r/Android

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Raloc

    oh nein, that finish

  • Kacho_ON

    This is just the gold version of the M8 like last years M7
    http://www.hubfr.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/HTC-One-Complete.png

    There have been photos of it in silver leaked

    Notice the Black plastic bar along the top of the camera

    • Nathan

      This makes no sense.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Nonsense. Just bait to click your silly link. No thanks.

  • Shaun Hammond

    Still looks awful.

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  • Fry

    And HTC wonders why they're hurting.

    • Michael Pahl

      3D?

      • Scott

        They tried that... and it failed miserably.

      • Fry

        I hope not.

    • jimmyamazingz

      I read a few articles that actually make a lot of sense of it. Earlier Toshiba showed a camera design like this. One takes the picture the other takes a picture of the depth map of the area. This allows for focusing after the fact without having to take a lot of quick pictures like some do now. I think that is what we can expect.

  • Aooga

    Ew.

  • sabby

    this looks like a mini device 4.3 inch at max

  • Steve Secor

    That photo must have been taken with The HTC One... Pink all over.

    • HellG

      Nope,Its an iphone, Look at the picture of the front,The phone is reflected there,Talking about the front half of the leaked photos show there's an HTC logo under the screen,And the other half shows none!

  • Milind Shah

    Why would they keep that black bar when they ate using on screen buttons...it just takes up precious space -.-

  • Brett Besa

    The logo bezel... WHY???

    • J_Pod

      ^this times 1000000

    • Sergio

      Obviously they want to crack up

      • Sergio

        I meant go bankrupt...

    • TY

      Possibly because this is the cheaper mini, so they don't have that much budget to use a more expensive design which eliminates the bottom bezel used for connectors of the digitizer.
      A leaked photo which seems to be the full size m8 does not show the logo bezel.
      http://www.hk-android.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/HTC-M8-LEAK-FRONT.jpg

      • Chris

        Wow, now that's a phone worth buying. That thing looks absolutely amazing. It's probably a good thing they invested getting rid of some of that bezel... Along with the BLF keys from the M7, the bezel was an absolute turn off.

      • Sean Royce

        I really hope this is real.

  • Moses

    How is a picture from an iPhone blurry? I'm starting to think that leaked pictures are edited to look bad.

    • David Li

      it is not in focus, the background of the second picture is clear (the guy wearing jeans)

      • Moses

        Ah I see now. I guess they have to sneak in a quick picture

    • http://www.felipeyang.com Felipe Yang

      It's also overexposed as the screen is filled with mostly black right in the middle. Camera sensors try to make everything middle grey, so they pump up exposure to bring it to that level if it's mostly black, and underexpose if it's mostly white in the shot.

  • Mein Teil

    HTC had something good going with the One but they clearly don't know how to improve upon things. This updated design makes sense

    • Mein Teil

      Derp: *no sense

    • https://plus.google.com/b/104983600193644243822/104983600193644243822/posts Enrique Labrada

      Guess you could say it makes sense 6..OK sorry for the bad pun

  • Linx

    The battery is still gonna suck!

    • Daniel Christensen

      I think you're confusing the battery with your mama...

  • kevinspacey

    this looks like a mini mutant m7. hello quasimodo

  • Ben Baranovsky

    The One is way better looking than this. It's so ugly I won't even consider buying it. (Assuming this is the final version)

  • NothingUnknown

    Why does the tone of the metal remind me of this.

    http://gazerlog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/gazerlog_robocop03.jpg

    • Alexander Sinco Reyes

      Movie tie-in.

    • Chris

      I believe that's what we call a prototype :o

  • vinnyjr

    I would jump all over a 4.7 inch HTC high end device with killer specs. Looking for a device with a great camera, plenty of int storage, sd-card support wouldn't suck and of course the latest and greatest quad core processor with 3gb of ram. All that with great build quality would fly off the shelf. Just don't understand why Android hasn't put that phone out to be had, it would sell sell sell.

  • David Li

    it better not look that awful or the sales/advertising team will have a hard time marketing it

  • TylerChappell

    I think a little bit of color correction gives us a phone like this.

    • David Soto

      Thanks. I'm stealing your photo.

      • TylerChappell

        haha, you're welcome =]

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

    It is hardly an upgrade. A Krait 300 quad core, 2 GB RAM and 16/32 GB ROM are already in the wonderful One. Then why this?

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Looks awful

  • namesib

    LOL virtual buttons + unused bezel. HAHAHAHAHA

    I'll be getting another Samsung phone then.

  • namesib

    LOL virtual buttons + unused bezel. HAHAHAHAHA

    I'll be getting another Samsung phone then.

  • namesib

    LOL virtual buttons + unused bezel. HAHAHAHAHA

    I'll be getting another Samsung phone then.

  • namesib

    LOL virtual buttons + unused bezel. HAHAHAHAHA

    I'll be getting another Samsung phone then.

  • namesib

    LOL virtual buttons + unused bezel. HAHAHAHAHA

    I'll be getting another Samsung phone then.

  • namesib

    LOL virtual buttons + unused bezel. HAHAHAHAHA

    I'll be getting another Samsung phone then.

  • namesib

    LOL virtual buttons + unused bezel. HAHAHAHAHA

    I'll be getting another Samsung phone then.

  • namesib

    LOL virtual buttons + unused bezel. HAHAHAHAHA

    I'll be getting another Samsung phone then.

  • Adam Dominiak

    More likely that's m8 mini because it has so much rounded edges that previous leaks didn't have.

  • NemaCystX

    looks like a slate metallic this time around

  • Tim242

    DAT logo bar. SMH.

  • spoodermain

    Ok I like the one but this is not an upgrade worth getting

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