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The leaks of the HTC M8 keep rolling in. The latest one comes to us courtesy of @evleaks, and it shows a possible black version of HTC's upcoming flagship with the new Sense 6. Oh, and it's in a case. Though it looks like there's nothing behind the cutout on the upper right side, so as usual, make of these leaks what you will.

At this point, we've seen enough to expect another unibody phone made of aluminum, only this time the handset's packing not one, but two rear-facing cameras. In addition to that, it looks like HTC's flagship will adopt virtual navigation buttons, but this apparently doesn't mean the company is ready to get rid of its logo from the bottom of the handset. Personally, I feel that the device might as well keep the current One's capacitive keys if it's not going to make better use of the space, but that's me.

Source: @evleaks

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

    Is that a flash array next to the front-facing camera?

    • Collin Scott

      I think it's safe to say its an IR LED and sensor to detect if the phone is held against your face/in your pocket.

      • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

        I don't think it's completely safe to say that. I can't recall seeing a sensor array that was white and stood out like that against a black phone. Still, I could be wrong. We'll see March 25th (maybe).

        • Renato Paredes Araújo

          Thats exactly what I thought.

          • Renato Paredes Araújo

            I think They erased the sensors from the image on the left and this is really a led flash.

  • Gaja

    Soooo muchhh beeezeellll..

  • BAM1789

    "Personally, I feel that the device might as well keep the current One's capacity keys if it's not going to make better use of the space, but that's me."
    That's blasphemy 'round these here parts Bartel!! Blasphemy I say!!

  • namesib

    LMFAO the bezel is actually real then.

    Yay, virtual buttons! LOL Now you have even less screen space fully available than before!

  • Aaron

    Now I am stuck choosing between a Leno sized chin on this or physical home button on the S5.

    • Gaja

      If this is actually the final M8 design.. I'd take S5 all the way..

  • Athishay

    Flash on the front bezel? Overkill much?

  • Garrett

    HTC, your devices are always pretty amazing. However, there is always one thing on every device that makes me go "What the hell were you thinking?". Great job using virtual buttons, really, I'm happy to see another OEM use them. But.. why did you keep the black bar? This is the only case I've seen where it would actually be better to have the hardware buttons.

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      ✿✿✿ ✿ᤡ✿✿ ✿✿✿ ✿✿✿᢬ ✿✿✿There is absolutely no reason to waste that much real estate just to have their logo on the front of the phone.

  • h4rr4r

    Very Bezel.

    • Simon Belmont

      Much HTC logo bar thickness. Wow.

      But yeah, that bezel is showing even with the case on. You can't even see the bezel on my Nexus 5 with my case on.

  • seven2k

    nice to have known you HTC.

  • Mystery Man

    Just say no to bezel

  • Nick L

    I really hope this is the new One Mini and not the new "One." It's more rounded like previous Desire models. I don't think HTC's new flagship would take design cues from their lower-end phones.

  • blairh

    Power/wake button still on top. SMH. At least offer a setting to wake the phone a la 'knock knock'. (Without needing to root.)

  • supremekizzle

    LG G3 it is! LG really knows how to get rid of wasted space on the front of a device.

    • Derail Doax

      Ugh. But LG couldn't even leave the multitasking button as an option in its on screen buttons on the G2. When I saw that I went Note 3.

  • laxjosh

    So much bezel, so little use. Shame, HTC, as you had an opportunity to made the greatest smart phone ever, but you failed.

  • Paul

    2 Camera's on the back? Why? 3D?

  • cy_n_ic

    What ever happened to kickstands...kickstands are cool. And bezels are gay. Also if your going to make your logo so big on the front, make it do SOMETHING!! blink for notifications, spin when near NSA surveillance vans...something

  • Max Chiu

    I might finally be parting ways with HTC if this is the case. There is absolutely no reason to waste that much real estate just to have their logo on the front of the phone. They should've kept the capacitive buttons if they were keeping that black bar of nothingness.

    • MITM

      Its a waste, but its really not that big of a deal

      • Steve B

        It is a big deal. This will be the phone that finally sinks HTC. They're done.

        • MITM

          I'll save this post and email u a year from now

  • MITM

    The bottom bezel is slight bigger than the Nexus 5... and the N5 doesnt come with front speakers

    • Steve B

      But the front of the Nexus 5 actually looks good, instead of what you see in the turd above.

      • MITM

        The n5 is 2 blank slabs on the front, it has no "looks"

  • David Li

    why do people care about the black bar so much??, samsung puts a logo at the top of their phones, only nexus phones don't have logos

    • MITM

      people will find anything to complain about...

    • Steve B

      Samsung doesn't put their logo where there should be screen real estate.

    • Tim242

      It's not the logo...it's the bar. They moved the buttons, but left the bar there.

  • KingofPing

    Just looked at the specs on the HTC One on HTC's website (the current One, not the rumored One):

    SPECS

    Display: 4.7 inch, Full HD 1080p, 468 PPI
    CPU Speed: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz
    Battery: Removable Li-polymer battery, up to 18 hours of talk time for 3G, up to 500 hours of Standby time for 3G.

    Oops. Looks like they screwed up?

  • Al James

    Wow, if this is the real deal then HTC made a mistake. Why the huge logo bezel?? The front facing speakers are the phone's signature. So consumers know it's an HTC. No phone has front facing speakers so no need to put that huge pointless bezel there. I was excited to buy this phone as a current owner of the HTC One. But if this is final design, so long HTC.

  • SpyrouS

    The bad thing with this leak is that evleaks is a trusted source.If its like this i m honestly gonna get last years One model.Damn..

  • Frank Lopez

    WTF!!! why not get rid of the black bar? pointless. So they remove the butttons but leave the bar. Which means the HTC M8 now have less screen space than before. What os the deal with borders? Why are the yso hesitant to not get rid of them?

  • The Seventh Son

    Keeping that bottom bezel with the HTC logo is definitely a lost opportunity.. could have made the screen bigger or the whole phone shorter instead and that would have been much more productive.

    I loved my HTC One for a brief period but missed the on-screen buttons so it only last 3-4 months before I got the Nexus 5.

  • gh0st

    those asymmetric speakers are messing with my OCD ridden mind

  • jake connolly

    Has anyone considered this is a render for the case instead of the phone? The screen looks exactly the same as the sense 6 leak a while back. And why would HTC a company that strives on how premium their phones are have a leak with a case on... plus I've just noticed there is an empty space above the volume buttons

  • jeremy

    Horrible choice to keep the bezel with the HTC logo. Why move the buttons at all? I don't care how good or bad this phone looks...it says HTC! After my HTC Rezound though it doesn't matter never going back to HTC! Plus they got rid of the one HTC widget I used and that's the gallery widget. Costumer support is awful as well...Actually Samsung support for my note 3 has been crap as well. Next phone is going to be an LG! I've never wanted an iPhone because of the small screen and closed system. But what they do they do really well. Sadly the biggest proponents of getting an iPhone has been android developers! Actually I just changed my mind I'd go Windows before Apple! Lol

  • Renato Paredes Araújo

    The front camera seems to havê a led flash. It would be awesome for selfies.

  • cryosx

    I really hope HTC is leaking these pictures to get feedback on the design of the phone (particularly the black bar and logo at the bottom).

  • Komero

    I think you people are getting paranoid with bezels...

  • rsnyc

    Please stop making decisions on a rumor people. We don't know if this is a final product. I sometimes think we can be so picky about the silliest things yo!

    • Tim242

      Putting the buttons on screen, but keeping the bar for the sake of a logo is stupid. They need help

  • Steve B

    HTC decided to keep the logo bar at the bottom as a cry for help.

    HTC = Help This Company

  • HTCwillDIE

    No more shit from HTC, after shitty android update for HOX+.