HTC M8 shows its face in contradictory photos
Two of the most highly anticipated smartphones of the year are about to be unveiled soon – the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC M8. The former should be outed first, later this month, while for the latter all we know is that it could be made official in March. And, as you may have gathered, we still don’t know what HTC will call it when it goes on sale.
We’ve been referring to it by its codename M8 because it’s easier that way, at least until a credible leak tells us anything about the final moniker. It could end up being the HTC One 2, HTC Two, or HTC One (2014), but we’ll see. We’ve already shown you a leaked picture or two purportedly showing the M8′s back, now though we get to look at the front as well. And in two different versions, no less.
So, the HTC M8 could look like this from the front:
Or maybe it will actually look like this (bonus new photo of the back thrown in for good measure):
What do you think? Which version of the front seems more plausible? We think the second one looks better, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the true one. Obviously then, at least one of these two images is a fake. It’s impossible to tell which one at the moment, but they both show a phone that’s close, in terms of design, to the HTC One from last year. That this is the case has been rumored countless times, so we tend to believe it.
The bottom line is that the HTC M8 could very well look like either of the depictions above. We’re expecting new leaks to arrive in the following days or weeks, and they’ll either confirm one of the designs or neither. Let’s wait and see.
On the inside, the M8 has been rumored to be a slight improvement compared to its predecessor, coming with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a twin-sensor UltraPixel rear camera that enables refocusing pictures after they’re captured, a dual-LED flash, all the usual connectivity options (including 4G LTE, of course), and it should run Android 4.4 KitKat from the moment it lands.