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HTC M8 Leaked In 12 Minute Video

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We’ve seen many leaked images and specifications for the upcoming HTC M8, but nothing compares to this. Last night, during the Oscars award show, a 12 minute video of the upcoming new HTC One appeared online. The original video has since been deleted, but details were captured and the video has been mirrored in several places.

First of all, the person in this video seems to be a child, and fails to hide the identity of both themselves and the phone constantly. I feel sorry for this kid, as his parents have most likely lost a job at HTC over this.

It didn’t take long for HTC to find the kid behind the leak as HTC America’s¬†Senior Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon began tweeting at him, but those tweets have also been deleted. Here are the tweets, in a screenshot from “WinDroidGuy” on Twitter.

So let’s move onto the phone. We can clearly see the phone looks exactly like in the previous leaks, with its slightly curved edges and the Silver color. We can also see the onscreen buttons from the images, along with the dual rear cameras.

But now we can see that, unlike last year’s HTC One, this phone will have a microSD card slot, for expanding the storage available. Unlike the HTC One, this HTC M8’s power button has moved to the top right from the top left, so now it’s more like the iPhone in that respect. The headphone port has also been moved to the bottom of the phone.

The camera software has also been improved. The app’s UI has been simplified to just a shutter button and an options button to switch between six different modes. We can see that the modes are as follows:

  • Camera
  • Video
  • Selfie
  • Zoe
  • 360 Panorama
  • Dual Capture

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All of the terms are pretty self-explanatory. It’s nice to see that Zoe is returning from the HTC One, as that feature was well-liked by everyone that used it.

BlinkFeed’s UI seems more modernized, and the general UI seems greener. It’s an interesting change, and it will be good to see it in person when the phone is officially released.

The Android and Sense versions have been protected since this is a developer unit, but Sense is most likely version 6 and the Android version is probably 4.4.2 KitKat, the latest available. No doubt HTC will use that as a marketing point, along with their “HTC Advantage” program they recently launched.

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HTC’s event is scheduled on March 25th, where they will officially unveil this phone to the public. Unfortunately for them, we now know pretty much every detail of this phone, so it won’t be much of a surprise anymore. But will you be buying this phone, based off the new leak?

Via: Droid Life, WinDroidGuy/Urbanstrata, and Sonny Dickson

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  1. Cost! Have the HTC done something to cut the cost in this M8 model? HTC one was way too costly! Hope HTC has kept the price in mind while designing. Or else another flop show in the cards for sure.

  2. Nothing seems to be going HTC’s way! HTC one did not make the expected noise and I somehow feel HTC M8 will not do it for HTC either.

  3. Even though the new HTC smartphone doesn’t seem to be a huge step above the original, it still is superior than Samsung’s phone in that it isn’t loaded with all of those half-baked, crummy features. I’d definitely go with the HTC on this one.

  4. This is slightly disappointing. I was hoping to see something drastically different than a mere revision of the HTC One. After all, that was why there was a lot of buzz around the original: It was very different from other smartphones HTC made. I guess this is just what we have to expect when big companies announce a successor–disappointing revisions.

  5. I would go with the HTC M8, a lot better than the Galaxy S5. The apps and the features on the HTC seem more logical and practical to me, when compared to the gimmicks on the Galaxy series.

  6. for me its either galaxy s5 or the new htc phone,im more in favor of the htc phone as I don’t think itll have gimmicky fingerprint scanner plus I love that it finally has a sd slot..cant wait to tinker with both and make my decision

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