The all new HTC One (HTC M8) rumor round-up: camera, specs, release date and design pictures

The all new HTC One will be unveiled officially on March 25th, but three weeks before that date and just around the Oscars, a drama worth an academy award unveiled.
A kid named Roshan Jamkatel got his hands on the new HTC One and posted a full-on 12-minute video preview with the yet unannounced phone, thus breaking an NDA his father (an HTC employee) had signed, but also breaking a lot of the secrecy around HTC’s next big thing.

Truth be told, there wasn’t all that much secrecy left, as leaked images had already surfaced from all places, revealing the more intense metal design of the new HTC One and its one key feature – a “Duo” camera on its back, but up until now the leaks were mostly images, not a full-on video.

So what will the new HTC One look like? Read on to find out our recap of all the new features, a look at the “Duo” camera and what it could offer, as well as specs and release date.

“Duo” camera – two cameras on its back

HTC teasing the dual camera on the new One
HTC teasing the dual camera on the new One
HTC teasing the dual camera on the new One

The all new HTC One will be the first phone to feature two cameras on its back. We have actually already seen smartphones with dual rear cameras, but their goal was 3D photography, while the cameras on HTC’s new big thing are said to contribute to improving traditional 2D photography rather than 3D.

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The actual process of taking a photograph actually looks pretty much identical to what you are used to – you see a single image through the viewfinder. The benefits of the dual camera become visible once you open a captured image as you can apply “Duo effects” to the picture. We’d guess HTC has bundled in effects like post-capture focusing, a depth map and the possibility to erase objects from an image, but we are yet to see. The big changes in the actual shooting process should be in faster focusing, depth of field and overall image quality. We have also seen demonstrations showing how dual cameras can be used to achieve lossless zoom, but we don’t know whether the camera in the new HTC One will support that.

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The camera interface is also overhauled and now you can select from six main shooting modes. The regular camera and video modes are what most consumers will use most of the time, but there are also a “Zoe camera”, “Selfie”, “Dual capture” (recording simultaneously on your front and rear cameras), and “Pan 360” (360-degree panorama) modes.

HTC is also said to still use UltraPixel technology, but in an improved form. That’s good news, as we have found the camera on the HTC One to be sub-par to its peers.

Design: more intense metal

With so many leaked images, it seems clear that the new HTC One will feature a design very similar to the HTC One, with two front-facing speakers and an aluminum unibody, but with an even more intense metal finish, with more pronounced metallic texture.

The all new One should feature a slightly larger, 5-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Rather than having capacitive navigation keys below the display, the new flagship will sport on-screen buttons. All in all, it looks just a bit larger (both wider and taller) than the 2013 HTC One.

Rumored specs for the new HTC One
Rumored specs for the new HTC One
Rumored specs for the new HTC One

All new interface: Sense 6.0

The new HTC One is expected to ship with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat on board and a re-imagined Sense user interface on top of that. The new Sense is expected to carry the 6.x version, but it is not a huge change over the current one.

The BlinkFeed news aggregator is still a swipe away (but it’s been improved) and now you can swipe twice to see its contents by category. The overall visuals have not changed much either – you still have a vertically scrolling app drawer and similar aesthetics. The two biggest changes are in the camera app and the settings menu. The camera app now has large, round icons that are easy to tap on, and in settings the icons have also been simplified, getting that trendy flat styling.


Under the hood, the new HTC One is expected to ship with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 system chip (likely, the MSM8974-AB version of it) with 2GB RAM. This is the same chip that powers devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2, (the Z2 has slightly more RAM – 3GB) so it should be more or less on par with the top performers. We’re yet to see detailed benchmarks, but it is only logical to assume that it will run even the most demanding of games with ease.

The new and exciting thing under the hood is support for expandable storage. The new HTC One should come with a microSD card expansion slot (the current model does not support microSD cards), so you can expand the storage freely.

Official announcement set for March 25th, coming to all carriers

HTC has already set the date for the official unveiling of its next flagship – it’s March 25th, with events simultaneously taking place in New York City and London. The new HTC One has also cleared FCC certification recently, and we have all reasons to believe it will arrive on all four major US carriers – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile – as well as internationally.

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