HTC M8 on Verizon

Buyer seemingly nabs 32GB M8 for $499.99, specs on box confirm earlier rumors

Just a day after a purported set of new HTC One (M8) specs emerged online, we have further evidence of the phone's high-end internals, along with a cheeky look at its retail packaging. The device pictured above — apparently a 32GB Verizon version of the still unreleased, unannounced new HTC One — went up for sale on eBay today, where it was snapped up for a relatively low $499.99. And while the phone itself isn't pictured, the images in the listing seem to confirm many of the hardware details coming from the rumor mill.

Here's how this apparently official spec list breaks down...

Platform Android with HTC Sense
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2.3GHz quad-core CPUs
SIM card type nanoSIM
Memory Storage: 32GB
RAM: 2GB DDR2
Extended memory: microSD up to 128GB
Display 5-inch, 1080p Full HD
Sound HTC BoomSound, dual front stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
Camera Duo Camera with UltraPixel, BSI sensor, pixel size 2.0µm, F2.0 / 28mm lens, HTC ImageChip 2 with HDR video
Front camera: 5MP BSI, wide angle lens with HDR capability
1080p video recording, HTC Zoe
Connectivity 3.5mm stereo audio jack and microUSB, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled, Wi-Fi, DLNA, GPS/AGPS + GLONASS, NFC, 4G LTE capable.

That certainly fits with previous M8 leaks, in particular the Australian carrier leak and sales guide leak which appeared yesterday. So we now have a reasonably clear picture of the M8's hardware, it would appear. But for the full details — including news of pricing and availability — we'll have to wait until the launch events on March 25.

Source: eBay; via: GSMArena

 

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New HTC One packaging, specs revealed as Verizon model apparently sold on eBay

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As soon as I see that the camera is a good leap forwards from the Original One, I'll get one of these in 32gb. No 32gb option = no sale.

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i love all phones when i see something i like i don't go for brand. i had nexus 4 and i have note 3 and i love them and still use them.

This much should not be leaking this far in advance. It looks like a solid phone but I just can't get over that huge space with the HTC Logo. I really wish they could get rid of that and make the phone smaller. Seems like a large device for the specs.

With this many leaks, they should have just done the official announcement/reveal at MWC.

+1

Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, that's constantly laughing at my wife's T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 with borked sdcard support on 4.4.2...

Yeah, it is like they designed the front glass and chasis around capacitive buttons and then later decided to use onscreen buttons but instead of redesigning the phone they left it minus the capacitive buttons. Doesn't look good to me. When people say they want onscreen buttons I assume it means they want them on a phone designed for them.

*sigh*

Here we go again with the bezel complaints. Allow me to explain. The extra bezel is because of the speakers. If you drop the large speakers and the top and bottom metal casing which holds the speakers and amplifiers, you are left with a phone with relatively small bezels. All phones need a bit of screenless space for components, and the One is no exception. Take away the large speakers and the phone bezels are as small as most other flagships.

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Have you seen the One with the speaker grill broken off? It's all plastic behind it with a speaker hole in the center. Not only is that logo bar not necessary to the design it is disgusting.

Wtf are you talking about...their logo is in the same spot as the others... On the back bottom.... Pay attention!

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Show me a phone that has a better design, features and a smaller or no bezel? Plz and Thx!

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I find it interesting that people think the S5 was a let down because it wasn't much different from the S4. The M8 isn't much different from the M7.

+1 and it is the same specs as the s5 so where is the rage?

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1. We don't really know the full details on the rear camera yet. All we know is that it has some sort of Dual-Camera system.
2. I'll take Sense over Touchwiz any day of the week.

The s4 also had better specs than the One but what different did that make? None being that the One ran circles around the s4 when it came to actual performance.

Not after the fix it did not

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As far as I can tell, no need for one

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You're missing the point. There was a huge rage here and other websites when GS5 specs didn't meet "their" expectations. You don't see it much for HTC. I was pointing to that.

Because there is a lot more fans of Samsung meaning more people to complain about the s5, HTC has a small following so less people to get upset about it.

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Anyone who gets pissy that either of those devices isn't a huge difference from last year's versions is an asshole. It really gets old, and tiring, to see people complaining about dumb shit like that.

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Agreed. We're past the point of making a phone "better and smarter." People see just barely an increase in specs and then want to throw a fit.

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So you blot out the front facing camera capabilities, 5 megapixels, video including HTC from your conscious mind?

So you'll also deny selfies are not all the rage breaking Twitter and all that.

We're on to your mind games, NoNsense!

What are you talking about dumbo?

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Correction HDR instead of HTC

Here's what they are talking about, NoNsense.

Front camera: 5MP BSI, wide angle lens with HDR capability
1080p video recording, HTC Zoe.

I know, I know... incremental upgrade like the S5 that garnered such overwhelming accolades on these forums and elsewhere.

Perfect for you and teen girl selfies everywhere. A front facing camera is not a big deal but anyway dumbo, my Note 3 can do all those little tricks but if you want to spec whore about OMG 5MP vs 2, Be my guest.

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Simply pointing out your deceptive post leading this thread where you indicated S5 and HTC One 2014 had the same incremental spec upgrade.

To quote your above post: "+1 it's the same specs as the S5, so where's the outrage."

You're good at denial, misdirection, and sneakily deceptive posts. What about your "I doubt HTC will improve camera capabilities enough to change my snarky opinion" or something like that?

We're on to you, NoNsense!

I realize since you don't care about the mass popularity of "selfies" doesn't summarily dismiss HTC's camera capabilities improvements some of which we are yet to discover.

Neither the s5 nor the new One is a monumental upgrade from the previous year. Somethings are better on both, and than each other.
I am not sure what your issue is but go to a comparison site and find it out for yourself. Hardware has pretty much hit the plateau, software enhancements is where it is at. Sure we can make a better camera, storage and processor, but it is not gonna blow last year's away.
Until we see some side by side, I stick by saying that the camera will not be all that much improved. HTC can prove me wrong and that is great, but they are not really known for it.
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Not known for what?

Innovation in the use of camera technology?

My issue? Your perfunctory statements.

Stop wasting yr time with this bloke...if samsung makes a big poop with a stick he will be all over it. The fact that samsung somehow managed to make a device even more uglier than the s4 speaks for itself. The denial in the samsung fanboys is just unreal...by far the most pathetic of all kind.

First I am a fan of Samsung... And HTC, Sony, LG,.. You get the point. I had every major phone in my hands last year for a minimum of two weeks. Most longer.

Sure my phone is a Note 3, sure there is nothing better on the market, for me. Like everyone else I talk up my phone.

Does this make me a fanboi? No. I can find a flaw in every phone, including my own. I am sorry that I don't like what you like but at least I am not blinded by the obvious flaws and I am not sorry that in an open forum such as this that speak my mind

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The rage is justified. After all the One is made out of beautiful, beautiful metal and the S5 is made out of dirty, disgusting plastic. You're the only one confused. LOL.

how many people use a case on their phones? and those who don't regret it later.. metal covers I could care less about... how about signal strength... looking at you iphone

Its a good strategy and it works for Samsung Don't forget Sony also but I think it's smart cause it creates brand awareness for example you can tell a galaxy device right away but you can't tell if it's the s3,s4 or s5 but it gives the appearance of being millions of millions of people using the same phone making it interesting for a potential buyer who sees the phone as a desirable one. I think both Sony and HTC get this now and are using Samsung's method of brand recognition for example if the original HTC one sold 10 million and the new HTC one can match or beat the last model it will look like there are 20~30 million HTC ones out there giving the impression it's "popular

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Do you really?

1) For those Nexus fanbois out there, the onscreen buttons are a huge jump ahead (or back) to some.

2) A larger battery is a given every year at this point, so ill give you that.

3) For the porn fiends out there, the expandable storage is a huge deal over last year's model.

4) Samsung has convinced everyone that a bigger screen is an improvement, so even though i disagree, we have to give it to HTC here as they brought it up to 3 whole tenths of an inch while Sammy only did one tenth. I ask you, would you think .3 of an inch was an upgrade? Ya, I thought so.

5) Finally, I will give you that the improvements are marginal at best, but in this case, the discussion is not what the improvements are, but how they impact you. HTC's improvements (thus far) have been the things the Android faithful have asked for. When you look at Sammy's upgrades, they still aren't listening to the base (and that may or may not be a big deal to you) because they arnt shipping a 16gb phone with anywhere close to the storage that's advertised. Touchwiz still appears to be something Rainbow Bright vomited on your screen. Basically, it's not the number of improvements, but where they chose to spend the time and money to make those improvments that, in my mind, make the HTC One a more interesting differentation from it's predecessor.

The upgrade from the htc one to the m8. Is pretty much the same of an upgrade from a gs4 to the gs5.

Just an incremental upgrade. Don't hear to many complaints.

Just shows how much people like to troll Samsung.

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Your not paying enough attention then. There's a group of HTC fans bashing Sammy's incremental update and vice versa. Those people are tools.

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"Sammy only did one tenth. I ask you, would you think .3 of an inch was an upgrade? Ya, I thought so."

It depends on the proportion. For you I'm sure 3 tenths of an inch would be what, a 50% increase in length?

People felt like the S5 was a letdown because everyone on the interwebs hyped it up to be some kinda superphone. You remember all the rumors (Quad HD Dislay, Iris Scanner, 64bit CPU, 4GB of RAM, 3k+ mah battery, metal chasis, etc.)

If the S5 wouldve had a better design and a more refined Touchwiz, I doubt there would be so much negative opinions of it. Im a HTC user and Ive always said the S5 specs are inline with what I expected, but it still has all the negatives of the S4.

But... but, the S5 still has the jankey physical button and the incongruous ass backwards capacitive buttons. Props have to be awarded for consistency.

Your issue is yours. The physical button is not a big deal and I would rather that that than lose real estate on my screen for the buttons. One way or another your gonna have a bottom bezel. If you do not use it for the speaker, use it for buttons. Not a logo

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Proper aspect ratio for HD video exudes class!

Also, I realize a few people prefer rotary dial phones, radios with tuner knobs, and amplifiers with vacuum tunes. A lot can be said for nostalgia.

Just like the physical button serves a purpose and does it well

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Honestly I think its because the change of hardware like the 100% metal which is big, the dual cameras, which is big, and the move to capacitive buttons... Also big.

Not to mention a 5mp front facing camera. Which is kind of a big upgrade from prior 2MP.

If the Samsung had a different material other than plastic, two rear cameras and all capacitive buttons I think the reception wouldn't have been like it was an "S" upgrade.

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The s5 was a disappointment to people mainly becuase of its design it's ugly, the htc one could look just like the htc one2 but it would still be premium metal, and gorgeous, the htc one2 (m8) in my opinion has that edge becuase of its design I mean the s5 and htc one2 are basically the same spec wise but that design and those speakers make it more lovable than the s5...... and it comes with multiple upgrades compared to the original One.

Here we go again, Sammy fanboys flooding an HTC related article. Why are you wasting your time here? Plus the hate has already been explained: more followers thus more expectations and more disappointment, looks like the S4 which looked like the S3, blah blah blah...

You Sammy ppl don't seem to get it, its never been the features ppl have been complaining about since the S3,S4 and the S5 its always and will continue to be the design of the handset. Sammy made billions since the original Galaxy S and ppl have been making noise since then about their cheap feel and design and they still haven't made any changes in 5 yrs and counting. I understand the philosophy if it ain't broken don't fix it but someone should have told that to BlackBerry and Nokia..

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A µm stands for a micrometre which is a unit of measurement. In this case would probably be size of pixels. A single micrometre is about 0.001 mm, or about 0.000039 inch.

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No. It's the size of each individual pixel measured across the corners. The larger each pixel is, the better it gathers light for accurate colors, dynamic range, and low noise, particularly on small phone camera sensors. The iPhone 5s has a comparatively small 1.5 micron pixel. Just doing the math, the pixel count would be 4mp with 2-micron pixels if the sensor is the 1/3" type.

That would almost be as funny as the guy who, last year, bought a PICTURE of the new Xbox One for $750.

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So is this still a 5mp rear camera? i still don't understand HTC's ultra pixel madness. With 32gb now an option, SD Card support, now all i need to hear about is Camera performance and Battery life and i just might get this...

Goodness.. Just announce the device and release it already HTC. lol

Still extremely happy with my 1st gen One (especially running custom Sense rom).
They are great phones and should really be getting more attention going forward.

Starting to get sick of that same screen (dunking basketball and that couple and campers) on all leaks lol

I read that a ringtone and wallpaper dmp of the phone showed that it has the message" wireless charging enabled" so it might have built in wireless charging.

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I've never seen a phone leaked as much as this one. Just announce it already HTC! We already know just about everything there is to know about it

I see what you did there, lol.

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why are there no details about the battery???...and how many ultrapixel
megapixel main camera on the back???...please tell...

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Let's not judge too quickly on the battery. The droid DNA had the same size screen with the same resolution and only a 2020 mAh battery and wasn't horrible on battery life. The 801 CPU and sense 6 may improve power consumption. But use of some of the swipe and tap-on features may use battery. Not to mention Zoe's and mini movies.

Yep was hoping it would be around 3000 mah but I will wait until reviews before passing judgment as others have said the 801chip should be very efficient.

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Man this shits getting annoying. I regret watching that stupid ass kid's video now cause there's little surprise at the fucking launch now. I ain't even reading these posts anymore.

I love everything about it, but it makes me not want the phone simply because they put a huge bezel on the bottom just to accommodate a dam HTC logo?! Ridiculous

I'd look at it this way: if that was your phone that you made and people bought it and it looked damn sexy, your customers friends or whoever that say 'oh that's a nice phone, can I see it?', Don't even have to ask or look around to find who made that phone. 'Oh that's an HTC!', They say. And next time they go buy a phone they'll remember that and want it. Shoot, even if you're holding the phone on the train and the person next to you sees it and likes it and straight away sees the HTC logo, boom, another potential customer. Its good on htcs part and I hope that works for them. I'm gonna hold of judgment about that little thing until I use it.

I don't like the space below the screen either. There must be a practical reason for it such as...gaining a window for RF transmission... or gaining room for a larger battery... or both? Practically every reader finds it an undesirable design element, so it's not possible the phone's design decision makers put it there because they think it looks better or just to display the logo. It's even wider than it would need to be for the logo, and the logo could have been shown elsewhere on the front, or not at all. After all the metal / front speaker design is uniquely HTC and you can find the larger logo on the back.

HTC missed a great opportunity to shrink the height by eliminating that logo bar. As it stands now, it's 9mm taller than the 1st-gen One. Most of that height could have been eliminated, which is what I thought the point of putting the nav buttons on-screen was (besides making room for a 5-inch screen). I understand the marketing logic, but HTC has been bold enough lately to do such a thing.

Your so lucky to have the z2 man I'm jealous that's a sick phone,to bad not a single carrier in Canada has made any announcments about availability. I want to test out the Z2 next to the HTC one before I decide but I like the bigger battery on the Z2 .Tough choice though.

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Thanks. The Z2 is the phone to beat so far. And no one has it beat yet. Not the S5 not the LG G2 even thought it is close. And i also do not think if those specs are right that the new HTC One has the Z2 beat as well. Sony really hit the home run as of now.

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That's my biggest problem now that I have owned the G2 I can't go back to a smaller battery I love the design of the new HTC one and I like sense cause it's light and very smooth but the battery on the z2 paired with the cool theming on Sony phones has me looking more at the z2 but I just read there are supply issues so the z2 might not be available till May. If that's the case I might just wait for the G3.

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Not really if you remove the bottom speaker you would have about the same bezels as the s5. The S5 bezel is actually bigger now then it was on the s4.

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I'd be curious how the seller got it and why is it for sale cheap without it being stolen or something. It was Buy it Now for $499.99. There is no ESN shown in the listing, and no assurance the ESN is clean for activation.

That's really a nice looking piece of metal.

"I'll stop buying smartphones when they make one smarter than me."

Duo Camera? I am interested! Plus SD card! Yeah!

I wonder how the cameras will integrate?
Will they be separate standalone cameras or will the cameras act as one?

If one camera is dedicated to video, I expect it to be amazing, HDR 1080p 120 frames per second. Plus perhaps 4k video!?

Hope the GPU is powerful enough to run both of the cameras at the same time.

I wonder what sort of measurement the cameras will be able to do? I.E. Distance measurement perhaps?

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I am excited for this phone and happy that it will sell.. but I think I'm going to hold on to my HTC one 2013.. I'm just not interested in a micro sd slot and a 2 lens camera.. I don't feel like I need to spend more money on that.. but Happy Selling HTC!

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HTC always designs good phones but the all new One looks pretty much the same as the first One, with the exception of two cameras in the back. I wish that HTC, Samsung, etc. would change their designs up some with new models. Once you have a model that sells well and is well-received, I guess you are afraid to alienate your customers. A Pity.

Don't forget Sony also but I think it's smart cause it creates brand awareness for example you can tell a galaxy device right away but you can't tell if it's the s3,s4 or s5 but it gives the appearance of being millions of millions of people using the same phone making it interesting for a potential buyer who sees the phone as a desirable one. I think both Sony and HTC get this now and are using Samsung's method of brand recognition for example if the original HTC one sold 10 million and the new HTC one can match or beat the last model it will look like there are 20~30 million HTC ones out there giving the impression it's "popular

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The new One seems nicely improved in all aspects except pocketability. Also, I'm interested in hearing if the new sound EQ is as good as Beats. I'm definitely buying it.

I'm wondering about the tech used for "beats audio" at the end of the day it wasn't beats speakers it was an over arching EQ for the phones sound... That's said it can still be done...but I wonder if there are any legal rights for that tech... Who owns it... Is it HTC's and they let beats buy the licensing to brand the tech... Will we see it called something else ? Perhaps that's the new boom sound and how it's even "boomier"

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Super exclusive brand new phone that is impossible to find anywhere, which has original price of 600$ + , sold for 500 $ ?! Yeah right.
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