More Pics Leak of HTC M8 Confirming New Camera System

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  1. dgstorm

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    Each day it seems like a battle of the leaks between HTC and Samsung. It's almost as if the leaks for the Galaxy S5 and the M8 are vying for our attention. At any rate, this latest leak is supposedly two new pics of the HTC M8. We have a single shot of the front and one of the back. The front one looks almost identical to the HTC One, and the back side is just like the previous rumors showing the dual camera sensors and dual LED flash.

    As you can see from the pics, there are some other subtle differences between this device and its predecessor, the HTYC One. It appears that the ambient light and proximity sensors are now positioned to the right on this device. Other than that (and anything else we can figure out in the shots), these leaked pics didn't come with any new info on specs.

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    Hmmm... is that a Spiderman wallpaper we see on this leaked device? Seems so. Despite this, we highly doubt this is an official "hint" of any type of cross-promotion partnership with the upcoming Spiderman 2 movie. Remember, the Spiderman franchise is owned and published by Sony Pictures. It seems unlikely that Sony would partner up with a competitor in the mobile world, even for a movie promo.

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    I guess, somewhere along the way, I missed the reason for the dual-camera sensors. Can someone enlighten me?

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    To get those awesomely fantastic glamour shots, of course!




    Idk, I'm wondering the same thing.
     
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    LOL Well, I assume it's not (thankfully) for 3D. And there's already a front-facing camera, so the low-res on the back can't be for the same purpose as the front camera. Doesn't leave too much...the only thing I can come up with is it's some kind of more-powerful-than-usual sensor for gathering pre-shot data, like ambient light, white-balance, background/foreground focus, etc.

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    Looks like they got rid of the hideous black HTC bar on the front.
     
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    TBH, I have two functional icons/buttons on mine: a back and a home button...but the home button has three functions = (1) home, (2) recents (long-press) and (3) Google Now/Search (swipe up). It's completely automatic at this point, so sure it'd be nice to swap out the HTC logo with proper home and recent buttons, but yeah it's not too much of a hassle.

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    Its for 3D thats how HTC does 3D pictures. I'm not a fan of it at all. I really wanted the HTC but if its 3D you can forget it. I'm also not a fan of the of the front facing camera being off to the right a little bit
     
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    Aw man I deliberately wasn't googling it for exactly that reason. Couldn't you be the bearer of better news? :(

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    Now HTC says it isnt a 3D camera but like many websites are saying right now I believe it is.
     
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    ^^^ BEST post ever. For today, anyway. ;)

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    These are pics of a dummy display unit (fake in store display model) of the htc one 2. Keep in mind the resolution quality of the LCD, plus the little things like the no signal, 35% battery plus the bottom on screen buttons are just a bubbly design and its just a standard based picture printed on the plastic, not actually the LCD displaying the content. Thanks for sharing this though, phone should be releasing closer than we know it :)