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Updated HTC One M8 teased for October 8 event

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HTC has posted another hint it will announce an updated version of the critically-acclaimed HTC One M8 smartphone at its event on October 8.

On Monday the company posted a teaser, in the form of a video GIF file on Twitter, which shows various flickering shots of a device from different angles.

Recent reports have suggested the firm will release an updated model called the HTC One M8 Eye, which will feature an enhanced 13-megapixel camera sensor, but will otherwise be exactly the same as the original.

Given the event has been dubbed “Double Exposure,” the camera improvements would fit in with the narrative HTC has created ahead of the launch.

Other rumours have pointed to an announcement related to the rumoured HTC One M8 Max phablet, a larger version of the flagship device. The video does appear to show a larger device, but that could just be the different angles playing a trick on the eye.

It is possible that either device is being represented within the Twitter teaser that states: “Don’t adjust your screen. Just focus on the date.” The video bears the October 8 date.

The firm is also expected to reveal the RECamera action camera at the event, while the Nexus 9 tablet could also make an appearance at the launch.

Earlier today we brought word the company may be planning to launch a new Desire smartphone with a whopping 13-megapixel front-facing camera, adding to the

HTC has done a decent job building anticipation for Wednesday’s event, which we’ll be covering in full.

What are you hoping to see from HTC later this week? Share your thoughts below.

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Prem Desai

October 7, 2014, 6:42 am

I think 1 new model a year is bad enough but acceptable.

A new model so soon isn't going to get existing owners very excited is it? In the space of just a few weeks, they now have the 'older' model.

To make it worse, all that's changed is the camera. The original wasn't too shabby.

schriss

October 7, 2014, 12:35 pm

Everybody kept complaining about HTC 4Mpixel camera so they are fixing it, I think it's a good thing, what existing owners might think is least important here.
There might be people who would get M8 only if it had a better camera, now they will have a chance.

Junko

October 7, 2014, 5:02 pm

There was suppose to be a 5.2 inch screen i belive.

Bruce Wayne

October 7, 2014, 5:05 pm

2 things that stopped me from getting the M8; camera spec and non-removable battery.
I could deal with the battery thing, but I need a better camera.

Jason Crumbley

October 7, 2014, 7:12 pm

I feel like one of those people waiting for the next iPhone to launch, only it's a better phone.

Democritus3

October 7, 2014, 8:25 pm

I would be sold on this if the camera was better....Bought an M8 back in May when it was released and sold on ebay a couple of weeks later due to the mediocre imaging. Low res was just about OK, but the biggest issue for me was the total inability to handle bright light sources at the edge of the pic. I know this is not a problem unique to the M8 (the iphone 5 suffered from the so-called "purple haze") but it was very pronounced. Loved every other aspect of the phone.

Ian

October 7, 2014, 8:31 pm

I have a M7 and the 4MP shooter and it takes great photos. I fell like the people complaing are spec whores. If I could post some photos taken with mine I would, but Disqus doesn't like attachments.

randomdog

October 7, 2014, 8:38 pm

The more compact m7 would have been the perfect phone with a better camera.

Battousai

October 7, 2014, 8:44 pm

view it frame by frame, clearly there's one with 'water ripple distortion'! so water resistant!?
oh and not just grey in colour

ebinrock

October 8, 2014, 2:31 am

"Purple haze"...Maybe they should just make a Jimi Hendrix Edition!

mothergoose85

October 8, 2014, 8:35 am

I've got the M7 and am thoroughly disappointed with the camera in low light conditions (ironically) and 4mp is pretty useless as soon as you want to crop. It's great for facebook but not much else.

EDIT: That's my only gripe though.

Christopher Prats

October 8, 2014, 12:23 pm

What if it is not an updated version of the m8 what if its the m9
There are various reasons for HTC doing this

randomdog

October 18, 2014, 3:31 am

If you're experiencing purple or red hue in more light, you have a defective camera unit. Otherwise no phone camera can take photos in as low of light as the htc one. But 4mp is not nearly enough.

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