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HTC M8 3D Model Leaks on Sina Weibo

by Jacob Kleinman | December 26, 2013December 26, 2013 12:30 pm PST

We’ve seen a few blurry photos of the HTC One successor, allegedly codenamed the M8 and possibly called the HTC Two, but today we got a good look at what may be the device, courtesy of Sina Weibo user @PunkPanda. The latest photos show a printed 3D model of the phone placed next to an iPhone 5c for comparison, giving us a sense of what the upcoming flagship might look like.

The alleged HTC Two model is significantly bigger than an iPhone 5c, lending support to rumors that device will offer a 5-inch display. The design also appears to include the a dual LED flash similar to the offered by the iPhone 5s, while the rear cutout that sparked fingerprint scanner rumors is mysteriously absent from this printed model. The HTC Two is also expected to pack all the latest specs, including a 1080p display and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 or 805 processor. It will also likely run run Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the company’s own Sense 6 UI on top.

For now though, these specs are mostly just speculation. We won’t know anything concrete about the alleged HTC Two until the company makes an official announcement, which could happen as soon as Feb. 2014—a full year after the One was unveiled on Feb. 19. As for today’s leaked model, it certainly could be the HTC One successor we’re all waiting for, but considering how easy it is to get a 3D printer these days there’s no guarantee that this is the real thing.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...