Leak suggests HTC One M8 Windows Phone 8 smartphone is for real and could be a killer

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An image of the alleged Windows Phone 8 powered HTC One (M8) has emerged on Verizon’s servers indicating that the rumours of a Windows Phone from the Taiwanese manufacturer could prove to be real after all.

Featuring a design similar to the Android powered One M8, the all-metal Windows Phone variant of the smartphone seems to pack a speaker grill at the bottom that has been pushed down – a move that seems to be an intentional design differentiation to keep it a little different from the Android variant.

We are not too sure about the hardware specifications, but considering that Microsoft recently tied up with Qualcomm for a programme under which Android smartphone manufacturers using Qualcomm chips can easily port Windows Phone OS on their Android goodies we can safely speculate that the handset could feature a high-end Qualcomm chipset.

Going on the same lines, the Windows Phone powered HTC M8 could pack at least 2GB RAM, 16 GB or 32GB internal storage, 5-inch 1080p display, 5-megapixel front snapper and a 4-megapixel UltraPixel rear camera, a 2600mAh battery and a microSD card for storage expansion.

As far as connectivity options are concerned the M8 is expected to feature 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, and Wi-Fi.

From the leak, it doesn’t seem that HTC has gone for any customisation of the main tile based UI, but it does show HTC’s BlinkFeed – a custom home screen experience on the Android variant that intelligently pulls news and social streams and displays them to the user.

HTC is hosting a press conference on August 19 in New York City and we expect it to unveil the Windows Phone powered M8.