HTC M8 Ace leaked in official documentation, shows off huge speaker grill

HTC M8 Ace red

The HTC M8 Ace is another rumored Android device that has managed to leave us with more questions than answers. As HTC continues hyping their One M8 flagship, it’s clear they’re also eying other markets by offering a wide arrange of smartphones to fit everyone’s needs (and budget). We got a brief (blurry) glimpse of the M8 Ace back in April and more recently, rumors suggested the phone could be a lower-cost version of the One M8 — around $480 — using a plastic unibody construction instead of premium aluminum.

Earlier this week an alleged press image of the HTC M8 Ace hit the webs (see above), which lines putting focus on the “curves” of the device. This followed a tweet by HTC teasing “more beautiful curves coming soon,” indicating they could be talking about the HTC M8 Ace.

Today, we’re getting another good look at the HTC M8 Ace as it appears in official documentation courtesy of TENAA (think China’s version of the FCC). The images give us a pretty good look at both the front and back of the device, showing off HTC’s trademark BoomSound front facing speaker. We have to admit, HTC is going a little overboard with the speaker grill there.

What’s more is contrary to previous rumors, @evleaks is now saying the M8 Ace will feature a 4.7-inch display, similar to last year’s HTC One M7. We should note, that 2 holes on the back aren’t HTC’s Duo Camera system, but rather an oddly placed LED flash above the camera.

HTC M8 Ace TENAA

Earlier this week an alleged press image of the HTC M8 Ace hit the webs (at the top of the post), which lines putting focus on the “curves” of the device. This followed a tweet by HTC teasing “more beautiful curves coming soon,” indicating they could be talking about the HTC M8 Ace.

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  • Russ

    The grilles might be huge, but they look crap.

  • paddylaz

    Just went you thought HTC couldn’t make the bezel/non-screen sections of the front face any bigger….they’ve just gone and done it again. WHY? This looks hideous.

  • http://tommydaniel.com Tommy Thompson

    That looks horrible.

  • steveb944

    Did you say grill?

    Nelly – Grillz ft. Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp: http://youtu.be/8fijggq5R6w

    Well at this point my only future device salvation will be the Moto X2.

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Increases speaker grill: “Now with 30% more BoomSound.”

  • Anfronie

    who uhhhh is running the disign team?

    Its like hit and miss at the same time lately :/

  • robjackson81

    Too much cowbell

  • RaiDei

    Ugh, glad I decided not to wait for this. Just…. *shudders*

    “HTC One M8 Prime: Now grates 500% more cheese!!!”

  • Ali Ali

    just when you think htc can do no wrong, this happens…
    the boomsound speakers are great, but it needs to be reasonably sized.

  • domatau

    easy fix, just make the bezels even bigger!

  • toomuchgame441

    Pass…

  • techlte

    I actually think that’ll look great in black or red.. White might need a MySpace angle or some better lighting.

  • Alex Boro

    AHH ITS GINGER!

  • No_Nickname90

    The speaker grills in the M8 aren’t even all punctured out. You don’t even use all the grills. This is just overkill.

    I was like “Get out”, when I saw this. And it looks hideous. I’m just like, no. HTC would never do this. Hopefully…

  • YesCubanB

    Based off of that, it looks ridiculous. I Also thought the regular M8 (gunmetal version) was disgusting until I saw it in person. I would have to see it in person.

  • Jay

    Looks good until you turn it over and look at the front.

  • elwave

    I hope the front look isn’t real. if it is, I have to say it’s the ugliest phone I have ever seen!

  • moises1204

    looks like the moto x from the back!

  • Tony Lai

    Man, it looks quite ugly.

  • mrjoeyloke

    “Rob the jewelry store and tell em make me a grill!”

    • Jayedai

      haha Nelly ft Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp…Grillz

  • CGS

    The grill on the M8 is very nicely done…but this…this…this is just an affront to the eyes.

  • Lactose_the_Intolerant

    Holy Cheese-grater, Batman!! I’m guessing it would look better in black — that white is pretty jarring.