While many of you were being distracted by tonight’s Oscars, some online drama of the mobile variety has also been unfolding tonight. Moments ago, the HTC M8 was leaked in a lengthy, 12-minute hands-on video.
The leaker, a young man who technically recorded the video back on the 18th of February, seems to have found the cohones to upload the video tonight. But, after some strong words from HTC’s Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon, quickly removed the video from his YouTube account. That quick Twitter exchange can be found below.
Before the video was taken down (and later re-uploaded all over the internets), the IMEI and dates were grabbed, leaving us to wonder about the fate of the individual and/or his parents who we’re sure signed some sort of NDA until the phone was actually made official.
If you’re curious to take a quick tour of the upcoming HTC M8 — as well as Sense 6 with Android 4.4 KitKat — the leaked video can (temporarily) be found below. We don’t imagine it’ll be very long before it gets taken down, so get it while its hot.