HTC is set to give journalists in Australia a confidential briefing tomorrow for their new Kit Kat M8 handset however details appear to be already plastered all over eBay.
An eBay seller in New York posted a listing on Friday claiming to be the new HTC M8 phone, after five bids the device sold for $499.99.
The handset is expected to have ad dual-lens, rear-facing UltraPixel camera, with a 5MP camera on the front and a 5-inch, full 1080p HD screen, a quad-core 2.3Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 32GB of built-in storage it is also tipped to have a MicroSD slot that will take a 128GB card.
Although the box shown in the pictures on eBay is labelled HTC One, the design of the phone on the front appears to match previously leaked photos, including the grey case and on-screen buttons.
The Daily Mail said that similarly, the specifications listed in the description box mirror what other sites are claiming to be the features of the new phone.
Elsewhere, the seller, known only as raj1665, makes reference to the feature that has been most widely talked about – the dual-lens, rear-facing camera.
The listing describes the camera as UltraPixel, as seen on the original HTC One, but did not reveal the exact size.
The handset’s features are rounded off with 2GB of RAM, dual front stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, 32GB built-in storage and Bluetooth. It’s listed as ‘brand new, never used, in original package.’
HTC appeared to be languishing behind the likes of Samsung and Apple until it launched its critically acclaimed HTC One last year.
It won the Best Smartphone of 2013 at the Pocket-lint awards last year, and during February’s Mobile World Congress, among other accolades.