A video emerged out from a Google plus account showing HTC One M8 IR LED glowing up even while its turned off. Adam Outler, a hacker and a XDA TV host, showed his HTC One M8  glowing an IR LED whenever it encounters a movement around. Although the reason behind it is unknown, the LED keeps glowing with different patterns.


On being asked about it, the followers at his Google plus profile commented about as its a proximity sensor or its for the double tap feature HTC has provided. The IR LED reacts differently in every situation. While this is a post Snowden era, everyone made a thought that it has something to do with government spying on its people.

Some people said that the feature is about detecting gestures, but then the IR LED has less to do in it. HTC explained at the World Mobile Congress, that the IR sensor is for controlling TV and set top box at your home, it is for the user to watch the shows just by using the HTC One M8.

The arguments continued to explain it as a feature for having the gestures and as soon as the user turns off the launch gesture control, the LED stops glowing in it. It is for the phone to decide if there is something near the screen or if there is an object which is covering it up.

HTC One M8 is already on sale at the Google play store has a all-metallic body which houses a powerful 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM with 16GB or 32GB of storage. It is also having a microSD card slot, which can be used to extend the storage for this phone up to 128GB. The 5-inch screen of this phone has 16 million colors to display, it has a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels with a pixel density of around 441 ppi.

We are somewhat not sure why HTC One M8 is behaving abnormally, we may want to ask what you think about it?

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