HTC M8 said to look 'strikingly like' the HTC One, save for on-screen buttons
3rd Feb 2014 | 19:00
Fresh-ish new looks for the HTC One 2
The HTC One was one of the slickest looking handsets to ever grace the smartphone world, and so why not stick with top-ranking design?
There were no new photos to support evleaks' claim, but it seems the HTC One successor will look nearly identical to the first ("M7" was the HTC One's internal codename before it debuted).
Previously leaked images of the HTC M8 revealed a metal back panel featuring a curious second hole above the camera. Early reports suggested that this extra gap could be used for the camera's secondary focusing sensor or potentially a new fingerprint scanner as seen on the HTC One Max.
Buttoning up for launch
While the phones may look alike overall, some changes should still be afoot. One such adjustment may be that the M8 will be HTC's first handset to slide its navigation buttons onto the screen.
HTC Source caught an early glimpse of the HTC M8's onscreen buttons thanks to an anonymous tip. From the early look we can see the new navigation bar will match the current arrangement and style of Android 4.4 KitKat.
More importantly, this move will help etch off some unneeded bezel and make more space for the device's rumored 5-inch display. The M8 is HTC's next big flagship gambit and as such it is likely to feature some hot specs including a 1080p screen, 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 3GBs of RAM.
- The HTC M8 will run into some stiff competition this March, check out the guns on the Samsung Galaxy S5.