HTC to get with the program and move M8 buttons on screen?
27th Jan 2014 | 18:25
First look could be just weeks away
HTC's long-anticipated sequel to the five-star rated HTC One could be the company's first handset to move the traditional navigation buttons on to the screen, according to newly leaked information.
Any decision to remove the capacitive buttons from the frame would perhaps give HTC the opportunity to lessen the size of the bezel and bump up the display, as has been seen in recent unofficial renders.
However, any shift could result in complaints from fans who feel the presence of an on-screen navigation bar reduces the usable screen real estate.
The Twitter-based device-leaker's latest revelation comes amid speculation that HTC will choose to debut the M8 at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress expo next month February.
Recent rumours have suggested that the handset will have a 5-inch, 1080p display along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26GHz with a potential for 3GB RAM.
In terms of the operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat is thought to be on board as well as a new version of the HTC Sense (6.0, by our count) user interface.
Is the HTC One M8, or One Two, or One+ or whatever they want to call it, the phone you're most looking forward to in 2014? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.