New HTC One M8 pictures have surfaced, with the latest leaked images teasing the remodelled design destined to feature on the Samsung Galaxy S5 rival.
With last year’s HTC One having wowed consumers and critics alike with its sleek, brushed aluminium body that offered premium, high-end looks, the Taiwanese manufacturer looks set to stick to a similar plan for the inbound HTC One 2.
Caught on camera by a UK-based developer, the claimed HTC One 2 images show a device with a familiar, brushed metal finish and curved, rounded-back form factor.
The subtle differences between the HTC One and leaked HTC One 2 designs mark big changes, however, with a second camera sensor added to the phone’s rear while around front the soft-touch Android keys have been removed in favour of digital, on-screen controls.
This moving of soft-touch keys has seemingly allowed the manufacturer to fit a larger screen into a body the same size as the original HTC One.
Maintaining design principles introduced in last year’s model, the HTC One 2 looks set to run BoomSound Stereo speakers and a secondary camera on the device’s fore.
With a small, second sensor shown to have been added to the HTC One 2’s Ultrapixel primary camera, the new addition is located directly above the main sensor. It has been suggested that this additional sensor will provide improved focus times and metering for the phone’s photographic abilities.
On top of this, the phone’s flash will reportedly jump from a single LED to a dual-LED offering, again improving photographic options.
One thing missing from the HTC One 2 that was found on its predecessor, however, is the phone’s Beats Audio credentials, with the branding that accompanied the audio enhancing addition removed from the phone’s rear.
Although a number of high-end handsets are expected to be unveiled during MWC 2014 next week, expected that the HTC One 2 will not be unveiled until a dedicated launch event on March 18.
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