And the cat is officially out of the bag – over the last 24 hours, we learned a couple of key details about the HTC M8, including its commercial name and the first highly credible press shots.
According to @evleaks, HTC’s new flagship phone, will hit stores as “The All New HTC One”. It’s possible that’s just a marketing tagline and the device will be called simply HTC One or HTC One (2014); regardless, the rumors of HTC One Two and HTC One Plus can officially be put to sleep. @evleaks says the device will launch in gray, silver and gold, which is at odds with what developer Shen Ye claimed – dark gray, silver, gold, red, and blue.
The image above is the first clear press shot of the new HTC One, clad in Gold, courtesy of the same @evleaks. And here’s a press shot of the dark gray version, partially obscured by a bulky case.
The new HTC One will be unveiled on March 25 at a dual event in New York and London, and invitations for it were sent out just yesterday. The device will feature a 5-inch display of Full HD resolution, a Snapdragon 800 processor, and is widely believed to come with an advanced dual-lens camera that we know very little about.
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Maybe it’s just me, but I find gold to be ugly.
I also have mixed feelings about the color, but since it will be released in different color it’s fine with me :) probably another silver One :D but between the time it’s revealed the time it hit stores, and I’ll get the chance to try other competitors.
So much bottom bezel – completely disappointed..
If it didn’t have the fucking huge omg bezel to smack logo on the front then it would be the best looking phone ever launched and extra props for the large front facing speakers. Alas it is a hideous piece of shit due to it.
I get where you’re coming from, owning a Z1, but would you have preferred if they had kept the captive buttons?
It would be better, but still not good enough: http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/screen-infographic.png
But still, if you think about it, it will look more weird if the display didn’t have that bottom bezel. I still think they should have made the bottom bezel look different but whatever.
Dem bezels. Also the color strategy screams iPhone! Probably a solid phone, but I’m actually more interested in S5!
I’m sure there has to be some reason for the length of the phone and I agree with you, something about it reminded me of the iPhone but I wasn’t sure what.
More room for some parts, but they could have just put bigger screen
Well that’s a good point, I want to see more of it now. Software wise, I’m not in the market for a new phone but I like to see what the OEM’s are doing to better their products.
That’s why I’m more interested in S5 and the big update to TW :)
Was looking forward to not buying another Galaxy later on this year, wanted to get the next HTC One. Let’s hope it’s good.
Sony Sirius here I come
I somewhat doubt it has software buttons. did you guys notice how the same screen is used over and over again (edited and added), but we shall see in a couple of days
Disappointing design, disappointing processor, disappointing screen. If this is true HTC will go to lair.
Gonna have to go with the s5
Gonna wait with the s5
Is that a dual front flash i see there?
So pretty much the iPhone
looks pretty good tho
Looks like it has an LED flash with the front cam.
nope, just the usual proximity and light sensors, but the front cam is 5mp
Google Play Edition *drool…* I’ll admit, this phone would be perfect without that bottom bezel, but still a sexy phone nonetheless…
As for the bezel, since I got myself the Nexus 7 2013, I’ve actually learned that a thicker bezel at times isn’t the worst thing in the world. Having accidentally bumped off my Note 2′s capacitive buttons every now and again, I think I’d appreciate the extra space. Plus, having that Note in my pocket for all this time, I’m not gonna be bothered by the extra cm or two in length for this phone!
I was curious, and decided to whip something together real quick… It actually does look miles better without the bezels. Really wish HTC would consider this! Even better however, is that Google Play Edition *drool…*
Agreed, and nice photoshop. Removing bottom black bar would truly give a awesome viewing experience (movies, videos) to go with the front facing speakers
much much better indeed…
Oh no bezel! Give me a break… I just don’t see what the big deal is. You’ve got a gorgeous display…do you plan on staring at the bezel instead? I feel as though this isn’t a deal breaker to me. I think from a design prospective, there’s a reason for that black bar.
Big deal is, why would I buy a phone with a huge bezel at the bottom, when I can easily get one without it. It’s disappointing as a consumer to remove this phone as an option to be my next smartphone, but phones without the ugly bezel will be the clear winner.
When did bezels make or break performance, or a sale for that matter? It’s like the general trends dictate the vital needs for alotve people. I’ll never base a purchase entirely offve how thin the bezels are. There’s a reason that the device has the more pronounced lower portion.
I’m so disappointed with the look of the New One. So sad…
with inspiration from the iPhone and R2-D2. beep beep.
NO MORE GOLD!!! ARGH!
You are missing a choice from the poll. There should be one called “sexy”.
What do you guys think these are?
As an Engineer, I can tell you that there are a couple of reason why there are holes like that such as:
-Repairabilty, they can use the holes to remove and add the lens if needed
-It can be for tolerances reasons the holes can allow for micro adjustement
-It can be for heat expansion, since Aluminium and glass don’t have the same expanssion ratio, if the devices get warm and if the lens is mounted tight, it can break.
This is from a mechanical/process point of view but they might be other reason and the holes might not just exist who knows
I tought of replacing the lense too but check this out:
holes are missing on the gray model…there is a ring around the camera like the old One…I saw a couple more where the speaker grills are moved orund and some of the leak have these hole some don’t…bummer
I still think these are fake…
someone what that image looks fake, or the gold one is fake, since the grey, silver seems to have brushed aluminium on the back while the gold one does not, and I don’t think HTC will make different production lines just to have one with burshed and the other without brushed aluminium. As for the tiny holes, they might not exist at all
I really hope they don’t put that ridiculous bottom bezel on that phone. My HTC one x has a smaller bezels
I just can’t get over that bezel. No way I’ll pick one up if that’s how they release it.
2014 started really nicely, it can only Get better from here onwards , there are so many top shelf handsets lined up ; HTC One 2014, Sammy S5, Xperia Z2, LG G3, Note 4 , iPhone 6 just to count some of them, it’s a real war going on for the Smartphone Glory !!