Earlier this month, @htcfamily_ru brought us one of the first leaked images of what is allegedly the back of the HTC M8 (above, to the right). While the validity of the image is still up in the air, the design at least fit in very well with previous rumors suggesting that the device would have a dual camera system. Now the Russian-based HTC Family is back with a second image (above, to the left), this time showing off the front of the device.
Although it’s not guaranteed that the image is the genuine article, the HTC M8 in the photo once again follows the rumored design language for the M8: this time including a design that is without physical buttons. It is also interesting to note that the M8′s screen shows off Traditional Chinese characters, which are commonly used in Taiwan as opposed to the simplified characters found in mainland China. Considering that HTC is a Taiwanese company, this seems to lend a bit more credence to the idea that this is a legitimate photo of the next-gen HTC One out of Taiwan.
As you can see, the HTC M8 looks strikingly similar to the last-gen model, aside from the lack of physical buttons and the inclusion of what may be some form of LED notification light on the right side of the upper speaker.
So is this the real deal? Only HTC knows for sure, though speculation is advised. Still, with all the rumors we’ve heard about the HTC M8, even if this isn’t a legit photo, odds are the actual device will come out looking pretty close to this.
What do you think of the design of the HTC M8 based on the leaked images and rumors? Glad to see that they aren’t reinventing the wheel with the handset’s design, or were you hoping for a dramatic departure from the HTC One’s design language?