HTC M8 to feature on-screen buttons - could it have the size of the original One?
posted by Florin T. / Jan 27, 2014, 8:06 AM
According to @evleaks, the M8 will be the first HTC smartphone to have on-screen buttons. This means that the space used by the hardware buttons (and the HTC logo) on the original One will be taken by the extra screen estate. So the M8 might have about the same the size as HTC’s older flagship, while sporting a larger display.
One of the advantages that the use of a 1080p display instead of a Quad HD panel could have is a (theoretical) longer battery life. As a recent poll of ours is showing, a long-lasting battery is among the most desirable features that customers want in a smartphone. So maybe HTC will use this as a main weapon against the competition.
We One 2, or One+, or something else. Let's hope that official details will be unveiled soon.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
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What a mess again!!! Now with the Screen + Camera.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 8:09 AM 0
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What's wrong with a 5 inch or more 1080p panel? And HTC One already had a fantastic display and this will probably be even better. And how do you know about the camera? Have you seen sample pictures?
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 8:16 AM 17
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I mean display size with onscreen button, I hate that thing, it makes the screen small. No doubt One's display is brilliant and I love that. Camera samples??? I have seen them, not that good compared to Sammy, LG, Sony, iPhone. This is proved over here and most of the other tech sites.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 8:28 AM 0
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What kind of name is Htc One Two?
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 8:18 AM 2
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Thats awesome. Nice big screen, better battery life, best design and build quality. Can't wait to replace my One X with this beast.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 8:29 AM 4
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Well there has been rumors about Samsung going with on-screen buttons and now HTC... I don't want on-screen buttons and i don't want to switch to iphone but if it's true i have to... I currently own a z1 going from a s3.. and i f*cking hate On-screen buttons, just take screen space and makes the phone uneven when playing games and entering apps.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 9:17 AM 0
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While that was a problem that is now changing with KitKat with apps supporting immersive mode and transparent on screen keys! I personally love them they are quicker than hardware buttons and rotate when needed! Easier to access things like Google now, but then again you might not care for those!
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 9:33 AM 6
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Not a big fan of the touch sensitive buttons outside of the screen. Went from Galaxy Nexus to GS4 to Nexus 5 and I gotta say that I was absolutely not a fan of the outside buttons. Especially the Home button on the GS4. Even though you lose a little screen real-estate, it's not like it gone forever, you get it back when watching movies, playing games, etc. On screen buttons are just easier to use and more intuitive if you ask me.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 10:03 AM 5
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Having used a Nexus 4 side by side with my One i can say on-screen buttons are just more responsive and more intuitive, but that's me, my sister had the Nexus and traded it for a Butterfly S because she didn't like on-screen buttons.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 10:24 AM 2
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