HTC M8 to feature on-screen buttons - could it have the size of the original One?

HTC M8 to feature on-screen buttons - could it have the size of the original One?
Over the weekend, we almost confirmed that the HTC M8 would feature a 1080 x 1920 pixels display. According to all the rumors floating around, this 1080p display will measure 5 inches, or slightly more. Would that make the new handset larger than the original 4.7-inch HTC One? Maybe. But maybe not.

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
HTC M8 to feature on-screen buttons - could it have the size of the original One?
still don’t know when the HTC M8 will be announced, and neither if the Taiwanese company intends to call it One 2, or One+, or something else. Let's hope that official details will be unveiled soon.

source: @evleaks

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One (M8)
  • 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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27 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

What a mess again!!! Now with the Screen + Camera.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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?

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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.

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

You've seen sample pictures from the M8? Wow I wanna see them too! Ok I guess you just misunderstood me.

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nope seen from One :) but as per rumors, camera will be the same 4 UP.

12. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The rumours say it will have a dual 5 mpx camera.

21. surethom

Posts: 1576; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

One a few rumors say 4UP most rumors say 6 or 8 UP which should be a massive improvement as 4UP was just way too small.

25. AppleHateBoy unregistered

It will come with KitKat. And most good apps support Immersive Mode. So having onscreen buttons is a good thing.

7. teja171 unregistered

How can it be better ? The ppi density of 5" display is less than that of 4.7" display.

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yes because if the PPI isn't higher it can't be better, right?

18. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Well this sums up the average Joe, higher numbers = better. @teja171 So brightness, contrast, viewing angles and color accuracy aren't important for you?

22. Dadler22

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I've just come to say that the Q50 is awesome. That is all. Continue

3. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

What kind of name is Htc One Two?

15. Cellphonator12

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Only speculations, no official names yet.

23. Epicness1o1

Posts: 298; Member since: May 30, 2013

Why isn't anybody saying HTC One (2014) ...

27. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Thats too nexusish

4. teja171 unregistered

Sense 6.0 might look awkward with onscreen buttons. Imagine HTC one with sense 5 having onscreen buttons. It would look vile.

6. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Thats awesome. Nice big screen, better battery life, best design and build quality. Can't wait to replace my One X with this beast.

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

and camera???

13. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

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.

14. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

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!

16. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

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.

19. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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.

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I agree. After leaving my one XL in the drawer and going the Nexus lineage route. I can't imagine going back to off screen buttons, or hardware ones on the front at that.

17. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Hopefully it'll have LG g2 like bezels then

24. Epicness1o1

Posts: 298; Member since: May 30, 2013

The beast is going to be released fck yeah(but please htc,pleaseee dont dissapoint the people with the camera now,hope the dual sensor will change everything)

26. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I hate on screen buttons, I hope this rumor is false

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