Leak shows HTC M8's on screen navigation buttons

Leak shows HTC M8's on screen navigation buttons
The HTC M8, aka the HTC One 2, is expected to be the Taiwan manufacturer's next flagship Android phone. There is speculation that the device will be the first from HTC to sport on-screen navigation buttons. A leaked image supposedly shows these buttons.

It seems to be a personal preference. Some like the on-screen buttons, while others would rather have the capacitive keys. The advantage in using on-screen buttons for larger-screened devices is that it can reduce the actual size of the handset. And on-screen buttons also might lead to fewer accidental touches of the navigation keys.

A published report on Sunday revealed an image of the alleged HTC M8 online along with the capacitive buttons used for the HTC One and HTC One X. You can see that if the image is legit, HTC will be returning to a three button layout for the HTC One 2, even if it is on the screen. Last year, HTC's navigation panel featured just the home and back buttons.


source: Weibo (registration required), HTC Source via AndroidandMe

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI

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