Some HTC One M8 design elements to be used for a new Windows Phone handset?


HTC has been all about Android lately, but it did not completely abandon Windows Phone. Last month, HTC America president confirmed that the company would release new WP handsets, although he didn’t say when. Still, with Windows Phone 8.1 around the corner, we might see a new Microsoft-endorsed HTC smartphone soon.

Chinese website WP Dang reports that HTC is working to make a WP handset that resembles the Android-based One M8 (officially announced and released yesterday). The website, which has a good track record when it comes to rumors, notes that the upcoming Windows Phone device will use a metal casing and a dual rear camera (just like the camera that the M8 is offering). Other features aren't known at the moment, but they could include a 5-inch 1080p display and a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor - to match the specs of the M8.

There is no word on when this alleged new HTC Windows Phone handset is supposed to be announced. Anyhow, we’re definitely looking forward to hearing more about it.

P.S.: just in case it’s not clear enough, the device that you’re seeing above is a mockup - it’s the One M8 with a 'shopped Windows Phone 8.1 UI.

source: WP Dang (translated) via Windows Phone Daily

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20 Comments

1. papss unregistered

After I seen that there were buttons on the screen I thought this very thing. I'm betting this was a big reason why HTC did this

2. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I'll take 2! Really I hope this is true and it comes in either red or blue! Those are my favorite colors for the original One. They just looks so good on that phone.

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

With a desktop keyboard, will be a nice option

4. NightFelix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

So XDA developer decide to make this WP8.1 and Android KitKat 4.4.2 Sense6 Dual Boot on HTC M8!!

5. Ignited

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Oh how sweet that would be. At least we would have the extra memory with expandable sd slot to handle both systems and anything else we wanted.

6. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

This would be awesome, i wouldn't mind trying out WP this way :)

21. NightFelix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

It will be unofficial port done by developer, as Google and Microsoft don't agree to have dual-boot cross platform of OS. Our hope is, either HTC really decide to make the same HTC One M8 with WP8.1 on it.

7. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

If HTC releases a Windows Phone that resembles the HTC One, I will make the transition from Android to Windows Phone. I love the fluidity of the Windows Phone OS and the beautiful design of the apps.

8. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

This same exact story came out last year about the m7

10. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

It did right. :(

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

weird looking phone, its to loooong

20. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

I miss the HTC sensation days, that's my favorite phone by them

11. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Hit and miss for me. I like the idea but nokia makes the tiles stand out htc with it's design is great but with 4mp it doesn't seem that good in my opinion

12. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

HTC can hardly sell with Android let alone WP. It's too soon IMO.

14. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Is great

15. papss unregistered

I agree sir

16. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

The bezel will have a touch pad, built right in... Ha

17. rsiders

Posts: 1978; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

As far as the design goes, last year's HTC One model is a step above this year's One. If they used last year's design coupled with an 8 megapixel camera and kept the microSD slot, it would bring some much needed variety in terms of high-end hardware from a non Nokia OEM. I would buy that in a heartbeat.

18. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

This is more possible to be a reality than the M7 due to Kit Kat and WP 8.1. No OS specific buttons.

22. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

just like samsung...

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