Just one day after HTC sends out press invites to their primary flagship announcement, @evleaks has revealed the first press image of the new HTC One, currently codenamed the HTC M8.
The image highlights all the upcoming features of the HTC One, including the dual-rear camera and the new version of Sense. Overall, the design of the smartphone is very similar to the original One device, with a little chop to the side bezel.
Another change on the back of the device is the dual-LED flash, a feature Apple and Samsung are both now incorporating on their top end smartphones. This will allow better flash tone, making it easier to take a picture without blinding your friend and making the whole photo white.
The familiar design runs throughout the device, the front-facing BoomSound speakers, centred UltraPixel camera and HTC logo on the back and front of the device, both in the centre.
Thankfully, we will not see the same setup on the front of the screen as we did on the original One, instead HTC has moved their logo down onto the edge of the screen and added three on-screen buttons above the logo.
This will make for a much more easy to use experience, the HTC logo in the middle of the One made it a hard task and was one of the major features we found aggravating with the One.
Sense looks to become a little more colorful and icons will be swapped from black to white in most aspects. We enjoyed the original dark Sense UI, but HTC obviously believes the white icons will fit better with the aesthetic.
The HTC One will come under the company’s new HTC Advantage project, allowing US users to get their screen repaired for free for one time and get quicker updates to Android and Sense, alongside 25 or 50GB of Google Drive storage.