HTC M8 color options rumored (and they all might be around at launch)


Last year, we saw the HTC arrive with just two color options: the phone’s iconic silver finish, as well as a black finish. Early teases of an additional red option were eventually confirmed a few months post-launch, and further down the road we got a blue version, as well. Heck, we even saw a golden option arrive. Now our HTC focus is firmly on expectations for the launch of the One’s successor, which we’ve been following through its development as codename M8. When it finally steps out into the spotlight, what sort of color variety might HTC have to share? A rumor out this morning claims that the M8 might arrive in four shades of its own, and they all might be available right out of the gate.

Android dev and XDA TV producer Shen Ye took to Twitter to claim that the M8 could launch in four different colors. When pressed a little, he shared RGB hex triplets for the selections, and they translate into red, blue, light gray and dark gray – pretty much just what we had from the HTC One itself.

While we haven’t seen any evidence backing this idea up, it makes a lot of sense. For one, those early red HTC One slip-ups last year sure might imply that HTC was initially planning to introduce at least the red model at launch time, but may have had to back out of those plans. And then there’s the past year’s success for very colorful smartphones, including Nokia Lumia models as well as Motorola’s Moto X and Moto G. If we were HTC, we could see how early availability of multiple color options could seem like a really smart play.


Source: Shen Ye (Twitter) 1,2
Via: phoneArena

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