What to expect from the HTC M8’s look

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Seeing as we just looked at some pretty comprehensive breakdowns of what to expect from both the Samsung Galaxy S 5 and Apple iPhone 6, it seems only fitting that we now take a little time to talk about the other smartphone that’s approaching the same kind of heightened pre-launch interest, HTC’s M8. Overnight, we brought you news about how HTC could finally be heading down the virtual button route, and now we’re hearing a little about the company’s plans for the handset’s external design.

We’ve seen fan renders, we’ve seen 3D printed stand-ins, and we’ve seen what may be cases for the M8, but what we haven’t seen is the phone itself. Looking at how HTC took the design language from the One and really let it dictate the appearance of so many other 2013 HTC phones, including not just other One-series models, but Desire handsets as well, it’s not difficult to imagine that HTC might stick with a similar design for the M8, but just how close a match will it be to its predecessor? According to @evleaks, “strikingly” so.

At least, we assume that’s talking about the phone’s front, since those case designs have sure been insistent that HTC’s up to something new around back – exactly what is up for discussion. But around front, this sounds like we’re looking at stereo Boomsound speakers, and similar use of metal. In fact, we’re now wondering if the only real “tell” that might help us differentiate the M8 from the One at a glance might be that move away from capacitive buttons.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!