Last night us brought us the somewhat controversial rumor that HTC would launch its follow-up to last year’s One as little more than “The All New One.” Our thoughts on how wise a naming decision that may be aside, the rumor also brought some new details about the color selection HTC might make available for the handset, suggesting that instead of red and blue options joining the standard silver and dark gray, a gold version could be introduced, and right at launchtime, at that. Today we get our first look at just how that hardware may appear.
No surprise here: this is the same M8 we’ve been seeing in recent leaks, reimagined in the style of last fall’s gold HTC One. Really, besides the general M8 design changes, the only difference here is that the handset’s edges are no longer black, now picking up the same gold finish as elsewhere.
The screenshot matches that from the last render, though this time the status bar is now unobscured. The thing is, we’re scratching our heads as to why it might have been hidden in the first place, as today’s look doesn’t really reveal anything of consequence there.
Having a gold option available from the start would be something new for HTC. What do you think? Would you pick one of these up, as opposed to the gray or silver version?