By Stephen Schenck | February 20, 2014 11:34 AM
Two days ago, as an aside to a rumor about the launch name the HTC M8 would take when it goes public next month, we heard a little about the color options the phone would offer, including gold, silver, and gray. Then yesterday a press render of The All New One in gold surfaced, giving us a spectacular view of the handset. Would those silver and gray editions soon follow? You had better believe it, and images of both versions arrived in the wee hours of the morning, joined by new rumors about an upcoming HTC phablet.
While neither of these pics look that interesting on their own, we are intrigued by some of the little differences. For instance, we can see what looks to be the power button sticking up on the silver render, but not the gray. The phone’s screen also appears slightly smaller on the silver version, making us think that these renders might have come from different sources. Finally, you’ll notice that the silver version shows the old browser icon, while the gray One gets Chrome.
What about that new hardware? HTC is supposedly working on a phablet codenamed A5, which would offer a 5.5-inch 720p display and run a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400. The phone might get 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), and have a big 13-megapixel main camera. It could be available in as many as five launch colors, arrive running Sense 6.0, and feature stereo BoomSound speakers. For the moment, there’s no mention on an ETA.