HTC M8 (One successor) featuring on-screen buttons to launch in late-March with a look strikingly like HTC One

HTC won't be really happy with the way things have been going for the company off late and but it is not sitting with hands crossed. In fact, the company is working on the launch of its next flagship device which has been codenamed M8 and the same will launch in March. The news comes courtesy of the leakster @evleaks which has earned itself a credible reputation regarding the leak of the news from mobile companies before launch.

HTC One

The HTC One 2 aka HTC M8 will be launched towards the end of March in New York City, which would be almost a month late than the Galaxy S5, but both of them are expected to begin sales at a similar time. @evleaks is also reporting that the HTC M8 will look strikingly like the original HTC One (HTC M7).

The HTC One 2 has been finding it difficult to stay under the wraps and has been caught in the wild on quite a few occasions. The rumoured specs of the device include a full HD display which will be either 4.9-inch or 5-inch in size. Under the hood will be the Snapdragon 800 processor and the imaging department will be taken care of by an UltraPixel camera with a resolution of 6-8 MP.

HTC M8 will run on Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6.0 on top, and will feature double lens, microSD card slot and fingerprint scanner. Everything about the smartphone will come to light once it launches in March this year and we hope HTC doesn't miss out on sales because of production issues like the HTC One faced.

HTC M8 on-screen buttons

In addition to the news, an alleged image of the on-screen Android navigation button present in HTC M8 has appeared online. The image shows the three button configuration -- the home, the app switcher and the back, where the home and app switcher buttons match the current Sense design, the back button doesn't. The image confirms that HTC has finally decided to go with virtual buttons instead of physical or capacitive buttons.

HTC One despite being a well rounded off device could not do well and the S4 which launched at a similar time did way better than it. Now Samsung is gearing for a February end launch of the S5 and that would give the Korean manufacturer a month's lead over the Taiwanese. Will HTC be able to capitalise on this lead time? Only time will tell.

Source - Evleaks (1, 2) & Weibo
Via - GSMArena (1, 2)
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