I’ve lost count of all the recent massive information spills centering around HTC’s All New One (codename M8), but if you’re not yet fed up with checking out the bad boy’s revamped full-metal body, here’s another treat for you.
French website Nowhere Else has procured a batch of fresh photos starring a pre-release All New One prototype in silver, which looks strikingly similar to the 2013 One. No big shocker there, though we did come to expect a few subtle differences, like the replacing of capacitive navigation keys with on-screen buttons.
Also, the corners were supposed to be a little rounder than what we see in these new pics. Soooo, might this leak be bogus? Not necessarily. Again, we’re dealing with a prototype, not an All New One model actually ready to hit store shelves, so a number of last-minute aesthetic tweaks are to be expected.
For instance, capacitive keys below the screen make no sense if they can’t accommodate HTC’s logo. Bottom line, it occupies far too much precious space, so fingers crossed this is indeed not a final design.
From a hardware standpoint, the All New One version on hand should be no different from commercial variants. A blurred AnTuTu benchmark score puts the 5-incher ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra in raw speed, which suggests a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip is found beneath the hood, alongside 2 GB RAM.
A full HD panel, microSD card slot, Android 4.4 KitKat, 16 GB built-in storage, dual rear cameras and 5 MP front snapper wrap up a fairly bittersweet list of features for a flagship device expected out in April subsequent to a March 25 formal intro.
Via [Nowhere Else]