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HTC M8 flagship phone may go where no HTC phone has gone before

HTC M8 Features On-Screen Buttons

The HTC M8, also referred to as the HTC One+ in recent reports, will feature on-screen buttons according to trusted leaker @evleaks, who has been accurate with many mobile-related leaks in the past. The source did not provide more details about the handset yet, only saying that the “M8 will be the first HTC device with on-screen buttons” that will apparently replace capacitive buttons used before.

While @evleaks did not provide any images showing the M8, he did leak in the past days a couple of images showing purported HTC M8 wallpapers. Android and Me says that both wallpapers have a 2160 x 1920 resolution, suggesting that the HTC One successor will also have a Full HD resolution and scrollable wallpapers part of a new Sense 6 user interface. Previous reports claimed that the phone will have a 5-inch Full HD display and run KitKat out of the box.

It’s not known when the HTC M8 will be unveiled and launched, although a judge revealed in a Nokia vs HTC verdict in the U.K. the phone may hit stores in February. The HTC One was unveiled last year at a special event that took place before MWC 2013, but HTC is yet to issue invites for a similar event for this year.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.