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Is this the plastic version of the best Android phone in the world?

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:48PM EST
HTC One (M8) Ace Pictures
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

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The HTC One (M8) Ace is supposed to be HTC’s plastic version of the HTC One (M8), one of the best Android phones available in stores right now, although the company has yet to officially unveil it. Recent reports claimed that the Ace will pack M8-grade specs in a plastic body and will retail for a more affordable price, as HTC continues looking to offer smartphone buyers a better competitor to the Galaxy S5. However, not many images showing the alleged device have been leaked so far, with @evleaks having shared a blurry image of the front side of the handset back in early April.

Now, Chinese site ifanr has apparently received an image showing the back of the handset. The phone in the picture has an HTC logo on the back, but lacks the Duo Camera found on the HTC One (M8), which suggests the phone won’t just be a plastic copy of its metal brother.

The Chinese website has also said the phone will feature a 5-inch 1080p screen, 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and will arrive in various colors with its own Dot View accessory.

Apparently, the Ace has a curved back as well, which seems to be in line with a message posted early on Tuesday by HTC on Twitter. “More beautiful curves coming soon,” the company said, featuring a curvy image and a quote from Edward George Bulwer-Lytton.

“In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves,” the quote reads.

The image supposedly showing the back of the HTC One (M8) Ace, as well as the image leaked by @evleaks follow below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

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 brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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