Nearly a year old, the HTC One M8 continues to impress with its excellent build quality and attention to software detail. It’s also on the verge of receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop, which the company promised by the end of February.
But now we look forward to the company’s impending flagship successor. HTC has already invited media to an event on March 1st in Barcelona with the tagline ‘Utopia in progress,’ and expectations are high.
Now, we have something new to be excited about. While we’ve hard rumours of a larger HTC One Ultra potentially being unveiled alongside a one hand-friendly 5-inch version, semi-retired @evleaks gives us our best view of both devices in a low-resolution render.
While both products appear similar to the One M8, the larger version on the right appears to have what looks like a home button below the screen. But unlike Samsung, HTC likely doesn’t intend to reintroduce physical buttons to its Android build, so what’s going on here? The likely explanation is a fingerprint sensor, which the company has toyed with in the past on devices like the HTC One Max.
From the render, we also see that HTC has indeed moved the power button to the right side — at least on the larger device — and adorned both with a larger, more imposing front-facing camera. Previous leaks have shown an imposing camera lens on the rear of the device, which jibe with the notion that the company is doing away with its rear-facing UltraPixel technology, moving to a more traditional solution.
We’ll know much more on March 1st at Mobile World Congress.