HTC One Two: first HTC handset with on-screen buttons?

HTC One Two: first HTC handset with on-screen buttons?The launch of the HTC One Two (or HTC M8 or HTC One+ or whatever we’re calling it) is likely just a few weeks away, the HTC One having launched around a year ago just before Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013.

As such, purported HTC One Two specs continue to trickle through, and the latest rumour suggests it might be the first HTC handset to banish capacitive buttons and chuck them on the screen.

That’s the word according to twitter-based leak machine @evleaks, a chap/chapess with a pretty decent track record.

It’s not exactly a game changer, but means the Taiwanese could – if true – reduce the size of the HTC One Two’s bezel (check out Nikolai Prettner's concept above), bezel generally being a bad word where smartphones and tablets are concerned.

Other rumoured HTC One Two specs include a 5in 1080p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2-3GB of RAM, and an UltraPixel rear camera.

Meanwhile, the jury’s still out on that second hole on the back of the HTC One Two, with some suggesting it’s a rear fingerprint scanner (shades of the HTC One Max), while others – more sensibly – propose that it’s a second rear camera.

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 almost certainly launching in March, the HTC One Two could quite easily steal the show at MWC 2014. How it fares in terms of sales is another question altogether.

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Pondlife  Jan. 28, 2014 at 13:07

As someone who likes a good sound check I wish they would call it the One Two.
And then next years could be the Buckle My Shoe.

Mind you with it being 1 2 will some make it twelve? Would that seem more futuristic than the 5s or like a 2 year old model a la fifa 2012 or pes 2012?

Worryingly I've not been drinking...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 28, 2014 at 18:02

As someone who likes a good sound check I wish they would call it the One Two.
And then next years could be the Buckle My Shoe.

Mind you with it being 1 2 will some make it twelve? Would that seem more futuristic than the 5s or like a 2 year old model a la fifa 2012 or pes 2012?

Worryingly I've not been drinking...

I'd hope not at 2pm on a Monday haha :p!

I doubt it'll be called the One Two, or possibly anything "One" related. We've had the: Desire, Sensation, One X and the One. With HTC's naming system, it could be called the HTC Woof for all we know.

Pondlife  Jan. 28, 2014 at 21:52

The HTC "oh what does it matter no one is going to buy me anyway :( "

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 28, 2014 at 22:56

The HTC "oh what does it matter no one is going to buy me anyway :( "
The HTC "we might sell more units if our flagships weren't so flawed and our other devices so overpriced"

Pondlife  Jan. 28, 2014 at 23:34

*cough* other?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 29, 2014 at 00:03

*cough* other?
Errr, yeah...about that...

Possibly some Desire variant? They usually release a couple of those each year...

Pondlife  Jan. 29, 2014 at 00:06

I meant the flagship overpriced too tbh, but yep I'm sure we'll see some unconnected devices with that name

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 29, 2014 at 01:32

I meant the flagship overpriced too tbh, but yep I'm sure we'll see some unconnected devices with that name
Oh, I thought you meant HTC hadn't really released anything this year...and I can't name anything other than the One and One Max.

When I had my Desire in 2010, I'd honeslty have predicted it would be HTC, not Samsung, who would become the dominant Android manufacturer; a position Samsung basically secured for the next decade over the weekend with their cross licencing deal with the big G.

Pondlife  Jan. 29, 2014 at 01:38

There was the One mini ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 29, 2014 at 01:39

There was the One mini ;)
Oh yeah, I forgot about that one, oops :P!

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