The first photos of what looks to be HTC’s next flagship smartphone have surfaced online, showing off the redesigned device in a series of blurry and poorly lit pictures. The new handset is allegedly codenamed the HTC M8, a successor to the M7 that turned out to be the HTC One.
Like we said, the first HTC M8 photos are pretty blurry, but we noticed a few key differences between the leaked device and the company’s current flagship. Unlike the One’s sandwiched design, the M8’s back casing appears to curve around its edges. The new device also sports an additional small hole just above the rear camera, which could be a fingerprint scanner like the one introduced with the HTC One Max, though that seems like a really odd place to put it.
The leaked M8 casing also has a blue tint to it and there’s no way to know if that’s just for the prototype, a result of poor lighting or actually the new device’s design. Finally, the “Beats Audio” logo prominently displayed on previous HTC handsets is gone. Until recently the Taiwanese company owned a stake in the high-end headphone maker before selling its final shares back at a profit back in September.