May 31, 2017 03:36 PM EDT
HTC's One M8 is undebatable one of the company's best ever models. The device received numerous praise and positive reviews in nearly every aspect of the model. However, the only downfall is its rear camera setup, which tended to struggle to compete with other top smartphone manufacturers.
According to Phone Arena, gained from several sources, it appears that the popular model was on track to look much different to what eventually came to be. HTC One M8 prototype appears to have gone in the complete opposite direction and looks much more rectangular; staying true to the original HTC One's shape.
HTC One M8's another radical change is the speaker design. The company was famous for its large dual front-facing speakers that covered the majority of the top and bottom bezel. As illustrated in the prototype model, the company seems to have tested out a much simpler speaker design.
According to Android Soul, the prototype model for HTC One M8 has been equipped with just one rear camera where the rear sensor appears to have a pink tint to it, which signals the use of the same sensor featured in 2013's HTC One. As for the inner specs, HTC has equipped the device with 16GB of internal storage alongside a microSD slot, a 2,600mAh battery, and running on an Android 6.0 Marshmallow, though the model is now running a custom Android Nougat ROM.
It's always interesting to see what the feedback will be made as the time consumers received this model, considering the positive review where it appears HTC made the right choice. The follow-up models have led HTC down an ever trickier path, with profits and revenues slumping significantly.
The Taiwan-based company seems trying to win back consumers, with an all-new glass design and the smartphone camera ever, as noted by DxOMark. HTC now working its best to improve profits, it will remain to be seen if the HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, and HTC U Play can do for the company.
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