New HTC M8 images reveal hardware changes, dual LED flash

New HTC M8 images reveal hardware changes, dual LED flash

Oh HTC, how you love to tease us so! Even as the Taiwanese manufacturer announces plans to target the cheaper end of the smartphone spectrum, new images surface from the higher end of that food chain.

PhoneArena reported Wednesday that a pair of new images purported to be the HTC M8 have popped up on the radar, and they come bearing gifts for fans of the company's flagship smartphones.

Also referred to as the HTC One 2 (shouldn't that just be HTC Two?), the handset pictured above surfaced earlier this week on the website, looking an awful lot like an improved version of the HTC One it's expected to replace.

The most notable change here is the home button is front and center in place of the HTC logo, although this image seems to indicate capacitive touch is being used instead of the on-screen software buttons suggested by earlier rumors.

Say cheese

The HTC M8 has previously been tipped to feature a five-inch, 1080 x 1920 LCD display powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM running Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6.0.

While those specs don't appear to have changed, the back of the handset seems to indicate big changes ahead for the camera, judging from the dual LED flash clearly on display here.

The sequel to HTC's critically acclaimed One (which won a 2013 Editor's Choice nod from TechRadar) has been rumored to arrive with an improved version of the UltraPixel camera, which theoretically produces higher quality images from a lower megapixel count.

All welcome changes, but there doesn't seem to be anything particularly groundbreaking here, so HTC might want to stay the course on those lower-priced handsets if they want to make it through 2014 unscathed.

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