Rumors of HTC’s upcoming Windows Phone handset have been going around for a while now. That the handset will be a play on the popular HTC One M8 was also expected. Today, we get a look at a leaked render of the handset that shows it to be nigh identical to its Android counterpart.
The render emerged on Verizon’s site and shows hardware that is very similar to the Android running HTC One M8. The all metal device can be seen in a slate grey color. Above and below the display are HTC BoomSound speakers but surprisingly the lower grill is skewed much further down. If it is an intentional design feature, we find it quite off putting but we’ll retain our judgement till we’ve actually got some time with the phone. The device will also supposedly bring along the IR Blaster alongside the HTC TV application.
Given Windows Phone’s reluctance towards allowing a deeper level of customization, HTC has spun off BlinkFeed into an application. The live tile also shows how it would pull in the latest from chosen feeds and display them on the homescreen itself. The phone will run Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 and will have onscreen controls. A small arrow to the left demonstrates the ability to hide these buttons when not needed. The phone is expected to be announced on 21st August at an event in Tokyo and will possibly be named HTC One M8 for Windows.