The HTC M8 is the victim of yet another photo leak, but this time we’re looking at a render of the device in a protective case. Besides its black color, this M8 looks identical to the ones shown in other leaks, including a smaller speaker up top and the strange configuration of front-facing camera and sensors.
The M8 also retains the giant black bar with an HTC logo below its screen, a remnant of the capacitive navigation buttons that no longer exist. Not only does this look bad, but it’s a huge waste of space and makes the bezels absolutely giant. Since the HTC One is already absolutely massive for its screen size, the M8 and its 5-inch display could end up sporting a body that belongs to a far larger phone. And yes, I’ve mentioned this before, but I can’t get over how ridiculous it is.
Overall this leak doesn’t show much of anything new, save for giving a peek at the black color option. Unfortunately, it seems that the black bar with the HTC logo is here to stay. Will this keep you from buying the device?