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HTC M8, Successor to the One, Will Launch in Four Colors According to Newest Rumor

According to the newest rumor, which originated on Twitter from XDA’s TV producer Shen Ye, the HTC M8 (the One successor) will come in four different colors on launch day. The tweet features four different color codes, representing the colors red, blue, dark grey (black), and light grey (silver). These same colors were used on the original One from HTC, but the blue appears to be a bit lighter than the darker blue which was used on the One a few months after the device launched. 

One thing that which always grinds people’s gears is that companies will release a phone in a single color or maybe two, and then a few months later will announce the same phone in a new color. While it’s cool to add new colors to the lineup and stay relevant in the field, it’s frustrating as a buyer who only had a couple of options at the beginning, but then come away feeling burned by not having the different color option at launch. It’s one of the many reasons why being an early adopter kind of sucks.

Besides the four different color codes, the tweet gave no indication as to when launch was or anything like that.

What has us more excited for the M8 was another rumor that claimed the M8 would be HTC’s first device to use onscreen buttons. Can you say “game changer”?

If you had to choose one, without even seeing them yet, would you go for the red, blue, black, or silver?

Via: Android in Canada
  • Gus Serrano

    I hope the blue is more like a turquoise :3

  • M3D1T8R

    Probably black, assuming it’s more durable finish than the colored versions, which otherwise might be appealing options. If even the black finish seems not durable, go silver.

  • Inquizitor

    Just give me the black on Verizon, please. The reason I refused to buy the HTC One when it finally came out was that it was only available in the obnoxious silver and the dorky blue. Gimme dat gunmetal grey already!

  • flosserelli

    I dunno. I think I will hold out for the 18k gold or “rose” gold…

  • yomamma

    Red for sure

  • Ryan Callihan

    Game changer? Haha
    I’m in love with the Black HTC One but of these choices I’d probably go with Silver.

  • aQuickBit

    If it is made from the same process as the current HTC One, I would highly advise that everyone consider buying the silver version. Why? Well I currently have the blue One from Best Buy and after having it for 6 months the wear and tear is painfully obvious. How so? Well on the sides and a little bit on the back by the Beats logo, the blue color has faded to…you guessed it…silver. It’s kind of sad really because of the contrasting colors of blue fading to silver. If I could do it over I would totally buy the silver edition so it wouldn’t be obvious at all. Just my 2 cents.

    • M3D1T8R

      Good info.

  • anon

    I will never buy another phone without on screen keys. I am under the impression that this might have them…. so at least it can go into the maybe pile.

  • Tyler Casilio

    Black htc One+ for me please. I’m super interested in this phone, hopefully it meets my expectations

  • MichaelFranz

    im getting excited for this device. Curious in all aspects. I see some people complaining about how the metal will scratch and chip, and this and that. There really hasn’t been many devices where the backs withstand the life of the device. plastics will get buff scratches like metal, glossy plastic leaves fingerprints.

    This is just my .02, but the smooth non glossy rubber-toned-esq backs of phones like moto x and droid maxx (specifically maxx) have held up very well. I would also like to see self healing back like the LG g-Flex, just not with a glossy finish. Will we get these in the HTC? I’d say not, but there is always hoping as nothing is official until its official.

  • Tim242

    4 colors of their coffin.


  • Cael

    The Battery and camera are the only things that would kill this for me.

  • MistaButters

    The colors Duke! The colors!

    • BobbyG

      I’m color blind kid.

  • Snowbo13

    Blue with on screen buttons. I will never buy a phone w/out OSB again. Had a rezound for a week before the gnex came out. Could not stand the physical buttons on it!

  • Tyler

    I have a red moto x so I can easily say red.

    • chris_johns

      red with black accents…yeaaah buddyy

  • Egnimatic_Foolishness

    On screen buttons were the only thing I was waiting on. This is my next, coming from a N4 I’m ready. I’d probably go with the blue one just to be divergent

  • Damian


  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    YES!… But… this is the US. And I’m sure US carriers would have “Color Exclusives” …. Let’s not pretend like that’s not what’s going to happen. I’m just excited about having any leaks at all about anything with MWC less than a month away.

    • John Legere

      Yeah, how Sprint got Red and Verizon got Blue.

      • Guest

        I find this funny considering the fact that Verizon is known as “big red”

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    On screen Buttons, metal body, more color choices from the get-go. I will trade my HTC One for this one for sure. #Blue

    • Eric R.


    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Trade? As in sell?

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        Actually, I’m gonna give my One to my lil sis, and then use an upgrade on another line to get this new One.

  • Philip J. Fry

    On screen buttons ftw

    • MrJigolo

      Yup. Hopefully it’s got an snapdragon 805 as well.

      • John Legere

        and a better camera. The 805 should help some.

        • Alex T

          Not going to have 805

          • The D

            A 2.5 ghz processor with 3 gb of ram, and you can basically run full version PC software on your device. Except that it might heat up so much causing it to crash.

          • Alex T

            So are you thinking the snapdragon 800 will be over clocked?

    • Orion

      Totally agree!

    • Mark

      Meh…On screen buttons on a phone are overrated IMO (different story on a tablet). I had them on the G-Nex and it was a rarity if an app took advantage of hiding the keys which then resulted in less overall screen space (4.5″ usable compared to 4.7″ screen size).

      However for tablets, with the constantly flipping of portrait and landscape mode, on screen keys where its at.

      • Philip J. Fry

        I feel the same way about hardware buttons. Also now there is immersive mode so you don’t have to worry about the keys getting in the way.

  • possomcrast1

    For me it’s either this, or the next Motorola phone.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      i think the next moto will be in september, long wait

      • possomcrast1

        I have an HTC One, I can wait.

  • paul_cus

    Black looks really good on the One, so I’d go with that.

    • John Legere

      It’s nice, but fingerprint magnet though.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        And scratches show badly. Even in the At&t stores they were chipping on the shelves.

  • David Stammerjohann

    I’d love a turquoise or blue phone. For my Sony Xperia ZL, I imported a red back plate replacement so I wouldn’t have another boring red slab of a phone again. And On-Screen buttons sound like a great idea. If this comes with an SD-Slot and unlockable bootloader, this is very very high up in my list of phones to get. 😀

    • Carlos Lopez

      I agree though I would want a 3000mah or higher battery as well

      • Sankyou

        My dream is a phone with a big battery that I can hold in my hand. A slightly thicker version of the Moto X with a 3000mah would be nice.

      • David Stammerjohann

        The Xperia ZL actually gets along quite nicely with it’s 2370 mha battery, especially considering the Quad Snapdragon S4 Pro isn’t exactly the most efficient SoC. That being said, a little more would be quite welcome.

  • Chris


    Had nothing but black phones since my first android in 2010.though I wouldn’t mind a red or blue one as long as they are not pastel “iphone 5C” like colors.

  • John Legere

    No Gold, and we’re good.