Following a blurry photo of the HTC (M8) Ace's front, a render of the phone's back panel is now upon us. Thanks to the Chinese news outlet ifanr, we can catch a glimpse of what rumors suggest is a plastic variant of the One (M8).
Made entirely out of polycarbonate in order to reduce manufacturing costs and better compete with the Samsung Galaxy S5, the phone seemingly lacks its premium brother's dual-camera setup. The layout, however, is quite similar, but instead of the One (M8)'s 4MP sensor, there's a LED flash. We're yet to see if below it, HTC will fit an UltraPixel sensor or a regular 8MP or 13MP camera.
Meanwhile, HTC teased that "more beautiful curves are coming soon." Citing a quote by English novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton, the company teases a phone that would feature curves in its design.
More beautiful curves coming soon. pic.twitter.com/sEhw3xqX79 HTC (@htc) May 20, 2014
Further information on the HTC (M8) Ace is scarce, but some rumors suggest it will have a 5" 1080p display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2.5GHz quad-core CPU. Most importantly, the launch price of the smartphone is said to be CN¥3,000 (around $480). This means that the M8 Ace will be quite a lot cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S5 when available, placing it in a more competitive stance./p>
Agreed. The curves and red color looks very much like the current Butterfly S.
This is how a plastic phone should be built. Way to go HTC.
I've owned a HTC Desire Z and my girlfriends HTC One S is also a familiar device to me. The One S has been repaired 3 times in 2 years of use. My Desire Z was a great device and it didn't break down because I dropped it too many times - the motherboa...