Right from the moment the HTC One was officially unveiled to the public, the users that turned their attention towards the flagship smartphone of the Taiwanese phone maker were worried that HTC implemented only two buttons on the front panel of the terminal.
Not long ago, a series of preliminary tests made on the HTC One terminal proved that the HTC logo placed on the front panel of the smartphone is registering touch commands. Maybe the HTC engineers have implemented a three-capacitive buttons layout on the One prototypes and then though that only two capacitive buttons would be enough.
XDA Developers member tbalden has found an efficient implementation that allows the HTC One owners to use the HTC logo on the front panel of the device as a capacitive button. Moreover, using a custom kernel you can also use the Home2Wake feature that will bring the terminal back to life from standby mode by simply touching the HTC logo.
You can find more details about how the HTC logo works as a capacitive button in the videos below.
And just in case you forgot, I will remind you about the technical specifications of the new HTC flagship smartphone. The HTC One boasts a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with full HD resolution and a Snapdragon 600 SoC with four Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU. It also comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, plus all the connectivity features that you will find on most high-end smartphones of 2013.
While other phone makers that launched their flagship smartphones in 2013 used 13 megapixel cameras for their devices (see Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z, and LG Optimus G Pro), the HTC One comes with a 4 megapixel camera with Ultrapixel technology, 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, and full HD video recording support.