HTC One Logo In The Bottom End Can Be Turned Into A Capacitive Button

HTC One Logo

After HTC launched One, the new smartphone received a lot of positive reviews, and after a quick look at the smartphone’s technical specs and design, you’d say that the Samsung Galaxy S4 has a worthy opponent this year. Still, there are several aspects of the terminal that are moving away from what HTC’s traditional approaches and some might not appreciate them.

HTC One comes with a very attractive design, has great technical specifications, is thin, light and has the looks that can’t be found at the competition.

The new terminal integrates new positive aspects when it comes to user interface, and, in the same time, brings the Google concept regarding the software buttons, closer to the user. As you probably know, HTC One only has two capacitive buttons placed in the bottom end of the front panel, and the HTC logo lays between them. Even though their functions can be customized, most of the user will need some time for accommodation.

After the first users got their hands on the new HTC One it was discovered that the touch panel extends to the bottom of the device, where the two capacitive buttons and the HTC logo are placed. If you happen to have a HTC One around you head to a web page and swipe your finger over the HTC logo to see how the smartphone reacts. Next, with the help of the ADB interface that logs each result of the interactions you can see that the HTC logo that is placed between the two capcitive buttons can work like a third capacitive button.

Since the guys at XDA-Developers have already opened a thread for HTC One, the logo on the bottom end of the device will soon become a capacitive button.

In case you forgot I remind you that HTC One comes with a 4.7-inch full HD display with Super LCD3 technology, has a quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset with four Krait 300 cores at 1.7 GHz, Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB of RAM, LTE, WiFi in all standards, and a 4 megapixel camera with 1/3 inch pixels, dubbed UltraPixel. HTC One runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box with Sense 5 on top of it.

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  • usett

    Wow.. thats awesome..an additional button..Should have been a physical button though.. which would mean i don’t have to reach up to the power button at the top.

    • tonkotsu

      i’m afraid of that too! what happens what that button starts going bad?