The HTC One M8 is, in my view, the most 'beautiful' smartphone there is. The M9 marred these looks by having the camera housed in a zit-like ugly square bump. Now, if these leaks are to be believed, HTC are abandoning that classic design format completely, in favour of some bland Samsung-esque slab.
Samsung might be a "great bunch of lads" when it comes to technological innovation, but I don't think even their most ardent fans would accuse them of being the best product designers in the world. For already troubled HTC to abandon their one stand-out USP in favour of aping Samsung's dowdy looks in this way, smacks of the suicidal.