The next flagship smartphone from troubled vendor HTC came into the spotlight, after supposedly leaked images of the device were published.

According to reports, the device is codenamed M8 – the current HTC One was codenamed M7 – and is likely to feature a fingerprint scanner, a feature introduced by the Taiwanese vendor in its One Max phablet.

It is also claimed to use an updated version of HTC’s Sense user interface, and include a different design to the HTC One which is intended to minimise production difficulties – HTC One was delayed reaching the market.

HTC has similarly been rumoured to be working on an update to its APAC-focused Butterfly smartphone, which will feature a larger 5.2-inch HD screen, quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, camera similar to that used in the current One line, and front-facing stereo speakers.

The fact that the Taiwanese vendor is readying new devices is hardly a surprise: One debuted in February 2013, while Butterfly reached the market before this.