The HTC One (M8) is new flagship smartphone by HTC, and it’s publicly showcased at the company’s stand-alone event held in London. It’s the successor of the 2013’s best android phone, with several new features including improved design, a dual camera on the back, high-performance Snapdragon 801 processor and the revamped Sense 6 interface along with Zoe and Sense TV.
Numerous rumors, in recent months, have widely revealed so much about the device that the Taiwanese giant also choose the code name M8 for the flagship. HTC One (M8) is characterized by a particular elegant design, boasting same aluminum unibody like its predecessor with more pronounced edges and a darker shade of gray. However, HTC One (M8) has 90% metal body compared to 70% of the original model. Though, it’s slightly heavier, weighing 160 gm undoubtedly the most beautiful to see.
The new HTC One (M8) has a large 5-inch screen with full HD resolution at 440 ppi, while under the hood a super-fast 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor is added with 2 GB of RAM. This time HTC has paid full attention to their customers’ feedback and introduced expandable memory via microSD cards (up to 128GB) along with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. It boasts 2600mAh battery to ensure 20 hours autonomy with a new power saving mode. The smartphone features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled, 4G LTE and integrates a number of sensors including accelerometer, gyroscope and barometer.
The 2014 model has brought two major changes: BoomSound front facing speakers and Dual camera at the back, both have received several improvements; the sound will be more powerful thanks to a new DSP chip. Apart from a 5-megapixel front camera, ideal for selfie, HTC One (M8) has a Duo Camera, or a dual camera on the back with dual LED flash. The sensor is supported by 4 UltraPixel, but there’s a new image processor, while the Taiwanese House chose to abandon the optical image stabilization system used in the predecessor. Actually, the second rear camera isn’t a real camera in the traditional sense, but rather a depth sensor that will allow the user to customize and enrich the shots especially in post-processing. It’ll also be possible to change the focus after taking a picture.
The new HTC One is available in three colors: glacial silver, amber gold and our gunmetal gray with a gorgeous brushed finish. On software front, the new smartphone from HTC is loaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat with revamped HTC Sense 6, which is now more modern and open, not only for users but also for developers and more intuitive and customizable BlinkFeed.
The HTC One (M8) is available in Canada and America starting today offering around $229 on a two-year agreement, or $700 without agreement in Canada and for $199 with new two-year contract or $649 outright with American carriers.
Further, Google Play edition will be available very soon assuming the expected $699 price tag.