HTC’s been planning a Windows Phone version of its One M8, but we’ve only heard rumors so far.
Now, a picture has leaked from carrier Verizon Wireless that shows the familiar Live Tiles that characterize the Windows Phone user interface we’ve seen hundreds of times with an aluminum unibody construction and brushed aluminum design that could only come from HTC. The HTC One M8 for Windows Phone has the dual speakers that create the BoomSound experience of which HTC’s audio is stellar.
The HTC One M8 for Windows Phone will feature the same 5-inch Gorilla Glass display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. You can expect a 5MP HD camera on the front designed for selfies, though it’s likely that the back camera will retain the same disappointing 4MP “UltraPixel” camera we’ve seen in the Android HTC One M8.
The HTC One M8 for Windows leaked from a Verizon URL earlier today – an indication that Verizon will indeed sell the phone within its local retail stores. HTC looks to announce the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone on August 19th, with Verizon Wireless to start selling the HTC One M8 Windows Phone two days later (August 21st).
The HTC One M8 Windows Phone will run Windows Phone 8.1, which features Cortana (Microsoft’s new digital voice assistant), but will also contain a BlinkFeed LiveTile as well as a TV LiveTile that allows the user to utilize HTC’s IR blaster that’s designed to change TV channels.
As for pricing, it’s expected that HTC will keep the One M8 Windows Phone at the same retail price as the Android One M8.