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HTC takes wraps off new HTC One M8 smartphone

HTC takes wraps off new HTC One M8 smartphone
HTC takes wraps off new HTC One M8 smartphone
New HTC flagship phone features 5", 1080p display and Snapdragon 801 processor.

HTC has just taken the wraps off their new HTC One smartphone, just as they promised. The HTC One M8 doesn't depart too much from its predecessor's successful mold, but it does feature a larger display, an additional camera and Sense 6.0.

Similar to what we'd heard, the new HTC One features a 5", 1080p display powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM.  HTC's UltraPixel is also back on the rear camera, which features a 28mm lens and a 1/3" sensor, while a second rear camera captures depth elements which improve post-processing capabilities. Available in 16GB and 32GB models, the One M8 also supports up to a 128GB SD card and manages up to 40 days of standby thanks to an Extreme power saving mode on its 2,600 mAh battery.

As for Sense 6.0, it is based on Android KitKat 4.4 and prominently features BlinkFeed, which displays important information on the home screen. HTC has also added Motion Launch to the smartphone, a feature that adapts to certain "motions" such as answering a call when moved towards the user's ear.

HTC has a grand entrance planned for the One M8, with over 230 carriers in more than 100 countries expected to carry the device. The roll-out has yet to be fully implemented, but eager users in the US can purchase the device today at 1ET through Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint for $199 on-contract and $649 off-contract.

HTC One M8
HTC One M8


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Omar Qudsi, 2014-03-25 (Update: 2014-03-25)