After countless number of leaks, HTC has finally taken the wraps of the new HTC One (M8) at a press event in New York. Surprisingly, the handset comes with the same set of specifications as rumors suggested in the past few months — there’s nothing different at all except a few tidbits.
The HTC One (M8) rocks a 5-inch display sporting a 1920 x 1080 pixels which is a little bigger than its predecessor, and is powered by a Snapdragon 801 chipset with a clock speed of 2.3GHz, with the 2.5GHz version set to launch in Asia. finish and a slightly bigger screen.
As far as the design is concerned, the all new HTC One looks strikingly similar to the HTC One as rumored before, with premium. On the storage side, the handset features 16/32GB of internal storage with an option to expand it via a microSD card slot. Other features include WiFi, improved Blinkfeed, Bluetooth 4.0, a nanoSIM slot, a 2,600 mAh battery and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI on top of it.
Talking about the battery, it’s a slight bump compared to the original HTC One with the 2,600 mAh battery. HTC claims it can provide users with 40 percent more battery, and features an Extreme Battery Saving mode. When fully charged, the Extreme Battery Saving mode can deliver up to 14 days of battery life, an impressive 60 hours on 20 percent and 30 hours at 10 percent power and 15 hours at 5 percent power. This is quite impressive, and may be an answer to the Samsung’s Ultra Power Saving mode on the Galaxy S5.
On the rear, it comes with the much hyped Duo camera which can produce impressive images in all lighting conditions. The camera is still UltraPixel, but features a better sensor and a more options. Taking pictures is similar as the previous handset, but it provides users with an array of editing options to play with. In addition, it also comes with a 5MP front-facing camera.
As far as the availability is concerned, HTC One (M8) will go on sale in over 100 countries and 230 carriers worldwide in Gunmetal Gray, Amber Gold an Glacial Silver colors. The HTC One (M8) will be available in the UK as well as the US right after the launch at a suggested price of $649.99 off-contract, while the on-contract price may vary by carrier.
Source: HTC (PRNewsWire)
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