Moments ago, HTC unveiled the highly rumored HTC One (M8) at a press event in New York City. The handset didn’t came up with a lot of surprises and brought forward what we already knew about the handset.
The handset will hit retail in the US and the UK in the next few hours from a number of carriers and retailers, but along with that, HTC also announced the developers and Google Play Edition of the handset.
The unlocked and developer edition of the handset will go on sale at 1PM ET on HTC.com, as well as a bunch of other US carriers and retailers. As for UK, it’s already on sale at major retailers and carriers, including Phones 4U, Carphone Warehouse, O2, Three and Vodafone. The handset is available on various contract plans, while the SIM-free version costs £529.95 at Phones 4U.
In addition, the Google Play Edition was confirmed as well, which will be up for pre-orders soon at a retail price of $699.99 which is $50 higher than the unlocked model, and will begin from Tuesday. The handset will not just run the stock Android 4.4 KitKat, but a tweaked build that will make use of the Duo cameras found in the HTC One M8.
As for the specifications, the all new HTC One (M8) rocks a 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2GB of RAM, Duo cameras, 16/32GB storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, 2,600 mAh battery and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6.0 as its operating system.
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