HTC of Taiwan has unveiled the much anticiapted HTC One (M8) smartphone, which is successor to its highly successful HTC One(M7). This will be available globally in Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver colors, from 1st April, and will be rolled out in the South Asia region in the coming weeks. In India, HTC One (M8) is expected to debut in the third week of April. The new HTC One has stunning look and comes in durable, high quality metal unibody with softer curves for a smooth, more natural grip.
The HTC One (M8) features a 5-inch, full HD (1080p) display, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5 GHz quad-core Krait CPUs and fully integrated 4G LTE. This smartphone runs the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS with a brand new Sense 6 UI on top. This smartphone has 2GB of RAM, and will be available in 16GB and 32GB versions, with support for expandable storage upto 128GB via microSD card. In the earlier HTC One, the phone did not allow users to expand memory. However, the 16GB variant will be initially launched in India, while the 32GB version may come later.
The HTC One(M8) is fuelled by 2600mAh battery, which comes with an extreme power saving mode that will make the battery 40% longer, as claimed by the company. HTC further claims that fully charged battery will last upto 14 days, and can delivers 60 hours of extra standby time at 20% power, 30 hours at 10% power and 15 hours at 5% power.
The key feature of the new HTC One is its rear Duo Camera, which the company claims is the world’s first smartphone to have it. The 4.1 megapixel Ultrapixel camera has a dual colour flash and full 1080p HD video recording. This smartphone is also equipped with a 5-MP wide-angle front facing camera. The Duo Camera boasts a depth sensor for capturing detailed depth information from a scene and enabling a range of beautiful and creative effects that allow you to do more with your images. The Duo Camera also allow you to alter the focus of your image after it has been clicked. HTC One (M8) has also integrated Slow Motion mode, which lets you shoot HD slow motion video and then edit that video.
The new HTC One also comes with Motion Launch gesture feature, which enables to detect its position and movement, with the help of built-in motion sensors that allow you to interact with the phone without turning on the screen. A simple swipe will activate the device, Auto Answer allows you to answer a call by putting the phone to your ear without touching the screen.
The new HTC One (M8) is also equipped with the latest HTC BoomSound technology, for delivering sound that is 25% louder than the HTC One (M7). This phone has dual frontal stereo speakers with a new amplifier, redesigned speaker chambers and a tailored audio profile.
HTC One M8 also has interesting accessories like flip case with Dot View. This case has a LCD display, and the user can not only check the time, weather, new texts, emails, but also can receive or make calls – without touching or revealing the screen, and by simply swiping up on the surface of the cover.
HTC has not revealed the price of HTC One (M8), and as usual the price will vary for different countries depending upon their tax structure.