HTC have finally announced their new flagship smartphone HTC One (M8). Successor to HTC One, the HTC One (M8) will be available in Canada next month. Although specifics details related to the phone’s availability in Canada have not been revealed, it will be available in select markets as early as April 1.
HTC One (M8) sports a 5-inch IPS LCD full-HD display (1080 x 1920p, 441ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Compared to the original One, HTC One (M8) is slightly larger and features curved edges but the basic design has not changed much. The phone has an all-metal premium look. HTC claims it boasts of stronger construction and advanced antenna design for better network reception.
HTC One (M8) is powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB RAM. The phone will be available in 16GB and 32GB internal storage variants with a microSD card slot that supports cards of up to 128GB capacity. HTC will also offer 65GB of cloud storage space on Google Drive. The smartphone runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the latest iteration of the mobile OS with HTC’s Sense 6.0 UI on top.
One of the highlights of HTC One (M8) is the phone’s new UltraPixel Duo camera at the back. HTC claims that it captures 300% more light and the second camera lens helps in detecting and separating backgrounds and foregrounds. The phone’s front-camera features a 5MP sensor with f2.0 wide angle lens for taking selfies.
HTC One (M8) comes with front-facing dual stereo speakers and amplifier. The phone comes with a non-removable 2,600mAh battery which the company claims charges 40% faster. The phone will feature integrated fitness tracking with the pre-loaded Fitbit app that also syncs with BlinkFeed.
HTC One (M8) will be available in Gunmetal Gray and Glacial Silver colours at launch with an Ember Gold version shipping after a few weeks of the launch. HTC will also offer Dot View flip covers that display notifications, time and weather updates and the ability to answer calls, without the need to uncover the phone.