After serial leaks of photos and hands-on videos, HTC finally has taken the wraps off the all new premium HTC One (M8) at a press event held in New York.
It seems that most of the rumors on the set of specifications has turned out be to exactly the same only with some few tidbits.
The HTC One M8 sports a 5-inch display(1920×1080 pixels) which is a bit bigger than the previous HTC One. Under the hood, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 801 Quad Core chipset clocked at 2.3GHz and runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat with Sense 6.0 user interface embedded on it. For the storage, the handset comes with both 16 and 32GB of internal storage with option to expand more with a microSD slot.
HTC has made the whole body of the new M8 out of curved metal which bends around the edges to the front of the screen. This design wasn’t possible before because metal cases normally blocks phone calls and radio signals.
On the rear, it comes with the much hyped Duo Camera, 4.1 UltraPixel, which can produce great images in almost any lighting conditions. HTC further developed the camera by adding two image processing chips for a crisper and sharper image capture. The secondary camera is used to capture the information of depth at the same time when the main camera snaps a photo. In addition, for you selfie freaks out there, the device comes with a 5-megapixel front camera.
For the battery, the device has received a slight bump with a 2,600 mAh unit. According to HTC, it provides the user with 40 percent more battery than the previous. Another new feature on the device is the Extreme Battery saving mode which when activated can deliver up to 14 days of battery life which is pretty impressive!
Other notable features of the new device includes a nanoSIM slot, improved Blinkfeed, Wifi, Infrared port, GPS and all that you might want in a smartphone.
The device will hit the markets in over 100 countries in colors: Amber Gold, Gunmetal Gray and Glacial Silver. On-contract price may vary by carrier but for off-contract the device would carry a price tag of $649.99