HTC officially unveils the HTC M8

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It’s been a long time coming. HTC has just officially unveiled their flagship, the All New HTC One or HTC M8 as it was called throughout the press conference. The device has been touted as the hottest new phone of 2014 and we’re here to give you the lowdown on the sleek new device.

As expected, there were no huge surprises at the All New HTC One presser. The company took the stage and talked about new software features, the metal design, and the dual-shooters among other things. All the rumors we’ve heard over the past few months panned out, so here’s what you can expect in terms of the specs…

  • 5-inch FHD display with 440 ppi
  • Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB of storage (expandable via microSD)
  • Dual front-facing Stereo Speakers
  • 5MP wide angle front camera
  • Rear twin-sensor “Duo Camera”
  • 2600mAh battery

The specs are right where we thought they would be as is the software which HTC talked about at length. Sense got a makeover and the HTC M8 got a lot of new software tweaks including features like motion launch, custom camera modes, and an extreme power saving mode that will be added soon after launch.htc m8

As for the launch, that’s where things get interesting depending on your locale. HTC did not give a firm date for an international release, but said that the M8 will be available at over 230 carriers in 100 countries “before the end of April.” Countries listed included the UK, Australia, Taiwan, Germany, France, and China.

If you live in the US, you can actually march right down to Verizon any time after 1PM EST and pick one up today. If you can’t make it to the store and live the US or Canada you can order one online after 1PM from the carrier of your choice. Needless to say, they’ll be no shortage of carriers with the new HTC M8.

The HTC M8 aka All New HTC One is definitely a stylish with its large screen and premium metal build. The innards are right in line with every other 2014 flagship, so it really comes down to preference and software with looking at the M8 compared to the Galaxy S5, Z2, and other top-tier devices. Did the new HTC M8 impress you or were you a little let down by HTC’s new flagship?

 

Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.