HTC revamps the One M8 with the £379 HTC One M8s

HTC one M8s

We knew HTC had several new handsets in the works including the mysterious HTC One M9 Plus. Well, it turns out they weren’t done with last year’s flagship as they’ve just refreshed the old M8. The new handset is called the HTC One M8s, and it’s worth a look if you don’t want to drop big bucks on this year’s flagship.

HTC didn’t necessarily impress a lot of folks with the HTC One M9, but it is a solid upgrade over last year’s model. That said, it’s a dead ringer for the M8 in terms of looks, but with a few minor additions and upgraded specs. If it wasn’t enough to convince you to upgrade or the price is too steep, the HTC One M8s is a cheaper option that still has plenty of pop.

As you can see from the photo, the HTC One M8s looks like the rest of the One series, and that’s not a bad thing if you dig the design. Under the hood things have changed however, as the HTC One M8s specs show a new 64-bit Snapdragon 615 clocked with 2GB of RAM compared to the Snapdragon 801 and 2GB’s found on the One M8. The display is still listed as a 5-inch FHD panel and the microSD card slot is still there, but the One M8s only has 16GB of storage whereas the original had a 32GB option.

Connectivity options for both handsets remain the same, as do the dimensions for the most part. The new handset is a bit thicker (9.55mm vs. 9.35mm), but that could be due to the larger 13MP rear ‘depth’ camera. The front-facing snapper is still 5MP, and everything else stays the same aside from the battery, which is a bit larger at 2,840mAh.

If you’re wondering when you can get your hands on the HTC One M8s or how much it will cost, we’ve got mixed news. No release date was given for the handset, but it’s scheduled to land in the UK for £379.99 before moving on to other parts of Europe.

via – Anandtech

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