After several leaks and speculations, HTC has finally announced the launch of its latest flagship HTC One (M8) on Tuesday. According to HTC, the smartphone will be available in selected markets starting Tuesday, and will roll-out in more countries in coming months. The pricing for the smartphone is not clear at the moment.
Being considered as the successor of previously launched flagship HTC One (M7), the HTC One (M8) comes packed with enticing specifications including 5-inch full HD display, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. The phone operates on latest Android 4.4.2. On the imaging front, HTC has included a dual-camera setup on the rear of the phone, which features the company’s Ultrapixel technology, as well as a 5MP front shooter on the phone.
“In 2013 we introduced the best smartphone in the world, but we never stopped challenging ourselves and the status quo in this category. As pioneers in mobile innovation, we continue to design and build devices that will dazzle, inspire and transform the smartphone industry. Today I’m proud to launch the most stunning, intuitive and advanced handset that the industry has seen to date, the new HTC One (M8),” said Peter Chou, CEO, HTC.
HTC has a lot riding on the the One (M8) as it has slipped from being one of the top smartphone vendors to out of the top ten in a matter for just three years. HTC claims that the HTC One (M8) improves every aspect of the company’s HTC One (M7).
“The Duo camera boasts a depth sensor in addition to the main HTC UltraPixel TM module, 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 than ever before,” HTC noted in a press release.
HTC is also introducing Sense 6.0 with One (M8), which includes tweaks like Motion Launch. It allows users to interact with the phone without even 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,” explains HTC.