New Delhi: New Delhi: HTC has officially launched the HTC One (M8) at Rs 49,900 in India and the device is likely to be available on May 7. The smartphones competes against the likes of Samsung Galaxy S5, iPhone 5S and Sony Xperia Z2.
This time HTC has increased the amount of metal in its M8 handset, aiming to make every point of touch from metal (except for the display). The new model differs from the previous version in the way that the new one now has metal set into the edges. This gives M8 a seamless and premium look. The company has also used the same zero-gap manufacturing technique has been used as per last year's model. The new HTC One measures 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35mm and weighs 160g, so this is a fairly sizeable handset.
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 there are hardly any changes in the basic design. The LCD display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and offer sharp text and images, good color reproduction, along with great viewing angles.
The device is powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB RAM. The device is available in 16GB and 32GB internal storage variants with a microSD card slot that supports cards of up to 128GB capacity. There is also a deal with Google Drive to offer 50GB of online storage. You can claim this by opening the Google Drive app and signing in.
It runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the latest iteration of the mobile OS with HTC's Sense 6.0 UI on top. The UI is pretty smooth and everything happens without lag.
The highlight of the HTC One (M8) is the dual camera setup that puts a 4-UltraPixel camera alongside a depth sensing camera that lets you do things like refocusing images after they've been clicked. A 5-megapixel front camera is included as well. The phone packs a 2600mAh battery and supports Nano-SIM.
It comes in Gunmetal Grey, Amber Gold, and Glacial Silver colour options.