HTC Launches Flagship Smartphone One M8

HTC Launches Flagship Smartphone One M8

HTC has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone HTC One (M8) at an event in New York and London on March 25, 2014.

In HTC’s Q4 2013 financial results report on 10 February, CEO Peter Chou said: “We will continue to stay focused on making the best smartphone and building a compelling mid-range portfolio. Meanwhile, we are going to communicate better with consumers.”

The new HTC One features a 5-inch screen, a nice increase from the 4.7-inch panel on the original. The phone measures 5.76 by 2.78 by 0.36 inches and 5.64 ounces, though, which makes it slightly larger. It runs on Google Android KitKat operating system. The device also houses a best-in-class front-facing stereo speaker system called BoomSound.

The processor is Qualcomm’s 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor (2.5GHz on the Asian version), there’s 2GB of RAM, a 2600mAh battery and a micro SD card slot for  expandable storage. On the connectivity front, the device has Infrared, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G, Near Field Communication (NFC) and 4G LTE.

HTC also revamped its BlinkFeed news/social media aggregator for Sense 6.0. It does a slightly better job this time around, but it’s also still very ugly and ultimately inefficient.  The phone will also come in either 16GB or 32GB models. It has a high quality metal unibody and will be available in gunmetal gray, glacial silver, and amber gold colours.