Introduces HTC Sense 6 experience, Duo Camera for advanced imaging, and intuitive Motion Launch
HTC today introduced their flagship Android 5-inch smartphone, the HTC One (M8), replacing last year’s HTC One (M7). The new M8 boasts a high quality metal unibody with a Smart Sensor Hub that anticipates your needs and uses Motion Launch controls to make everyday tasks easier. New Duo Camera technology delivers creative, professional-looking photos and amazing effects, and HTC BoomSound sets new standards for audio quality on a smartphone.
The HTC One (M8) phone’s body has been re-crafted to create an even more stunning yet approachable look. The beautiful, durable, high quality metal unibody flows right up to the 5-inch, full HD (1080p) display, tapering to thinner edges, with softer curves for a smooth, more natural grip.
Supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait CPUs and fully integrated 4G LTE, and running Android 4.4, KitKat, the latest version of the Android OS, the new HTC One (M8) features the all-new HTC Sense 6, available on the device and as an upgrade from the Google Play store. Completely redesigned with a cleaner, more striking visual style, HTC Sense 6 features bold, customisable colour themes and delivers a more intuitive, personalized user experience.
The new HTC One (M8) debuts the world’s first smartphone with a Duo Camera that features HTC’s innovative HTC UltraPixel module, a dual flash and full 1080p HD video recording, producing incredible images in all lighting conditions and rich, high-quality video. A 5-megapixel wide-angle front facing camera also captures superior selfies with ease.
The Duo Camera boasts a depth sensor in addition to the main HTC UltraPixel 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.
The advanced camera technology also works behind-the-scenes capturing images right from launch, so that when the shutter is activated, the sharpest possible image is instantly displayed. The camera autofocus operates at a speed of 300m seconds, producing beautifully crisp images of split-second action and when the flash is required, the intelligent LED Dual Flash automatically selects the exact colour tone and light intensity for more natural skin tones and a professional-looking shot.
- HTC Sense 6.0 with Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat operating system
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.3GHz processor
- 5″ Full HD 1080p display with 440ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Native Damage Resistance
- HTC UltraPixel Duo 16MP camera, 5MP front-facing camera, HTC Zoe Lens, Smart Flash and 1080p Full HD and slow-motion video recording
- HTC BlinkFeed live updating home screen
- HTC Boomsound dual-front stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers and HDR microphone
- Sense TV intelligent remote control with channel guide and program suggestions
- Google Maps, Google Now and Voice Actions
- Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled
- Wi-Fi connectivity
The HTC One (M8) gets additional protection and functionality with the addition of the Dot View case, which protects the screen, while providing additional functionality by displaying notifications and interactions in a sleek retro, dot-matrix style.
Price and Availability
The HTC One (M8) is available now globally in Gunmetal Gray (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint), Glacial Silver (Verizon) and Amber Gold. Pricing starts at $199 with 2-year agreement or $699 without contract in the U.S. For those who prefer the stock Android experience, the HTC One (M8) Google Play edition will be available for pre-order from today and for purchase on the Google Play store in the coming weeks.