The all new HTC One (M8) is as beautiful to look at as it is to hold. The all-metal body with sleek lines and soft curves has been crafted to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. It curves around the screen with no edges or seams to make it one of the most comfortable phones to hold. HTC Duo Camera with ultra-pixels takes brilliant day or nighttime shots and adds pro effects effortlessly. Make mini movies automatically in seconds or flip to the 5MP front camera for the perfect selfie.
HTC BoomSound™ offers really big sound. Bring your music and movies to life with two stereo speakers cleverly placed on the front of the phone that combine with dedicated amplifiers to deliver clear, balanced, powerful sound.
HTC has given the user experience a stylish new overhaul with HTC Sense 6. It’s bolder, cleaner, and more colorful. Enhanced gesture recognition makes access to your phone faster and easier, and it allows you to interact with your phone in ways you never thought possible using Motion Launch™ gestures.
Additional Key Features
· Processor: Qualcomm SnapDragon® 801, 2.3 GHz Quad-core
· Display: 5.0 inch Full HD Super TFT display with Gorilla® Glass 3; wide viewing angles,1080×1920
· Memory: 2GB RAM and 16 GB onboard memory
· Removable Storage: microSD up to 128 GB (not included)
· 50GB free storage: Available with AT&T Locker for AT&T Mobile Share Value customers
· Camera: Rear-facing Duo-camera with 2 LED flash, front-facing 5 MP wide angle camera
· Battery: 2,600 mAh
· Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6.0
HTC M8 Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
It would not be a long shot to assume that HTC M8 is going to come with Android 4.4 KitKat. The latest iteration of Google’s mobile operating system has been around for a couple of months now, and the company has gradually been upgrading its existing portfolio of devices to KitKat. Android 4.4 will bring all of updates and improvements needed under the hood, while HTC will provide its custom visual makeover.
HTC M8 Processor
The first we heard about HTC M8 processor was back in November 2013, that too from infamous Twitter leaker @evleaks. It was rumored that the smartphone will be powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quadcore processor, a much needed update from the 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 found in the HTC One. Later on in the same month, a purported M8 was spotted on AnTuTu benchmark, scoring just over an impressive score of 36,000. Benchmark results showed the smartphone touting a MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 with Adreno 330 GPU or graphics processing unit coupled with 2GB RAM.
Its highly unlikely that HTC M8 will be delayed just so it could rather get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, devices powered by said chip aren’t expected to be released before May 2014. With the various issues that plagued HTC One release last year, its possible that the company might be willing to avoid taking a risk of this magnitude.
While its rivals, yet to be announced, like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 are all expected to tout 3GB RAM, various rumors claim that HTC M8 will have the same 2GB RAM as the HTC One. How much of an effect that has on the ultimate performance of this device can only be measured when all three devices are available for testing, but having less RAM could potentially put off those customers who simply base their purchases on sheer numbers as opposed to actual performance.
The HTC One came with a 2,300mAh battery, some might have called it inadequate for a smartphone of its caliber. Customers expect a bigger battery from the flagship as it evolves year after year, so there’s a lot of hope pinned on the upcoming flagship. There have been conflicting reports regarding the battery, but it is now widely believed that HTC M8 will have a 2,900mAh battery. Mileage will obviously vary based on usage patterns, but 2,900mAh might be viewed as acceptable by customers who believed that HTC One’s battery wasn’t up to the mark.
This year we’re bound to see more and more companies go down the road that Apple laid down with the iPhone 5s last year. Granted that the iPhone 5s isn’t the first smartphone to come with a fingerprint scanner, but it did revive the concept. HTC One Max, released late last year, already comes with a fingerprint scanner on the rear. The HTC M8 is also rumored to tout the same, presumably on the rear as well. HTC’s integration of the scanner goes a step beyond Apple’s, it also lets users launch pre-selected applications through it.
HTC M8 Camera
HTC One’s camera made a lot of customers scratch their heads, because it didn’t tout a number declaring how many megapixels it has. The smartphone came with a 4 megapixel Ultrapixel camera, what the company did was increase the size of pixels on the camera sensor, allowing it capture more light, which equals to improved performance as the surface area is far larger even than the 1.1 micrometer pixel on 13 megapixel sensors. So even if it was theoretically a 4 megapixel camera only, it was capable of delivering 2,688×1,520 pictures and full 1080p HD video recording.
HTC M8 is rumored to come with an Ultrapixel camera as well, though it is highly likely that this particular sensor will be far more advanced than its predecessor. It would be unwise to slap a number on it just for the sake of knowing how many megapixels it offers, given that resolution has nothing to do with image quality.