HTC officially unveiled it’s new high end android smart phone, all the new HTC One M8 with some newly added special features. HTC One M8, descendant of the award-winning HTC One (M7) is a fully redesigned version considering several aspects. The newly added features include Dual front speakers with HTC Boom Sound, UFocus camera, new HTC apps like Sense TV and so on. This is what HTC says about One M8 –
“THE WORLD’S BEST JUST GOT BETTER
More Metal, More Camera, More Audio”
HTC One M8 – Newly added Special Features
Redesigned Metal Body
HTC One M8’s body is re-crafted to achieve a stunning look. The high quality, durable metal body flows right upto the 5-inch, full HD display. The wrap-around unibody frame is curved to fit your hand. They call it “Brushed Metal Design”. The stacked internal components allow a mere 9.35mm(0.37″) thin construction. This along with brushed metal design allows the user to hold the phone with natural ease.
HTC Boom Sound with Dual Speakers
The dual speakers in the front with HTC Boom Sound brings out great music experience. These stereo speakers have built-in amplifiers with Sense Voice. The HTC Boom Sound technology creates an immersive, powerful and crystal-clear sound with rich tones from bass through to treble. The redesigned frontal speakers provide sound 25% louder than the HTC One (M7) in good quality and a tailored audio profile gives you a truly High Definition experience.
Motion Launch with HTC Sense 6
Motion Launch introduced in the latest version of HTC Sense(HTC Sense 6) gives the ability to detect its position and movement immediately. The built-in motion sensors that allow you to interact with the phone without turning on the screen. A simple swipe will activate the device, Auto Answer allows you to answer a call without touching the screen.
One Touch Refocus Ultra Pixel Camera
HTC One M8 features HTC UltraPixel primary camera , BSI sensor, 28mm lens with
HTC ImageChip 2. It also have a 1080p Full HD video recording facility with HDR video. The front camera in HTC One M8 is 5MP with BSI sensor and wide angle lens. Like primary camera, it also facilitates 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR capability. The other specialities of front cam are Gallery with UFocus, Dimension Plus, Seasons, Foregrounder and Image match.
The manufacturers claim that this is the world’s first smartphone with a Duo Camera that features HTC’s innovative HTC UltraPixel module and dual flash. These specifications enables you to take high quality photographs under any lighting conditions. The advanced camera technology works behind the scenes capturing images right from launch, so that when the shutter is activated, the sharpest possible image is displayed instantly. The autofocus operates at a speed of 300mseconds, producing quality crisp images. Under low light conditions where 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.With UFocus technology, you can refocus the objects in the photos already taken in a single touch.
Extreme Power Saving Mode
The battery capacity in HTC One M8 is 2600 mAh. Normal power saving mode delivers great experience. Whereas, the newly introduced Extreme Power Saving Mode takes the scene to a new level by making the battery power to last 40% longer. When fully charged, it will deliver 14 days of battery power, allowing you to receive calls, texts and emails – perfect when you are travelling. When extreme power saving mode is activated, it delivers 60 hours of extra standby time at 20% power, 30 hours at 10% power and 15 hours at 5% power.
HTC Sense TV
With HTC Sense TV, you have full TV control at your finger tips. It provides better TV browsing. Use your phone as an intelligent remote control and find shows based on your viewing preferences, find what’s on now with a graphics guide, and see real-time Facebook and Twitter feeds about the show you’re watching.
With HTC Sense TV Sports you can always stay tuned with your favourite Sports and its real time updates. HTC Sense TV Sports provides you with the following information and notifications. Channel notices to find in what channel the game’s on, Real-time scoring updates for up-to-the-minute alerts, Stat feeds for every play, every score, every stat, Live social feeds to post updates about the game you’re watching.
HTC One M8 Full Specifications
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait CPUs and fully integrated 4G LTE.
Display and Dimensions
5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p Screen. Dimensions are 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm.
The latest version of android, the Android 4.4, KitKat with HTC Sense 6 and HTC Blink Feed.
RAM is with 2GB capacity.
Total storage: 16GB/32GB. Expansion card slot supports microSD memory card for up to 128GB additional storage.
Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gyro sensor and Barometer sensor.
2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 3G – WCDMA and CDMA.
2600 mAh Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery. Talk time is up to 20 hours and standby time of up to 496 hours for 3G. The demerit is, the battery is non removable.
HTC One M8 price in US:$649.99 for unlocked version and Developer Version
Other providers: at&t, Sprint and Verizon.
HTC One M8 price in India:Rs.39200
A special Google Play edition of the new phone is also available for $500 and will be out soon.
The phone will become available in India only from the third week of April 2014.