After announcing its new flagship device almost a month back, HTC today launched the One (M8) in India today. The One (M8) has been priced at Rs 49,900 and will be available from May 7. HTC also revealed that the Google Play Edition of the One (M8) will be available for pre-order today, and will be available for purchase a few weeks later on the Google Play Store. This would make it the first Google Play Edition device to be available in India.
To recap on the specifications, the One (M8) flaunts a 5-inch 1080p display with pixel density of 441ppi and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz and paired with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Also included, is 16GB internal storage that can be expanded to up to 128GB using a microSD card. If that is not enough, buyers will also get 50GB of additional Google Drive space.
The talking point of the One (M8) is the Duo Camera at the back, which is essentially a 4-UltraPixel primary camera with dual-LED flash and another module, which works as a depth sensor. This sensor measures the distance between objects/subjects in the frame and later allows users to change the focus in the photo. For selfies, the phone sports a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture for a better photography experience. In addition to that HTC has added a number of new editing features including the fun editing mode to the phone.
Connectivity options include 4G-LTE support on 2,300MHz band, which works in India, 3G support, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. Additionally, the device also supports FDD-LTE networks, which will allow users in India to get access to 4G network even while on international roaming in most countries.
Other features include a 2,600mAh battery with a power saving mode, which stretches the battery life to two weeks.
Our colleagues at BGR Classic have reviewed the One (M8), which can be found here.