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HTC One (M8) launched with Duo Camera: Features, specifications and comparison

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HTC today finally unveiled the all new One (M8) smartphone at its global launch. The One (M8) brings a brand new Duo Camera feature on the back and a 5-megapixel front facing camera, a first for any tier one brand. It also becomes the first HTC smartphone to support TD-LTE networks in Band 40, which means it will work on Airtel’s 4G network in India. Also Read - HTC One M8s vs HTC One (M8): What's different

In terms of specifications, almost everything has been leaked in videos and reports earlier. So as expected, the One (M8) comes with an all-metal body with a rounded edges instead of the rectangular ones seen on the last generation One. It flaunts a 5-inch 1080p display with pixel density of 441ppi, which is protected by the Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3.

The phone is powered by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 GPU, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal storage. The good part is that unlike the One (M7), this phone houses a microSD card slot for expanding the memory by up to 128GB. In addition to it, users will also get 50GB of additional Google Drive space.

The USP of the phone clearly is what HTC calls Duo Camera the rear, which includes a 4-UltraPixel primary camera with dual-LED flash and another module, which works as a depth sensor. The sensor essentially saves metadata related to the distance between objects/subjects in the frame. This allows users to change the focus in the photo later by editing the photo on the phone.

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.

In terms of connectivity, the phone comes with support for 4G network (on 2,300MHz band in India), 3G, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. What comes as an interesting point is that the One (M8) supports both TD-LTE and 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 in the phone include 2,600mAH battery with a power saving mode, which enables only the basic features on the phone and can help the battery run for two weeks. The phone is expected to come to India in the third week of April. There is no word on the India pricing at the moment.

The HTC One (M8) will compete against the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S5, which will be launched in India on March 27, and Sony’s Xperia Z2. The Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch display while the Xperia Z2 supports a 5.2-inch display, both 1080p in resolution. All three are powered by the Snapdragon 801 chipset, however vary in terms of the clock speed. So while the Galaxy S ticks at 2.5GHz speed, the other two phones come with 2.3GHz clock speed. The main feature that sets the three phone apart is the camera technology. All three boast powerful cameras – the Xperia Z2 dons a 20.7-megapixel rear snapper, the Galaxy S5 16-megapixel and the One (M8) a 4-UltraPixel camera.

You can read our hands-on post of the HTC One (M8) here.

Here is the specifications list:

HTC One (M8) Samsung Galaxy S5 Sony Xperia Z2
Dimensions 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm 142.0 72.5 8.1 mm 146.8 73.3 8.2 mm
Weight 160grams 145grams 158grams
Display 5-inch 1080p (441ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5.1-inch Super AMOLED 1080p (431ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5.2-inch 1080p Triluminos 1080p (424ppi)
Processor 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 330 Adreno 330
RAM 2GB 2GB 3GB
Camera (Rear/Front) Duo-camera with 4-Ultrapixel primary with an additional depth sensor/5-megapixel front-facing camera 16-megapixel rear camera/2.1-megapixel front-facing camera 20.7-megapixel rear camera/2.2-megapixel front-facing camera
Battery 2,600mAh 2,800mAh 3,200mAh
Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat 4.4.2 KitKat 4.4.2 KitKat
Availability April 2014 April 2014 March 2014
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  • Published Date: March 25, 2014 8:45 PM IST
  • Updated Date: March 25, 2014 8:54 PM IST


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