Although HTC has come up with its latest flagship the One M9, it seems that the company hasn’t forgotten about last year’s One (M8). Today the Taiwanese company has announced another variant of last year’s flagship called the One M8s.
The One M8s comes with certain differences when compared to the One (M8). For one, the company has ditched the 4-ultrapixel camera for a regular 13-megapixel f/2.0 sensor along with the 5-megapixel snapper up front.
There are changes under the hood as well, with the company replacing the 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset. Other changes include a bigger 2,840mAh battery as opposed to a 2,600mAh on the One (M8). On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
The rest of the specifications remain the same, so you get a 5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage. The smartphone has only been launched in Europe for now, and will go on sale later this month. There is however no word on when it will be launching in other markets. The One M8’s seems to be an attempt from HTC to come up with an alternative for people who aren’t yet convinced with the Ultrapixel camera unit.