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The New HTC One (M8) Finally Launches

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After months of rumors and tons of leaks, the new HTC One (the M8) is finally here. And for some countries and carriers, it’s available right now.

We’ve known all the specs for quite awhile, but now they’re finally official. Here is a breakdown of all the specs:

  • Dimensions
    • 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm
  • Weight
    • 160g
  • Colors
    • Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold
  • Display
    • 5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • CPU
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
    • 2.5GHz quad-core CPU in Asia/China (MSM8974AC)
    • 2.3GHz quad-core CPU in US/EMEA (MSM8974AB)
  • Platform
    • Android 4.4 with HTC Sense 6, HTC BlinkFeed
  • SIM Card Type
    • nanoSIM
  • Memory Total storage
    • 16GB/32GB, available capacity varies
  • Expansion card slot
    • supports microSD memory card for up to 128GB additional storage (card not included)
  • RAM
    • 2GB DDR2
  • Network
    • 2G/ 2.5G
      • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G/WCDMA:
  • EMEA
    • 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
  • Asia
    • 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
  • AT&T
    • 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps
  • Sprint
    • 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA up to 14.4 Mbps
  • Verizon
    • 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps
  • Tmus
    • 850/AWS/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
  • 3G CDMA
    • Sprint & Verizon: 800/1900 MHz
  • 4G LTE
    • EMEA
      • 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
    • Asia
      • 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
    • AT&T
      • 700/850/AWS/1800/1900/2600 MHz
    • Sprint
      • FDD 800/1900 MHz , TDD 2600 MHz
    • Verizon
      • 700/AWS/1800/2600 MHz
    • Tmus
      • 700/AWS MHz
  • Camera Duo
  • Primary camera
    • HTC UltraPixel camera , BSI sensor, pixel size 2.0 um, sensor size 1/3”, ƒ/2.0, 28mm lens. HTC ImageChip 2. 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video
  • Secondary camera
    • capture depth information
  • Front camera
    • 5MP, ƒ/2.0, BSI sensor, wide angle lens with HDR capability, 1080p Full HD video recording
  • Gallery
    • UFocus, Dimension Plus, Seasons, Foregrounder, Image match
  • Multimedia Audio supported formats:
    • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 10)
  • Recording: .aac
  • Video supported formats
    • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 10), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
  • Recording: .mp4
  • GPS Internal GPS antenna
    • GLONASS, Digital compass
  • Sensors
    • Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Barometer
  • Connectivity
    • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC (3), Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX enabled
    • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz) DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer, HTC Connect
    • Support consumer infrared remote control
    • Micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high- definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)
  • Sound Enhancement
    • Battery Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
    • HTC BoomSound Dual front-facing stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, HTC Sense Voice
  • Battery
    • Capacity: 2600 mAh
    • Talk time: Up to 20 hours for 3G
    • Standby time: Up to 496 hours for 3G
    • Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz DC output: 5 V and 1.5 A

There is also a Google Play Edition of the new HTC One coming soon, for $700. That’s a steep price, but for the improved specs, it’s worth it. And if you’re lucky, you can get the standard edition of the phone immediately. Here is the breakdown of availability:

  • Verizon – In Store Starting At 1 PM ET
  • Other North American Carriers – Available Immediately Online, In-Store On April 10th
  • UK – Available Today At Certain Retailers
  • Other European And Asian Markets – Available Within A Few Weeks

So if you are on Verizon, you can walk into a store today and walk out with the new HTC One. If you’re on the other carriers, you could order the phone online today and through rush shipping get the phone delivered to you within the next few days, or even tomorrow.

This phone is very compelling. Will you be picking it up?

Source: HTC