And so it’s official. After countless leaks and rumors, the HTC One (M8) is now officially part of the HTC Android family.
It may look the same as last year’s HTC One, but don’t be fooled, this one packs a handful of new treats, a more metal body just being one of them.
Compared to its predecessor, the 2014 HTC One (Asian model) now rocks 2.5GHz (vs 1.7GHz) quad-core Krait 400 (vs Krait 300) processor, Snapdragon 801 (vs Snapdragon 600) chipset, a 5-inch (vs 4.7-inch) Super LCD3 1080×1920 resolution Gorilla Glass 3-protected (vs Gorilla Glass 2) touchscreen, a 5-megapixel front-facing cam, runs on Android 4.4.2 by default, powered by a 2600 mAh (vs 2300 mAh), a microSD card slot for additional storage, and – get this – a dual-lens set-up for its UltraPixel cam that helps detect depth of field and even allows you to refocus both before and after a shot. Neat, right?
And that’s just the hardware.
On the software/features side of the fence, it’s got the new Sens 6 UI, new gestures such as double-tap or swipe to wake-up the One from sleep, and a new Extreme Power Save Mode that can reportedly make the battery last 40% longer.
Needless to say, this best just got a whole darn better.
Unfortunately, there’s still no word on when it’ll be released in the Philippines and how much it’ll possibly go for.
Rest assured, however, once those all-important deets do become available, you’ll hear it from me ASAP.