The much anticipated new HTC flagship smartphone is here. In this article we take a look at the New HTC One (M8) 2014's new features and specifications. See also Galaxy S5 vs new HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison review.
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New HTC One (m8) 2014 features: Duo Camera
One of the M8's headlines features is Duo Camera. The main Ultrapixel camera takes photos like normal but the second sensor captures depth information allowing users to refocus shots after they've been taken.
New HTC One (m8) 2014 features: Co-processor
Like the iPhone 5s, the M8 has a co-processor. HTC's low-power chip keeps sensors awake for features like Motion Launch Gestures and can also track activity without a separate device via the pre-loaded Fitbit app. Take a look at HTC One M7 vs new HTC One M8 smartphone comparison review too.
New HTC One (m8) 2014 features: Un-body
The chassis of the M8 is machined from a single piece of aluminium which is treated for its glossy finish and now wraps around to the front of the phone. Three colours are available: Metal Grey, Arctic Silver and Amber Gold.
New HTC One (m8) 2014 features: Screen
Up from a 4.7in screen, the M8 now has a 5in display and navigation buttons have been moved on-screen. The phone's resolution remains at Full HD meaning a pixel density of 441ppi while the contrast ratio and viewing angles are better. Visit: New HTC One (m8) 2014 price and where to buy in UK
New HTC One (m8) 2014 features: BoomSound
Front facing stereo speakers, aka BoomSound, have gained a performance boost. This is thanks to larger speaker chambers and a redesigned amplifier. See All New HTC One (M8) release date too.
New HTC One (m8) 2014 features: Sense 6.0
The latest version of HTC's user interface, Sense 6.0, launches with the M8 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Users can personalise BlinkFeed to a greater degree, change the theme of the software and even the font.
New HTC One (m8) 2014 features: Motion Launch Gestures
Similar to LG's KnockON, the M8 can be switched on by double tapping the screen, but it does more. Swiping in from the edge of the screen launches BlinkFeed or the widget panel. Holding the phone in landscape and pressing the volume key will launch the camera app.
New HTC One (m8) 2014 features: Battery
The M8 has a larger battery at 2600mAh and an Extreme Power Saving mode means the device can last for up to 30 hours on just 10 percent of charge.
New HTC One (m8) 2014 features: Storage
The M8 has 16GB of internal storage but now comes with a microSD card slot, which can accept up to 128GB cards. The phone also comes with 65GB of free Google Drive cloud storage.
New HTC One (m8) specs
- Colours: Metal Grey, Arctic Silver, Amber Gold
- SIM: nano-SIM
- Software: Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI
- Processor: 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core (Krait 400) processor with HTC co-processor
- GPU: Adreno 330
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Storage: 16GB internal storage, 65GB free Google Drive, microSD card slot (up to 128GB)
- Screen: 5in, Full HD (1080 x 1920), 441ppi
- Main Camera: 4.1Mp Ultrapixel 'Duo Camera', second sensor for depth capture, Full HD video
- Front Camera: 5Mp wide angle, f/2.2
- Wireless: NFC, Infrared, Wi-Fi up to 11ac, Bluetooth
- Battery: 2600mAh non-removable
- Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
- Other: BoomSound stereo speakers