Can you spot the difference? This is the new HTC One M8s, a new, cheaper phone for those that can't (or won't) stretch to the flagship HTC One M9. Here's what you need to know about the HTC One M8s release date, UK price and specs

HTC One M8s design and specs: What's the difference?

In looks and design, it's impossible for the average person to tell the older One M8 and new One M8s apart.

They have the same full-HD, 440ppi 5in screen, and the same all-metal shell. That's a good thing: this is a premium phone that still looks great, and is the right size, in 2015.

The processor is new: a Snapdragon 615 instead of the 801. The differences are that it's now 64-bit and octo-core instead of 32-bit and quad-core. We'd be surprised if you can tell much of a difference in normal day-to-day use, though.

There's still 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, with microSD expansion up to 128GB.

Battery capacity is very slightly up from 2600- to 2840mAh, but whether or not it will last longer will have to wait until we've run our benchmarks.

A bigger change is the new 13Mp main camera, which replaces the 4Mp ultrapixel camera in the old phone. There's still the 'duo' arrangement so you'll benefit from the clever features such as being able to change the focus of a photo after taking it. There's no 4K capture, unfortunately, and the 5Mp front camera is the same as before.

Out of the box the One M8s comes with Android Lollipop, and HTC Sense 6.

 HTC One M8s release date, UK price, specs

HTC One M8s price

The One M8s will cost £379 SIM free in the UK, a considerable saving on what the One M8 cost last year, and still costs where you can find it right now.

HTC One M8s release date

Initially available in Gunmetal Grey, the phone will be available almost immediately from the usual retailers as well as directly from HTC's website.

 We'll fully review the One M8s as soon as we can.