HTC has officially announced its latest flagship smartphone New HTC One (M8) at a press event in London. In size, it measures 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm and weighs only 160. The design is similar to last year’s model and features the same aluminum unibody construction (made up of 90% metal as opposed to 70% in the original HTC One) and HTC BoomSound dual front facing stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers. The New HTC One features a 5-inch Super LCD3 display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (441ppi pixel density) . It is powered by Qualcomm’s 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB RAM. For multimedia, the New HTC One packs a 4 Mega Pixel Ultrapixel camera at back capable of shooting Full HD videos and 5 Mega Pixel front facing camera for video calls. Additionally, it comes with a second camera at back that is used as a depth sensor to perform various enhancements like selective focus and post shot refocusing. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, NFC technology, GPS/GPS-A, GLONASS and LTE mobile connections.
The New HTC One comes pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 4.4 OS and Sense 6.0 UI. With new Sense 6.0 UI, the new HTC One boasts capabilities that give the product a sixth sense. The Motion Launch detects smartphone’s position, thanks to built-in motion sensors and allows to interact with the phone without turning on the screen. A simple swipe activates the device, Auto Answer allows to answer a call by putting the phone to ear without touching the screen. For storage, it comes with 16GB or 32GB built-in memory, free 50GB Google Drive Storage for two years and micro-SD card slot. In addition to that it comes with a powerful 2600mAh battery that gives talk time of up to 20 hours.
The New HTC One will be available in three different colors – gunmetal gray, glacial silver and amber gold. It will be available to purchase in the US and UK starting today. The New HTC One also comes with an optional dual purpose smartphone case that offers instant phone access while. The Dot View case let’s you take calls, receive email notifications, schedule reminders, weather updates and more without even opening the case. It will be available in five different colors- Warm Black, Imperial Blue, Orange Popsicle, Atlantis and Baton Rouge. The New HTC One will go on sale at selected Carphone Warehouse in London from 1600 GMT. Stay tuned for more updates.