HTC has now put an official price tag on its much awaited One (M8) flagship smartphone in Indian markets. The handset will go on sale during the first week of May for a price of Rs.49,900, according to various reports.
HTC One (M8) Play Edition
New reports now claim that Google Play Editions of HTC One (M8) might go global, and reach markets as far as India. This means that consumers in India will get a chance to grab the HTC One M8 minus the Sense UI that HTC packs into its Android smartphones.
Google has been rolling out Play Edition phones, which are variants of popualr Android smartphones running the latest versions of stock Android minus all the UI additions that manufacturers add to handsets.
The One (M8) will feature Android 4.4.2 KitKat topped off with the company's new Sense 6 UI. This will also be the biggest upgrade to the UI since its début.
Moving to its hardware, the handset will run on a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor which will be coupled with 2GB of RAM. It has a 5-inch full-HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and pixel density of 441 ppi or pixels per inch.
Shoppers will be able to pick from 16GB and 32GB storage options, with support for expandable storage via microSD cards boasting capacities as large as 128GB. Moving on to colors, the handset will offer three options: Gunmetal Grey, Amber Gold, and Glacial Silver. The smartphone will use a sizeable 2600mAh battery.
In the imaging department, the HTC One (M8) will use a dual camera set up that consists of a 4-UltraPixel camera alongside a depth sensing camera, thereby allowing for features like refocusing images after they've been clicked.
HTC is also boasting about the phone's body, which is mostly made of metal, a feature that its predecessor, the HTC One (2013) was highly regarded for. While the HTC One's (2013) body used about 70% metal, this year's handset features '90 percent metal'.