HTC’s India fans will definitely rejoice. HTC has launched their much awaited flagship device – the HTC One (M8) for the Indian sub-continent. For the uninitiated, the HTC One (M8) is the upgraded iteration to last years’ iconic HTC One (M7) and is the current flagship device for the Taiwanese manufacturer. In an earlier gaffe, it was mistakenly reported across the internet that HTC had launched the Google Play Edition of the device, this would have been the first time a Google Play Edition device would have launched outside of the US. However, HTC has clarified that they will launch the regular Sense 6 bearing HTC One (M8) for India. Visit this link for our exhaustive HTC One (M8) review.
In terms of hardware, the HTC One (M8) is a beast of a device. Bearing an upgrade in almost all aspects over last year’s HTC One, the M8 bears an upgraded 5 inch screen which offers a full-HD 1920 x 1080 pixels resolutions, which comes to about ~441 pixels per inch (ppi) resolution. The biggest upgrade, however, is on the processor front. HTC swapped the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quadcore processor with the latest Snapdragon 800/801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, with an ample 2 GB Ram and 16/32 GB internal storage. The in-built MicroSD slot (a deviation from last years’ HTC One) supports upto 128 GB of storage expansion. The HTC One (M8) also is unique in its’ camera setup, with a 4 ultra-pixel primary camera coupled with a new ‘Duo Camera’ which aids in depth perception and adding after-focus effects to photographs. All of this setup is powered by a 2600 mAh battery. Visit this link for the HTC One (M8) unboxing.
The Google Play Edition HTC One (M8) will be available for sale “in a few weeks” however actual dates for retail availability from brick and mortar outlets is as of yet unknown. The device can be purchased for a whopping INR 49,900 (~$827) which is considerably higher than its US retail price of $699. Are you planning on getting your hands on this awesome device anytime soon? We would love to hear from you. Do let us know in the comments below.