HTC has launched its much-awaited One (M8) flagship smartphone in India at a MOP (market operating price) of Rs. 49,900. The company says the phone will go on sale in the first week of May.
NDTV Gadgets had earlier reported that the MRP of the phone is likely to be Rs. 59,900. It's worth pointing out that HTC has offered no official comment on the MRP of the device, but the retail packing picture we shared earlier tells the entire tale by itself.
HTC also announced the budget Desire 210 Dual SIM and the mid-range Desire 816 for the Indian market priced at Rs. 8,700 and Rs. 23,990 respectively.
The highlight of the HTC One (M8) is the dual rear camera setup that puts a 4-UltraPixel camera alongside a depth sensing camera enabling cool things like refocusing images after they've been clicked and other stuff. A 5-megapixel front camera is included as well. The phone packs a 2600mAh battery and supports Nano-SIM. The HTC One (M8) comes with a body that's '90 percent metal' and exudes the same premium feel as its predecessor, the HTC One.
(Also see: HTC One (M8) vs. HTC One)
The One (M8) runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the company's brand new Sense 6 UI on top, which HTC is calling the biggest upgrade since Sense debuted.
The phone is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, alongside 2GB of RAM. The HTC One (M8) comes with a 5-inch full-HD display and will be available in 16GB and 32GB storage options, with support for expandable storage via microSD cards of up to 128GB capacity. It comes in Gunmetal Grey, Amber Gold, and Glacial Silver colour options. The phone comes with a 2600mAh battery.
(Also see: HTC One (M8): First impressions)
HTC unveiled its One (M8) after months of leaks, at an event in New York and also showcased the device in India.
Mobiles launched in April 2014