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)
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
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)
unveiled its One (M8) after months of leaks, at an event in New York
showcased the device in India.
Mobiles launched in April 2014