HTC One (M8) India launch in April; compatible with country's 4G LTE networks

HTC One (M8) India launch in April; compatible with country's 4G LTE networks

The HTC One (M8) is finally official after weeks of leaks and speculation about its specifications and features. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC and comes with a duo rear camera setup.

( Also see: HTC One (M8) with Snapdragon 801, duo rear camera launched )

The HTC One (M8) is available in Gunmetal Grey, Amber Gold, and Glacial Silver colour options in select markets starting Tuesday. However, HTC told NDTV Gadgets that the India launch is likely in the third week of April.

HTC also pointed out the phone will be compatible with the LTE band used by Airtel and Reliance Jio for their 4G LTE networks in the country. However, the company said a software update may need to be rolled out to enable this compatibility.

( Also see: HTC One (M8) vs. HTC One )

The all-new 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.

The HTC One (M8) comes with a body that's '90 percent metal' and exudes the same premium feel as its predecessor. The phone comes with 2GB of RAM.

( Also see: HTC One (M8): First impressions )

The highlight of the HTC One (M8) is the dual camera setup that puts a 4-UltraPixel camera alongside a depth sensing camera that lets you do cool things like refocussing images after they've been clicked and other stuff. A 5-megapixel front camera is included as well.

( Also see: HTC One (M8) vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Sony Xperia Z2 vs. iPhone 5s )

HTC One (M8) comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat along with a brand new Sense 6 UI on top, which HTC is calling the biggest upgrade since Sense debuted. The phone comes with a 2600mAh battery.


The HTC One (M8) in pictures

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Metal body and good construction quality
  • Camera works brilliantly in many conditions
  • Good pricing
  • Bad
  • Clunky software and interface
  • Camera tricks are mostly comical
  • A bit big and unwieldy
Display 5.00-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 4-Ultrapixel
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2600mAh
OS Android 4.4.2
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
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