Today, 25th of March 2014, HTC has announced its latest flagship phone, HTC One 2 / 2014 Edition codenamed “M8”. After Samsung released the Galaxy S5, every one was anxiously waiting to see HTC’s next move. Even though this is 2014 and everything pretty much leaked, HTC managed to pull a interesting announcement.
The Dual Camera myth has become true and has taken permanent space in the final build. All of the announcement revolved around two things, Sense 6 and Cameras. Not to mention HTC has jammed a 5 Mega Pixel front shooter. Apparently the secondary back camera will not act as a 3D sensor rather it will work in a similar matter. It will gather depth of field data when taking a picture which will allow for better selective focus and a better bokeh effect like the one found in high end cameras.
HTC One (M8) – Specifications:
- 5.0 Inches Diagonal Screen
- 1920×1080 with a 441 PPI (Lower than the previous HTC One)
- Upgraded 2,600 mAh Battery
- 5 Mega Pixel Front Camera
- 4 Mega Pixel (UltraPixel) Rear Camera
- Shipping with Android 4.4 Kit Kat
- Sense 6 will be included
- 2GB RAM, 16/32 GB Storage capacities with Expandable Memory up to 128GB via MicroSD card *woohooo!*
- Adreno 330 GPU and 2.3GHz Quad Core Processor SnapDragon 801
HTC One (M8) – Duo Camera:
Duo Camera is what HTC has come up with to compete with other brands. They have taken a secondary camera that will work with the main 4MP Ultra Pixel one to capture Depth Of Field. This data can be manipulated to produce some amazing and breathtaking shots. HTC says as they would be taking data from hardware level, the One will produce amazing images and it wouldn’t have to guess on how and what to add the blur effect on. Camera API will be now available to developers which is yet another major step taken by HTC for what they think will benefit the whole community.
HTC One (M8) – Pricing & Availability:
HTC One is available from today in US supporting stores. HTC lists the unlocked and developer version of HTC One for $699 and Google Play Edition lists for $649. Google Play Edition would not be coming with HTC Sense 6 which we think is the main part of what ties it all together.