Earlier this week, HTC announced the launch of its newest flagship phone, the HTC One M8. The device is a follow on to last year's HTC One M7 and is officially rolling out in April. However, certain countries and carriers will have the device well before then, and the UK is one of them. The device hit Vodafone stores in London about an hour after it was unveiled on Tuesday and will slowly become available on EE, O2, and Three over the coming days. Similarly, in the United States, Verizon was offering the device in stores from Tuesday afternoon, while other carriers were offering the phone for same day purchase online. According to CNet, UK off contract pricing (via Unlocked-Mobiles) is £535.
Specswise, you're looking at a 5-inch FHD 1920×1080 display and a Snapdragon 801 SoC with a quad-core CPU clocked to 2.3 Ghz working alongside 2 GB of RAM. The HTC One also boasts 16 GB or 32 GB of storage but comes with support for MicroSD expansion up to 128 GB. There’s a 5-megapixel camera up front for video calling and that unique Duo Camera that will allow you to choose the focal point of your image after you shoot. The Duo Camera comes with a BSI sensor with an F2.0 / 28mm lens and a pixel size of 2.0um. It also sports HTC's own ImageChip 2 with HDR video. You might remember that HTC teased us about the sound on this phone being even better than before and the phone itself being 'more metal.' To that end, HTC's BoomSound promises 20 percent louder speakers and a new premium design that’s almost all metal.
On the software side, the HTC One M8 ships with Sense 6, which HTC is calling sixth sense. This includes updates to HTC Zoe, as well as enhancements to BlinkFeed and Motion Launch, which allows you to check your phone without unlocking the screen.