HTC One (M8) the new flagship launched with Duo Camera
Finally, HTC has unveiled its much awaited and all new One (M8) smartphone globally. Known as the HTC One (M8) this smartphone looks great right from the first glance and sports a new Duo Camera feature on the back and has a 5 megapixel front facing camera.
The HTC One (M8) is also the first HTC smartphone to support TD-LTE networks in Band 40, this means that the smartphone will work on Airtel’s 4G network in India. This might also mean that HTC may tie-up with Airtel to bring this smartphone in the Indian market and offer some nifty 4G data plans.
Almost every specification and detail of this smartphone has been leaked previously. The One (M8) sports an all-metal body with rounded edges instead of the rectangular ones from the previous generation One series smartphones. It sports a 5-inch 1080p Full HD resolution display with a pixel density of 441ppi which has Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
This HTC flagship smartphone is powered by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor which is further coupled with an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The device will come in 16GB and 32GB storage capacity variants. It also includes a microSD card slot for expandable storage with support for up to 128GB. In addition to this users also get 50GB of additional cloud storage on Google Drive. One thing is certain, storage space on this smartphone is in abundance.
The key feature of this smartphone is what HTC calls the Duo Camera on the rear, this includes a 4 UltraPixel primary camera with dual-LED flash and another camera module which works as a depth sensor. This sensor saves metadata related to the distance between objects/subjects in the frame. This allows the user to change the focus in the photo later by editing it on the smartphone.
Another neat feature on this phone is its 5 megapixel front facing camera with a BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture for an ‘advanced self-portraiture expirience’ the likes of which are unparallel in quality when compared with front facing camera results on other smartphones. To cut it short this phone can help capture some great selfies. In addition to this awesomeness HTC has also added a number of new editing features including the fun editing mode on the smartphone.
In terms of the connectivity, it supports 4G network (on 2,300MHz band in India), 3G, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities. It will come pre-loaded with Android 4.4 Kit Kat skinned with HTC’s own user interface. Whats interesting is that the smartphone supports both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE networks. This will allow users in India to get access to 4G networks even while on international roaming in many other countries.