The HTC One M8 is a compelling upgrade

HTC just launched the 2014 model of their flagship phone, dubbed as the HTC One M8. This new model has the same design as HTC One that was released in 2013, and features mainly internal upgrades and a larger display.

The display screen has been upgraded from 4.7 inches to 5 and runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It’s powered by a 2GB RAM and Android 4.4 ‘KitKat’ OS. Storage wise, the phone currently offers two models – 16 or 32GB respectively and can be upgradeable via a microSD card.

As always, HTC will brand every of their phone with the HTC Sense loader. This new M8 will be loaded with the latest Sense 6, which users can also choose to upgrade from the Google Play Store. The upgraded Sense 6 offers a new visual style, colour themes that are customizable and a user experience that feels more personal to users. Apart from the above-mentioned changes, everything else remains largely the same on the looks department except for a metallic finish on the edges.

The HTC One (M8) is the world’s first smartphone to have a Duo camera featuring HTC UltraPixel, a dual colour flash module and still supports 1080p full HD video recording. The Duo camera setup is said to shoot high quality images and videos that work very well under any lighting conditions. Selfies lover rejoice as the phone now has a 5 megapixels wide-angle front facing camera. Camera software has also been tweaked to offer Slow Motion mode, Gallery Organisation and to take full advantage of the LED Dual Flash. There will also be new layouts and significant upgrades to the audio output.

The interesting feature technology for this new model is the addition of HTC Dot View which functions like a sixth sense. Everytime a user double tap on the dot view case, the Motion Launch technology will be activated and the time, weather, new texts, emails and calls are presented – all without touching or even powering up the screen at all. As expected, power saving has also been improved and the phone is now capable of delivering 60 hours of extra standby time at 20% power, 30 hours at 10% power and 15 hours at 5% power!

According to, the HTC One (M8) will be arrive on our shores in the first week of April but pricing is not yet confirmed as of now.