The all new HTC One (M8) launch just kicked off and we will be updating this story on the fly! HTC's own CEO Peter Chou handled the reveal himself, and Jonah Becker, avp of design demoed the device.

The HTC One M8 will be available before the end of April, you'll be able to get it in Australia, Taiwan, UK, Germany, France, China, and here in the US. Most will be available in store before April 10th. However, today at 1PM Eastern you can go online and order the HTC One at all the U.S. carriers!

On top of that, Verizon Stores have them in stock at 1PM today!

Here are the specs and features:

  • Gunmetal Grey Hairline Finish (Over 70% real metal - with a brushed metal aesthetic finish - ultra-premium materials and design)
  • Duo Camera
  • Dual Front-Facing Speakers
  • Motion Launch
  • Extreme Power Saving Mode
  • Sense 6
  • Zoe
  • Sense TV
  • 5-inch Full HD Display 440 PPI - Super LCD 3 display with full HD 1080p resolution and a Gorilla Glass 3 cover
  • Snapdragon 801 Processor - 2.3GHz quad-core
  • 16GB or 32GB of internal storage
  • 2GB of DDR2 RAM
  • Micro SD Slot
  • All 2G, 3G and 4G network radios
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Improved BlinkFeed - Create Custom Feeds - 1000+ Content Partners, including Foursquare, Fitbit and more
  • TV Remote App - Sense TV
  • BoomSound - 25% louder and has more depth - three-finger swipe that works across the phone to stream your music to a wireless speaker system
  • 2,600 mAh battery that has 40% Longer Battery life than the M7 2013 HTC One - Includes a new Power Saver Mode that can last two weeks in Standby Mode
  • Gesture Commands - launch the camera with the volume button when you hold it sideways - double-tap the phone to wake it - gesture to go into different modes - hold a ringing phone up to your ear to answer it
  • Dot Matrix Case Accessory
  • Camera - bigger pixels instead of more pixels - 300 milliseconds focus time - tons of new features and capabilities - camera switcher for different modes - slow-motion mode - redesigned gallery app that does facial recognition and tagging
  • Camera part 2 - second camera of duo camera helps improve detailed depth info - UFocus = can softly blur and sharply focus different parts of the picture - Foregrounder tool - Camera API will be open to Developers - Highlight video experience
  • Camera Part 3 - automatic videos when you hold the camera shutter button down - Zoe Mode - Zoe for the cloud coming later to upload and share pics and videos
  • Camera Part 4 - 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera
  • Can update HTC One apps through Google Play
  • “glacial silver, “amber gold,” “gunmetal gray”

The older HTC One will be able to download Sense Six later this Spring. HTC plans to repair your device if you drop and damage it within the first 6 months of ownership.

originally written by dgstorm

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