Following a raft of online leaks, rumors, and frequent speculation, HTC today officially unveiled its HTC One (M8) smartphone, a powerful followup to its well received HTC One (M7). This is HTC's newest flagship handset and while it retains a metal unibody design, HTC included subtle touches that separate the M8 from the M7, such as a design that tapers to thinner edges and softer corners intended to give users a smooth, more natural grip.
The HTC One M8 sports a 5-inch Full HD 1080p display, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot supporting up to 128GB cards, NFC support, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, IR blaster, Bluetooth, 4G LTE, 2,600 mAh battery good for up to 20 hours of 3G talk time or up to 496 hours of standby, and Android 4.4 KitKat.
One thing HTC is really highlighting with the release is the handset's "Duo Camera" featuring the company's UltraPixel module. It incorporates a depth sensor in addition to the UltraPixel module to give users more effects to play with. As for megapixel count, HTC isn't saying on the rear (the front is 5-megapixels), but did point out that the UltraPixel module boasts 2.0 um pixels and a 1/3-inch sensor, shooting at f/2.0 with a 28mm lens. There's also a dual-LED flash.
The HTC One M8 is available starting today; developer editions will be available April 10 for $650 MSRP.