HTC One (M8) launched in India at Rs 49,900; to take on Samsung Galaxy S5

HTC has unveiled the latest HTC One (M8) at a price of Rs 49,900 in India. The smartphone will be available starting May 7, HTC said.

A noteworthy feature of HTC One (M8) is the  new UltraPixel Duo camera at the back. HTC claims that it captures 300 percent more light and the second camera lens helps in detecting and separating backgrounds and foregrounds.

The phone’s front-camera features a 5MP sensor with f2.0 wide angle lens for taking selfies. Additionally, it comes with a timer switch and touchup feature for enhanced selfies.
HTC One (M8) has 2GB RAM and is available in two storage variants: 16 GB and 32 GB, expandable up to 128 GB capacity. The phone also offers 65 GB of cloud storage space on Google Drive.

HTC one

Other key features/specifications

  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC’s Sense 6.0 UI
  • Dual stereo speakers and amplifier

The phone features non-removable 2,600mAh battery that can charge 40 percent faster compared to similar products in the market, Sony said. With this battery, the phone offers two weeks of standby time and 30 hours of talk time, the company claims.

The TDD LTE version of HTC One (M8) will be available offering support for the Indian 4G LTE bands post a software update.
With this launch, HTC One (M8) is set to compete with the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 in terms of price and advanced features.  Both One (M8) and Galaxy S5 resemble on many aspects including hardware and specifications.

Samsung Galaxy S5 was launched in India in April first week at a price of Rs 51500.   Read more about Galaxy S5 here.

HTC One (M8) will be available in gunmetal gray and glacial silver colors. The amber gold version will be shipping after a few weeks of the official launch, HTC said.

HTC will also offer Dot View flip covers that display notifications, time and weather updates and the ability to answer calls, without the need to uncover the phone.

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