HTC’s latest flagship device, the One M8, is one of the best Android smartphones now available on the market, but what would happen to it if Google stripped the phone of some of its customizations? That’s essentially what the Google Play edition of the new One offers. Plunk down $699 and you’ll have access to an unlocked and (mostly) unadulterated version of the M8 with stock Android 4.4 (also known as KitKat).
Of course, we’ve been curious to see what will happen to the features that make the new One unique. HTC told us that the Google Play edition will be able to take advantage of the Duo Camera, for instance, but does it still offer the same functionality? Additionally, can we use the Motion Launch gestures to wake up the phone and access different features? And how about that clever Dot View case that comes in so handy on the Sense version? Look no further for the answers.
The "all new" HTC One has been one of the worst kept secrets of 2014, but today it’s a secret no more. The Taiwanese manufacturer has taken the wraps off its latest flagship and fans of last years model (count us among them) won’t be disappointed. The phone boasts the same aluminum unibody construction as last year’s model, but with more pronounced curves and even more metal this time around. A full 90 percent of the body is made of aluminum, quite a bit more than the 70 percent on last year’s. That means it’s about half and ounce heavier, but it seems like a small trade off given the incredible design and spacious 5-inch screen. That panel is still a 1080p S-LCD3 one, which means you can count on the same bright colors and deep blacks.
The HTC One 2 M8 has made a premature appearance on eBay, with the upcoming handset’s specs teased once again.
Adding to the mountain of leaks that have already surfaced, a claimed HTC One 2 M8 handset has made a premature appearance on auction site eBay.
Giving further backing to recent reports, the suspicious eBay listing has once again teased the HTC One 2’s specs sheet, with a 2.3GHz quad-core processor looking set to line up alongside the heavily rumoured dual-lens rear-mounted camera.
Having been listed in the US, the mooted handset, which is shown in packaging markedly similar to that of last year’s HTC One offering, sold for $499.99 (£301.34) after receiving five bids.