HTC One M8s unveiled: 13MP camera, BoomSound, and more

Brittany A. Roston - Apr 2, 2015, 2:00am CDT
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HTC One M8s unveiled: 13MP camera, BoomSound, and more

HTC has introduced the HTC One M8s, a new mobile offering with a 5-inch FHD display and all the fine trimmings you’d expect: a higher-end camera, high-quality audio, HTC’s own software, and a design that’s the same as the already available HTC One M8 (the latter of which we’ve fully reviewed). The maker is planning to launch the handset in three different colors — Amber Gold, Glacial Silver, and Gunmetal Gray — in different markets. We’ve all the details after the break!

The HTC One M8s features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage, as well as a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 128GB. The smartphone is loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop and includes HTC Sense, as well as HTC BoomSound and HTC Eye Experience (for the camera).

The rear camera is a 13-megapixel Duo Camera offering with a 28mm lens and the ability to record in up to 1080p HD. The front-facing camera is a decent 5-megapixels able to likewise record up to 1080p, and it includes a 33.7mm lens. As far as connectivity goes, there’s NFC and Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi, DLNA, a standard audio jack, and a micro USB port.

The HTC One M8s has a long talk time, depending on usage, thanks to the included 2840mAh battery (20.25 hours on 3G), and even longer standby, which is up to 753 hours when on 3G. All the expected sensors are there, including an accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity, magnetic sensor, sensor hub, and ambient light sensor. There’s also GPS and GLONASS.

Pricing is set at £379.99 in the UK.



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