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My Thoughts On The New HTC One M8 Device

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I believe HTC Corporation has learned from their mistakes from 2013’s HTC One model, that having flashy new hardware isn’t going to always increase your sales numbers, because many of the current top-selling smartphones provide a simplistic yet user-friendly experience, since most people only use phones for primary uses (calls, text, web & apps). And HTC has mass-produced a device that really wasn’t selling as much as they thought it would, costing them lots of money & plenty of production problems.

Well in the first quarter of 2014 HTC has made a comeback (sort of) with the latest “One” model smartphone the HTC One M8.

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The New HTC One M8 isn’t that much different from last year’s model. The hardware design is a bit familiar, with the increased screen size, newer CPU and the new camera that is (dare I say) better than last years. But the OS is mostly new generation, even though the basis is still the same,  HTC is now trying to strategize ways to eliminate production issues and lower the costs.

The design is similar while tweaked to fit a screen that’s bigger, while the processor is newer, and they’ve introduced an even better camera. Yet a lot of the internals are based around the same platform as last year, a deliberate strategy to minimize problems and reduce costs.

With all of these changes and modifications will HTC have a turn-around sales year? We will have to wait and see.

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Specs from HTC:

Size
146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm
CPU Speed
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801, quad-core CPUs
Memory
Total storage: 16GB/32GB, capacity varies 
RAM: 2GB Expansion card slot supports microSD™ memory card for up to 128GB additional storage (card not included)
Sensors
Accelerometer Proximity sensor Ambient light sensor Gyro sensor Barometer sensor
Camera
Duo camera Primary camera: HTC UltraPixel™ camera , BSI sensor, pixel size 2.0 um, sensor size 1/3”, f/2.0, 28mm lens HTC ImageChip 2. 
1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video Secondary camera: capture depth information
Front camera 5MP, BSI sensor, wide angle lens. with HDR capability, 1080p Full HD video recording Gallery with UFocus™, Dimension Plus™, 
Seasons, Foregrounder, Image match
AC Adapter
Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz DC output: 5 V and 1.5 A
Weight
160g
Platform Android
Android™ with HTC Sense™ HTC BlinkFeed™
Network
2G/2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G - WCDMA:
  • EMEA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
  • Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
  • AT&T: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps
  • Sprint: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA up to 14.4 Mbps
  • Verizon: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps
  • TMUS: 850/AWS/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
CDMA:
  • Sprint: 800/1900
  • Verizon: 800/1900
4G - LTE:
  • EMEA: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
  • Asia: 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
  • AT&T: 700/850/AWS/1800/1900/2600 MHz
  • Sprint: FDD 800/1900 MHz , TDD 2600 MHz
  • Verizon: 700/AWS/1800/2600 MHz
  • TMUS: 700/AWS MHz
Connectivity
3.5 mm stereo audio jack NFC Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz) 
DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer HTC Connect™ micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection 
(Special cable required for HDMI connection.) Support consumer infrared remote control
Multimedia
Audio supported formats: Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 10) Recording: .aac
Video supported formats: Playback:.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 10), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3) Recording: .mp4
Display
5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p
SIM Card Type
nano SIM
GPS
Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS Digital Compass
Sound Enhancement
HTC BoomSound™ Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers Sense Voice
Battery
Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery Capacity: 2600 mAh Talk time: Up to 20 hours for 3G Standby time: Up to 496 hours for 3G

 

Sources: HTC, Weibo.com & Bloomberg

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