HTC One (M8) India Price Revealed; Tipped to Hit Stores in Early May

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By Rohit KVN | April 21, 2014 3:48 PM EST

Taiwanese company's 2014 flagship smartphone HTC One's (M8) India price has been leaked just hours ahead of the official launch.

NDTV Gadgets had gotten hold of the retail package of the alleged HTC One (M8), apparently revealing the MRP (Maximum Retail Price) of the metal-clad device to be a whopping ₹59,900, almost ₹8,500 more than the Samsung's Galaxy S5.

As of now, there is no proof to authenticate this report and interested buyers will have to wait for a few more hours as the official announcement is scheduled to take place later today.

[Update:  It turns out that the company has officially launched HTC One M8 with Sense UI for ₹49,900, that's ₹1600 less than the rival Galaxy S5 in the Indian market. The new HTC phone is said to hit stores in May first week.]

HTC One (M8) has been already been made available in select regions of North America, Europe and Asia. The HTC phone has heaped lot of praise from tech pundits across the globe for its refreshing seamless (zero-gap) design and build quality with infusion of lot of metal (90-percent, to be precise).

Under the hood, HTC One (M8) packs 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB (expandable up to 128GB) and a 2600 mAh battery.

One of key attribute of HTC One M8 is that it houses dual-camera on the rear-side having UltraPixel technology with 2592x1944p image resolution, dual-color LED flash (True Tone), 1/3'' sensor size, 2µm pixel size, automatic simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, HDR, panorama and on the front, it packs a 5.0-megapixel camera for video chat and also take quality selfie for the user to share it on various social network sites.

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Key Specifications of HTC One (M8):

Model

HTC One (M8)

Display

5.0-inch Super LCD 3 full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection

Pixel density: 440 ppi

OS

Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS with HTC Sense v6.0 UI

(to get update for next two years)

GPE (Google Play Edition) model will ship with Stock Android V4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core processor with 2.3GHz CPU speed- chipset: MSM8974AB

(some select markets in Asia to be released with 2.5GHz CPU speed, chipset: MSM8974AC)

GPU

Adreno 330

RAM

2GB DDR3 RAM

Storage capacity

16GB/32GB, expandable up to 128GB

Camera

Main: 4.0-UltraPixel  dual-camera with dual-color LED flash (True Tone), 1/3'' sensor size, 2µm pixel size, HTC ImageChip 2, automatic simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, HDR, panorama

Front: 5.0-megapixel wide-angle camera, full HD video recording, HDR

Battery

2600 mAh (Li-Po, non-removable battery);

Talk time: up to 20 hours (3G)

Standby mode: Close to 496 hours (3G)  

Network

3G & 4G-LTE Category 4 (50Mbps speed)

Add-ons

Metallic body (90-percent)Nano-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0 (with A2DP), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), NFC, microUSB v2.0, MHL, microSD card slot, BoomSound audio system, Infrared blaster,

Dimensions

146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm

Weight

160 g

Colours

Gunmetal Gray, Glacier Silver and Amber Gold

Price (MRP)

₹49,900/-

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(Photo: Reuters / )
HTC CEO Peter Chou shows the new HTC One M8 phone during a launch event in New York March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Representational Image)
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