HTC announced a HTC One version codenamed M8 in late March 2014 which might look a lot like the 2013 model, but with improved specs. But if this device is out of your price range, we can tell you that the company prepares a HTC One M8 plastic version to be released next month in China as well, the only difference between the current HTC One M8 and this upcoming model being the casing material, as the hardware specifications will be unchanged.
HTC One M8 Specs and Features
As we have told you, HTC One M8 comes in a high-end aluminium casing, but sadly, the rumor that HTC One M8’s back would be removable is not real. We don’t have the chance to switch out the battery and expand its internal storage, like it happens with HTC One Max, but there are interesting aspects that you should know about:
The HTC One M8 device has a 5in HD 1080p display and gets the power from a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and running on Google’s Android 4.4.2 KitKat mobile operating system with HTC’s new Sense 6.0 skin on top of it. And don’t forget that the new Blinkfeed might seem to be as the one found on the original HTC One M8 version, but this isn’t at all the true. This feature come with adds support for various news outlets and also adds the ability to get “batch updates” (which are known for letting you set Blinkfeed to only push updates about specific topics, for example).
In terms of memory, the new HTC One M8 plastic version is equipped with 16GB of storage and a microSD slot, not to mention the upgraded version of the 4.1MP “Ultrapixel” camera coming with the Duo Camera technology which uses a second supporting lens for capturung spatial information. So, you can adjust the point of focus on a captured image and enjoy amazing photos.
Is this Plastic One M8 Version Expensive?
In case of being curious how much cheaper is the new plastic version of the HTC One M8 model, we can tell you that it will cost about no more than 3,000 Chinese yuan (US$483), compared with no less than 5,299 Chinese yuan that you have to pay for the current metal M8 version that went on sale in China April 11.
But we still have no official confirmation from HTC that this plastic version is indeed real. We’ll soon come back with fresh details.