The New HTC One M8 Is Real, And It’s Gorgeous

The New HTC One M8 Is Real, And It’s Gorgeous

It’s baaaaaaaaack. That’s right, the HTC One we all loved from last year is bigger and better than ever. It was announced at an event in New York overnight, and we’ve got the specs.

The new One M8 has a 5-inch 1080p SuperLCD 3 screen with the new, hardened Gorilla Glass 3 coating.

It’s powered by the new 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM, and packs in 16GB of storage for the Australian version.

There’s a 32GB version being sold internationally, but it’s a wait-and-see game whether Australia will get it.

To offset your disk woes, however, HTC has finally stuck a microSD expandable slot in the side of the device that can support 128GB worth of storage. You also get 65GB of free Google Drive space. That means that Aussies can get 209GB of storage on their devices out of the box. Nice.

It’s powered by a 2600mAh battery, which promises an “all-day” battery life. HTC promises that you get 10 per cent more talk time and video playback with the new device, which certainly doesn’t sound “all-day” based on our original battery tests of the first One.

It has not one, but two cameras on the rear of the device, complete with new, beefed-up Ultrapixel goodness as well as the ability to intelligently sense depth via the new software.

Get a load of what it looks like below.

The One M8 was announced without any considerable accessory support in terms of wearables, but HTC’s Peter Chou told us in a press Q&A after the event that we can expect a smartwatch from the company towards the end of 2014.

Luke Hopewell travelled to New York as a guest of HTC.