The HTC One (M8)
(also known as the second One
or The all-new HTC One
) is an Android
or Windows smartphone
manufactured and marketed by HTC
. Following a number of leaks which occurred during the months prior, the second-generation One was officially unveiled in a press conference on March 25, 2014, and released the same day by Verizon Wireless
at retail, and by other Canadian and United States carriers for online orders prior to its wider retail availability in mid-April.
The M8 retains a similar design to the preceding HTC One (M7)
, but features a larger, rounded chassis incorporating a 5-inch 1080p
display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
801 processor, a depth of field
sensor which can be used to individually refocus and apply various effects to the foreground and background elements of photos taken with the device's camera, a higher resolution front camera, improvements to the device's front-facing stereo speakers, expandable storage, new gesture functionality, and a refreshed version of HTC's Sense
software. In August 2014, HTC unveiled a software variant of the M8 running Windows Phone 8.1
instead of Android, aiming to adapt the operating system's experience to the device "[without] any compromises." Read more...