On March 25, HTC unveiled it’s flagship smartphone for 2014, the all new HTC One M8, in a dual launch event held simultaneously in London and New York City. Unlike other phone makers, HTC made the One M8 available for purchase on selected markets within hours of the announcement.
Until today, Verizon was the only US carrier to sell the HTC One M8 through its brick-and-mortar store chain, but Big Red’s exclusivity has now expired. In case you want to get a feel of the device before purchasing it, you should know that the HTC One M8 has landed in Sprint’s, AT&T’s, and T-Mobile’s physical stores too. Well, T-Mo will actually get the smartphone tomorrow.
The HTC One M8 is available in Glacial Silver and Gunmetal Grey at a price of $199 with two-year contracts. If you’re eyeing an Unlocked or Developer Edition M8, you should pay a visit to HTC’s official store. If you prefer stock-Android over Sense 6.0, then you should check the HTC One M8 Google Play Edition in Google Play.
Should you prefer Amazon, the online retailer has a couple of deals for HTC’s latest and greatest flagship. The Verizon HTC One M8 and Sprint HTC One M8 cost $149.99 with two-year agreements attached. The AT&T variant sells on amazon at $199.99, also with a two-year contract. All three carriers sell the off-contract One M8 at $649.99.
As a refresher, the HTC One M8 features a 5.0-inch Super LCD3 display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB storage, microSD support (up to 128 GB), Dual 4 MP UltraPixel rear-facing camera, 5 MP secondary camera, WiFi, LTE, NFC, BT 4.0, IR blaster, microUSB 2.0, and 2,600 mAh battery. The terminal leaves the factory gates pre-loaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, of course, customized with HTC’s proprietary Sense 6.0 user interface.
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