HTC launches One M8S, revamps old M8 with new M9 features at affordable price of £379.99

HTC One M8s is the new mid-range smartphone launched by HTC which is an upgrade from its last year flagship smartphone M8

HTC has upgraded its last year’s flagship smartphone HTC One M8 and given it more under the hood to make it more awesome. The phone sits in between its last release HTC One M9 and its mid-range of Smart Phones namely HTC Desire.

The phone would be currently available in Europe as of now from April. The Phone may be released in other geographies as well but HTC has not set any date for the same. The Phone would be sold approximately for £379.99 in UK. HTC has really brought the prices down as M8 was priced at £530 at the time of its release.

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Specification:

HTC has upgraded the core of the Smartphone, the upgraded processor is Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615. It’s an Octa-core processor with a Quad-core 1 GHz Cortex-A53 and Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A57. The Phone has a 2 GB internal RAM. The phone comes in two variants of 16 or 32 GB of storage. The phone supports MicroSD cards up to 128 GB of extra storage.

The Phone is powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop the latest version of the Operating System and runs HTC version of Sense 6.0 software which is Android customization. Smartphone has BoomSound Speakers which are a standard in the HTC One series of phone. HTC One M8s supports a battery of 2840 mAh which is better than its predecessor.

Design:

M8s has a 5 inch screen and a curved metallic body which is almost the same dimension like M8. The phone stands at 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.55mm and weigh in 160 grams. M8s carries the beautiful design from M8 and its hard to differentiate the two smartphones on first look.

Display:

HTC M8s has a 5” super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 1080×1920 pixels. The phone has a 441 pixel density per inch and which is same as M8 and would feel good for the screen size. The screen has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to offer extra protection against scratches and gave high quality finish.

Camera:

HTC One M8s has upgraded its Camera to a 13 MP with f/2.0 aperture and 28mm lens. The front facing camera is a 5MP, which is pretty decent for a front facing camera. M8s supports a video recording of 1080p and the best part is that both the cameras front and rear supports this rate.

Verdict:

HTC One M8s is a meaningful upgrade to the HTC M8 line of phones. HTC has struck with powerful processor and better camera at a lower price point to have a winning phone. With HTC One M9 slated for delivery from next week the company may not have many takers for this phone.

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