HTC won the hearts of many when they released the original HTC One. Winning the hearts of many, as well as performing excellently. The HTC One was pretty much a complete phone. Many doubts were raised if HTC was capable of creating a successor better than its predecessor, HTC One (M8) was the company’s answer.
Given how successful it was, we’ll go ahead and assume HTC nailed it again. Although their venture in the Android market is going very well thanks to their latest flagships and devotion to system updates. The same cannot be said in the Windows Phone realm. The HTC 8X remains the only flagship level Windows Phone 8 smartphone HTC ever released over two years ago.
Although if the recent hoopla is to be believed, it seems HTC is making a return to the market with the HTC One (M8) for Windows. It will have the same beautiful chassis of its Android counterpart, albeit with Windows Phone 8.1 on-board. As it turns out, the device will not only copy the good looks of its Android sibling, but its beefy specs too.
The HTC One (M8) for Windows will sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 SoC @2.3GHz, 2GB of Ram and 32GB of built-in storage, which is user expendable. The device boasts the same beautiful 5-inch 1080p Super LCD 3 display, with Gorilla Glass 3 and a whooping 441ppi. The 4MP Ultra-pixel camera on the back will be in charge of photography, while the 5MP front-facing camera will take care of video calls. Although not yet mentioned, it is more than likely HTC will opt for the ‘Duo camera’ setup this time around too.
Additionally, the HTC One (M8) for Windows will also boasts all the perks of its Android siblings. They include camera U-Focus, HTC Boomsound stereo speakers, and support for HTC’s Dot View case. The latter in this case will be utilized with Cortana.
The device is slated to launch on August 19th in New York City, and is expected to hit the shelves of Verizon Wireless in the United States as early as August 21.