Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has launched One M8s, a re-furbished version of its 2014 flagship smartphone in Europe.
The new One M8s looks strikingly similar to the original HTC One M8, which boasts the critically acclaimed uni-body metal (90 percent) design and the dual camera on the rear-side, but the similarity ends there. [Scroll dow to see the detailed difference between One M8s and One M8 ]
Under the hood, One M8s houses a 64-bit class Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory, Android 5.0 Lollipop and 2840 mAh battery, which can run the device for close to 753 hours under standby mode.
On the photography front, it houses the 13.0-megapixel camera with an additional camera sensor at the top, to capture detailed, in-depth information of the scene, enabling users to re-focus other objects visible in the photo which have been already clicked via UFocus application. And on the front, it houses a 5.0-megapixel snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 28 mm lens and full HD video recording ability.
HTC One M8s release and price details:
According to Android Central, HTC One M8s is said to made available initially in the UK for £379.99 (around $563/€520/₹35,000) in gun-metal grey, gold and silver colour variants.
Key specification of HTC One M9 and HTC One M8:
|Model||HTC One M8s||HTC One M8 (Original)|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with HTC Sense v6.0 UI(to get update for next two years)||Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS with HTC Sense v6.0 UI out-of-the-box (Lollipop update released)(to get update for next two years)|
|Processor||64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core (1.7 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A53 +1.0 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A53)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core processor with 2.3GHz CPU speed (some select markets in Asia to be released with 2.5GHz CPU speed)|
|GPU||Adreno 405||Adreno 330|
|RAM||2GB DDR3 RAM||2GB DDR3 RAM|
|Storage capacity||16GB, expandable up to 128GB||16GB/32GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Battery||2840 mAh (Li-Po, non-removable battery);
||2600 mAh (Li-Po, non-removable battery);
|Network||3G & 4G-LTE Category 4 (50Mbps speed)||3G & 4G-LTE Category 4 (50Mbps speed)|
|Add-ons||Metallic body (90-percent)Nano-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0 (with A2DP), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), NFC, microUSB v2.0, MHL, microSD card slot, HTC BoomSound audio system, Infrared blaster, quick-charging,||Metallic body (90-percent)Nano-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0 (with A2DP), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), NFC, microUSB v2.0, MHL, microSD card slot, BoomSound audio system, Infrared blaster,|
|Dimensions||146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm||146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm|
|Weight||160 g||160 g|