HTC has announced the new One M8 for Windows smartphone in the US market. The HTC One M8 for Windows is basically the same HTC One M8 with Google Android but will run the Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1.1 version. HTC has managed to implement all possible HTC exclusive features such as BlinkFeed, BoomSound, Duo Camera with UltraPixel and Dot View case support in the One M8 for Windows. For now, the One M8 for Windows will be made available only in the US market and the company is yet to clarify on worldwide availability.
HTC One M8 for Windows was previously rumoured and reported as the HTC W8 smartphone by The Mobile Indian. The One M8 for Windows is basically the same One M8 smartphone with brushed unibody aluminium chassis. Microsoft has worked closely with HTC to implement the Windows Phone 8.1.1 with Cortana on the One M8 for Windows. Not only Cortana, everything else in Windows Phone 8.1 already works on the One M8 for Windows. Apart from that HTC has managed to include its HTC BlinkFeed experience on top of it.
HTC One M8 for Windows will offer 5-inch display with Full 1080p HD resolution and is powered by the quad-core 2.3 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 mobile chipset paired with 2 GB RAM. By default, the smartphone offers 32 GB on-board storage and can support up to 128 GB micro SD card in the memory slot.
At the rear, HTC has implemented the Duo camera setup with UltraPixel technology featuring 5 megapixel BSI Sensor touting primary camera. This camera features f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens. Secondary camera at the back is used to collect the depth information. The camera setup is powered by HTC ImageChip 2.0 version and it enables full 1080p HD video recording with HDR video support.
In the front, it has a 5 megapixel camera with BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture along with Wide Angle lens to click self portraits or selfies. The dual frontal stereo speaker with built-in amplifiers supports the HTC BoomSound technology to deliver loud and clearer audio.
For connectivity, HTC has integrated Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, dual-band Wi-Fi, DLNA support, Miracast support, Near Field Communication, GPS with GLONASS support and Microsoft Project My Screen support. Packing a 2600 mAh battery, the HTC One M8 for Windows promises talktime for a full day almost.
The One M8 certainly has one of the best hardware available in the market and we hope that HTC and Microsoft will make it available in other countries as well. HTC is yet to announce details such as availability, price and whether the phone will be locked to the operator or not.