HTC One (M8) – The official specs

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We’ve already covered the finer details of the HTC One (M8) so here’s those specifications you’ve been looking for.

The device, if we’re honest, looks a lot like the original HTC One, but there’s more power. It’s taller too. The original was 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm, but this new model is 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm and is a bit heavier too. The original one had a 4.7″ HD 1080p screen and the M8 has a 5″ HD 1080p version.

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Powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon 801 CPU 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, it’s faster than the 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 on the earlier model. Inside, as expected, it runs Android 4.4 with HTC Sense 6 and has the HTC BlinkFeed system.

Storage? Well, you’ll get either 16GB or 32GB depending on the model you buy and there’s 2GB of RAM – but wait – the microSD card slot has returned! You can whack in a storage card for an additional 128GB! Thank you Mr HTC, very good indeed. If you get the 32GB version of the HTC One this will give you a potential 160GB of storage.

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It of course does 4G (it uses a Nano SIM by the way) and there’s the usual accelerometer, proximity, light and gyro sensor. There’s even a barometer sensor too.

A 3.5mm audio port, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz) is included plus DLNA for beaming media to your TV. HTC Connect, a microUSB port (with HD MHL HDMI video connectivity) is also included and you can use the handset to control your TV via infrared.

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HTC BoomSound is back, as are the dual frontal stereo speakers with that separate amplifier and there’s Sense Voice for boosting the volume of your in-call audio if the ambient noise is too loud.

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Right, that camera technology we just mentioned. The “Duo camera” tech has a HTC UltraPixel main camera with BSI sensor and a pixel size of 2.0 um. It also gives you a sensor size of 1/3”, f/2.0 and 28mm lens. Add that to the HTC ImageChip 2 and it’ll record 1080p Full HD video with HDR. But what of that second “camera” at the back? Well, this gets depth information when you’re taking a photo. The front shooter (for those moments when you Wanna take a selfie) is a 5 megapixel unit with a BSI sensor and f/2.0. It also has a wide angle lens and HDR capability with full 1080p HD video recording.

The camera technology sits together with the Gallery system, which has “UFocus, Dimension Plus, Seasons, Foregrounder and Image Match”. All clever tech for letting you play with your images and generally making them better (see our previous story for more info on this).

The battery, which also has the new HTC extended life system to boost operation, is a 2600 mAh unit. You also get GPS / GLONASS and a digital compass.

Don’t forget to read our full HTC One (M8) details where we cover the all new HTC One in even more detail.