The HTC One M8 has been officially unveiled at simultaneous London and New York launch events this morning. Featuring a quad-core processor and a two rear-facing camera, the phone will be available to the major U.S. Carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.
Customers can start placing order online beginning March 25 at 10 a.m. PT, while most retail stores will get them by April 10, Verizon will have them in stores exclusively Tuesday as well. In addition, Verizon is offering a promotion for buy one get one free plus a $100 bill credit through March 31.
AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are offering the 32GB phone for $199.99 with a two-year contract. It will cost $639.99 for AT&T, $599.99 for Verizon and $649.99 for Sprint if you want to buy it without contract.
The new HTC one M8 has a 5-inch 1080 Super LCD display with an updated metal design, powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz processor and will be running Android 4.4.2 KitKat. It also has 16GB, 32GB or 64 GB internal storage. The smartphone weighs 160 grams and is measured 146.3 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm.
The Taiwanese company has also greatly improved the camera. The duo-camera set up is to help users to take better and clearer pictures. On the backside of the new HTC One, the primary camera contains a BSI (backside-illuminated) sensor that improves the camera's ability to capture pictures in low-light settings while the second lens captures depth information.
The phone comes with three colors- Grey, glacial silver and rose gold.
Ben Wood, chief of research at telecoms analyst firm CCS Insight, said the new phone is a "make or break device" for HTC. He said HTC has the advantage of coming out before Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Sony's Xperia Z2. The S5 is coming on April 11, while Sony hasn't announced a U.S. release date yet.