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HTC One (M8) for Windows debuts, WP 8.1.1 in tow

It has long been rumored that HTC will be launching a Windows Phone version of the HTC One (M8), which also happens to be the company’s current flagship smartphone in the Android segment. Today, all the allegations have been put to rest as the Taiwanese firm officially debuted the HTC One (M8) for Windows.

HTC One M8 for Windows

Apart from the etched “Windows Phone” word below the HTC logo, the HTC One (M8) for Windows is an exact replica of its Android counterpart. And we’re not just talking about aesthetics here, the WP version inherits all the niceties that Android M8 has including the beefy engine setup, the rather gimmicky dual rear cameras with two LED flashes, as well as the 5-inch 1080p display.

HTC One (M8) for Windows specs:
5-inch full HD Super LCD3 @ 1080×1920 pixels, 441ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.26GHz quad-core CPU
Adreno 330 GPU
16/32/64GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD
4MP and 2PM Ultrapixel rear cameras, dual-LED flash
5 megapixel front-facing camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, DLNA, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP, aptX
IR Blaster
Stereo FM Radio w/ RDS
HTC BoomSound
Windows Phone 8.1.1
Li-Ion 2,600mAh battery
146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm (dimension)
160 grams (weight)

Folks living in the US can already get the new HTC One (M8) for Windows through Verizon for USD99 with a 2-year contract or for USD600 at full retail. There’s currently no word if the handset will make its way to other parts of the globe.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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3 Responses

  1. phonebuddy says:

    sana gayahin din ng ibang brands at sana ipagamit na rin ng apple at blackberry ang mga OS nila sa ibang manufacturers. ganda siguro nun. Premium hardware tpos may option kang pumili ng OS. Like Note 4 or Lumia 1520 na nka ios, bb10os, windows phone 8.1, ubuntu or sailfish os. Hay…. pangarap!

  2. Justin says:

    $600 for a Windows Phone? Hehe… dream on, Microsoft.

  3. Madobe-tan says:

    Windows Phone sucks until you try it!

    The specs are good. Nokia should think again before removing microSD slots on flagships like 920 and 930.

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