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.
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
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Stereo FM Radio w/ RDS
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.