Tell your friends and family: Sprint is now officially selling the much-anticipated HTC One M8!
HTC announced AND LAUNCHED on the same day - their newest flagship Android smartphone, and update to last year's awesome HTC One (M7), the new HTC One M8. The HTC One M7 topped the charts in 2013 with media, owners and tech journalists as THE BEST Android device on the market. So it stands to reason the new HTC One M8 will take the baton in stride and continue leading the Android smartphone race through 2014.
Starting Tuesday, March 25, Sprint is offering the HTC One M8 available online and through telesales channels for $199.99* and available on Sprint Easy Pay for $0 down for qualified customers. More details can be found in our Newsroom announcement. The new HTC One M8 will be available in retail stores in early April.
* On approved new line of service contract or eligible upgrade.
Media reviews are already on fire:
BGR declares "the HTC One (M8) is the best Android phone the world has ever seen. Period. Full stop."
CNET says "The One M8 is undeniably the most impressive handset the company has ever minted. Like its predecessor, the M8 brings a refined and beautiful software and speedy performance, all wrapped in a lithe and eye-catching aluminum skin."
Forbes magazine states "the HTC One M8 is arguably the classiest Android handset on the market with its luxurious design and build materials."
Major differences between One M7 and One M8:
It's worth noting there are many differences as well as many similarities between last year's One M7 and the all new One M8. Keep watching this space for more details. For now I'll list some of the major changes.
One M7 = 4.7" 1080p 468ppi
One M8 = 5.0" 1080p 441ppi
One M7 = 4 MP UltraPixel f/2.0 rear facing camera, 2.1 MP front facing camera
One M8 = 4 MP Duo Camera (two camera sensors for additional depth perception) UltraPixel f/2.0 rear camera, 5.0 MP front facing camera
SoC (aka CPU):
One M7 = 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
One M8 = 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
One M7 = 2,300 mAh
One M8 = 2,600 mAh
One M7 = 32GB and 64GB models (Sprint did not carry 64GB model), on-board storage only, no support for extended storage
One M7 = Came with 25GB DropBox cloud storage offer.
One M8 = 32GB on-board storage and support for up to 128GB of extended storage via microSD support
One M8 = Comes with 65GB Google Drive storage offer.
One M7 = Android 4.3 (Jellybean) and Sense 5.0 (updated recently to 5.5)
One M8 = Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), Sense 6.0
Keep watching this space for more details, reviews and information on HTC's newest flagship device, the new HTC One M8.
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