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HTC One M8s Specs & Price

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Although it already has a couple of successor flagship devices, One M8 has been refreshed in the new HTC One M8s. The major difference between the HTC One M8s and the original M8 is that HTC has dropped the UltraPixel camera and in its place a more generous 13 megapixels camera. HTC One M8s now offers a 64-bit chip.

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Build and Display

The design of the HTC One M8s is much like the original device, sporting a brushed aluminium unibody. However, the 9.55mm-thick smartphone comes in a little thicker than its predecessor as a result of a somewhat larger battery.

It also features a 5-inch IPS LCD display with full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, similar to that of the more expensive HTC One M9. The bright multi-touch screen has a pixel density of 441 pixels per density.

Camera and Storage

HTC ditched UltraPixel rear camera with the One M9 and it has decided to keep things that way with the One M8s. The recently-unveiled smartphone packs a 13-megapixel rear shooter with Dual LED and F2.0 aperture size.

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Featuring autofocus, manual focus and digital image stabilization, the camera has different settings and modes, including ISO control, exposure compensation, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Panorama, to help users capture quality images.

There is also a 5-megapixel camera on the front of the device for selfie lovers. HTC One M8s features 16GB built-in storage, expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card.

Hardware and Software

HTC One M8s is equipped with a more powerful processor. While the original One M8 uses a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip running at 1.7GHz. The 64-bit processor is backed by an Adreno 405 GPU for graphics and ample RAM of 2GB.

HTC One M8s runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system from factory, which is good enough. The only disappointment is that the OS is overlaid with a rather obsolete Sense 6 UI.

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In terms of battery, HTC One M8s will carry a non-removable battery with a larger capacity of 2840 mAh. The smartphone, which has several connectivity options and other useful features, is expected to retail for $500, significantly less than the price of the original HTC One M8 at launch.

Pricing & Availability

HTC One M8s is not yet available in Nigeria. We have no information on pricing and availability for Nigeria. HTC One M8s Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N95,000 to N120,000 at launch.

HTC One M8s Specs

Here are a few specs of the HTC One M8s:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.0 (Lollipop), HTC Sense 7.0 UI
  • Processor: 1.0GHz quad-core & 1.7GHz quad-core Processors (64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 615)
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Colours: Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold
  • Dimension: 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.6 mm
  • Weight: 160 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM

Display

  • Display: 5.0-inch Super LCD3 Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (441ppi)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: dual-LED Flash, OIS, Autofocus, HDR, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, HDR, 1080p HD Video

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16GB or 32GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: 100GB free Google Drive

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (LTE model)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: Yes (depends on country)
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB Host

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, Dual front-facing stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Temperature Sensor: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 2840 mAh Li-Po Battery (non-removable)
  • Standby Time:
  • Talktime:
  • Fast Charging:
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Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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