HTC unveils latest addition to One family

HTC One (M8) has revamped body, UI enhancements for ‘ultimate evolution’ of flagship

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HTC unveils latest addition to One family The system is able to detect the handset’s position and movement, through built-in motion sensors that allow interaction with the phone without turning on the screen.
By  Stephen McBride Published  March 26, 2014

Taiwanese handset maker HTC this week unveiled the latest iteration of its flagship smartphone range.

The HTC One (M8) is described by HTC as the “ultimate evolution” of its HTC One (M7). It will be available in Gunmetal Gray and features HTC Sense 6, the updated version of the vendor’s customised user interface built on Google’s Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS.

Part of the UI design is a Smart Sensor Hub that “anticipates [users’] needs and uses Motion Launch controls to make everyday tasks easier”, according to HTC. The system is able to detect the handset’s position and movement, through built-in motion sensors that allow interaction with the phone without turning on the screen. A single swipe will activate the device; Auto Answer allows the answering of a call by putting the phone to the ear without touching the screen; and a double tap turns the lock screen on and off.

The Motion Launch functionality extends to the HTC Dot View cover case accessory, which also allows checking the time, weather, new texts, emails and calls without touching or revealing the screen.

New Duo Camera technology is included, aimed at delivering a range of creative effects, and HTC’s BoomSound audio system also comes as standard. Delivering sound that is said to be 25% louder than the HTC One (M7), the M8 has dual frontal stereo speakers with a new amplifier, redesigned speaker chambers and a tailored audio profile.

“In 2013 we introduced the best smartphone in the world, but we never stopped challenging ourselves and the status quo in this category,” said Peter Chou, CEO, HTC.

“As pioneers in mobile innovation, we continue to design and build devices that will dazzle, inspire and transform the smartphone industry.”

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1335 days ago
HTC Experienced user

HTC Phone is really a waste of money where they don't have after sales service, they don't believe in providing updates like Sammy and other wellknown brands. Also their hardware has issues of overheating.

I have been using HTC One X and have replaced its WiFi two times, and HTC guys never accept their faults and caring to replace it with some working handset.

Never buy HTC Phone!!!

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