HTC One M8: specs, price and stockists

HTC has released the HTC One M8 – an updated version of its flagship phone.

HTC One M8: specs, price and stockists

The original HTC One may not have saved the firm’s sales from sliding, but it’s a great handset that’s picked up our Recommended award, won best handset of the year at Mobile World Congress and even converted a former PC Pro editor from the iPhone to Android.

The new HTC One is similar to its predecessor, with updates to the camera and core components, and the new option to expand the onboard storage via a microSD memory card slot.

Specs

Here are the confirmed core specs of the HTC One M8:

* 5in 1,080 x 1,920 display

* Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core 2.3GHz processor

* 2GB of RAM

* 16 or 32GB of storage, with memory card slot for up to 128GB of additional storage

* 4.1-megapixel rear-facing camera with depth sensor

* 5-megapixel front-facing camera

* 3G/4G

* 802.11abgn/ac Wi-Fi

* NFC

* Bluetooth 4

* Nano-SIM

* microUSB 2 charge and sync connector

* 2,600mAh battery

Prices and stockists

Carphone Warehouse has said the HTC One M8 will be available at six stores in London from 4pm today, namely Westfield Stratford, Westfield White City, Oxford Circus, Centrepoint, Tottenham Court Road and Selfridges. It will also be available to order online, before arriving more widely in other store locations.

Carphone’s cheapest monthly deal for the HTC One M8 is a £38/mth contract with O2, with a £40 upfront charge for the handset. It will also be selling the phone SIM free for £550.

EE will offer the handset through its online shop and over the phone from 26 March, and through EE stores on 27 March. Customers who buy the HTC One M8 on a £38/mth EE Extra plan (£30 up-front cost for the handset) before 10 April will benefit from a launch offer giving them twice the standard amount of data on EE’s 4G plans, taking their monthly limit up to 4GB for the duration of their contract.

Three has also announced that it is now selling the HTC One M8 for an upfront cost of £49 and a choice of four different 24-month price plans.

The plans start at £38 a month for 600 minutes and 2GB of data, up to £44 a month for all-you-can-eat data and all-you-can-eat minutes.

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