HTC has launched its Windows Phone counterpart of its this year’s most appreciated flagship- the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone. The phone has been released in two versions- one is GSM version, which is launched worldwide and another one is the CDMA version, which is released only for Verizon as of now.
While discussing about the specs of the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone, it features a 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super LCD3 display, which has a pixel density of 441 ppi, and has TBD protection. The handset sports a sleek profile with dimensions 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm and weighs 160 grams, which is quite heavy. The phone will have 32 GB of internal memory, with an option of expandable storage upto 128 GB via microSD card. It has 2 GB RAM, and for the processing power, there will be a Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset complied with a Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, and an Adreno 330 GPU for gaming and graphics. For the photography and videography options, this smartphone will have a Dual 4 MP primary camera with autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash which can capture videos upto 1080p @ 60 fps, and a 5 MP secondary camera for video calls and selfies. The juice will be provided by a Non-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery mAh battery, which is claimed to give a talktime of 24 hours in 3G. For the connectivity options, there will be LTE support, InfraRed, microUSB v2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and NFC. The phone will run on Microsoft Windows 8.1.1 operating system, and nothing is said about the future updates. The phone will be available in Gunmetal Gray color option.
HTC has done a new experiment for its flagship, since none of the Android smartphone makers have released the Windows Phone edition for their Android flagships. Nobody in the past thought it would happen so, there were not even the rumors about this. The HTC One M8 was (and is) a good phone, especially recognized by its unique duo camera specialty, and is selling well worldwide till now. It gave a well performance in Android, and we are yet to see how it does with the Windows Phone platform. The HTC One M8 for Windows Phone is going to be loved by windows phone lovers, but they are quite few in number though, compared to Android and iOS. Currently for Verizon, it is priced $99.99 (with a two-year contract) or $29.99 a month under Verizon Edge. Let’s see how it does, all we can say is good luck for HTC at present.