First the good news – the rumored pink and red variants of the HTC One (M8) are now official, and they look beautiful, we must say. What's more, they're going to launch pretty soon, in just a couple of weeks. As for the not-so-good news, it appears that the availability of these two gorgeous color options will be quite limited, as much as we wish it wasn't so. The red HTC One (M8) will be an O2 exclusive. Pre-orders will go live on August 5, and the phone is scheduled to arrive in stores on August 7. As for the pink HTC One (M8), it will be available exclusively at Carphone Warehouse. The retailer will start accepting pre-orders on July 25, and the phone should be in stock on August 7. Customers buying the latter will be treated to a free HTC Dot View case.
As one can probably tell, the red and pink HTC One (M8) are identical on a hardware level to the smartphone variant that we know already, with a 5-inch, 1080 by 1920-pixel display, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC, an UltraPixel camera at the back, and a pair of stereo speakers at the front. The two new color options are also retaining the high-quality metal construction that the HTC One (M8) is known for.
So, anyone thinking of grabbing an HTC One (M8) in any of these two colors? If in doubt, our HTC One (M8) review might be of help.
Bold, vibrant colours in a stunning brushed metal design
London, 24th July, 2014 — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has announced that the award-winning HTC One (M8) will be available in two vibrant new colours.
Red will be available exclusively to customers of O2 from 5th August on pre-sale and in-store from 7th August. Pink will be available exclusively from Carphone Warehouse and will be on sale from 7th August. The Pink HTC One (M8) will also be available to pre-order from the 25th July with customers who pre-order the phone receiving a free HTC Dot View™ case.
Both variants are striking enhancements to the brushed metal, curved unibody design of the highly acclaimed HTC One (M8). The vibrant (M8) in Red and Pink pack all of the premium features and blistering performance that has made the One (M8) the best smartphone available.
Peter Frolund, UK and Nordics General Manager, HTC said: “We introduced a range of bold colours to the One family last year and their popularity is testament to how important it is for our users to be able to select a shade that suits their style. The HTC One (M8) impressed everyone with its unrivalled design and we decided to make it even better by offering even more choice when selecting the best smartphone in the world”.
The HTC One (M8) in Red and Pink offers the very latest in mobile innovation, featuring HTC’s iconic dual-frontal speakers with HTC BoomSound for a crisp audio experience, your most important news and social updates direct to the home screen through HTC BlinkFeed, and outstanding imaging capabilities courtesy of Duo Camera and HTC’s UltraPixel technology for detailed imaging in all conditions. For instant access, HTC Motion Launch makes using the phone quick and simple, enabling call answering simply through lifting the phone to the ear, and instant access to apps with the swipe of a finger.
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