Liveblog: HTC One (2014) announcement event

Liveblog: HTC One (2014) announcement event
Now that Samsung and Sony have unveiled their 2014 flagships (at least for the first half of the year), it's time for Taiwan-based HTC to lift the veil off its next big thing - the HTC One M8.

The company hasn't tried to hide the fact that it's going to announce the successor to last-year's One at the press event that it's hosting today. Quite the contrary - it's been teasing us for quite a while now, openly stating that its new top smartphone is going to materialize today. Well, we're now just hours from experiencing the HTC One 2014 introduction, and we can't help but hope that HTC will launch something that will be able to go head to head with the heavy-hitters that have already been announced this year.

Naturally, due to the plethora of leaks that we've seen thus far, we already have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the all new HTC One - a beautiful aluminum body, a slightly larger screen, a duo of cameras on the back side, as well as a newer Snapdragon chipset are all features that should make it into the final product.

Welcome to our liveblog of the HTC One (2014) announcement! Keep your eyes on the updates below, if you want to be aware of everything that takes place at the event.

EVENT START TIME: 11 AM ET | 10 AM CT | 9 AM MT | 8 AM PT | 3 PM GMT | 4 PM CET


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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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81 Comments

1. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Excited as F@ck! :D

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Watch out HTC.

35. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Watch Out EveryNewOne.

57. andonia2

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

3..2........1............countdown Over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

52. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

S5 1/2.6 isocell phase autofocus 6 lenses z2 1/2.3 bsi normal autofocus 5 lenses All new one 1/3 bsi normal autofocus 4 lenses S5 improved super amoled z2 ips on the color RGB lighting with the addition of red and green phosphorus in diodes All new one ips on the old white backlight S5 water and dust resistance Z2 water and dust resistance All new one no S5 is more or less thin frame Z2 more or less thin frame All new one big Smartphone for those who fap on metal and does not use a smartphone or simply noobs

67. Roeshak

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Agree totally, the Z2 is the phone in front of the pack closely followed by the S5. I understand the disappointment with the same cheap looking design of the Samsung but I'd still pick it any day over this new HTC one. I paticularly like the bit you said about it being a phone for those who fap on metal lol. Really cracked me up that because it's so true. It seems like the only reason why the HTC one got so much praise from so many tech blogs. Or is it? I think it also had a lot to do with the tech community rallying round a dying brand. Hopefully this will be the last year Samsung will arrogantly release another cheap looker especially with Sony hot on their tail. Samsung might have got away with ignoring htc but they can't do that with Sony. They'll live to regret that

61. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

welcome m8 king of 2014...htc fans flag uppppp;-)))

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

nothing special to look forward to. typical s801 CPU what and why not A57 64bit, Ceramic or metal, stainless build, why not 4gb RAM, why not 3300mah battery, wolfson DAC, 3 mic, instead of 1, digital clarity voice, 8mp front camera, xneon flash bigger sensor carlzeiss bla bla come up wiyh sp=omething spectacular to blow our socks of, typical same old same old specs like note3 and z2

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Oh, stop whining!

23. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

isnt there a single phone manufactre who can give me these specs, its not to hard for them, just them being efin lazy and taking years surely this will be available in 2 years time, but why noy know?

33. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Ask Chinese companies then. :) You'll get all those things.

34. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Cost and power consideration, I believe.

38. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

i would pay extra 200 or 400 dollars for those insane specs

47. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Power consumption? Battery? Weight? Size?

36. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Do you think that manufacturing smartphones is easy ? A phone with these specs would cost a truckload of money to produce , plus OEM's doesnt have unlimited resources If it is that easy , go manufacture a phone

43. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Ask one of the OEM's to make one for you and I presume, you are without a phone right now. Isn't it?

46. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

i have a note3 lumia1020 sonyz1 nokia 8800 sapphire arte htc one

55. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

And you are still not satisfied? What supercomputer do use to do your tasks? Or do you plan to fry things with these kind of specs in a phone since the technology hasn't matured as of yet!

66. AppleHateBoy unregistered

He doesn't have all those things. A guy with such poor English can't have a f**king job, leave alone the capacity to buy a 1000$ piece of hardware.

72. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

:Hey backoff with your insults and ab hominem attack, no need of insults and uncivil language kid: 'Wow must have i hit the nerve'..... "Take counselling kid" "Says the guy with his username AppleHateBoy" i could imagine the maturity in you" Losing the temper hey?

75. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Yes, I am kid. I made the account when I was 14. I am 16 now. "Losing the temper hey?" Says the guy who is fighting with everyone in the comments and lacks common sense.

78. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Listen kid, wise up; "it"s called discussion, point of view, this is a site to learn from others and not insulting, shows how weak you are that you kick off with rage and lost temper" We are having a dispute, do you know what that means?" You lack common sense and dignity... Go seek counseling kid.

79. AppleHateBoy unregistered

a) Ever heard of "patience". You require it when you are "learning". b) It's one thing to ask politely for an answer and another to fight with everyone for the answer. c) Thanks for the proper English.

80. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

just shut it, it's so annoying

73. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Go read post41. What planet are you in? Titanium, Carbonfibre, Stainless Steel 18.8 ever herd of those?

74. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Earth. I have heard of those. I will be studying their composition and methods of extraction/synthesis soon.

4. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Maybe for you there's nothing to look forward to. But for some of us there is.

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Actually, he is the only One that has nothing to look forward to, many of us here are excited about every flagships this year including the One, the only One, not just a One, but the All New One.

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

i had a htcone and sold it and got the note3, but it will be like the lg3 note3 sonyz2 oppo7 nothinhg spectacular

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Not many phones come with just one mic these days. HTC was one of the first in that aspect too, to go from one to two.

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