Specs leak for the HTC One (M8) for Windows; don't expect any changes

Specs leak for the HTC One (M8) for Windows; don't expect any changes
On August 19th, HTC is expected to introduce the HTC One (M8) for Windows. If you like the design of the phone, but favor Microsoft's mobile OS over Android, here is your opportunity to get exactly what you want. The phone could be ready for purchase as soon as August 21st via Verizon. If you know the specs of the Android model, you know the specs of the Windows Phone 8.1 version.

The phone offers up a 5 inch, Super LCD3 screen, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The 1080 x 1920 resolution means that the display has a 441ppi pixel density. A quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 is under the hood, with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage inside. Need more storage? A 128GB capacity microSD slot is available. The Duo camera set-up is here as well, with the 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera. A 2600mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 is pre-installed. That means Cortana is supported on the phone, ready to make predictions for the next World Cup.

The phone basically is the same exact handset that has excited Android users for months. That means the stereo BoomSound speakers are here, and the handset supports the HTC Dot View case. And yes, it might seem redundant with Windows Phone, but BlinkFeed is still offered on the model. It will be interesting to see where Big Red prices the phone, since the Android version can be had for $99.99 with a two-year pact. The Windows Phone model could start at $199.99 under contract.

If you're thinking about purchasing the HTC One (M8) for Windows, you might want to see our review of the Android flavored edition by clicking on this link.


source: WPCentral

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One (M8) for Windows
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1

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70 Comments

70. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The New HTC one based Windows smart phones I think will sell well enough for HTC to continue to at least make one good Windows OS smart phone a year like Samsung does.

69. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Microsoft will continue it's Windows smart phones but I predict MS CEO Nadella may lower the amount of Lumia smart phone models to those that sell well and discontinue the ones that do not sell well enough to justify their production. Right now Microsoft programmers are adding the new functions to windows smart phones to make them more useful and trying to get more apps developers to port their apps to Windows smart phones and tablets. Next year will see the death of Windows on arms CPU RT OS which will be upgraded to a new Windows 9 mobile OS that will use Universal apps that run on Windows smart phones and windows on arms RT Tablets like the "Surface 2" and the "Nokia 2520 lumia" tablet. this will be an exciting time for Microsoft to finally have a better ARMS CPU Tablet mobile Tablet OS buy will people buy it over full Windows 9 Tablet's. HMM time will tell but with universal apps they will use the same apps.

67. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Finally a good phone from HTC, this time with a real OS. Nice job, but you should have changed the camera, it still sucks.

66. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

My next phone! Can't HTC release it any quicker?

56. eharris560

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Finally a real head to head can be done. I can't wait.

55. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

This will be a nice addition to wp if priced right. It would need to be 99.00 on contract in the US to be a success (in wp terms). Personally I couldn't see myself buying a device on the platform if it isn't made by Microsoft or Nokia

53. Chuck007

Posts: 1420; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Why doesn't the article mention anything about the rear camera?

29. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Should be a great match. A well-designed phone and a well-designed OS. Go HTC!

12. jellmoo

Posts: 2687; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Sure, it's great to see WP have another player in it (even though I doubt it will have much of an impact), but HTC really needed to make some adjustments here. Heck, I'd prefer to see the E8 running WP 8.1 than this.

50. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They have to get rid of the devices collecting dust in the factories somehow. I doubt they overproduced the E8.

51. jellmoo

Posts: 2687; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Okay, that made me laugh. +1 to you my good man.

10. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Don't get me wrong but that metal clad design and all that dosen't matches with the colors and lights of WP. Looks a bit weird to me. Well choices are always great !

14. andynaija

Posts: 1268; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

37. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You're thinking to hard..

8. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

HTC nailed it this time . Bravo!!!! M8 will rule the World now. And thanks to PA about this great news.

36. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You should thank WPCentral!!!... They are the ones who had the inside track on this article..... ........... PA sucks on accuracy... Always look at the bottom of the article for the source... Go do that now.

2. HASHTAG unregistered

I may switch my 929 for this...

21. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

If not the camera and software buttons it would be arguably best WP phone, can't wait to finally hear WP with great audio quality through headphones.

22. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I doubt this will be better than Lumia 930. It's a freaking BEAST in every way.

28. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"can't wait to finally hear WP with great audio quality through headphones." The HTC One M8 will be the first WP model with a high quality headphone amp. Nokia, for all they did right, never focused on audio quality, especially for headphones. It was all about the camera for them.

68. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Exactly my point, if Nokia would have HTC's audio quality, Lumias could be perfect phones in every aspect.

35. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Do not awnswer to that 0fxxxxooo whatever dude... Please ignore him, or he'll keep coming back... We don't need the ultra biased opinions of trolls around here.

52. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Lol. It wouldn't surprise me to find all the more active pro-WP posters on this site all work for the same "reputation management" company.

54. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

You are ridiculous dude!

62. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Leave him alone.. He'll rub off on you...

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I'm sick of Android. Switching to WP or BB next unless something radical happens in 2 years. Don't get me wrong android is the best mobile OS right now, but I feel like I'm forced to use it. Dunno.

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Just when things are getting quite interesting in Android with L, ART, 64-bit, Volta, new USB audio, etc? I get wanting some novelty and variety. But WP/BB are dull and dying platforms with nothing much going on. Even iOS 8 seems more interesting than WP/BB.

4. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I can understand BB. How can you say WP is dying with Microsoft's deeeeeeep pocket

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 23048; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry is quite alive, what, with all of the recent positive activity they've had lately.

39. sgodsell

Posts: 7659; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Not to mention blackberry can use some Android stores like Amazon and others as well. Also if people really want tiles on the HTC One (M8), then they could just buy the Android version and install a WP launcher. Not to mention you would get a much larger ecosystem then WP's.

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