HTC One M8 launched in India at Rs 49,900 with 4G LTE, available first week of May

HTC has officially unveiled the One M8 in India and it has decided to sell the handset with 4G LTE support unlike other companies that offer HSPA+ models in the country. The flagship phone is slated to go on sale during the first week of May and it’s priced at Rs 49,900 with 16GB of storage, which is a bit lesser than the Galaxy S5’s retail tag and lower than what we anticipated.

The smartphone went official around a month back and it’s already available for purchase in the US and UK. The handset takes on an upgraded design of what we seen on last year’s One model. The company notes that the HTC One M8 is made mostly from metal with a unibody form factor for ruggedness and an industrial look. The device even has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 covering the display.

HTC One M8

On the front sits a 5-inch 1080p LCD panel, BoomSound stereo speakers and a 5MP wide-angle lens, while dual cameras, one UltraPixel and the other a depth sensor, are fitted on the rear. Unlike its predecessor, the HTC One M8 has a microSD slot with support for cards of up to 128GB. The Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz processor powers the phone with Android KitKat, but the RAM is the same as the previous model, 2GB.

Here’s an overview of the specs:

– OS: Android 4.4.2 with BlinkFeed and Sense 6
– Display: 5-inch 1080p LCD
– Processor: Snapdragon 801, 2.3GHz quad core
– Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, 4G LTE
– RAM: 2GB
– Storage: 16GB/32GB internal, 12GB expandable
– Battery: 2600mAh
– Camera: 5MP front, UltraPixel rear

HTC states that all three color models of the One M8, namely gunmetal grey, glacial silver and amber gold will be available in India, but only the first two will options will be hitting shelves next month.