International HTC One M8 for Windows gets certified, could be released soon

The HTC One M8 for Windows has gone official in the US through Verizon and carriers such as T-Mobile and AT&T and Sprint are expected to offer it soon. But the main question here is where it will be headed to next. Well, the Taiwanese OEM hasn’t shared its plans as yet, but we can confirm that the handset will indeed reach international markets in the near future.

WinCentral has spotted the global version of the HTC One M8 for Windows at Wi-Fi.org where it has received certification. This means that the phone could be just weeks away from debuting in other markets worldwide.

The handset has already been somewhat confirmed for Europe as an online retailer started using its image on its website to promote its subscription service. In the US, the handset is selling at an introductory price of $99.99 via Verizon and can be picked up for just $50 through Amazon.

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As the name would suggest, the smartphone is basically a variant of the original phone, but with the Windows Phone 8.1.1 OS preloaded. Apart from the change in operating system, everything else has remained untouched, albeit you won’t be treated to all the same software enhancements including BlinkFeed.

The key specs and features of the HTC One M8 for Windows can be found below:

– Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1
– 5-inch 1080p HD LCD display
– 2GB RAM, 32GB storage
– 128GB microSD support
– Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 4G LTE, HSPA+
– 5MP front camera, UltraPixel rear snapper
– Dual BoomSound speakers
– Dot View smart case support

If HTC does plan to launch the global version of the One M8 for Windows soon, it’ll do so at the IFA 2014 expo that starts from next week.