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HTC unveils One M8s, an affordable version of last year’s flagship

by Todd Haselton | April 2, 2015April 2, 2015 12:01 am PST

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HTC on Thursday announced a new version of last year’s One M8 –  yes, you read that correctly, it’s a version of last year’s phone – named the One M8s. It’s offering a more affordable spin on the 2014 phone with the same industrial design.

The One M8s packs the same 5-inch 1080p display as the One M8 but includes an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor in place of the Snapdragon 801 chip that shipped in last year’s phone. It also packs a 13-megapixel Duo Camera instead of the Ultrapixel shooter on last year’s phone.

You’ll also find 16GB of onboard storage that can be expanded using a microSD card, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, a 2,840mAh battery, Android 5.0 Lollipop, NFC and Bluetooth 4.1. It runs Sense 6 out of the box instead of this year’s Sense 7 user interface.

The One M8s will launch in Europe and will start at a price of £379.99 SIM-free in the U.K.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...