HTC reassembled its last years flagship model HTC M8 with a new and enhanced chipset and a powerful camera naming the newer version The HTC M8s. The latest version sits just between the flagship premium M9 and the mid range phones of the company and hence perfectly fills that void in the market for the company. The product is announced but still there is no word from HTC about the global availability and sale of the One M8s.The looks are bold and attractive just as the previous flagship model The HTC M8. In fact you won’t be able to differentiate between the two versions of the same model as they have essentially similar appearance and design. There is just a difference of 0.2 mm maximum thickness between the two which is really impossible to catch by a naked eye. Despite their identical looks and construction there is a huge difference in the performance and specs (source).
The M8s shares its chassis, display, connectivity and design with the predecessor. The M8s ships with Bluetooth 4.1 capable firmware which is out of the box. The Display is similar to the previous version with a 5-inch full HD display capable of 1920×1080 pixels resolution. It is the performance with a new chip set and the camera where the actual differences begin to arise. The first update is in the SoC, while the M8 used Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 with four Krait cores at 2.26GHz, the M8s is equipped with the powerful Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 which has two clusters of four Cortex A53 cores at 1.7GHz and 1.0GHz respectively. The M8s has higher capacity battery with 2840 mAh fitted in the same chassis while the original M8 has 2600 mAh. The most important talking point is the amazing and intuitive camera of the latest version having 13 MP Ultra Pixel sensor retaining the secondary depth camera which enables HTC’s duo cam post processing effects like depth of field and refocusing photos while the M8 has a 4 MP sensor. The HTC One M8s comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD card. It runs Android Lollipop Operating system equipped with the HTC Sense 6.
With higher battery capacity it is obvious that the new version will have better battery life and also with the new chip set it will be better at performance and energy consumption. The camera is far better and developed than the older version. It is really amazing to compare the two devices as they share the same appearance but completely differ from within. While the M8 was HTC’s flagship smart phone last year, the M8s is not quite at that level to compete with the M9. The M8s seems to sit somewhere between the HTC Desire 826 and the HTC One M9, sharing the same specs as the Desire 826 but having a premium design and class. The M8s will be launched soon in several parts of the Europe with prices varying as per the region. As of now the cost of UK is confirmed at £379.99. The device is exclusive for Europe for now and there is no news for its availability in the other parts of the world. The revamped phone is surely something that raises ones eyebrows for sure.