HTC launches red One M8 in Taiwan, gives the rest of the world a 360 degree peek

by: Andrew GrushMay 16, 2014


The HTC One M8 hasn’t been on the market for very long, but that’s not stopping HTC from already preparing new colors variants for its flagship device. Recently we’ve not only heard reports suggesting a red, blue and pink version of the HTC One M8 are all in the works — we’ve since seen images to back up the claim. Now it seems the wait is over, at least for the red version, and only if you happen to leave in Taiwan.

Today HTC officially launched the red version in its home market, Reportedly they currently have no plans to release it outside of the Taiwan, despite earlier rumors that suggested the handset would arrive in the United States as a Verizon exclusive. Of course, we wouldn’t be too surprised if they change their mind in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, you can at least get a peek at the device in full 360 degree glory:

As for the pink and blue models? While neither version has launched anywhere just yet, the blue color variant is currently listed in the UK for pre-order via Mobile Fun. The site doesn’t clarify when the phone will actually come into stock, and it’s very possible they simply took a press render from the web and threw it up there as a placeholder until if/when HTC formally unveils it. Still, it’s only a matter of time before the pink and blue variants show up somewhere.

What do you think, like the playful blue, red and pink hues we’ve seen in leaked renders, or do you prefer the HTC One M8’s slightly darker current color palette?

  • anom

    iron man edition

  • Ryu

    The 360 interactive version looks gross, but the pictured one actually looks cool.

    • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

      Red is such an under used color for phones these days. The M8 looks great in red, I wish Sony offered a wider color range in their flagships.

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  • Shawn Tan

    ‘Live’ not ‘leave’ in Taiwan

  • Tommy

    Frankly, it’d be silly to have extra hardware on a phone that’s completely unusable, so the Google Play edition will still take advantage of the Duo Camera functionality. Predictably, the app itself is the stock Google version, but the HTC magic comes out. And if you have decided to become a proud owner of this device, perhaps you’re in the market for a solid and beautiful protection case as well.