The design team behind the new HTC One (M8) has released a short video sharing their passions and struggles to bring you one of the finest rounded metal back covers around.

Okay, it is about more than just the HTC One (M8)’s all metal casing, as the team describes maintaining the legacy of the One, refining it and ensuring the new design fits well in your hand and feels great to the touch. Their achievements resulted in a phone that is only 8.96mm taller, 2.4mm wider and only 0.05mm thicker while packing a 5.0-inch screen, as compared to its predecessor and its 4.7-inch display.

HTC One M8 Design

Other goodies packed into that fancy new shell include a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 2600mAH battery, Ultrapixel Duo Camera and more. Not only did we take the new HTC One (M8) for a test drive, or two, but we also put it beside the HTC One (M7) in a comparison piece that I think helps one appreciate the subtle changes that make for a great device. Read all about it, or just check out our awesome video below.

The idea of releasing a design principals video for a flagship device is a pleasant touch, providing insights into what and why we have the devices that we do today. Just a couple weeks ago, Samsung told their design story as well. Combined with our full review of the new HTC One (M8), it is hard to not fall in love with the idea of this device.

What do you think of the all metal design of the HTC One (M8)? Are you excited to get this device in hand, or will you opt for one of the other great flagship devices destined to hit store shelves soon?

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