If you’re a serious football fanatic, or soccer for the benefit of our American friends, you may be interested in HTC’s new UEFA Collector’s Edition One M8 smartphone. The handset was announced in partnership with UK retailer Carphone Warehouse at an event with Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel and Arsenal Women’s goalkeeper Emma Byrne.

The handset features exactly the same specifications as the regular HTC One M8, but comes with every Champions League winning team engraved into the back of the aluminium chassis, from Marseille in 1992 to Real’s 10th tournament win last season. Last year, HTC released a similar UEFA Collector’s Edition One M8 with a trophy engraved on the back.

If you’re looking to get your hands on one, you won’t be able to buy one online or in-store. Instead, HTC will be running a competition through its various social media channels, where winners will receive one of the few Collector’s Edition handsets. Better keep your eyes on HTC’s Facebook, Twitter and G+ pages.


Unparalleled performance on the pitch and design innovation combine to create a collector’s edition perfect for any UEFA Champions League fanatic

Football fans can now own a piece of UEFA Champions League history with the latest Collector’s Edition from HTC, the multi-award winner in mobile innovation and design, and the official smartphone partner of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

The new Collector’s Edition HTC One (M8) sees every past UEFA Champions League winner engraved on the back. This is the second unveiling in the HTC UEFA Champions League Collector’s Edition range. HTC previously delighted football fans with a version of the HTC One (M8) emblazoned with an image of the UEFA Champions League trophy.

With its vivid, high-resolution 5″ screen, sophisticated metal body and brushed aluminium back, the stylish HTC UEFA Champions League Collector’s Edition is certain to be popular with fans.

Special features include Motion Launch™, enabling the HTC One (M8) to detect position and movement and HTC BoomSound™, that creates unrivalled sound with rich tones and incredible imaging capabilities, all adding up to an even better football viewing experience. The new Duo Camera with HTC’s UltraPixel™ sensor allows you to capture stunning images in any light – perfect for capturing all the football action.

The HTC UEFA Champions League Collector’s Edition can be enhanced still further with the addition of the HTC FootballFeed™ app, a unique Android offering that delivers a combination of news, up-to-the-minute UEFA.com stats, insight and exclusive experiences from every match during the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

The handset will be available exclusively to competition winners on HTC social media channels so will be a real collectable for any football fan and is being launched ahead of the key Champions League Arsenal match this evening.

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