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Open thread: what do you think of the new HTC One?

Earlier today, HTC finally took the wraps off the much-leaked HTC One (M8). Are you impressed by what was revealed or not? Vote in our poll and sound off in the comments.
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March 25, 2014
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Earlier today, HTC officially took the veil off the HTC One (M8), bringing us refined aesthetics, a new Duo Camera system, and several other improvements in terms of both software and hardware.

The HTC One (M8) might look similar to its predecessor, but under the hood we find quite a few improvements. The all-new HTC One is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, which is a pretty solid step forward over the 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 found in the original HTC One. Other specs include a larger 5-inch Super LCD3 with a 1080p resolution, 2GB RAm, a 2600 mAh battery, and 16/32GB storage.

Here’s the full spec list to give you an even better idea of what to expect from the handset:

Display5-inch Super LCD 3, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 442 ppi
Processor
2.3 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
RAM
2GB
Camera
Ultrapixel Duo Camera, dual-LED flash
5 MP front camera with wide-angle lens
Battery
2,600 mAh
Storage
16/32 GB, expandable
Networks
3G, 4G LTE
Connectivity
GPS, GLONASS, microUSB 2.0, WiFi ac, NFC, IR Blaster, Bluetooth 4.0
Software
Android 4.4 Kitkat, Sense 6.0
Dimensions
146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm, 160 grams
Colors
Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold

In addition to bringing us improved hardware, HTC has also stepped up its game on the software front by bringing us new features such as Motion Launch gestures, an extreme battery saving mode, a redesigned camera app with improvements to Zoe, simpler icons and slimmed down fonts, a Gallery redesign and so much more.

Bottom-line, the HTC One (M8) takes everything that made the HTC One great in terms of software, hardware and overall design — and then enhances it. Like the Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5, that also means that the M8 seems more like a gradual evolution than a massive leap forward from its older sibling. Of course if you’re a fan of the original HTC One, that’s not necessarily a bad thing!

We’ll be sure to bring you even more news and features related to the HTC One M8 in the days to come, but in the meantime, we’d like to hear what our readers think about the latest One. Are you impressed by the HTC One M8’s specs and overall features? Pleased with the design, or were you hoping for a bigger change? Is this a must-buy for you? Vote in our poll and sound off in the comments!

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