HTC One Windows Phone front and back, now in high resolution

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HTC is working on a new Windows Phone that will be headed to Verizon and now we have views of both sides of the device. The phone, the M8 running Windows Phone, is using the same chassis as the HTC One and looks like a winner on all accounts as it keeps the brushed aluminum look of the Android version of this device.

These are the highest resolution images yet of the device that will be announced next week and for the first time, we can see the back of the device too.

The HTC One M8 running Windows Phone will include high-end specs and support for HTC's Dot View case as well. The specs of the device include the following:

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • 32 GB internal storage; micro SD (up to 128 GB)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 5-inch Full HD, Super LCD3 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3; 441 ppi
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • HTC UltraPixel camera; 5 MP front-facing camera
  • Nano SIM
  • HTC Boomsound
  • U-Focus
  • HTC Dot View case

The specs, as you can see, will make for a premium device and knowing that the exterior is the same as the Android version we previously reviewed, the phone should be an excellent device when it is released.

Also included is support for HTC's Dot View case that allows you to interact with the device when the case is closed. More so, the case will include support for Cortana. The case will let you see who is calling, the ability to accept or reject the call and by swiping down, you can access Cortana. This feature set will help to differentiate HTC's device from those made by Microsoft under their Lumia branding.

We should be hearing more about this device next week and shouldn't have to wait all that long for it to hit retail stores too.

Thanks for the tip anon!

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Gods and Kings said,

What are you talking about? iPhone sales increased 13% year over year of pure high end phones. Blackberry and Windows Phone are quite literally the only segments that have declined.

What are YOU taking about? I never mentioned anything about sales. Market share is NOT sales. But Android is kicking butt in both departments. Neither is the number of shipments has to do with actual sales. Get your categories straight.

There's something odd about these pictures - they look exactly like the leaked first draft we saw way back. The bottom speaker grills just look way off...

Nice phone. Looks premium, wondering if Motorola will try venturing into the windows phone space with their moto maker strategy.

If I had to get a Windows Phone, yes, I'd absolutely get a Nokia, but that's only because the competition otherwise sucks ass design-wise.

Mediocre vs Awful is what I see when it comes to design. Wining by default isn't exactly a "wow" factor for me. That isn't to say their phones don't have anything else going for them, but again, I'm talking about design.

I want a windows phone with screen size between 3.7" and 4"

every other manufacturer is doing giant phones, Microsoft should capitalize on this gap.

It seems that the navbuttons are software, so the down arrow would indicate scrolling.

I prefer "hardware" navbuttons, but if these still function in every state of launching applications, then I'm ok with software-based navigation.

It would be interesting if I could convert the one m8 android to into phone. The htc one takes great pictures if you ask me and the flash is great for night shots.

And presenting.... the new.... Nokia Lumia 120 Cheap Smartphone. Just there is no screen, but you know, they need to left out some things...

nyolc8 said,
And presenting.... the new.... Nokia Lumia 120 Cheap Smartphone. Just there is no screen, but you know, they need to left out some things...

LOL, at this rate we'll be going back to tying string between two cans. :)

In all seriousness, I'm hopeful they have a nice flagship device in the works.

Dot Matrix said,
Yay for recycled hardware.

Everyone does it. Everyone. Nokia rebrands but uses same hardware often.
Samsung is notorious for it. Motorola too.

Princess Katie Pixie said,
It's not like phone designs can change anymore. Besides being a rectangle with buttons, what else can a designer do to make their phones different? =)


"Yay for recycled hardware."

I'm curious to see some benchmarks on battery life and speed - compare the latest WP with the latest Android and see which OS performs better on the same hardware.

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