HTC's upcoming Windows Phone specs leak, includes support for Dot View

HTC is working on a new Windows Phone that will be headed to Verizon, launching later this month, and now we know what all the specs will include. The device, which is using the same chassis as the HTC One, looks like a winner on all accounts.

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, according to the report from WPC, 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.

If you are a Windows Phone fan, this looks like a device to get excited about. HTC will be using the best of Microsoft's mobile OS and combining it with their premium hardware; if this doesn't sell well, then HTC and Microsoft may have a long and tough holiday shopping season ahead.

Source: WPC

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ah HTC too late the party again just got my 930 but specs look good, M8 felt like a good device handling in person so this should be, dot view actually sounds interesting dare I say innovative...despite me being disappointed in you for your poor support of 8S and 8X and your complete lack of brand apps and being blown out of the water by Nokia in terms of support and apps...I might have taken a chance on you again if you were quicker.

Stick with it though buddy, will keep an eye out for your Windows 9 handsets.

Given that the HTC phones on the market have yet to receive a driver update allowing Microsoft to push 8.1 Update 1 to them, and that there is no indication that they'll even ever support the 8S for it, why would anyone purchase an HTC WP? They're blowing what little good will they have.

Mordkanin said,
Given that the HTC phones on the market have yet to receive a driver update allowing Microsoft to push 8.1 Update 1 to them, and that there is no indication that they'll even ever support the 8S for it, why would anyone purchase an HTC WP? They're blowing what little good will they have.

I am with you, wont touch HTC ever again, still waiting for 8.1 update for 8X in UK

All high end specs until you look at the rear camera that comes with that over-hyped and under performing 4M UltraPixel camera. What a shame, this could have been the new leader of Windows Phones if it featured the PureView 20MP from the Lumia 1520. Which is absolutely the best camera I have ever used on any phone. I think it's better than the 1020 if you consider how slow the 41MP shooter is.

The camera takes really good picture you ask me.. I don't really care too much about phone cameras though as I hardly use them but I did not see anything to complain about..

badb0y said,
wanna buy an iPhone 6?

offrey B. said his 928 is starting to feel the age and you advice an 2007 iDevice with just more rows of icons?

VHMP01 said,

offrey B. said his 928 is starting to feel the age and you advice an 2007 iDevice with just more rows of icons?

Using your metric my Lumia 920 is like a Nokia N9.....

Timan said,
Hope modders find a way to put android/wp on existing and the new version. HD2 NEEDS A RETURN

The spec is identical to HTC One M8. Why would anyone want to do that? Modding for the sake of modding?

Richteralan said,

The spec is identical to HTC One M8. Why would anyone want to do that? Modding for the sake of modding?

One phone to rule them all.

warwagon said,

One phone to rule them all.

As an ex-owner of a HD2, I believe HD2 is the ONLY phone in the history that cannot and will not die. This M8? Not possible.

It's a case that shows some notifications and the ability to answer the phone without compromising screen protection. Transparent would be cool, but that would most likely limit the touch interaction.

It would be worth mentinoning that on non-Nokia Windows Phones HERE Maps is free but HERE Drive+, although available, is not. It's about $70 as far as I've seen.