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HTC launches One M8s, which is just like the One M8 and One M9 (and pretty similar to the One M7 too)


HTC can’t stop milking its core HTC One design, and the latest addition to the ever-growing family is the One M8s.

Arriving in the UK this month, the One M8s keeps the same metallic unibody chassis and, aside of a few under-the-bonnet hardware changes, looks just like its predecessors.

What it’s essentially aimed at, however, is providing a cheaper price point for potential buyers to get started with the company’s flagship range – previous One handsets, including its One M9, have always been premium devices.

HTC One M8_3V_Silver

Key changes between the HTC One M8 and One M8s include a 13-megapixel camera sensor, rather than its 4-UltraPixel setup, and a (less capable) Octa-Core processor. It also has a slightly larger battery, at 2840mAh.

Pricing hasn’t yet been announced, but Anandtech says it will cost £380 when it goes on sale, making it a fair bit cheaper than the original M8 or the new M9.

Read next: HTC One M9 review: An incredibly capable handset that just isn’t very exciting

Published April 2, 2015 — 13:25 UTC