Here's What You Need To Know About The New HTC One

HTC has announced the HTC One M8, its flagship Android device. Here's what you need to know.

Here's What You Need To Know About The New HTC One

HTC has pulled back the curtain on its new flagship device — the HTC One M8, which runs Android KitKat.

The device, which is covered in brushed metal, packs quite the punch.

It's got a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of on-board storage space, a 5-inch, 1080p display, and a screen made of Corning's Gorilla Glass 3.

The phone features two front-facing speakers with built-in amplifiers and sound balancing software.

As well as a 2600 mAh battery, which basically translates to about 20 hours talk time, although some are reporting even more hours of use.

But then there’s the camera — it's a low-resolution camera with giant pixels for capturing more light. And a writer for The Verge calls it a "major flaw."

"Photos are mushy and soft, as if nothing's ever quite in focus. ... The new One does do far better than last year's camera ... but this is not a good camera." (Via The Verge)

Still, HTC attempts to boost its camera cred by offering a feature called UFocus, which captures multiple focus areas, allowing users to choose between them.

ABC reports BlinkFeed — a home screen that showed users news and social media updates — is making a return, but it won't be the standard home screen. Instead users will swipe to view their BlinkFeed.

And Leslie Horn of Gizmodo says HTC's Motion Launch gestures add to the package.

"You can knock twice to wake the phone up. ... You can swipe left to go home, or swipe right to go to BlinkFeed. ... You can tilt the phone sideways and hit the volume button to start the camera." (Via Gizmodo)

The base device is now available on most U.S. carriers, where it'll run you $199.99.