As expected, HTC has just announced the immediate availability of the Windows Phone version of its flagship smartphone, the One M8.
The handset will be exclusively available in the United States through Verizon Wireless, but we already knew that from the video leaker a bit earlier by the Big Red.
The good news is that the smartphone will go on sale today at noon, and customers will be able to purchase it online for only $100 (€75) on a two-year agreement. Additionally, HTC One M8 for Windows can also be owned for free on $29.99 (€22.5) per month on Verizon Edge.
The phone comes with the same aluminum shell as the Android version, but, as mentioned earlier, it will be much cheaper when purchased on long-term contracts. It will also support the Dot View Case, so those who want that for their Windows Phone handset can get it as well.
Keep in mind that HTC One M8 for Windows will be available from today online only. However, beginning tomorrow, customers will be able to pick this one up from Verizon brick-and-mortar stores as well.
And for those who want to know more about the high-end Windows Phone handset, here is a quick recap of its specs. First of all, it comes with Windows Phone 8.1 operating system out of the box.
HTC One M8 for Windows is armed with a powerful 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, an Adreno 330 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.
Obviously, the smartphone packs supports for LTE Cat.4 connectivity, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC (Near Field Communication) and DLNA function.
Just like the Android version, it comes with a state-of-the-art 5-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution and 441ppi (pixel per inch).
On the back, the smartphone comes with a Duo Camera that features a 4-megapixel sensor, while in the front there’s a secondary 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls.
HTC One M8 for Windows packs 32GB of internal memory, but users can further expand storage up to 128GB via microSD card slot. It’s also worth mentioning that the smartphone is powered by a non-removable 2600mAh battery.
There’s no word on international availability yet, but we suspect that HTC will share more details in the coming days. Would you be willing to switch to Windows Phone just to be able to get the HTC One M8 for Windows?