The HTC One M8S is a flagship smartphone with midrange specs

8:22:00 AM Dickwyn Y 0 Comments

While the internet is busy talking all about the HTC One M9, HTC has quietly announced a new HTC One branded smartphone. The name of this device already gives away what it's supposed to be; HTC is calling it the HTC One M8S and basically it looks like the outgoing HTC One M8 but the hardware has been swapped.

It still has that gorgeous 5" 1080P display but beyond that and the design, HTC has swapped the hardware for the better. Powering the M8S is Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor and like on the new HTC One M9, HTC has chose to not include the 4MP duo camera setup and instead the camera is a 13MP Duo camera which should produce better depth effects compared to it's maternal brother.

photo credit: anandtech
Overall, it looks like HTC is trying to bring their flagships to greater markets by substantially lowering the price. True, HTC could've just marketed the HTC One M8 with a lower price but the new hardware on the M8S looks to be HTC trying to improve on the device.

The HTC One M8S will be specific to several regions but will first come to Europe with a price tag of £379.99 (~RM 2,060). I doubt that it'll ever come to Malaysia but if it were to make it here would you consider buying it opposed to the new HTC One M9?