New HTC One hands-on video leaks

HTC One M8 hands onThree weeks ahead of its official announcement, the 2014 HTC One is making its video debut. A developer edition of HTC’s next flagship phone has been fully detailed in a 12-minute video posted to YouTube.

As the leaked press images have already hinted, the new One appears to be a subtly redesigned version of the 2013 handset that shares its name.

The sides of the new phone look to be a little softer and the back slightly curvier, while the display has apparently been enlarged from 4.7- to 5-inches whilst the bezels appear to be thinner. This means that even though the screen is bigger, the overall size hasn’t increased that much from the original. The headphone jack can now be found at the bottom of the phone.

HTC One M8 cameraThere’s also that dual camera on the back, and a new micro SD card slot on the side of the device, meaning it’ll have expandable memory, unlike the current HTC One.

That is the one thing that most people throw back at me when I’m telling them how good the HTC One is and should tip the balance in its favour over competing devices, such as the Galaxy from Samsung, which generally have expandable memory capacity.

As to the software and performance, the person handling the One (also known under the codename M8) says that HTC’s BlinkFeed is “actually really cool now” as well as enthusing over the camera.

It’s still not entirely clear what the second camera sensor on the back of the phone is used for, however it seems like focusing speed and image quality have both been upgraded from HTC’s current flagship.

If I was to change my HTC One for any other phone, it would probably be this one/One.

Check out the video below and prepare to want one.

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