HTC has finally announced the HTC One M8, a device that has been leaked more thoroughly than any other in recent memory. Like the original HTC One, this new version has a mostly aluminum body with HTC’s “zero gap” construction and two gigantic “BoomSound” speakers on the front. The screen is a bit bigger, moving from the 4.7 inches of the original HTC One to a 5-inch 1920×1080p screen. The corners are also a bit rounder. The most eye-catching feature of the HTC One M8 is the double camera system on the back, which HTC is calling a “Duo” camera. HTC claims that the extra camera allows you to readjust the focus after a picture is taken. We’re not sure that’s a killer feature worthy of the extra expense of a second rear camera, but we’ll reserve judgment for our review. The rear camera uses a 4MP sensor, and the front-facing camera has a 5MP one. Yes, that’s right—the front camera has a higher pixel count than the back camera.
NOTE: If you’re looking to pick this phone in person, Verizon has exclusivity in-store until April 9.