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HTC One M8 launch in NYC

HTC will launch its newest flagship phone during an event in Manhattan.

  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:07:55 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:08:08 PM
    Chou: We were really inspired to present something even more exciting and beautiful. The design is so pure and honest.
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:08:41 PM
    Seeing some crazy brushed metal going on on this phone.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:08:48 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:08:52 PM
    Chou: Used the most challenging material to build this phone. Metal. This high quality metal construction makes the HTC One (M8) beautiful
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:09:06 PM
    (this is another jab at Samsung. The Galaxy devices have been criticized for not being metal)
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:09:50 PM
    HTC is really doubling down on the metal design here. This phone seems to be a real looker!
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:09:52 PM
    Chou: It's really hard to make a phone out of metal. This phone has 10 super sensitive antennas, and metal can interfere with that. That's why our competitors still use so much plastic. We insist on giving you the best quality possible. We have developed this breakthrough process that can integrate the sensitive antennas with this metal construction.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:10:30 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:10:32 PM
    Chou: To make HTC M8 even more premium feeling, we have developed another brand new process to create this stunning finish with this rough hairline texture. How create this metal finish.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:10:57 PM
    Chou: this is something we're really proud of here. It's very hard to do on a curve. This is another example of our obsessive detail to attention.
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:11:06 PM
    Yep, the HTC One M8 Chou is holding uses a slick brushed metal hairline motif. Nice.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:11:36 PM
    Chou: Of course, the HTC M8 has the latest, greatest technology that you would expect from us. Not only is this phone powerful, it's also very smart. Advanced sensor hub means the phone is aware of its environment so it can anticipate what you might want to do. Like a sixth sense.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:11:50 PM
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:12:02 PM
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:12:14 PM
    Dual cameras on the HTC One M8...and dual flash array.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:12:20 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:12:30 PM
    Chou: You have probably already noticed another distinctive feature, this iconic dual camera. For the first time on a smartphone, this dual camera catpures true depth information of photos. Opens up amazing possiblities. Enable you to take beautiful and real looking photos. Another breakthrough of what a smartphone can do. We're so proud of this dual camera.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:12:43 PM
    Chou: We went extra miles to do this the right way, at the hardware level. Integrated
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:12:58 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:12:58 PM
    Chou: You don't have to mess with a separate app that settles for software simulation.
  • Carrie Mihalcik 3/25/2014 3:12:59 PM
    HTC announces the HTC One M8
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:13:08 PM
    Chou: HTC One M8 delivers breakthroughs in every way.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:13:33 PM
    Chou: Great design has always made HTC's phones stand apart from the crowd. Now let's welcome our lead designer, Jonah Becker, to tell you more about the HTC One M8
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:13:41 PM
    Jonah Becker takes the stage
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:13:51 PM
    So no special mode to use the dual camera and depth sensor lens. HTC feels that'll encourage people to use the feature more.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:14:13 PM
    Becker: At HTC, we are passionate about design. We design for those exceptional people who think for themeslves. Like them, we plot our own path.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:14:20 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:14:34 PM
    Becker: We strive to create beauty. For HTC One M8, driven by challenge to take what was great and make even greater.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:14:44 PM
    Becker: Stunning design, yet another breakthrough camera.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:14:47 PM
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:15:04 PM
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:15:04 PM
    Joe Becker's clothing looks very well designed, I can confirm that for sure.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:15:08 PM
    Becker: Last year for the HTC One, we started from scratch. Aimed extremely high. New breakthrough in antenna technology, more than 70% of housing was real metal. f
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:15:41 PM
    Becker: The HTC One was the best phone in 2013. That success only inspired us to reach even higher. With the HTC One M8, we've created a phone were more than 90% of the housing is metal
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:16:23 PM
    Becker: The result is a phone that feels premium yet approachable. We're also known for pushing the boundaries on innovative finishes. Polished metal to stunning near finish and then brushed texture. Very hard. Failed many times before got it right. Result is more akin to jewelry.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:16:30 PM
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:16:37 PM
    The new HTC One M8 is going for a premium yet approachable design.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:16:55 PM
    We've not got another video talking about design.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:17:03 PM

    brushed metal surface

  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:17:27 PM
    _(Side note - it's FREEZING in this room)
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:17:28 PM
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:17:53 PM
    There's no arguing that this is one heck of a lovely phone. I just hope the camera takes quality images.
  • John Falcone 3/25/2014 3:18:11 PM
    In case you missed it above: here's our hands-on first take of the HTC One M8
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:18:26 PM
    Video is showing how the metal hardware is created.
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