The HTC One M8s was announced this morning as a new variant of HTC’s flagship from 2014, the One M8. As you can tell from the image above, the One M8s looks quite a bit like the One M8, and the similarities don’t stop at their looks. The One M8s has a 5-inch 1920×1080 display and 5-megapixel camera on its face, a Duo Camera setup on its rear, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.
By now you’re probably wondering what makes these two phones different. There are actually a few notable changes with the One M8s, like its octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, which is a switch from the One M8’s quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip. The One M8s also has a 2840mAh battery that’s slightly larger than the One M8’s 2600mAh battery. Finally, while the One M8s has a depth-sensing Duo Camera like the One M8, the One M8s’s uses a 13-megapixel sensor rather than the UltraPixel sensor found on the One M8.
HTC says that the One M8s will be released throughout Europe, and in the U.K. it’ll cost £379.99. The device sits somewhere in between the mid-range and the high-end, and it lets HTC offer shoppers a device that’s got a premium build quality like the One M9 on a device that’s easier on the wallet than HTC’s new flagship.