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HTC One M8 given a blue-hued makeover

Luke Johnson

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Blue HTC One M8

The HTC One M8 is a smartphone that oozes style and class, or at least it did. The phone’s Taiwanese manufacturer has transformed its flagship phone by painting it blue.

With the high-end handset having previously been offered in silver, gold and black colour schemes, the newly hued blue HTC One M8 has been formally unveiled as a Carphone Warehouse exclusive here in the UK.

Smurf-centric colour scheme aside, the brightly coloured handset is identically to its more traditionally toned siblings under the hood.

Packing a 5-inch, 1080p Full HD display alongside a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, the One M8 is a direct rival to the likes of the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5.

Adding an innovative (read bizarre) dual-lens 5-ultrapixel camera on the rear of the subtly curved, metal body, the handset’s specs sheet is further enhanced by 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat and the option of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage – both expandable via microSD.

The HTC One M8 is second to none when it comes to usability and design so we have taken this one step further by making the phone available in a range of bold colours,” Peter Frølund, HTC’s UK and Nordics General Manager said in unveiling the device.

He added: “We are delighted to be able to arrange this exclusive with the Carphone Warehouse and offer the brand new Blue option in the UK, providing customers with even more choice to reflect their personal sense of style.”

With the HTC One M8 having launched earlier in the year, the flagship phone has come down in price significantly since launch.

Available for free on £28 per month, 24 month contracts, the blue M8 is paired with 500 any network minutes, unlimited texts and a disappointly low 500MB 4G data allowance.

For those happier to splash the cash up front, the device can also be snapped up SIM-free for £529.95.

Pink and red handset options have also previously been made available.

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