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HTC One M8 Google Play Edition to be US exclusive

HTC has announced there will be a HTC One M8 Google Play Edition available in the US only.

If you want to get your hands on a pure stock Android version of the new HTC One M8, you’ll need to be an American resident or go online.

The HTC One M8 Play Edition will pack all the same hardware as the standard model, but lack HTC’s Sense 6 UI.

It will be available to pre-order on the US Google Play Store soon, with a price tag of $699 (£425).

The HTC One M8 offers a 5-inch full 1080p HD display running Android 4.4.2 KitKat, powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM.

There is 16GB or 32GB of internal storage available, both bolstered by microSD card expansion with support for cards up to 128GB.

The device is 4G LTE compatible and comes with NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity as well.

In the rear is a 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera, but HTC has introduced a HTC Duo dual-sensor camera to gain extra depth information for a better photo.

It is powered by a 2,600mAh battery and is available now from select retailers in the UK.

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