Good news for all users of Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system: two years after HTC launched its Windows Phone flagship model 8X the Taiwanese manufacturer now offers another high-end model with the Microsoft OS, giving consumers more choice. Today HTC has revealed a Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8, originally launched with Google's Android OS in March this year.

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The One M8 for Windows is currently an exclusive model for Verizon in the US and comes with identical hardware to its Android sibling. However, on the software side of things Windows Phone 8.1 is running the show. Despite the OS swap HTC users will still find the familiar Sense UI apps on the device, including BlinkFeed and the HTC Camera. 

Of course this also means you'll be able to use the One M8's unique Duo Cam features in a Windows Phone environment. If the HTC One M8 for Windows looks appealing, you can check out the image quality, features and operation of its camera in our full review of the Android version. We have no reason to assume camera performance will be any difference on the One M8 for Windows but we hope to get a test unit soon to confirm.

Key Photographic/Video Specification:

  • 4MP 1/3-inch CMOS sensor, 2.0 um pixel pitch
  • F2.0 aperture
  • 28mm equivalent focal length
  • 1080p video
  • Slow-motion video
  • 5MP, F2.0 front camera

Other Specifications:

  • 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-Core CPU
  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16 or 32GB storage
  • microSD card up to 128GB
  • 5.0-inch, 1080p display (441 ppi)
  • 2600 mAh battery

Via: GSM Arena