New HTC One shown off in another lengthy hands-on video

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: March 23, 2014

New HTC One M8 hands-on video

We're now just a couple of days out from the official unveiling of the new HTC One (M8), but the leaks just keep on coming.

The new HTC One has appeared in a new 14-minute hands-on video that's made its way onto YouTube. The clip is entirely in German, so it can be kind of tough to understand exactly what's being said, but you don't need to speak German to enjoy this length look at HTC's unannounced flagship.

As you might expect from such a long video, there are quite a few features of the new HTC One shown off. Things start out with a nice hardware overview, giving us a peek at the new One's bottom-mounted headphone jack, microSD card slot, lock button and SIM slot. We're also given a look the Sense 6 Motion Launch gestures that leaked out earlier this month, including double-tap to wake and a right swipe that'll launch BlinkFeed. 

Other major software features demonstrated in the clip include the new One's ability to refocus an image after it's been taken as well as an Extreme Power Saving Mode that launches a green home screen with a simple look and shortcuts to the Phone, Messages, Mail, Calendar and Calculator apps. Rounding out the clip is a walkthrough of the Sense 6 overlay, including its multitasking menu and browser.

The new HTC One is rumored to feature a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core processor, dual rear camera setup and Android 4.4 running beneath HTC's Sense 6 user interface. HTC is expected to officially introduce the new One on March 25, and while a cornucopia of leaks have likely shown us just about everything there is to know about the phone, it'll still be nice to finally have the thing be official. The exciting part is that some folks may be able to snag a new One of their own as soon as Tuesday, as leaks have suggested that Verizon and U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse may begin sales of the device shortly after its announcement. To help pass the time until then, you can consume 14 minutes of new One goodness down below.

Via Android Police, YouTube

Products mentioned