Most of Asia to get HTC One M8 by early May

Following a Taiwan launch on March 25, the company's latest flagship will be available in Singapore on April 5, before rolling out to the rest of the region.

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The new HTC One M8 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Making its debut outside of its home market in Taiwan is the HTC One M8. Unveiled at a launch event last night in Singapore, the Taiwanese smartphone maker's flagship handset will be available for 998 Singapore dollars ($792) in the island state on April 5, ahead of Samsung's global April 11 launch for its Galaxy S5.

A company spokesperson told CNET that the company plans to roll out its smartphone to the rest of Asia by early May, though no specific dates were mentioned.

The new HTC One M8 sports a metallic chassis, a microSD card slot as well as a depth sensor paired to its Ultrapixel camera. Check out our full review here.

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Aloysius Low is a Senior Writer at CNET covering mobile and Asia. Based in Singapore, he loves playing Dota 2 when he can spare the time and is also the owner-minion of two adorable cats.

 

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