HTC One M8 Harman Kardon edition gets official as a Sprint exclusive
Sprint and HTC have unveiled a special edition of the One M8 smartphone, created in partnership with Harman Kardon. This will be exclusive to the Now Network, and will go on sale on May 2 (so this Friday) online or via telesales. In stores, you’ll be able to find it starting on May 9.
The price has been set at $229.99 with a new two-year contract. Alternatively, you can use Sprint Easy Pay and put down nothing upfront, then followed by 24 monthly payments of $28.34.
The HTC One M8 Harman Kardon edition comes with a free pair of custom Harman Kardon AE-S headphones with extended bass response, apparently a $149 retail value. You can also buy the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Bluetooth speakers for just $99.99 from Sprint, if you get them together with the smartphone. Otherwise, the price is $399.99.
Additionally, if you’re on a Sprint Framily plan (or move to one) you’ll get six months of free Spotify Premium. If you aren’t on a Framily plan, that promo is only for three months.
The One M8 Harman Kardon edition can play FLAC files, and it comes with Clari-Fi, a “revolutionary application” that “restores and ‘rebuilds’ music fidelity lost during audio compression”. It helps yield “richer, deeper and clearer sound quality for compressed digital music”, according to the official press release.
Otherwise, though, this is the same device as the HTC One M8 that launched a short while ago, just with a newer paint job as you can see. It will still come with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, an UltraPixel HTC Duo Camera with dual LED flash on the back, a 5 MP front camera, a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, an IR blaster, BoomSound dual front speakers with built-in amplifiers, and a 2,600 mAh battery. And it runs Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6.