Live coverage: HTC unveils the all new HTC One (M8)

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The sequel to what was arguably the best Android smartphone in the world last year is finally about to be unveiled, and BGR is on hand live to bring you all the action from HTC’s big press conference in New York City. The steady flow of rumors and leaks suggest that the all new HTC One (M8) is going to one of the hottest smartphones of the year, but nothing is known with any certainty until HTC finally makes this hotly anticipated smartphone official. If you want to learn everything there is to know about what is shaping up to easily be one of the best new smartphones of the year, you’re in luck because we have live streaming video from the event right here.

UPDATE: Everything you need to know about the new HTC One (M8) is in our news post!

UPDATE 2: Our full HTC One (M8) review is now live! Trust us… you don’t want to miss this one.

HTC has a lot riding on its follow-up to last year’s HTC One. While the 2013 model was easily one of the best phones we have ever seen, HTC’s financial woes worsened as intense competition from the company’s big-budgeted rivals turned consumers’ attention elsewhere. The One was still the best-selling smartphone HTC has ever released, but weakness across the rest of the company’s lineup couldn’t be overcome.

Now, HTC will look to reverse its course in 2014 — and the next-generation HTC One is shaping up to be a phenomenal start.

Apart from the completely redesigned housing that somehow looks even more stunning than last year’s model, rumors suggest that the new HTC One will feature a 5-inch full HD display, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, dual rear cameras, a 2,600 mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage and Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC’s new Sense 6 software. A separate leak suggested that the phone is an absolute beast, with benchmark results that crush rival phones.

HTC’s press conference unveiling this gorgeous new flagship phone is about to begin, and we have live streaming video embedded below for your viewing pleasure. We also have a live blog running underneath, and we’ll add some notes on key features and other commentary as necessary, as well as links to the rest of our coverage.

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Zach Epstein

Our full HTC One (M8) review is now live!

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Zach Epstein

HTC One (M8) goes on sale today online at 1:00PM EDT! It will also be available in Verizon Wireless stores today at 1:00PM.

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Zach Epstein

HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie is on stage to announce availability details (and to toss some insults at Samsung, its new Galaxy S5 and its massive marketing budget).

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Zach Epstein

HTC’s new “Duo Camera” includes a second lens that records depth information, enabling a number of awesome effects. More details can be found in our news post.

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Zach Epstein

There are also very cool new “Motion Gestures” that let users wake up the One (M8), open the camera app from sleep, or unlock the phone straight to one of several specific screens with simple gestures while the screen is off.

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Zach Epstein

The M8 features a larger battery and other optimizations that help the phone last 40% longer than last year’s One. There’s also a new “extreme power saving mode” that lasts up to TWO WEEKS with a full charge. A 5% charge will last for 15 hours in standby…

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Zach Epstein

BlinkFeed is being opened up to third-party developers — Foursquare and FitBit are the first major partners…

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Zach Epstein

Be sure to check out our news post on the HTC One (M8) complete with everything you need to know.

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Zach Epstein

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Zach Epstein

A closer look at the new “Duo Camera” can be seen above.

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Zach Epstein

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Zach Epstein

(HTC was having issues with the live stream — please refresh this page, it’s working now)

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Zach Epstein

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Here’s your first look at the HTC One (M8)

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