The HTC One 2 price was announced for carriers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.
The device will reportedly cost $199 with a new two year agreement from those 3 major carriers and are also available on payment plans around the $600 price point. The Google Play Edition will also be available soon and will run a stock version of Android instead of HTC's new Sense 6. It will cost $699.99 and comes carrier unlocked.
The HTC One 2 M8 release date, specs and new features were all revealed at today's special unveiling event which took place in New York City.
Some of the new features on the HTC One M8 include a dual camera, the updated Sense 6, and a new version of BlinkFeed that can be customized to bring in feeds related to just about any particular topic.
The battery life has been greatly improved on the new model as it is said to last 40 percent longer than the original and can work for up to 2 weeks without being charged on standby mode. The speakers on the new model are 25 percent louder and new sensors that run in low power allow for single gesture unlocking. Users will be able to check the time without having to hit the power button and unlock, and to answer a call all one must do is hold the device up to their ear.
Ultrapixel technology has been improved as users will now be able to take better quality photos in all lighting conditions. When filming, cuts can be made by pausing the video.
Other specs include a 5-megapixel front facing shooter for video chatting and selfies that can be accessed with a swipe, a Snapdragon 801 chipset, an improved version of HTC Zoe, and a 5-inch 440 ppi display.
The smartphone was actually made available through many carriers at 1 p.m. today including AT&T via online and at Verizon retail outlets. It will go on sale in 100 countries before the April 10.