M8 is an upgrade to the award-winning HTC One that it hopes will claw back some of the market share lost to Samsung.

The HTC One was lauded by critics and it has reportedly won many awards including 'Smartphone of the year' at the Mobile World Congress in February.

HTC One M8 has got a 5-inch full HD display, which is considered to be of superior quality. The screen possesses outstanding colour experience and touchscreen accuracy. In terms of software, the operating system of the device is based on Google’s Android with Sense 6 layer atop. This new operating system is completely redesigned and features a better interface.

It boasts of 4.1 megapixel Ultrapixel camera, which is far better than most of the smartphones available in the market. The front camera also showcases dual camera technology which enables the user to focus on any portion of the image. M8 is powered by Qualcomm snapdragon 801 processor. The processor of this device is powerful and strong to carry the load of heavy modern-day applications.

The phone will be available in India from the third week of April.

It is fighting back with a new line of cheaper handsets, including a mid-tier handset unveiled in Barcelona last month, as well as the HTC One M8.

Analysts at CCS Insight said the HTC One M8 was a "make-or-break" device for HTC.

"The company has learned lessons from the phone's well-received but underperforming predecessor," they said.