Just a heads up for those unaware, HTC is currently offering the HTC One M8 Developer Edition at a discounted promotional price. Normally $700, it’s been marked down to $650 to celebrate the phones release. HTC reminded us via their Twitter page that the $50-off pricing will only be good until midnight (PST). After that, the phone wont turn into a pumpkin, but it will run you slightly more.
So why pick up the One M8 Developer Edition over the model you’ll find at your local carrier store? Well, for starters, the phone receives updates directly from HTC — not your carrier. Without the need for carrier approval, the One M8 DE will in many cases receive software updates months ahead of carrier release. We saw this with last year’s HTC One which received an update to Android 4.4 KitKat barely a week after the Nexus 4 and Google Play edition devices. Yeah, that’s fast.
There’s no denying the One M8 is one of the most gorgeous smartphones to date. If you were curious to see just how serious HTC was about making the phone (nearly) perfect, we leave you with their newly uploaded behind the scenes video. Enjoy.