The HTC One (M8) is set for release in Russia, and it could have a removable battery.
The dual-SIM model of the HTC One (M8) is currently going through Russian Federal Communication Agency (ROSCOM) — the Russia FCC — and is pending approval, according to Russian tech blog ech blog mobiltelefon.ru.
The phone has the exact same specifications as the current available version with one difference — a removable 2600mAh battery.
It is uncertain if this it is a translation mistake or whether the Taiwanese phone company has decided that the dual-SIM model will be getting a different battery.
It is also unclear if a dual-SIM model is really in the works. Andrey Kormiltsev, the VP of HTC Russia, had announced in April that a dual-SIM variant would be released, but so far HTC has not make the final decision to manufacture such a product.
The HTC One (M8) runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the HTC’s own new Sense 6 UI on top.
The phone features a 5-inch full-HD display powered by a 2.3/2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, alongside 2GB of RAM.
The HTC One (M8) also packs 16 GB or 32 GB of storage, a MicroSD card slot, a 4-megapixel dual-lens “UltraPixel” rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with HDR video capability, and an IR blaster for TV control.