Harman's HTC One M8: The Smartphone Made For (Sadly Just American) Music Lovers

By Leslie Horn on at

Over in the US of A, American network Sprint just announced a new version of a HTC One M8 phone that harnesses all the goodness of Harman's audio tech. Think of it as a phone for music lovers, which we're unfortunately missing out on here in the UK.

For context, Harman uses sophisticated technology that analyses the quality of the audio and attempts to rebuild what was lost in lossy compression. Harman Kardon demoed the technology to Gizmodo a few weeks ago and it definitely makes a difference. And it certainly makes sense to try develop technology that acknowledges the way people actually listen to music.

So what's in this HTC One that makes it so good for music? And how is it different from the regular ol' HTC One? First of all, it's made with Harman's Clari-Fi tech, which is music restoration technology. One of the merits of the HTC One is its high-fi audio. The Sprint flavour sounds (pun intended for sure) just a little bit better -- what a shame we're missing out on it here.