Carphone Warehouse said in a statement that the next HTC One (M8) smartphone will be announced at press events in London and New York on March 25, and immediately be available for purchase at select retailers in London.
"In a retail first, Carphone Warehouse has revealed that the new HTC One (M8) handset will be available from selected stores from around 4pm on Tuesday 25th March – just minutes after it is officially announced," it said in an email.
The new HTC flagship device will be announced in London and then handsets will be transported to six Carphone warehouse retail stores in London.
Locations in Westfield Stratford, Westfield White City, Oxford Circus, Centrepoint and Tottenham Court Road stores will each be hosting special events celebrating the launch, alongside Carphone Warehouse at Selfridges.
These stores "will all be hosting special events celebrating the HTC launch with entertainment and giveaways as well as the first chance for customers to get their hands on the new device. Carphone Warehouse at Selfridges will also be stocking the handset from the same time," the statement read.
No photos of the device have officially been released by Carphone Warehouse or HTC at this time.
Rumors circulated that the next generation HTC One will have a five-inch HD display screen covering a 2.3GHz processor. Photos leaked through various sources showed the device to have two rear cameras for 3D video capabilities.
A Carphone Warehouse spokesperson said the following:
“The HTC One is an award winning handset that set the bar for design during 2013 and made many sit up and take notice – the new HTC One M8 is likely to continue that trend and will cement HTC’s future as a heavy-hitting smartphone manufacturer."
"We know how keen customers are to get hold of the latest tech as soon as possible and that is why we are so excited to be able to offer the new HTC One so quickly after it is unveiled.”
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