HTC just unveiled a new smartphone called the HTC One M8s. The company has described it as a "pocketbook-friendly version" of its HTC One M8 flagship, offering the same design as the 2014 flagship, but with specs that move it towards the mid-range, with a mid-range price to match.

The HTC One M8s features an all-metal curved body, 5-inch Full HD display topped with Corning Gorilla Glass, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera Duo Camera, 5-megapixel front facing camera, 2840mAh battery, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, and support for microSD up to 128GB.

The new phone, which will be available in Glacial Silver, Gunmetal Gray, and Amber Gold, also offers NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, and Wi-Fi. It runs Lollipop 5.0 with HTC's Sense 6.0 overlaid on top. Other software perks include the HTC Eye experience and HTC BoomSound, the latter of which gives you class-leading audio.

If these slightly-tweaked specs interest you, the HTC One M8s will launch in the UK for £379.99 SIM-free. We're waiting on more details, such as a release date, but for those not sold on the new HTC One M9, then this more affordable M8s could be an interesting option.

READ: HTC One M8 review