Harman/Kardon HTC One M8 on Sprint

Spotify discount sweetens the deal for those on a Sprint 'Framily' plan

Sprint and Harman/Kardon today in New York City announced an exclusive version of the HTC One M8. It's being positioned as an Android smartphone for music lovers who don't want any compromises — wherein you can listen to music the way the artists want.

This is basically the same M8 we've come to know and love — be sure to read our full review — but with some serious sound customization added in. The phone features Harman's Clari-Fi that "restores and 'rebuilds' music fidelity lost during audio compression." Sprint and Harman/Kardon are promising "richer, deeper and clearer sound quality for compressed digital music."

The phone will have an FM radio and feature "Sprint Sound Sessions," which sports more exclusive music. In addition, those who are on a Sprint Framily plan will get six months of Spotify for free, starting May 9. After that, it'll run $8 a month through 24 months.

The new edition of the M8 will be available in stores on May 9, and online starting May 2. It'll cost $28.32 a month on Sprint's 2year-plan with $0 down. You'll be able to get it directly from Sprint, of course, as well as Crutchfield.com and wwstereo.com.

It features 32GB of on-board storage and will take up to a 128GB microSD card. The phone comes with a $149 pair of Harman/Kardon earbuds.

And, yes, you can get it in black with champagne accenting.

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