It’s not often that Sprint users get any special perks (zing!), but if you’ve got a 2014 HTC One M8 on Sprint, then you’ve got bragging rights over all your other friends who have the same device on other carriers. That’s because the Sprint variant of the HTC One M8 is the only one with Harman Kardon speakers.
This was first noticed by @Evleaks and then picked up by some XDA users, who were able to confirm through a Sprint employee that the nation’s third largest carrier was shipping these special handsets as the standard option.
The Sprint version has Harman/Kardon speakers in it whereas the other versions do not. They were waiting to announce this for all of the patents and agreements with JBL and Harman/Kardon to pass.
It’s the same M8 that is already available. They haven’t been marketing it as such yet due to a delay in the legal realm trying to get agreements pushed through. Soon they will be adjusting their marketing to include that the Sprint version exclusively offers Harman/Kardon technology in their BoomSound setup.
Apparently, Sprint hasn’t made an official announcement yet because it is still waiting for an agreement with Harman Kardon to be completed.
Update: And just like that, Sprint makes the official announcement.
Sweet![xda-developers via Cult of Android]