HTC One M8 Red O2

O2 and Carphone Warehouse have announced that they will exclusive versions of the HTC One M8 smartphone in red and pink colours. See also: 35 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2014.

The mobile network O2 will offer the red colour of the flagship Android handset from 4 August, joining the Amber Gold and Metal Grey models. Customers can get the new model on O2's Refresh tariffs with up to 8GB of data.

Meanwhile, Carphone Warehouse is offering the flagship in pink (below) from 25 July starting at £28 per month including a free Dot View case.

"Honed from a single piece of aluminium, the HTC One M8 continues to flaunt the attention to detail and innovation that earned the first generation HTC One (M7) a prestigious iF Design Award." said O2.

Aside from the colour, the device remains the same featuring a 5in Full HD screen, support for 4G LTE and the innovative Duo Camera with a depth sensor allowing users to refocus photos after they are taken.

HTC One M8 pink carphone warehouse

O2's Refresh tariff means that customers only need to pay for monthly minutes, texts and data once they've had a phone for two years. Alternatively, they can upgrade early by simply paying what's left of that half of the contract.

The HTC One M8 is one of the best smartphones this year but it has strong competition from the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5. Later this year the iPhone 6 is expected to arrive and will take on all these high-end Android devices.