Update: Turns out, HTC One (M8) Google Play edition is not coming to India. The company has clarified that there was a mistake in the official press release and GPe will not be available to Indian consumers.
Looks like HTC India PR team had copied and pasted from the M8 original announcement press note and forgot to remove the GPe part. It is however surprising that when asked Chai-Lin Chang, President of Global Sales and CFO, HTC, had also incorrectly confirmed the India launch of M8 Google Play edition at the launch event earlier today.
In addition to the retail HTC One (M8), the Taiwanese manufacturer has also announced that the Google Play edition of HTC One (M8) will be available in the Indian market as well via Google Play. The phone will retail for INR 49,900, which is the same price-tag as the retail variant.
HTC One (M8) GPe comes with the same specifications set as the retail version, however it packs stock Android 4.4.2 on-board rather than Sense UI. To remind you, the phone comes with 5-inch full HD display, 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage and microSD card slot.
HTC One (M8) also includes 2600 mAh battery and the usual set of connectivity options.