After several leaks and rumours, HTC has finally unveiled the cheaper variant of flagship One M8 in the form of HTC One E8. The company has done several significant changes in original HTC One to introduce the cheaper HTC One E8. Backing the rumours surfaced earlier, the HTC One E8 comes encased in polycarbonate body, and also the Duo camera arrangement in the original HTC One M8 has been replaced by a 13-megapixel camera.
The remaining hardware and software specifications of HTC One E8 are similar to the HTC One M8, which was launched in March this year. Like HTC One M8, it also features 5-inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection, Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6.0 on top, the same quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board internal memory, which is expandable up to immense 128GB via microSD card.
Among other features, it has 5MP front camera, 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p HD recording support, dual-SIM support, 2600 mAh battery and an array of connectivity options such as 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi , Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX codec, NFC and GPS with GLONASS.
Key specifications of HTC One E8:
- 5.0-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection
- quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU
- Android 4.4 (KitKat) with HTC Sense 6.0
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p HD recording
- 5 MP front-facing camera
- 3.5 mm headset jack, FM radio with RDS, HTC BoomSound
- Dual front-facing stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX codec, NFC and GPS with GLONASS
- 2600 mAh battery
According to HTC, the One E8 will be available in Electric Crimson, Polar White, Misty Gray and Maldives Blue colours, and would start rolling out in select markets from early June. It is priced at 2,799 Chinese Yuan ($450 / Rs. 26,500 approx), much cheaper than the HTC One M8 in China. The company has also planned to sell HTC Dot View case for the One E8 separately.