HTC announces HTC One (E8)

HTC One (E8)After the HTC One (E8) popped up on HTC’s own website last week, it was only a matter of time before the company would formally unveil it. It did so today. As expected, the HTC One (E8) retains many of the specifications of the HTC One (M8) but does away with the metal body and HTC Duo camera in favour of a polycarbonate unibody frame and 13MP rear camera with single LED flash.

“The HTC One (M8) sets a new smartphone standard and now we’re taking it in another exciting direction,” reports HTC’s CEO Peter Chou. “Combining style and substance, the HTC One (E8) represents the incredible experience people expect from an HTC One device with a look and feel that’s unlike anything else out there today. If you’re looking for the best flagship smartphone experience, but want to stand out from the crowd, this is the phone for you.”

HTC One (E8) specifications:

  • Processor: Quad-core (2.3GHz × 4) Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (2.5GHz in Asia)
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense 6
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE/HSPA+/GPRS/EDGE
  • Other connectivity: GPS, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC
  • Display: 5-inch Full HD (1080×1920) S-LCD3 with Gorilla Glass 3
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal storage: 16GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP with LED flash and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 2,600mAh
  • Dimensions: 146.4 × 70.7 × 9.85 millimeters
  • Weight: 145 grams
  • Colours: Polar White, Electric Crimson, Maldives Blue, Misty Gray
  • Other: Dual-SIM variant

The HTC One (E8) was announced in China where it will sell for as low as CN¥2,799 (about CA$490). That is significantly less than the HTC One (M8) and more importantly for HTC, much less than the Samsung Galaxy S5.

HTC has yet to announce what other markets the HTC One (E8) will land in.

Source : HTC Blog