HTC recently announced the HTC One (E8). The E8 has similar design elements as the M8, except that it uses a plastic unibody instead of an aluminum one.
According to HTC’s announcement, the E8 will come with a similar quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU. It will also have 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP main camera with a BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture and a single-LED flash (instead of the Ultrapixel version used by the M8). Lastly, it will also have its own line of HTC’s Dot View cases.
- Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU (2.5GHz in Asia/China; 2.3GHz in other regions)
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 16GB of storage (+microSD of up to 128GB)
- 2GB RAM
- 13MP rear cam with LED flash
- 5MP front cam
- 1080p video recording @30fps
- Dual nano SIM support
- LTE, HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, DLNA
- HTC BoomSound
- 2,600mAh battery, non user replaceable
- Android 4.4.2, Sense 6.0
- Comes in White, Black, Red and Blue
The way HTC names their phones is confusing. If you don’t pay attention to what’s in the parentheses, you could end up with a different phone. Anyway, this budget version of the M8 looks just as good, and packs quite the punch.
The HTC One (E8) will be available in select markets early next month. The phone is said to retail for CN¥2,799 in China (around P19, 700).