The smartphone will be launched in early June in select markets
Behold, the new HTC One E8 offers the same punching power as the One M8, but for a cheaper price. The Taiwanese handset maker has learned from its mistakes and is now flooding the market with what it thinks it works best for Android enthusiasts.And what could work better than one of the best Android smartphones available on the market, namely the HTC One M8, which was praised by both media and consumers.
The new HTC One E8 is made of plastic, which is one of the main reasons it will be much cheaper than the One M8 that features a metallic body.
In fact, the smartphone is made of polycarbonate and will go on sale in four color options: Polar White, Electric Crimson, Maldives Blue, and Misty Gray.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that HTC One E8 will be launched in China and other select markets in early June, but North America and Europe have been skipped from the initial rollout.
This means that the One E8 may have been specially developed for emerging markets, such as China, India and other Asian countries.
Although this is just speculation, it’s supported by the fact that the One E8 offers dual-SIM capability, which is not something that European and US carriers would want to add to their portfolios.
Specs-wise, the One E8 is a bit different from the metallic One M8. For example, it comes with 13-megapixel rear-facing camera instead of Duo cameras included in the One M8. In the front, there’s a 5-megapixel camera that seems to be perfect for capturing selfies.
On the inside, HTC One E8 is equipped with the same 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 330 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.
It comes with only 16GB of internal memory, but users will be able to further expand storage up to 128GB via microSD memory card.
Just like its much more expensive predecessor, the One E8 is powered by a non-removable 2600 mAh battery, which has yet to be rated by HTC.
Last but not least, the One E8 sports a 5-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution and 441ppi (pixels per inch).
Obviously, the smartphone will ship with Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system out of the box, along with HTC Sense 6 UI on top of it. There’s no word on price tag yet, but we will update this article as soon as we get more details, so stay tuned.