The other mate is here - HTC One E8, officially introduced
Andrei Calina | On 03, Jun 2014
Same specs, but with a plastic body. Hit or not?
With all the rumors about the upcoming HTC handsets, based on the current flagship, the One M8, we though that it will be a long time until we’ll actually see one. But…it happened.
The smartphone touted as One M8 Ace or One M8 Advance is here and it’s called HTC One E8. At a first look, there are two major differences: no metal, as it’s totally build from polycarbonate, and no Duo Camera, replaced by a single 13 MP snapper.
Still, we have some good news: the specs were kept, as under the hood we’re dealing with the same quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, expandable thanks to the microSD card slot. The operating system is, of course, Android 4.4 KitKat, customized with the last version of HTC’s UI, Sense 6, while a 2600 mAh battery powers the whole thing.
When it comes to the design, we can’t spot any differences, except the lack of the Duo Camera and the material used, obviously, which makes it 15g lighter than the 160g HTC One M8. The front of the One E8 sports the same 5″ full HD display, surrounded by dual Boomsound speakers and the 5 MP front-facing camera.
The phone will be available in white, red, grey and blue, compatible with the DotView Case. Currently, it’s available only for the Chinese market, at a price of about $450, but we do expect the One E8 to hit the US and the European market very soon.