HTC launched a new device in its One lineup, the HTC One (E8) or we can say it is the plastic version of company’s flagship device HTC One(M8). The new HTC One (E8) lacks of brushed Aluminium finish and has a polycarbonate body on top that makes it more affordable than its flagship version. The new HTC One (E8) also lacks the Duo camera arrangement of HTC One (M8) and replaced by a 13-megapixel rear camera on the back. On the other hand, it comes with almost exact same specifications that we have seen on HTC One M8 previously expect duo camera and body finish.
The 5-inch display of HTC One E8 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and boosts full HD 1920*1080pixel resolution display. The pixel density of the display is 441ppi. On the hardware front, there is 2.5GHz quad core chipset from Qualcomm Snapdragon and there is 2GB RAM as well along with Adreno 330 GPU. The smartphone comes with latest operating system Android 4.4 Kitkat along with HTC’s own user interference HTC Sense 6.0 on the top of it.
There is a 13-megapixel rear camera at back of smartphone along with LED flash for low light shooting. The 13-megapixel rear camera comes with f/2.2 aperture and capable of recording up to 1080pixel HD videos. There is a 5-megapixel front camera as well for video calling and selfie.
Like HTC One M8, the new HTC One E8 packed with dual front facing stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers and HTC BoomSound technology as well. Talking about the storage of device, the HTC One E8 has 16GB of internal storage along with up to 128GB of memory card support on board.
On the connectivity front, this rich feature device has everything like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX codec, NFC and GPS with GLONASS as well. The smartphone is packed with 2600mAh battery. The smartphone is launched in China four colours Electric Crimson, Polar White, Misty Gray and Maldives Blue colours. We can expect to launch it in other market as well from the first week of June.
HTC One (E8) Specifications
- 5-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla glass 3
- 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution display
- 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
- 2 GB RAM
- Adreno 330 GPU
- Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System (HTC Sense 6.0)
- 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
- 5-megapixel front-facing camera
- 16GB internal storage
- Up to 128GB memory card support
- 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with GLONASS and NFC
- 2600 mAh battery
The final price of HTC One E8 is not out yet, but according to some reports it will be priced half of HTC One M8. So this device will be surely going to land at near $450 which is a trouble sign for devices like Samsung Galaxy S5 and others. Overall the HTC One E8 is surely a good device, and not a budget version of its flagship smartphone, Similar features as flagship smartphone with a good price cut.