The flagship HTC One M8 is one gorgeous piece of smartphone hardware, but if you’re looking for the same level of performance without spending too much, the newly announced HTC One E8 may be more to your liking. It basically takes the innards of the M8 and surrounds it with a plastic chassis rather than an aluminum one with a few minor changes.
The HTC One E8 maintains the Snapdragon 801 processor, Sense 6 UI and BoomSound speakers of the HTC One M8. However, it swaps out the UltraPixel camera with a more conventional 13mp primary camera to go along with a 5mp front camera. It also features dual SIM functionality, hinting that this is a phone that will be directed more toward emerging markets like the Philippines.
HTC One E8 Specs
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- 5-inch Super LCD3 (1080×1920 Full HD), ~441ppi
- 2.3GHz (2.5GHz for Asian markets) quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 128GB
- 13MP main camera, with autofocus and dual LED flash
- Secondary rear camera
- 5-megapixel BSI front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band
- 3G, HSDPA, LTE
- Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX
- NFC, IR Blaster
- GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35mm
- Weight: 160g
- Li-Po 2600mAh battery
The HTC One E8 will become available beginning early June in selected markets. No news whether the Philippines will be one of those select markets, but it will be priced somewhere around $450 in China during its initial release.