HTC has introduced the cheaper model of its flagship, the One (M8) with the announcement of the new One (E8).
The new E8 smartphone by the Taiwanese company borrows a lot of options from the top-end device, while, there are a several fundamental differ.
The display, for one, is similar. It’s still a 5 inch Super LCD3 panel with 1080p video but the area around it is not. Instead of high-class covered aluminium, the One (E8) opts instead for plastic material, which is a disappointment as that’s the One’s defining feature.
The One (E8) also brings together dual-sim connectivity. Inner are mostly the same; a beefy quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, clocked at 2.5Ghz instead than at 2.3, 2 GB Ram memory and 16 GB of storage area, expandable by 128 GB through microSD.
The camera at the back also drops the 2 UltraPixel units, replacing them with a single 13 MP BSI shooter with f/2.2 aperture & 1080 pixel video recording at 30 fps, instead than at 60fps. It is coupled by a LED Flash at the back side and a 5 MP camera at the front side.
For connectivity, HTC has dropped NFC & the IR Blaster, but 4G service is still found. Here’s the full specs of the One (E8) once again:
- Customized Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- 5inch Full HD 1080p display
- 9.9mm thick
- 145g heavy
- 2.5Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
- 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage and expandable via micro-SD
- 13 MP rear camera
- 5 MP Full HD 1080p front camera
- 2,600 mAh battery
- Available in Black, Red and White colours
The smartphone will be available for just $450 in the arriving few weeks.