HTC has just introduced the One E8, a plastic version of one of the best Android smartphone in the world, the HTC One M8. Therefore, the E8 represents a cost effective alternative to the premium device and also maintains technical specifications handsomely.
The HTC One E8 is characterized by a unibody plastic but has the same elegant design of the aluminum model. Dimensions are more or less same, but the new smartphone is slightly thicker (9.9 mm) and lighter (145 grams). The smartphone will be available in black, white and red colors.
The plastic version of M8 comes with a 5-inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G. It features a 5-megapixel front facing camera that ensures selfie and video quality and a 13-megapixel rear camera with a BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture and a single-LED flash, thereby replacing the Duo Camera on the firm’s flagship device. However, you still be able to take great pictures on the go. Both cameras are also capable of recording videos in Full HD (1080p). Additionally, the One E8 also has support for dual-SIM connectivity.
The HTC One E8 runs the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat and an all-new version of HTC Sense 6.0 which will offer a very similar software experience to that of HTC One M8 except the camera app.
According to the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, HTC One E8 will be available in select markets in the early June, followed by rest of the markets. However, pricing of the device is yet to be announced but certainly it will be cheaper than its aluminum brother.