Taiwanese smartphone maker, HTC officially launched the One E8 and Desire 616 smartphones in India on Friday (11 July).
HTC's One E8 is the plastic variant of the flagship HTC One M8; it boasts dual-curve design having ergonomic uni-body exterior, seen on the high-end HTC One models, sans the usage of metal; instead it flaunts a synthetic polycarbonate body.
Under the hood, it houses pretty much the same internal hardware except the camera specifications seen inside the company's 2014 flagship smartphone HTC One (M8). It flaunts a 5.0-inch full HD display and runs on the Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS powered by Snapdragon 801 series CPU, Adreno 330 graphics engine, 2GB, 16GB internal storage (expandable), and a 2,600 mAh battery.
The HTC phone houses a 13.0-megapixel primary camera on the rear side and a 5.0-megapixel snapper on the front. Both the cameras have the ability to take full HD videos.
On the other hand, HTC Desire 616 is a mid-range phone; it sports a 5.0-inch HD (1280 x 720p) screen and ships with the Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS, 1.4GHz MediaTek processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB), 8.0-megapixel main camera, 2.0-megapixel snapper on the front and a 2,000 mAh battery.
The company has priced HTC One E8 at ₹34,900 and is said to be made available in the Indian market by July end, whereas the mid-range smartphone Desire 616 is expected to hit stores by this weekend for ₹16,900.
Last week, HTC officially unveiled the dual-SIM variant of One M8 for global markets, but there is no word on when the new marquee phone would reach the Indian shores. [For more information, click here]
Key Specifications of HTC One (E8) and Desire 616:
|Model||HTC One (E8)||HTC Desire 616|
|Display||5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) Super LCD 3 screenPixel density: close 441 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.0-inch HD (720x1280p) screenPixel density: close to 294 ppi|
|OS||Android v4.4.2 KitKat with Sense v6.0 UI||Android v4.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense UI|
|Processor||2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core series CPU with Adreno 330 GPU||1.4GHz MediaTek octa-core processor|
|Storage capacity||16GB (expandable)||4GB, expandable up 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, auto-focus, HDR, full HD video recordingFront: 5.0-megapixel camera with special built-in selfie tools(Both the cameras can take full HD videos)||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, HDR, full HD video recordingFront: 2.0-megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording ability|
|Battery||2,600 mAh (with HTC's extreme power saving mode feature to keep the phone running for a longer time)||2,000 mAh|
|Network||3G & LTE (in select markets)||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Front-facing Boom audio system, Motion Launch wake up feature, Dot view case compatible, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB v2.0,|
|Dimensions||146.4 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm||142.0 x 71.9 x 9.2 mm|
|Weight||145 g||150 g|
[Image credit: HTC Blog]