The long-rumored HTC One (M8) plastic variant has been officially unveiled as HTC One (E8) in Beijing.
The new variant comes with the sleek (9.45 mm thickness) ergonomic unibody design language seen on the high-end HTC One models, sans the usage of metal; instead it flaunts a synthetic polycarbonate body.
"The HTC One (M8) sets a new smartphone standard and now we're taking it in another exciting direction," said HTC's CEO Peter Chou.
"Combining style and substance, the HTC One (E8) represents the incredible experience people expect from an HTC One device with a look and feel that's unlike anything else out there today. If you're looking for the best flagship smartphone experience, but want to stand out from the crowd, this is the phone for you," he added.
As reported before, HTC One (E8) houses pretty much the same internal hardware, except the ultra-pixel dual-camera, seen in the recently unveiled HTC One (M8). It sports a 5.0-inch full HD display and runs on Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS, powered by Snapdragon 801 series CPU, Adreno 330 graphics engine, 2GB, 16GB internal storage (expandable) and a 2600 mAh battery. It also boasts HTC's extreme power saving mode feature, to keep the phone running for a long time.
The phone houses a 13.0-megapixel primary camera on the rear side and a 5.0-megapixel snapper on the front. Both cameras have the ability to take full HD videos.
The company says that the new HTC One (E8) will be made available to select markets in early June but price details and the specific release date of the device is still under wraps.
Key specifications of HTC One (E8) and HTC One (M8):
|Model||HTC One (E8) aka Ace||HTC One (M8)|
|Display||5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) Super LCD 3 screen||5.0-inch Super LCD 3 full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protectionPixel density: 440 ppi|
|OS||Android v4.4.2 KitKat with Sense v6.0 UI||Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS with HTC Sense v6.0 UI(to get update for next two years)|
|Processor||2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core series CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core processor with 2.3GHz CPU speed- chipset: MSM8974AB(some select markets in Asia to be released with 2.5GHz CPU speed, chipset: MSM8974AC)|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 330|
|RAM||2GB||2GB DDR3 RAM|
|Storage capacity||16GB (expandable)||16GB/32GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel cameraFront: 5.0-megapixel camera(Both the cameras can take full HD videos)||Main: 4.0-UltraPixel dual-camera with dual-color LED flash (True Tone), 1/3'' sensor size, 2µm pixel size, HTC ImageChip 2, automatic simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, HDR, panoramaFront: 5.0-megapixel wide-angle camera, full HD video recording, HDR|
|Battery||2,600 mAh||2600 mAh (Li-Po, non-removable battery);Talk time: up to 20 hours (3G)Standby mode: Close to 496 hours (3G)|
|Network||3G & LTE (in select markets)||3G & 4G-LTE Category 4 (50Mbps speed)|
|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||Metallic body (90-percent)Nano-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0 (with A2DP), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), NFC, microUSB v2.0, MHL, microSD card slot, BoomSound audio system, Infrared blaster,|
|Colours||Polar White, Electric Crimson, Maldives Blue, and Misty Gray||Gunmetal Gray, Glacier Silver and Amber Gold|
[Image credit: HTC Blog]