After being leaked last week on HTC’s Chinese website, the One (E8) is now official. Bringing in new materials, HTC hopes to build on the styling form the One (M8) flagship, released earlier this year. At a lower price point, the One (E8) keeps many of the same features from big brother, but has a few disappointing omissions.

The One (E8) brings in plastic, eschewing the aluminum of the One (M8). The aim was to keep the price point lower, as well as offer the device in a wider array of colors. Packing a 5-inch screen and powerful processor, the One (E8) is no joke, though. Here are the full, official specs from HTC:

  • 5-inch, Full 1080p
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • 16GB Memory, expandable via microUSB
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2600mAh battery
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, Gyro, Baromoter
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n , 2.4 & 5 GHz
  • HTC Boomsound
  • Android 4.4
  • HTC Sense 6.0
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front
  • 2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (SIM1 & SIM2)
3G – WCDMA – 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps (SIM1)
4G – LTE – CHINA: FDD 1800/2100 (FDD-B1/B3), TDD- 2600 (TDD-B41) (SIM1) / RUSSIA: FDD 1800/2600 (FDD-B3/B7), (SIM1)


As you can see, the One (E8) loses the dual camera arrangement we find on the One (M8), so those editing features we like so much aren’t available here. The device is set for realease in Asia and the EMEA region, so we’re not sure if/when it will reach the US or other countries. The HTC One (E8) is available starting this month in China and other “select territories”, but we’ve got no solid word on pricing just yet.


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