HTC confirmed on Tuesday that their new HTC One E8 handset will be available in China later this month. This model can potentially fill a gap in HTC?s 2014 line up including the HTC One M8 and the HTC One Mini 2.
The Taiwanese tech company subtly slipped this new model on its Chinese website last Thursday. The HTC One E8, unlike the flagship One M8?s metal exterior, seems to be made from fashionable polycarbonate material. Previously rumored to be called HTC One Vogue Edition, the One E8 has crisp 5-inch display which makes it a more viable option for heavy smartphone users than the HTC One Mini 2.
As many consumers are starting to get tired of countless rumors and leaks about the supposed HTC One Vogue, HTC finally chose to disclose the main thing that most people care about ? the price. The company?s announcement in China details that the HTC One E8 will be available there for 2,799 CNY (roughly $ 450) without a carrier plan. That price tag is nearly half as much as the flagship One M8?s value.
The HTC One E8, similar to the One M8, boasts of a 5-inch, 1080p HD display with 441 pixels per inch density. That?s a really excellent display and a good deal for people who want to try HD games and videos without breaking the bank. The model is powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Motion Launch gesture control by which users only need to raise the phone to their ears to answer a call, and the impressive BoomSound audio technology.
For its innards, the HTC One E8 is packed with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz. It has 2 GB worth of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 128 GB if a MicroSD card is used.
Dual-SIM variants will be available in some markets, allowing users to take and make calls from two phone numbers in one device ? a practical move for people who want to separate work and personal lives. It is also expected to come in various colors including white, black, red, and blue. HTC also offers a line of Dot View cases for the HTC One E8. The company has yet to announce which markets the new model will be available to, except for China.
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