HTC One (E8) official (again)

Chris Burns - Jun 3, 2014
HTC One (E8) official (again)

This week the folks at HTC have made official their HTC One (E8) in full, complete with full specifications and details. Last week there was a note in China’s HTC front about this device, but now that the press release is out, we can have a more complete look at the ins and outs of this slightly more budget-friendly smartphone in the HTC One family.

The HTC One (E8) brings on a 5-inch full HD (1080p) display along with a body that’s 146.42 x 70.67 x 9.85mm - height, width, and depth. This smartphone weighs in at 145 grams and sports two cameras. The front-facing camera on this smartphone is 5-megapixels with a BSI sensor and the ability to shoot 1080p video.


The back-facing camera on the HTC One (E8) does not have the same duo-camera setup as the M8. Instead, the E8 works with a single 13-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, and 1080p video recording abilities.

Inside you’ll find the following network abilities as well as a dual nano-SIM card setup for more than one carrier:
• 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (SIM1 & SIM2)
• 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)


This device is coming with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor as well as 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. This storage can be expanded with a 128GB microSD card slot (not included). Two front-facing speakers provide HTC BoomSound features and you’ll find Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled for high-quality wireless audio as well.

In China, the phone will be priced at 2799 RMB ($447) pre-subsidies. This device probably won’t see a release in the United States, but HTC has suggested that it’ll be available "from early June" in select markets - aka Russia and China.

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