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.