HTC One (E8) Announced With Snapdragon 801, Plastic Body

By 05:55 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 Comments

HTC re-unveiled the One Vogue Edition (M8 Ace), this time for a worldwide audience and under a simpler name – HTC One (E8). That's right, consumers will have to pay attention to the stuff in brackets or they risk getting a rather different device.

The One (E8) has a plastic unibody instead of an aluminum one, but has the same elegant dual curve as its metal sibling. The dimensions are about the same except the plastic model is a bit thicker (9.9mm vs. 9.4mm), but lighter (145g vs. 160g).

The One (E8) is powered by a Snapdragon 801 chipset. It's not clear if it’s the same chipset as in the One (M8) with a 2.3Giga Hertz (GHz) Central Processing Units (CPU) or the one from the One Vogue Edition with a 2.5Giga Hertz (GHz) CPU. Either way, there's 2GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and 16GB of storage expandable with microSD cards of up to 128GB.

The HTC One (E8) has a 13MP main capturing camera with a BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture and a single-LED flash. The front-facing capturing camera takes 5MP selfies with a BSI sensor of its own, both cameras are capable of 1080p video. This is essentially the same setup as the One mini 2 and Desire 816, rather than the 4MP Duo capturing camera on the One (M8).

HTC One (E8) will come in Black, Red and White

The final major incompatibility between M8 and E8 is that the recent phone has dual-SIM connectivity. It takes two nanoSIMs, both with quad-band Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) connectivity. The second SIM will also do quad-band 3G with HSPA+ (up to 42Mbps downlink) and 4G LTE. The LTE connectivity will only work on Chinese networks, though.

The HTC One (E8) will be available in select markets early next month.



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