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HTC announces affordable 5-inch One (E8) smartphone

by on03 June 2014

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 chipset and plastic body

HTC has announced its newest smartphone, officially called the HTC One (E8), showing that letters in the brackets actually mean a lot today.

The HTC One (E8) draws some design inspiration from the latest flagship with elegant curved design but replaces pricey metal with plastic. The exact dimensions of the new HTC One (E8) are 146.4x70.7x9.9mm and it weighs 145g, which makes it a bit thicker than the flagship but it ends up slightly lighter.

It still features the Super LCD3 5.0-inch 1920x1080 panel with 441 ppi of pixel density and is powered by what appears to be the same Snapdragon 801 chipset with the same 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space. In case you missed it earlier, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 features a quad-core Krait 400 CPU clocked at 2.3GHz which is paried up with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU.

In order to keep the price as low as possible, HTC decided to equip the HTC One (E8) with a standard 13-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor and f/2.2 aperture rather tha dual UltraPixel camera seen on the flagship. While the rear camera changed, the front one remained at 5-megapixels, which will make those selfie lovers quite happy.

The new HTC One (E8) will also run on Android 4.4.2 OS paired up with HTC's own Sense 6 UI and it will still feature those HTC BoomSound speakers, which is definitely a good thing. Unfortunately, HTC did not reveal any details regarding the battery so we but we will most likely see the same 2600mAh one seen in the HTC One M8.

According to HTC, the new HTC One (E8) will be available in select markets from early June, so we will surely keep an eye on it for the price and more details.

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