HTC's much awaited plastic version of the One (M8) was quietly announced in China on Thursday. Dubbed the HTC One (E8), the new handset is made out of plastic body, instead of being crafted out of metal chassis like the HTC One (M8).
Currently, the HTC One (E8) has been listed on HTC's China website; however, there is no update available in respect to the phone's availability or price. With no official press release available, it is safe to assume that the device might launch in China on June 3.
Previously known as HTC One M8 (Ace), the new plastic variant of the flagship One (M8) come stuffed with latest hardware. The handset seems to be smaller in size compared to the M8; though the exact measurements are still not known. There's a metal button for power and lock, while the rest of the phone is fully made out of shiny polycarbonate plastic.
The HTC One (E8) has been released for price-conscious Asian markets, such as China. The phone will have a respectable 5-inch Full HD 1080p display, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4. It will sport a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM.
Also, add HTC's signature BoomSound front-facing stereo speakers, although the M8's Duo Camera and dual LED flash set up is missing. Instead, the HTC One (E8) comes with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with a single LED Flash. As usual, you'll get to see a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.
HTC hasn't announced the pricing details, but the plastic made HTC One (E8) should cost less than the One (M8). For the time being, HTC One (E8) appears to be exclusive to Chinese market. We hope the device will make its Indian debut soon. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!