HTC has announced a new variant of the HTC One M8: the plastic-clad HTC One E8. The device recalls its big brother but is manufactured with a polycarbonate unibody frame, rather than the metal shell of the M8.
The E8 comes with many features of the M8, including a five-inch display and 13-megapixel camera, as well as Motion Launch shortcuts and BoomSound audio. Available in four colors — Polar White, Electric Crimson, Maldives Blue, and Misty Gray — it also includes dual-SIM support, a “Selfie Perfection” countdown timer for the front-facing camera and a more curved design.
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HTC says the device will be available in selected markets from “early June,” but there’s no word on how much it will cost. The One M8 comes in at $649 unlocked in the US, we’d expect the E8 to target more price-sensitive markets.
The One E8 is the third device in the 2014 One series — it follows the HTC One Mini 2, which is essentially a stripped-down version of the M8.