After making record sells of 50,000 orders in just 15 minutes of its launch in home country Taiwan HTC has finally launched the cheaper version of its flagship dubbed as HTC One E8 in India for 34,900. The smartphone adopts a lot of specs from HTC ONE M8 but has a polycarbonate unibody design instead of the metallic Aluminum design and other few changes to trim the cost.
The Taiwanese mobile maker is hoping to lure budget conscious consumers with the same features of flagship model with a fancy new design at a cut down price. While the smartphone does not copy all the feature of its predecessor it still have the key specs that makes HTC One M8 stand out to Galaxy S5 ans Sony Xperia Z2.
The device has the same 5 inch 1080 p HD display of M8 wrapped in a unibody design which is made of sturdy plastic instead of metal. The cheaper brother of HTC M8 has managed to keep most of the high profile features of its pricey counterpart. Despite the price cut elements like dual front facing speakers, motion launch and ergonomic design have made it to HTC One E8.
HTC One E8 has the 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 2.3 GHz processor as its flagship model along with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory and micro SD slot for memory expansion. The new smartphone also runs on latest Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6 layer on the top.
The biggest change is in the camera section where the cheaper HTC One E8 shuns its predecessor’s Ultra Pixels camera for 13 megapixels rear camera. It also has 5 megapixels camera at the front which makes it a hefty camera phone in the mid range smartphone segment.
The smartphone also sport the same 2600 mAh battery like M8 and also comes in dual sim option. HTC one E8 will be available in four color options Polar White, Electric Crimson, Maldives Blue and Misty Gray.