HTC One E8 may be launched in new markets soon

Last month, when HTC announced the One E8, it only said that it would release it in China, with no info on availability in other territories. As it turns out, the E8 isn’t exclusive to China. The handset was launched in India not long ago, and this week it was also introduced in Taiwan (HTC’s home country), where it will be available to buy starting July 24.

According to Focus Taiwan, the One E8 is “geared primarily toward price-sensitive markets”, but HTC could also use it "to maintain sales in the last half of the year in markets where the life cycle of premium phones appears to be shrinking.” Thus, the Taiwanese company might plan to release the E8 in more countries than initially planned.

The One E8 is a cheaper version of the One M8, costing slightly under $500 in China and Taiwan. Most of its features are identical to those of the M8 flagship, though there’s no 4MP UltraPixel camera on the back - this being replaced by a regular 13MP camera. More importantly, the E8 is made out of plastic, so it doesn’t have the metal construction of the M8. And that’s why it’s cheaper. 

Would you consider buying an HTC One E8, assuming that it’s available in your region?


source: Focus Taiwan

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One (E8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26.8h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Great news! Than means 10 more happy M8 owners.

3. kzat82

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

You're gonna be so mad when you find out more than 10 people own M8s.

6. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No. If they are 12 people, I will not be mad. But if they are 15 ppl, then I'll be mad. And because the tech media succside to make them buy this crap.

7. Busyboy unregistered

You and Samsung should get a room...

12. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

LOL HTC shld be thnkful to you coz you are their avid fan..i can see u on evry HTC article.haha..

13. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

lol .. its E8 man , learn to read . And do a little research before commenting .

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I pray that T-Mobile gets this for like 349$. This is my dream phone like....it meets my needs perfectly..... Idk what tmo has been doing but thinking that the L90 is a solid successor to the optiumus L9 was a trick move -_-.

4. kzat82

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

If I was in the market for a phone, I would consider an E8. The internals are really the important part, especially since most people cover up the outside with a case.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Reminds me of my OneXls..Looks good in other words.

8. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Impressive offering. Will be a really good lower priced option.

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Sadly for most international markets, $500 means you have to add $50-$100 on top of it.

14. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

In India it was launched for 34990 rs = 583 $ but soon you will be able to get it for 540 $ . Since s5 is available for a similar price , i think HTC has a chance here.

10. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This phones seems more practical to buy than the original One M8 considering how fast phone changes nowadays. Why buy a premium expensive phone when in a few months a new round of so-called flagship phones will come out again. And plastic or metal actually does not matter since most people will be using plastic case to protect their phone.

11. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

by the time they actually get to potential markets,many already lost interest and waiting for better offering

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