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 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI

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