HTC One E8 shows up in China with 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 13MP camera
posted by Nick T. / May 30, 2014, 6:11 AM
Meet the new HTC One E8. It has just popped up on HTC's web site in China, which makes it pretty much official. This appears to be a slightly modified version of the HTC One (M8) flagship, and it very well may be its rumored HTC One (M8) Ace variant.
Unfortunately, we're not exactly fluent in Chinese, which is why we can't bring you as many official details about the device as we wish we could. What we can tell for sure, however, is that the HTC One E8 sports a Snapdragon 801 SoC with a quad-core 2.5GHz CPU. As a reminder, the One (M8) has the slightly slower, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 variant. Also, instead of an Ultrapixel camera, on the E8's back resides a 13MP shooter with a single LED flash. The front-facing one packs 5MP of resolution, in case you're wondering. 4G LTE connectivity with China Mobile is also on board. Like the (M8), the HTC One E8 boasts a pair of BoomSound front-facing speakers. Interestingly, the phone's packaging appears to double as a 5W mood light.
Further specs and details aren't 100% clear, but it is believed that the HTC One E8 has a plastic housing instead of a metal one. The 1080 by 1920 pixel display is said to measure 4.7 inches in diagonal.
That's all we know about the HTC One E8 so far. Whether or not we'll get to see it launch outside of Asia is not certain, but we'll let you know in case we learn more on the matter.
Thanks for the tip!
UPDATE: The HTC One E8 is a limited edition smartphone. 100 units will be given away, 25 at a time, and in return, the people given the privilege to own one will be asked for feedback on its design and features.
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posted on May 30, 2014, 6:16 AM 1
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HTC strategy sucks big time....
posted on May 30, 2014, 7:55 AM 0
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I would rather choose the same m8 with 13 mpixel . And yes htc should decrease the time needed to charge . Having this prob with my htc one
posted on May 30, 2014, 6:16 AM 0
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I wouldn't. Read the Anandtech review of the HTC One Mini, then you will realise why. It should have the same 13mp unit in it.
posted on May 30, 2014, 6:28 AM 0
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I think its pretty obvious that HTC finally figured out how bad the Ultrapixel idea is.... even the mini version of its flagship has a higher resolution camera Im not saying that its the only thing that counts in image quality,but to increase the actual pixel size by decreasing the resolution is not a good idea..
posted on May 30, 2014, 6:27 AM 2
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The plastic one has better SoC? Now that's intriguing.
posted on May 30, 2014, 6:43 AM 0
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Finally! A decent camera! I hope this is a sign of things to come!
posted on May 30, 2014, 9:05 AM 1
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Assuming it's actually a good sensor. The 13 MP sensor in the One Mini 2 did give more detail than the One M8, but it was really only noticeable in well lit situations when the subject of the picture is far away. Whenever the subject was closer, it didn't really have an advantage over the M8. And in low light, the One Mini 2 was practically unusable. The M8 crushes it in low light. Overall, the M8 has a better camera. Assuming this E8 is using the same sensor as the One Mini 2, you'd be better off with the M8. Don't let the megapixels fool you.
posted on May 30, 2014, 1:18 PM 0
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It's a limited edition phone ... only 100 units will be produced .. u people need to chill lol..
posted on May 30, 2014, 10:09 AM 2
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