HTC One E8 shows up in China with 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 13MP camera

HTC One E8 shows up in China with 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 13MP camera
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.

Thanks, Wolf!


source: HTC (China) via Mobifo.nl (Translated)

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23 Comments

1. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

Nah,,,

14. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

HTC strategy sucks big time....

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

China gets the 2.5ghz and 13mp camera HTC one and North America gets the 2.3ghz and 4mp HTC one. No wonder why HTC has been loosing money.

23. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Never can quiet understand how HTC does business. All their huge success came from first gen android devices.

19. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Holy mother of bezels !!!!!

2. khaledmhawesh

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

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

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

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.

9. khaledmhawesh

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I read that the 4 ultrapixel is better , but the main prob is slow charge speed

13. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Read the One M8 article by Anand as well, the charge times have significantly decreased as opposed to the M7

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

the 4 ultrapixel is still better. It only fails when it comes to details. The 13mp on the mini 2 is a downside because of it's pathetic camera sensor

3. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Isn't HTC going back to the same confusing strategy of 2012? One x, x+, s, v, sv, xc, .... Where no one could say which one has what specs and what sort of customers are being targeted.

4. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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..

6. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

HTC.never.learns

7. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

The plastic one has better SoC? Now that's intriguing.

12. Gamas_K

Posts: 88; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Well, if you live in asia the M8 has 2.5 Ghz SD801, while in US and europe it supposed to be 2,3 Ghz SD801

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this should be a flagship, someone is drunk in there...

11. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Butterfly 2? HTC=high troller company

16. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Finally! A decent camera! I hope this is a sign of things to come!

20. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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.

17. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

I really like HTC but I think they should make some changes to their phones

18. SAIDH0

Posts: 10; Member since: May 08, 2014

It's a limited edition phone ... only 100 units will be produced .. u people need to chill lol..

21. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And its cheap junk plastic, yuck. The original M8 is classier.

22. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

I like plastic :)

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