According to Chinese website TMT Post, HTC is going to release a version with plastic housing for HTC One M8. This version will come with the same specs as the original M8 but will have a significantly low price. While aluminum unit in China reached a price of about $ 853, plastic version will cost around $ 483, significant price variances and to compete best with Samsung Galaxy S5.
It would be a strange move for the Taiwanese phone maker. After all, the HTC One series in their own words for ‘ premium ‘ feeling, while the Desire series is aimed precisely at the middle of the smartphone market. The question is which segment a plastic HTC One M8 would fit.
Jason Mackenzie, the HTC director of the American branch of the company, called the Galaxy S5 late last month, a cheap, plastic bauble. According to Mackenzie, HTC focuses on consumers and deliver a well designed product. Mackenzie proud said ” The Samsung Galaxy S5 is for those who like cheap plastic. ”
Surely the decision to make the HTC One M8 plastic version, will bring more users, now remains to be seen whether the Taiwanese company will adopt a quality plastic, robust and easy, in order to please and keep the customers.
The original HTC One M8 feels nice in the hand, and 90% of the metal housing seems designed with care. The smartphone has a 5-inch display with full HD display (1080p) and 440ppi. Specifications list continues with an 801 Snapdragon chip with quad-core 2.3 GHz. The gadget is 4G has Android 4.4 KitKat. It comes with the HTC Sense 6 interface and Smart Sensor Hub, which predicts user actions.
Given these specifications do you think you will buy the cheap plastic version of this device?