Is the HTC One M8 a bit too full-on for you? Perhaps something a little bit less aluminium is a bit more up your alley. Well, if you are one of those people, the HTC One E8 that has been announced today may be the phone for you. The One E8 trades its aluminium metal unibody for a polycarbonate unibody (the same material used for phone cases) in the hopes of appealing to the “fashion-conscious” and will be available in “Polar White, Electric Crimson, Maldives Blue, and Misty Gray”.
Not that many hardware details have been specified in the press release, but guessing from the fact that it has a 2,600mAh battery, BoomSound speakers and access to Sense 6.0 and Dot View cases, there will likely be more than a few similarities between the One E8 and One M8′s specifications. Probably the biggest similarity between the two devices is the inclusion of the Duo Camera, however while the One M8 had 4MP UltraPixel main camera, the One E8 instead just has a regular 13MP camera. Whether this means all the nifty features of the One M8 will no longer be available to the One E8 remains to be seen, but it’s very interesting that HTC has chosen to abandon UltraPixel for this new devices.
No pricing or specific region availability has been stated yet, however HTC says that the HTC One E8 will start becoming available in June. Hopefully changing the unibody to polycarbonate will make the device cheaper. Who’s interested in getting a HTC One E8? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.