Earlier today a video from Sprint was accidentally released showing what appeared to be the HTC One (E8) coming to the network. The cheaper, plastic-bodied version of the HTC One (M8) flagship was released in China earlier this summer. It was unclear whether the device would make it to the U.S. market at the time.
The video from Sprint, which has since been pulled, was apparently released prematurely. Since the video did not contain any information regarding pricing or availability according to sources that viewed it, we do not have any idea when the device may be ready for consumers to purchase. The fact that a video exists is a good sign though that we will eventually see it in the U.S.
The HTC One (E8) is comparable to the HTC One (M8) in most respects. The body is plastic and the other major change is the normal camera instead of HTC’s duo camera setup. The E8 comes with a 5.0-inch 1080p HD display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage to go with a 13 MP camera and 2600mAh battery. The device comes with HTC’s Sense 6 user interface running on top of Android 4.4.