Update 3/6/14: HTC has officially unveiled the HTC One E8, previously known as the HTC One M8 Ace and HTC One M8 Vogue Edition.
“Combining style and substance, the HTC One (E8) represents the incredible experience people expect from an HTC One device with a look and feel that’s unlike anything else out there today. If you’re looking for the best flagship smartphone experience, but want to stand out from the crowd, this is the phone for you,” said HTC CEO Peter Chou. Also see: 28 best smartphones of 2014
The HTC One E8 has the same sleek, ergonomic design as the HTC One M8, but has a polycarbonate unibody frame. It's available in white, pink, blue and grey. Also read our HTC One M8 review.
Motion Launch and BoomSound make their way from the HTC One M8 to the E8, but the E8 has a few innovations of its own, including a dual-curve design, a 13Mp rear camera plus 5Mp selfie camera with a countdown timer, and dual-SIM operation. Also see: Best dual-SIM smartphones and best SIM-only deals.
The 145g, 146.42x70.67x9.85mm HTC One E8 has a 5in (1920x1080, 441ppi) screen and runs HTC Sense 6. There's 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, plus a microSDXC slot that lets you add up to another 128GB. The HTC One E8 supports dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC, and its battery is rated at 2,600mAH battery. A line of Dot View cases is available for the HTC One E8, which is expected to be available in early June.
HTC One E8: Release date
HTC unveiled the One E8 today (3 June) and said it will go on sale in selected markets in early June.
HTC One E8: Price in UK
HTC has not yet confirmed the pricing of the HTC One E8 in the UK, although in China it will cost CN¥2,799, which is a straight conversion to £267. This means the One E8 could be just half the price of the HTC One M8.
Meanwhile, the HTC One M8 Prime (also known as HTC One M8 Plus and HTC One M8+) has been suspended indefinitely.