HTC continues to be active in the product release space as they are following up the recently announced HTC M8 Mini with the HTC E8 as the first two devices based on their flagship of the year, the HTC M8. We expect a few more color variants of the the HTC M8 and at least another two iterations of the device more before the year runs out. The E8, by the front look is exactly like the HTC M8, though it is when you look closely that you notice the differences.
The HTC E8 is a plastic clad device unlike the 90% Aluminum based HTC M8 that we have come to love and appreciate so much. The device will be powered by a Snapdragon 801 SoC, which perhaps gives an indication that the Snapdragon 805 is not ready just yet for a takeoff. The chipset contains four Krait 400 CPUs, each clocked at 2300 MHz or 2.3 GHz alongside the Adreno 330 GPU. There is 2 GB of RAM on board to assist you will all your multitasking maneuvers. The screen on the E8 is the same 5 inch 1080 P IPS SLCD Panel as on the HTC M8. The HTC E8 will run Android 4.4 and Sense 6.0 out of the box. There is no MHL or the IR blaster on the E8 either.
The real difference in terms of specs come from the Camera department. The E8 has a 13 MP Rear Camera instead of the Ultra Pixel Camera of the M8 and has a 5 MP front facing BSI sensor for selfie shots. There is a single LED on the back to help you with shooting in low light situations. The HTC E8 will also bring with it Dual SIM capabilities, so you will be able to run two networks on your phone at the same time. Only the Chinese variant of the device will get LTE, while the rest of the world will have 3G on both the SIMs. Due to the plastic build of the phone, the E8 is also a noticeably lighter phone weighing 145 grams as compared to late 160s of the M8. The battery on the device is a 2600 mAh and the device will go on sale this month in select Asian and European markets.