I guess HTC’s strategy of reducing the number of phones it releases each year has been cancelled. Just a few months after the 2014 HTC One M8 made it to market, HTC has now announced the One (E8). Designed to be somewhere between the high-end HTC One M8 and a mid-range device like the Moto X, the One E8 contains most of the same features as the current HTC flagship, including all of the same software (Android 4.4.2 and Sense 6).
Sporting a polycarbonate body, the phone will feature a 1080p 5-inch screen, a Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2GB of RAM, just like the One M8. The E8’s body is slightly more curved, but it keeps the front-facing speakers. There is only one back camera this time, but it is 13MP, which some people might prefer. The front camera is 5MP and has a wide-angle lens. The 2600mAh battery is nonremovable, there is 16GB of internal storage, and there it is expandable with a microSD card.
Additionally, the Asian model will feature dual SIM card slots. It will be available in white, black, red, and blue. There is no word yet on US availability or pricing.