HTC One (E8) officially announced, with plastic body and 13 megapixel camera

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The HTC One (M8) may be one of the best Android smartphones available on the market, but some may not be willing to pony up the premium price. Well, today HTC officially announced the One (E8), a variant of the M8 that keeps most of the high-end specs and ditches the metal body for a polycarbonate one. Pricing for the smartphone is not currently available, it's easy to guess that HTC latest offering will be cheaper than the original.

A majority of the specifications found on the original M8 remain on the new E8, but there are a few tweaks. Other than the build materials, the smartphone comes in with a 13 megapixel rear camera and single LED flash instead of the Duo Camera setup and dual LED flash on the original. 

The E8 ships with the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM, BoomSound speakers,16GB internal storage, Micro SD card slot, 5 megapixel front-facing camera, and 2,600 mAh battery. While it's region specific, there will also be a dual-SIM version of the One (E8) as well. When it comes to hard specs, little is missing on the E8 and it's a welcomed addition to the One family for the consumer on a budget.

Available in black, white, red, and blue, the HTC One (E8) will be globally available in early June, with specific markets yet to be announced.

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