News by Luke Jones on Friday August 15, 2014.
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HTC seems to be entering a new phase of its rebuilding process. The company has already released a number of smartphones in different niches as it said it would, while it is even launching the One M8 flagship on Windows Phone. The Taiwanese giant has even started rolling out its smartphone range in the US, looking to grow its stuttering market share in one of the most important global markets.The company rolled out the solid mid-range Desire 816 phablet in the US last week, while the Desire 610 landed in the country during July. The next handset finding its way to American shores will be the HTC One M8 variant, the One E8. Of course, the M8 flagship has been available in the country since launch, as have other smartphone, but HTC is padding out its range nicely. Like the two Desire smartphones that have landed in the US recently, the HTC One E8 will arrive as a carrier exclusive, at least initially. The Desire 610 launched with GoPhone, while the Desire 816 arrived on Virgin Mobile and after it sent out a video today we know that the One E8 will land on the nation's third largest carrier, Sprint. The company has yet to make an official announcement, but that should come in the next few days. If you are unfamiliar with the HTC One E8, it is a high end smartphone that takes plenty of inspiration from the flagship One M8 but does away with that handsets all metal body in favour of a plastic. The handset boasts a the same 5-inch 1080p screen found on the M8, while it also gets the same 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM. It does lack the 4 megapixel UltraPixel camera found on the flagship model and instead gets a more vanilla 13 megapixel lens on the back. As for the front facer, that?s a 5MP effort, while there is 16GB of internal storage. We are not sure how much the E8 will cost, but it should arrive on a $99 plan, but unlocked we expect it to be near the top end, just below true flagship price. source: Android Guys
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