HTC One E8 sales promising
It appears from what has been observed so far that the HTC One E8 is set to surpass sales expectations.
There were already signs, prior to the phone’s launch, that the E8 would do well as it would be offering mobile users more or less the same specs as the flagship HTC One M8, but at a significantly lower price.
With an HTC One E8 you get the same brilliant 1080p display with a 441 ppi pixel density that is on the M8 and which is more or less the standard of flagship smartphones entering the market.
You will also get the same amount of processing power in the shape of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, backed up by 2 GB of RAM.
You will also get the same 16 GB of internal storage to store your apps, photos and other media. If this does not suffice you can bump it up to 128 GB via the microSD slot.
E8 owners will enjoy the features of the latest version of Android, 4.4.2 KitKat, interacting with it through the thoroughly intuitive HTC Sense 6 user interface.
At the back of the E8 is where the differences with its more premium brother start to surface. Here you will find a 13 MP camera in place of the 4 MP dual camera that the M8 boasts.
Yes, this does mean that you won’t be able to do the cool focus-changing thing with the E8, seeing as it only has one camera lens. However, you will still have an equally powerful 5 MP front-facing camera for those all-important selfies.
Even in terms of battery life you will have the same deal; a 2600 mAh battery that gives you more or less a day of intensive usage before you need to recharge the phone.
Looking at these impressive specs, the E8 is not just almost as good as the M8, it has features that rival those of other popular flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S5.
And you get all that for a reasonably modest £284, over £200 less than the premium M8.
It is therefore no wonder that in China there have been more than 2 million pre-orders of the E8.
While this may be far from a true reflection of actual sales figures, the fact that over 50,000 handsets were sold within the first 15 minutes of the phone’s arrival will give HTC reason to be optimistic.