HTC One E8 is colorful, made from plastic, fast and has dual SIM slots

HTC’s M8 flagship can be quite heavy on the pockets, and while the latest mini model poses as a decent alternative, the One E8 looks to be a much better choice, especially if you’re in for the entertainment features and high-end specs, and not the full metal design. The smartphone in question has been officially unveiled by the company and it’s being touted as stylish device featuring a dual curve design which looks no less premium than the aluminum clad M8.

The HTC One E8 has a polycarbonate unibody frame and it comes dressed in four colors, namely polar white, electric crimson, Maldives blue and misty gray. Not only does the phone look great, it has the same features found on the current flagship, except for the Duo Camera setup. The front sports Boom Sound speakers and a 5MP snapper, while the rear has a 13MP shooter.

HTC One E8

The handset doesn’t have a 4.7-inch display as previously rumored, but a 5-inch panel with 1080p resolution. And the processor here is slightly faster than the once found on the flagship. There’s the same Snapdragon 801 on the inside, but clocked at 2.5GHz. Accompanying it is 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, dual SIM slots, a microSD port and a 2600mAh battery. Android 4.4 KitKat is preloaded with Sense 6 and other enhancements such as Blink Feed and the extreme power-saver mode.

Here’s a roundup of the specs:

– Android 4.4 KitKat w/ Sense 6
– 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801
– 2GB RAM
– 16GB storage, 128GB expandable
– Dual SIM support
– 2600mAh battery
– 5MP front camera, 13MP rear snapper

Rear Panel

The HTC One E8 will go on sale this month in select markets. There’s no word on pricing as yet. The smartphone will also be accompanied by Dot View cases.