The HTC One E8 has been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors during these past several weeks, although back then the handset was referred to as the “One Ace“. Those of you who are familiar with the Ace should recall that HTC was advertising it as a fashionable device, despite the fact that, unlike the One M8, the E8 comes wrapped up in plastic.
In any case, the smartphone in question managed to get everyone’s interest going, and in China, where the smartphone has just hit the shelves, the HTC One E8 has enjoyed a huge interest from the public, as over 2 million units have been reserved so far.
Nevertheless, reserving a smartphone in China doesn’t require any type of payment or commitment from the prospective customer’s part, so in the end, the number of reservations will always be different from the actual sales figures. Interestingly enough though, today HTC has revealed that the One E8 is actually selling like hotcakes.
HTC One E8 – 50K Units Sold in 15 Minutes
The HTC One E8 went on sale in China earlier today, and according to an official post from HTC ‘s official Weibo account, the company managed to sell a whopping 50,000 One E8s in just 15 minutes after launch.
For those of you wondering, the One E8 can be viewed as a repackaged HTC One M8 with a lower price tag of 2999 yuan (roughly $481). The Taiwanese manufacturer can sell the E8 at a lower price point because lacks an aluminum unibody, but on the most part, the specifications are similar between the two aforementioned models. As such, the One E8 packs a Super LCD3 5.0 inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 and a pixel density of 441 ppi, a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, an Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. There are 16 GB of on-board storage expandable by up to 128 GB, and unlike the aluminum M8, the E8 comes with a 13 MP main camera as opposed to a dual UltraPixel setup.
What are your thoughts on the success of the HTC One E8? Would you be interested in buying one?