Remember when a few days ago we brought you the news about a more affordable version of the flagship HTC One M8 getting ready for launch? Known as the HTC One M8 Ace Vogue, the phone was expected to go official on June 3rd. However, it looks like we won’t have to wait that long as the device is already listed on HTC’s Chinese site, which can be counted toward an official unveiling.
HTC M8 Ace Phone Officially Unveiled
We are not quite sure what is behind the phone’s earlier release. It’s possible that Taiwanese manufacturer pushed back the release date, or that the previous claims were a few days off. Also, we can’t rule out that on Tuesday HTC will announce the phone for international markets, because as of now only a Chinese version is officially unveiled. Whatever the case is, all technical details about the handset have been revealed and that’s what matters the most.
It seems that earlier rumors we spot-on were true and the HTC One Ace is in fact very similar to the original HTC One M8. The phone arrives, however, with the model number E8 instead M8 so it’s clear that it differs from its cousin in some aspects.
As for the specs, the One Ace is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz and, as earlier expected, sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. The main camera packs a regular sensor with no UltraPixel technology and is accompanied by a single LED flash.
The front panel houses BoomSound front-facing stereo speakers and the whole packed is kept alive by a battery featuring Extreme Power Saving which can give you as much as 30 hours of usage time. At this point, there’s no mention of the phone’s screen, RAM and internal memory which may be disclosed at international unveiling on June 3rd.
In order to bring the price down, HTC gave up on metal body and used plastic instead. The One Ace will be available in four color options – white, dark grey (or black), red and blue. Price of the HTC One Ace remains unknown at the moment, though being slightly more modest than the One M8, it should also be more affordable. Previous rumors suggested that the phone could be priced at RMB 3,000 without contract, which would be an equivalent of $480 according to today’s exchange rate.
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