HTC will produce more affordable, plastic One M8

13 April, 2014 | Comments (129) | Post your comment

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One of the main selling points of the HTC One M8 is its all aluminum body. The beautiful design and premium handling does come at a premium price and may leave lots of buyers out in the cold as the handset is just out of their price range.

As a means of competing with Samsung in price, however, HTC will be releasing a cheaper, plastic version of the HTC One M8.



Specs wise, expect the handset to be exactly the same, it just won't be encased in a metallic shell of burnished bling.

So how much cheaper is the cheaper version of the M8? It's a pretty significant price drop: $483 for the plastic version (SIM free) vs the $700 unlocked price of its aluminum older brother (it even sells as high as $853 in some regions).

Do you think that this is a smart move on HTC's part? Now that the One M8 can compete with the Galaxy S5 in terms of price, would you consider an HTC device over a Samsung one? Or were you willing to pay more all along?

Thanks to Neils for the tip!

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HTC will produce more affordable, plastic One M8 - reader comments

  • RezAgusti

me too.. especially for HTC One Dual SIM.. except, HTC Keyboard for Input language and type can't type for arabic.. like this: salam .. سلم its user experience matters..

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  • 2014-04-20 12:19
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  • pranjal

ill buy it if it has the snapdragon 800

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  • 2014-04-20 10:17
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  • armen1978

At this price range, I will buy one definitely. Smart move from HTC.

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  • 2014-04-18 23:15
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