HTC Is Working On A Cheaper Version Of HTC One M8 With Plastic Materials

According to TMTPost, HTC might be working on a cheaper version of One M8 with plastic materials. According to the report, the price of the plastic version of HTC One M8 would be set at 3,000 YUAN (Rs 29,027) while the metal version of the One M8 is currently priced at 5,299 YUAN (Rs 51,271). If this price difference turns out to be true, it would have a great impact on the sales of the device.

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HTC One M8’s biggest attraction has been its beautifully crafted unibody aluminium body with 90% metal usage. Would you buy a plastic version of HTC One M8 if there is a substantial price difference? Currently, the company has replaced the single SIM version of HTC One in India with a dual SIM version which has a removable back cover. Could this report also possibly point towards a dual SIM version of HTC One M8?

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April 15, 2014 11:56 am 11:56 AM

that wll surely hit samsung…

April 15, 2014 10:18 am 10:18 AM
all 30k + phones must come with lte! im sure 3g would be enuf for phones i really dont know why the adoption of 4g. 21.1mbps 3g speed is enuf for indian market for 90% of people im sure they will give 21.1 mbps speed on 4g and pull out money from people already airtel reduced 3g speeds in bangalore.. after 4g launch! dirty game they must have some sense when they r launching 4g! if airtel had pan india 3g that was enuf.. if bsnl provided pan india 2g it was enuf! they certainly cant manage in a country… Read more »
April 15, 2014 1:51 pm 1:51 PM

Surely airtel will reduce 3G speed in Delhi when they launch 4G lte in Delhi.
Hence proved:- we need 4G lte now to get atleast 21.1mbps

April 14, 2014 8:21 pm 8:21 PM
*I really hope HTC doesn’t do this.The metal design of HTC One 2014 is one of the many reasons why I and many other tech authors have appreciated it.A plastic design would make the phone look down-right ugly. *Apart from that what HTC needs to keep in mind is that Samsung is great at reducing prices to drive up volumes.If HTC really releases a plastic version of HTC One 2014 at around 30k then Samsung would quickly drop the prices of its S5 and given the marketing power Samsung has the HTC One 2014 plastic version won’t stand a Chance… Read more »
April 15, 2014 10:42 am 10:42 AM
When they say a plastic version … It means one more phone , they dont stop making the aluminium unibody one! Many ppl are not into looks( Eg all samsung buyers) This seems to be a really good decision. Most of us do put up back cover or flip covers on our phones and loose the feel anyway. And since the hardware is the same I doubt there will be a software change so y the fuss about updates So for ppl going for s4 and s3 .. they can get this 2014 flagship for the same price.. Y to… Read more »
April 15, 2014 11:56 am 11:56 AM
*I agree that many people don’t care about looks but a lot of them do and for them the HTC One 2014 is a solid option. *On a international level both the HTC One 2014 and Samsung Galaxy S5 have the same specs. *A plastic version of HTC One 2014 will make it look similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5. *The plastic version has been rumored now and even if it makes a official debut next month it will still take another two months for the rumored plastic version of HTC One 2014 to be available in the market and… Read more »