Dual SIM HTC E1 603e available in China
Officially unveiled last month, the HTC E1 (model number 603e) can be bought in China now.
Prices for the E1 start at 1,699 CNY (about $275 or €211). Curiously, the handset no longer appears over at HTC China’s official webstore. Instead, HTC provides a link for ordering the E1 through Sina Weibo – here. Customers can choose to get the smartphone with 8GB or 16GB of internal memory, while the rear camera can be either a 5MP unit, or an 8MP one. Moreover, the back of the device can be customized – six color versions are available.
Dissimilarities aside, all HTC E1 models features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Sense UI 4.0+, HSPA, dual SIM capabilities, a 4.3 inch Super LCD2 WVGA display, Bluetooth 4.0, Beats Audio sound, a large speaker on the front, dual-core 1.15GHz Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable internal memory, 2MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera with flash, and a 2,100 mAh battery.
We still don’t know if HTC intends to release the E1 in other countries. But the handset could be successful in emerging markets, where affordable dual SIM smartphones tend to be popular.
HTC was the fourth smartphone vendor in China in the last quarter of 2012, behind Samsung (obviously), Nokia and Apple.
Via Focus Taiwan