HTC One E9+ Looks Even Better than the Company’s Flagship
HTC has quietly listed its latest phablet, the HTC One E9+, on its China website without any price or availability details. Whether it’s called an unplanned disclosure or a low-profile release, the new high-end device is out and the images show that it comes with a 5.5-inch higher Quad HD (2K) 534 ppi display – the sharpest screen ever to be used on an HTC phone.
The new E9+ has the same design language of recent HTC phones, though, it does feature a 7.49mm-thick half-metal, half-plastic body. The phablet is very similar to the flagship HTC One M9, but it outshines the latter in terms of the screen size and resolution — the One M9 features a 5-inch full-HD 441 ppi display.
Under the hood, it packs a 64-bit octa-core 2.0GHz MediaTek MT6795M processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage. However, various reports claim that the E9+ will come with 3GB of RAM, and the former will be announced for the slightly lower-end One E9.
At the back, the device boasts a 20 mp camera with 4K video recording, followed by a 4 mp UltraPixel module at the front. Connectivity options include Dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi ac, NFC, LTE and Bluetooth. It is powered by a 2,800 mAh battery and sports the trademark BoomSound front-facing stereo speakers.
As per the listing, it runs the ‘latest Android OS with HTC Sense out-of-the-box’, tipping Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7 UI.
In a nutshell, if the One E9+ turns out to be anything as mentioned in the above paras, it would be an even better phone than HTC’s flagship, not to mention without taking into consideration the exceptional design of the One M9.
As said earlier, the website doesn’t note the price or the release date of the product. However, recalling HTC’s last week event invite featuring the tagline ‘More than One’, it looks like the Taiwanese handset maker is planning to launch One E9+ on April 8, along with the One M9 Plus and One E9.
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