HTC One E9: release date, price, specs, news and rumors

HTC One E9: release date, price, specs, news and rumors

A bigger and more plastic version of the HTC One M9 - known as the HTC One E9 - looks to be inbound (not to be confused with the equally inbound HTC One M9+). In mid-March, images and specs of the phone appeared on TENAA - China's phone certification authority - which also confirms that it's already being prepared for the Chinese market. Head to the updated section below for more.

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The HTC One E9 will be running Sense 7. / © ANDROIDPIT

HTC One E9 design

Update: Information from TENAA reveals that the phone will have a large 5.5 inch QHD display, which is technically a big jump in quality and size from the HTC One M9. Aside from the bigger size, the HTC One E9 specs will be packaged in a chassis pretty much the same shape as the HTC One M9. Just as the E8 was in relation to the M8, the One E9 appears to have an all-plastic chassis that will be available in white, gold, metallic grey and brown.

HTC One E9 release date

At present there is no detailed information about a HTC One E9 release date, but we'll keep you posted as we hear more. It's appearance at TENAA implies its not far away from a Chinese release though. We have heard that the HTC One M9+ is scheduled for a late-Q1/early-Q2 release, so if the One E9 appears at the same time, it's not far away at all.

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Images from TENAA seem to confirm the final design of the HTC One E9. / © ANDROIDPIT

HTC One E9 display

There was some surprise - perhaps disappointment - that the HTC One M9 display didn't improve on the specs of its predecessor, so perhaps this is HTC's way of making amends.

On the other hand, the benefits of having QHD on the HTC One M9's 5-inch display are debatable - putting a strain on smartphone battery for a screen that's arguably too small to make the most of a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. The extra 0.5 inches of screen real estate on the HTC One E9 will make the QHD resolution goodness more visible.

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The HTC One E9 looks set to be bigger and sharper than that on the HTC One M9 (pictured). / © ANDROIDPIT

HTC One E9 price

We don't know the HTC One E9 price yet, but it's safe to say that when this monster phablet does appear, its price will be right up there in iPhone 6 Plus territory.

HTC One E9 specs

System Android 5.0.2 Lollipop + HTC Sense 7
Display 5.5-inch LCD, QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels)
Processor MediaTek MT6795, octa-core 2.0 GHz / Snapdragon 810, octa-core, 4 x 2.0 GHz + 4 x 1.5 GHz
Internal storage  32 GB + microSD
Battery 2,840 mAh
Camera 20.7 MP (rear), 4 MP UltraPixel (front)
Connectivity USB 2.0, Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5 GHz), LTE Cat. 6, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
Dimensions TBC
Weight TBC

HTC One E9 features

It seems safe to say that the HTC One E9 features will include everything that appears on the One M9: theme store, location-based app recommendations via the home screen widget, Zoe Mode and Sense 7-specific features.

What do you think about the One E9? Different enough to the standard One M9 or ho-hum?

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  • Madars G Mar 9, 2015 Link to comment

    wtf? the same home button like samsung :D

  • Mark R. Mar 9, 2015 Link to comment

    surely the E9 and M9+ are two different phones? The E9 will be the successor to the E8 and the M9+ will be the large form factor version of he M9.

    • Kris Carlon Mar 13, 2015 Link to comment

      I think so too, but for now we just don't have enough information to properly distinguish between these leaks. Like, if the E9 has a 5.5-inch screen, what would the M9+ have? I'm still not convinced everything that's leaking is even half-legit.

      • Mark R. Mar 16, 2015 Link to comment

        I hope they keep the 'E' range running, it's to the M8 like the VW Touareg is to the Porsche Cayenne, more or less the same under the skin with a more functional exterior!

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