2K screens are passé: Latest HTC phone to have MT6795 SoC, 2660x1440p display


Just about a year back, the first 2K aka QHD aka 1440p (2560 x 1440p) screens started shipping on phones such as the Vivo Xplay 3S, and later, the OPPO Find 7 and LG G3.

Earlier today, an HTC phone — the HTC E9 — showed up at the Chinese equivalent of the FCC, i.e., TENAA. According to the listing, the phone will have a 5.5-inch display with a massive 2660 x 1440 pixel display, along with an unspecified octa-core processor with a clock of 2GHz… which we presume will be the MediaTek MT6795 which we’ve been eagerly waiting for.

Other than that, the phone will have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage, along with an SD card slot that can work with up to 128GB of microSD. From the model number — E9 — it is clear that the phone will be succeeding the HTC E8, but unlike the E8, the E9 doesn’t seem to share specifications with the current gen M-series flagship, the M9.

Lastly, the phone will run Android 5.0 Lollipop and weigh 150 grams. A Gold variant will be offered along with White and Black ones, so the E9 will have pretty much every taste covered with the color variants.

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32 Comments

  1. George
    March 11, 2015

    If they put it below 200$ maybe will sell some,and is ugly as fck to

    • nilinaxolotl
      March 11, 2015

      Yeah. I mean, wtf with that camera?

      • March 11, 2015

        Have to agree the camera bulge looks ugly

        • Yan
          March 11, 2015

          Hi Yash, thank you for the article. I want to buy a new phone but
          can’t decide which one to buy. My budget is 250€ and I am looking for a device with a screen size between 4.7 and 5 inch.

          Devices list:
          – IUNI U3 Mini (apparently it will be sold at 1999 Yuan in China, I guess
          that the price will be higher for international buyers)

          – THL 2015 (a great phone at a good price)
          – Siswoo Cooper i7 (amazing device for the price from a brand new company with no track record…what’s your feelings about the phone? worth to buy or not)
          – ZTE Blade S6 (much powerful cpu comparing to Redmi 2)
          – Redmi 2 Pro (which is sold around $190)

          Any advice will be welcome! Thanks.
          Yan

    • March 11, 2015

      Below $200 for MT6795 phone with 2K resolution display, 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM? Are you nuts? Can you purchase a Snapdragon 810 phone at that same price? Yes we all want cheap phones but not to the point of asking for stupidly low price for flagship grade devices. By all means, MT6795 is not a mid or low range SoC.

      You might as well ask Samsung to sell their Galaxy S6 for $200.

      • George
        March 11, 2015

        This device doesn’t stand a chance in a flagship price range because is not aesthetically appealing.
        Look at the MI note, we know it doesn’t worth that kind of money but is so darn premium beautiful built.
        Conclusion:to spend top dolas, put everything in it and built it deliciously,not golden bulky plastic crap.

        • March 11, 2015

          I know that the device has to appeal with its looks and all. But still, the device is not ugly. Its the typical HTC design. Besides, they can still make chages to the design youare seeing now before the final product.

          Even if it ships the way it looks now, it definitely doesnt deserve a $200 price point. Maybe its better to make a super beautiful phone with whacky hardware and call it premium while selling it for huge $$$.

          C’mon man, you are thinking like a woman.

          • George
            March 11, 2015

            This is my dream scenario from a cheapskate point of view:
            Korean=top of the line launch for 600 in 2 months = 400
            Chinese =top of the line launch 450 in 3 months below 300 = big like
            Established brand = mid range semi crap launch for 399 = eat sh1t and die
            Chinese = mid-low 6752/3gb launch below 200 in 1 month below 150 = everybody gets decent device.

        • Angry Mobile Nerd
          March 11, 2015

          They did, it’s called the M9 you dolt.

        • Sam Rathinam
          March 12, 2015

          I have shortlisted midrange smartphones like Honor 6 plus, Mi note or pro, Zenfone 2 which will be the best ? I watched video of camera test that Zenfone 2 beats iphone 6, Honor 6 plus beats iphone 6, Mi note also beats iphone 6 ? I am confused which one to buy and also customer reviews say’s that Mi 4 has a heating issue. Does Mi note heat so much as Mi4?

  2. Angry Mobile Nerd
    March 11, 2015

    When it comes to 2k screens and battery life, everyone has failed to deliver except Samsung.

    This will be HTC’s first attempt, should be interesting…

  3. sai bhagavan
    March 11, 2015

    camera looks a lot like the one on meitu 2…..but have to watch out for the price of the phone…….

  4. Miko
    March 11, 2015

    A serious question about the MT6795:
    Are they seriously thinking to put the PowerVR G6200? I really hope they will not since this will be a huge mistake by MediaTek , if we judge by the GPU benchmarks on MX4 using the same GPU with 4 cores.
    I really hope that it’s really on purpose that at the moment they haven’t written on their site which GPU the MT6795 has.

    • Stef
      March 11, 2015

      Let’s hope so. GPU is only useful for 3d gaming (which is mostly a gimmick in phones) yet takes so much of of the die area. The gpu must be just good enough to handle hardware decoding everything else makes the Soc slower as it takes space from the precious cpu die.

      As for the cpu itself mt6795 is shaping up to be a disappointment. It’s rumored to be using cortex A53 a mid mid end chip, unlike MT6595 which uses high end cores. It would be a first if
      Last Gen is actually more powerful than current Gen … disappointing.

      • Miko
        March 11, 2015

        I totally understand what you mean and to be honest my MX4 is running everything smooth but if MediaTek wants to attract people you can’t keep a GPU that was lower than the rest in the market back then to your new SoC. We might not like it but many people consider GPU as a big factor for their choice and thus MediaTek should take care of that as well.

    • Guaire
      March 11, 2015

      Both of those have exact same GPU (2 cluster of PowerVR G6). MT6795’s just a bit overclocked. So it’s a bit faster.

      On the other hand MT6795’s CPU are slower.

      • Miko
        March 11, 2015

        well depends on which SoC and device you are talking about cuz Meizu MX4 has MT6595 with PowerVR G6200 MP4 = 4 clusters.

        • Guaire
          March 11, 2015

          That’s not true. 4 cluster PowerVR G6 named as G6400.

          http://www.imgtec.com/powervr/series6.asp

          MT6595 has 2 cluster of that. If it had 4 cluster G6 would be faster than Adreno 330.

          • Miko
            March 11, 2015

            Again check it out. Meizu MX4 has a custom made PowerVR G6200 MP4.
            This site, Meizu site, GSMArena site and all the sites that I know say it (Meizu customized version) = MP4 = 4 clusters. Anyway, I can’t explain it more, and it’s kinda old news to reproduce all over again.
            As I said, it depends on the device. Not to mention that in my eyes the game expirience that my MX4 gives is same or sometimes better than the phones with the 801 SoC.

            • Guaire
              March 11, 2015

              Meizu has fastest MT6595. The others got M version, which has underclocked CPU and GPU both.

              Look at that comparisons below, Iphone 5s has 4 cluster of (custom) G6 clocked to 450MHz, Atom Z3580 has 4 cluster of G6 clocked to 533MHz. MT6595 clocked to 600MHz, 6595M clocked to 450MHz and 6795 clocked to 700MHz.

              http://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx31&D1=Meizu+MX4+%28M460%2C+M460A%2C+M461%29&os1=Android&api1=gl&D2=Apple+iPhone+5S&cols=2

              http://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx31&D1=Meizu+MX4+%28M460%2C+M460A%2C+M461%29&os1=Android&api1=gl&D2=Nokia+N1&cols=2

            • Miko
              March 11, 2015

              ok man, whatever, as I said… I can’t explain it more. Keep believing what you want. 🙂
              All the sites that have done review on the phone including the official site of Meizu are saying about customized version of the GPU and 4 clusters. The games are running equal or better than Adreno 330 and you are showing me benchmarks that we know they mean nothing. Not to mention that you show me 2 different GPU’s as I am specifically talking about a CUSTOMIZED VERSION of PowerVR G6200 especially for MEIZU. G6200 is different than G6XXX, just as GTX 760 is different than GTX790 for example… and they are not only different in cores.
              Just a small example though… Mali-T760 can go from 2 clusters up to full 16 clusters… you can see it with 2 cores in MT6752 to 8 cores at the moment to Samsung S6.
              Tell me a reason why that Meizu cannot have the PowerVR6200 GPU of MT6595 customized running with 4 clusters. Again customized is the key word.

            • Guaire
              March 12, 2015

              Gsmarena and other sites aren’t infallible. Usually one of them made a mistake, the others follows blindly.

              If you show me an official link from Meizu says it has 4 cluster I will be convinced.

              I checked out MX4 specs from Meizu, it doesn’t say 4 cluster, just customized.

              Imgtec official material says PowerVR G6200 means 2 cluster of G6.

              Mediatek says MT6595 has 2 cluster of PowerVR G6.

            • Miko
              March 13, 2015

              All sites are wrong and you are right, thank you for the info.

            • Guaire
              March 13, 2015

              “All sites” except official ones like Meizu, Mediatek and Imgtec.

            • Miko
              March 13, 2015

              Sure mate!

              Customized version of a GPU/SoC/Car/Airplane is different than a standard version a company offers. This CUSTOMIZED version was made by or for (maybe for is more right) Meizu.
              Every mobile site, even the sites of the official destributors of Meizu, claim of PowerVR G6200 MP4, Meizu official site says customized version (explain me that please since you are sure it’s something else than MP4), and you continue because MediaTek/lmgtec gives, rightly, the STANDARD version of the SoC/GPU.
              The games are running equal/better than Adreno 330.
              If you can’t understand few things, even after this discuss, I can’t try more, sorry, think what you want. And I will not try more. This is the last time I reply.

            • Guaire
              March 13, 2015

              As I said before, show me where Meizu claims it has 4 cluster and I will be convinced. Will be end of that argue.

  5. Guaire
    March 11, 2015

    Actual device have to look better. TENAA photos always looks horrible. It’s dimension almost identical to Iphone 6 Plus. Though I have to admit it back camera looks badly designed and HTC’s classic front design is too old.

    MT6795 isn’t on par with Snapdragon 810 or Exynos 7420. Actually it’s rather belong to upper mid-range.

    As usual for HTC price will be ridiculously high. It will try to compete against Mi Note and MX4 Pro.

  6. barry
    March 11, 2015

    “Latest HTC phone to have MT6795 SoC” Really? TENAA did not identify the SoC so how can you state that it will be Mediatek

  7. jalebi Singh
    March 11, 2015

    yay! a gpu decrease from the e8!

  8. fido
    March 12, 2015

    Looks more like the price is around 534 USD, for this highend MT6795/Samsung S6 competitor- check this : http://unicomputer.dk/da/324-55-myphone-m55-6795-4g-lte.html

    MT6795 phone should be on market within 3-weeks

  9. woman
    March 26, 2015

    How do women think Michael?

    • March 26, 2015

      Women always look at physical beauty first without considering the internal mechanism that’s posting the device.