HTC One E9+ launched in China with 2K display and Mediatek chipset


htc one e9+

A plastic bodied version of the HTC M9 has been released exclusively in China with Mediatek chipset and 2K display.

Over in China HTC have updated their line of phones to include the new HTC One E9+ model. The phone features a dual tone plastic body to keep the costs low while retaining the popular front facing speaker set up of the metal flagship.

The One E9+ boasts a 5.5-inch display with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440, similar to that found on the Meizu MX4 Pro and 2K Oppo Find 7, what’s surprising though is that the power plant for this 534ppi display comes from Mediatek and not Qualcomm.

An MT6795M drives the phone with 3GB RAM, 16GB internal memory expandable with SD card, 2800mAh battery and rear facing 20 mega-pixel main camera, a 4 MP Ultra-pixel sticks to selfie duty.

htc one e9+

Along with the top end E9+ an E9 model has also been posted with slightly downgraded specifications such as 2GB RAM, 1080 display and 16 megapixel main camera.

Chances are both the E9 and E9+ will remain China exclusive phones, a shame as they are certainly going to cost less than the all metal, Qualcomm powered M9 with similar performance.

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36 Comments

  1. RRRobert
    March 30, 2015

    Judging the various reviews and benchmarks, I believe that any MediaTek-powered phone is currently a better deal compared to the Snapdragon competitors.

    So if you’re in for a (heavily overpriced) HTC M9, go for the E9 instead.

  2. desponent
    March 30, 2015

    Why are they insisting on this ugly design? Are they really that afraid to experiment these days?

    • March 30, 2015

      Because some people actually like the design?

      Why doesn’t Lenovo change the design of the ThinkPad series they bought from IBM? Because they get burned every time they try!

      • desponent
        March 30, 2015

        Those “some people” aren’t many enough to propel them to relevancy, if that keep going on do you think the company will survive?

        • MaxPower
          March 30, 2015

          You should apply at HTC as CEO and designer ad interim.

          • desponent
            March 30, 2015

            Ah, the classic “Don’t criticize if you don’t make one” fallacy. Love it.

            • MaxPower
              March 30, 2015

              Anyone is free to criticize a design because it’s all about personal taste, but when you talk about “not many enough” seems you are a marketing expert who comments about a company having all its numbers and details and that’s why i suggested you to apply as CEO

            • desponent
              March 30, 2015

              Err, I don’t have to be a marketing expert to read news. Reading news is good you know? Try it sometimes.

            • MaxPower
              March 30, 2015

              You have been criticizing marketing choices which is a little different from reading news.
              To do that, you have to know the numbers, to know the company plans, to be a marketing expert.

            • MaxRetard
              March 30, 2015

              You seem to be quite the sensation. Often poking subtle offences towards folks on the site at the slightest disagreement?

            • desponentRetard
              March 30, 2015

              The only person who would take defense of the king of trolls here (which is desponent) can only be the same desponent.
              So what happened to you suddenly? Not so cocky anymore uh?
              I guess that’s what you get for trolling other people.

            • MaxPower
              March 30, 2015

              Alright, enough.
              You can tell he’s hurt. 🙁

            • MinPower
              March 31, 2015

              Eurotrash is at it again!

            • Andy
              March 31, 2015

              Good lord, on this thread, I can’t tell who is who, much less workout the issues…….. you guys…….

            • MaxPower
              March 31, 2015

              I’m happy I’m entertaining you here, less rapists on the road.

            • desponent
              March 30, 2015

              Man, I have a fan now, the mentally ill one at that (or really is a junior schooler) seeing that fantastic name. Really now lol.

            • desponent
              March 30, 2015

              HTC is a publicly traded company and a lot of things is available for public. Seriously, read more news and stop being so defensive.

              But eh, w/e, I don’t actually care with your ignorance lol, keep at it.

            • MaxPower
              March 30, 2015

              Yaaawn!

            • MaxPower
              March 30, 2015

              Keep calling people ignorant won’t help you looking any better.
              What numbers other than assets, equity, revenues and income do you think they share?
              This is getting really hilarious, please explain it better.
              Hopefully you’ll come with something smarter than what you did back in time when you thought the Mali T760 of the new Samsung S6 was the same of the MK6732.LOL

            • desponent
              March 30, 2015

              Mobile market share data is there for you to read. Hilariously, do more reading.

              Oh wow you still remember that AND trying to use that as a fallacy. Damn, some people really do have serious issues. Good luck with your life.

            • MaxPower
              March 30, 2015

              Alright, it’s pretty obvious you have no idea what you are taking about.
              I’ll stop bothering you, I don’t want to upset your fans as well 😀

            • desponent
              March 30, 2015

              Good I guess? Work better on those fallacies next time.

        • March 30, 2015

          The only reason HTC is still marginally relevant is the HTC One design. They were a lot deeper in the whole before they introduced those…

          • desponent
            March 30, 2015

            And that’s why they’re too afraid to change. However, I don’t believe that keeping it straight for several generations will do them good, look at what the two top phone makers had gone through after insisting on using tired designs (they were smart enough to do something about it later on).

            Oh well, good luck to HTC and their fans. I’ll be on the sideline enjoying the show lol.

  3. March 30, 2015

    Early performance benchmarks of the MTK 6795 look poor, I can’t see how it can handle a 2k screen. I’ve actually just published a comparison with the Exynos 7420 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and it doesn’t look good.. http://www.mobiledroid.co.uk/blog/2015-flagship-smartphone-soc-showdown/

  4. March 30, 2015

    Nice

  5. Rob
    March 30, 2015

    So how much is this going to cost and have they enabled the 480FPS slow-mo camera feature? Lastly, why is this using the underclocked version of the chipset, with that 2K panel it needs all the help it can get!

  6. David Košič
    March 30, 2015

    Are people seriously bitching about the design of this phone, when most phones on this design are obvious copies of other more well known brands?

  7. MexiDroid
    March 31, 2015

    is the first MT6795 phone?

  8. njren
    March 31, 2015

    SIM 1: GSM(850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz)、WCDMA(850 / 900 / 1900 /
    2100MHz)、TD-SCDMA(1900 / 2000MHz)、FDD-LTE(850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 /
    2600MHz)、TD-LTE(1900 / 2300 / 2600MHz)、SIM 2: GSM(850 / 900 / 1800 /
    1900MHz)

    The specs seem to have disappeared from the HTC China website, but if true, connectivity on this phone wallops the domestic competition.