At this point we’ve had several looks at HTC’s upcoming One E9+ handset, and—whether it intended to or not—the company has now quietly made the device official via its Chinese website. We saw the first leaks of the phone earlier this month via Chinese regulators, and then saw more images surface by way of famed phone leaker Upleaks. Most recently, Upleaks showed us renders that look almost identical to the ones now seen on HTC’s own website…
According to the product page itself, the device features a stunning 5.5-inch QHD display at 534 ppi, a 20-megapixel main shooter, 3 GB of RAM, MediaTek’s octa-core 2GHz MT6795M 64-bit SoC, a microSD slot, a 2,800 mAh battery, and dual-SIM slots. Also, you’ll find the typical connectivity interfaces like 802.11 ac WiFi and Bluetooth, as well as front-facing BoomSound speakers. Interestingly, the phone’s specifications page incorrectly lists the device as having a 13-megapixel main camera and 2 GB of RAM, which we assume were instead meant for the yet-to-be-announced standard E9 version of this phone.
Speaking of the assumably cheaper standard phone, Upleaks has come out today to share some renders of the device. There aren’t many noticeabile differences, but you can definitely see that the main camera on the back is just a little bit less obnoxious. So far, we’ve seen both of these phones leak in a total of 3 color variants, and the official listing for the E9+ seems to confirm this to be the case. One is brown with a gold trim, another has a white back with the gold trim, and the last is black on black.
In terms of other HTC smartphone developments, the company is supposedly planning to announce what is likely to be the HTC One M9+. Invites to the media event for this brother to the M9 only went out to the Chinese media and the event is scheduled to happen on April 8th in Beijing, so it’s still not clear whether or not this device will be making its way to the United States. As far as we know, the M9+ is going to sport dual-cameras, a fingerprint scanner, and other bonuses over the regular HTC One M9 which was announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this month.
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