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HTC One E9 (A55) with 5.5-inch Quad HD screen could be launched this month

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HTC One E9 (A55) with 5.5-inch Quad HD screen could be launched this month
Remember the HTC A55 that we told you about last month? It looks like this isn't a new Desire smartphone, as previously believed, and, instead, it's going to released under the name HTC One E9. According to @upleaks (who provided accurate info about the One M9 before HTC announced it at MWC 2015), the One E9 could be launched in China as soon as late March.

It seems that the E9 will be HTC's first smartphone to sport a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display - one that measures 5.5 inches. However, unlike the M9, the One E9 won't use a Snapdragon processor, but a MediaTek one: a 64-bit, octa-core MT6795 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. The One E9 should run Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7.0 UI, while also featuring: BoomSound speakers, a 20 MP rear camera, 4 MP UltraPixel front-facing camera (or 13 MP, on some variants), 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory.

It's said that the One E9 will be available in three color versions: white rose gold, metallic gray, and brown gold. All in all, this could be that One M9 Plus that you've been expecting, though it's not clear if HTC is planning to launch it around the world. We'll let you know when we find out more.

P.S.: What you're seeing in the image above is just a concept design, not a real device.

source: @upleaks (translated)

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posted on 05 Mar 2015, 11:01

1. NoeOb (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


I hope this won't take the place of the m9 plus. but if it did, they should put the snapdragon 810 in it, imo.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 11:05 6

2. sram145 (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


you mean the 810 that has overheating problem? Sure, why not?!

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 11:09 1

5. NoeOb (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


True, but I don't feel like a mediatek processor would be too great of an alternative. Who knows, I might be wrong.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 12:21

13. Nebice (Posts: 48; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


depending on what you do with the phone, i see a lot of people raging at mediatek although their processors are good, its mostly the gpu which lags power but normal performance is pretty good

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 13:15 1

19. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 427; Member since: 07 May 2014)


Still it will be better than a mediatek junk

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 11:22

7. alouden (unregistered)


I hope not. Aren't there issues with the 810? And we are not even talking about handsets with a QHD screen.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 11:39 1

9. alex3run (Posts: 713; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Anyway it is better than Mediatek MT6795 by far.

What a fail to put it with QuadHD display!

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 12:01 1

12. cdm283813 (Posts: 386; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


The 810 is so suspect right now, I wouldn't trust it. But I wouldn't trust this processor either until it's proven.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 11:05 17

3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


So a higher resolution with a crappier GPU.This is exactly what you need HTC.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 12:27

14. NoFanboy (Posts: 299; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


It's a mid range that won't come to the US buddy. Not a flagship

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 13:17 3

20. frankg (Posts: 156; Member since: 14 May 2014)


No, its a high-end phone, with a low-end CPU/GPU, maybe you should read the specs again....

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 14:05

23. Nebice (Posts: 48; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


i would just say low end gpu the cpu is fine ^^

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 13:17

21. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 427; Member since: 07 May 2014)


If its a mid range why is it so necessary to put a QHD display in it powered by some slopy processor.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 15:39

26. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


It has the same specs as M9 except QHD and Mediatek.
So does that mean M9 is mid range?

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 11:06

4. eman99 (Posts: 380; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


well does anyone know which of these carriers are picking this device up

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 11:13 2

6. harvardale (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Just a hunch, but I bet this phone will not be available in the US.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 11:36 1

8. namanjain (Posts: 16; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Oh come on, full hd screen with snapdragon 810 and QHD screen with with a mediatek processor. What on earth are you thinking htc?!

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 11:41

10. o0Exia0o (Posts: 900; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


Isn't this the same rumor as last year and the HTC One E8? And that turned out to just be a polycarbonate cheaper version of the M8.....Just sayin....

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 17:55

27. FYLegend (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


the specs are more consistent with a Butterfly-type phone.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 11:47

11. UglyFrank (Posts: 1722; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


A GPU that is only abit better than the GPU found in 2013s HTC One.....

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 12:30

15. RoboticEngi (Posts: 790; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


Lol mediatek crap :-)

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 12:34

16. medicci37 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Mediatek gpu isn't going to be powerful enough for the display

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 14:06

24. Nebice (Posts: 48; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


the gpu can handle it (officially it can take a 2k display) but i wouldnt say it performs well (especially games)

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 12:47

17. newuser1 (Posts: 257; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


what wrong with mediatek ?

The MT6795 is currently set to be the first 64-bit, LTE, True Octa-core SoC.

here is the spec:

http://www.mediatek.com/en/news-events/mediatek-news/mediatek-launches-64-bit-true-octa-core-lte-smartphone-soc-with-worlds-first-2k-display-support/

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 14:11

25. Nebice (Posts: 48; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


people just hate it cause the gpu kinda sucks hers a comparison ...Mediatek 6795 CPU PowerVR G6200 GPU (runs with about 90~ gflops), Snapdragon 810 Adreno 430 (runs with about 350~gflops), Exynos 7430 about 200~gflops (gflops are floating point operation) or easier they say how much the gpu can process... hope this helped a bit

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 12:58 1

18. Swizzlewood (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


i dont think you guys realise that the MT6795 SoC is actually a pretty damn good one, it has 120Hz display support and even 480fps1080 slowmotion.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 13:48

22. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Dat A55 doe...

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 20:30

28. hotty (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


htc keen on screwing up their smartphones !

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 06:50

29. tnuc2014 (Posts: 288; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


This could be a clever move by HTC, holding back their true flagship device until the initial S6 fuss has calmed down a bit. Or it could just be a nothing mid ranger lol

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