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HTC One E9+ makes an official debut: upends One M9 with 5.5” Quad HD screen and Mediatek’s most powerful chip

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HTC One E9+ makes an official debut: upends One M9 with 5.5” Quad HD screen and Mediatek’s most powerful chip
HTC has officially lifted the veil off its brand new One E9+, a high-end device that will - unfortunately - be available only for Asian markets.

With a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and the most powerful chip in MediaTek’s lineup, the One E9+ is an appealing phone that trumps even the flagship HTC One M9 when it comes to the screen resolution.

The key difference between the two lies in the materials used: the One E9+ sports a glossy plastic finish that appears similar to that of popular devices like the HTC Desire 816, while the One M9 features an all-aluminum unibody.

As for the rest of the specs of the HTC One E9+, take a look right below:

  • Screen: 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560-pixel LCD
  • SoC, RAM: MediaTek MT6795M, 3GB RAM
  • Internal storage: 16GB, expandable via microSD card
  • Cameras: 20MP main, 4MP front Ultra-pixel selfie cam
  • Battery: 2800mAh 

Kepe in mind that there also seems to be an HTC One E9 model launching simultaneously with the E9+. The One E9 is said to differ only in the fact that it has a 1080 x 1920-pixel display, 2GB of RAM, and a 16-megapixel main camera.

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posted on 30 Mar 2015, 06:31 19

1. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


HTC 2015 line-up is messed up.

But might get the E9+ over the M9 if I want a HTC phone.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 07:00 1

6. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 265; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


How is it messed up? They are doing the same as Apple and Samsung did. E9+ If you want QHD which is pointless just stick with 1080p.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 07:03 30

9. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


It is messed up because M9 (the ONE) should be the Top of the line!!

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 09:25

20. jesusnexo (Posts: 149; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


so just becuas eit doesnt have QHD, it is not on the top? htc knows 1080p is enough for 5inch.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:04 5

21. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


bigger is better.... bigger screen resolution is better..
If bigger is NOT better, we still use 240x360

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:07 8

22. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Lol... With Mediatek GPU it's better to have 240x320 screen than a 1440p one.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:11

24. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


My eyes can be blind seeing a 240x320 in 5.5"

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 11:52 1

26. Niva. (Posts: 418; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Bigger is not always better, it really depends on the purpose for upsizing. Bigger displays are not as compact as smaller ones. This is a game of mobility and while some people are ok lugging 6" devices in their pockets others are not. The higher resolution comes with a penalty in performance, and at anything under 6" I really fail to see the reason for going to QHD.

There was a huge jump in display clarity from 720p to 1080p, the jump to 1440p on phones has been a silly one though. There comes a point where it's good enough and as far as I'm concerned 1080p is good enough of these devices.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 20:20

31. jesusnexo (Posts: 149; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


uhg nope. bigger is not better. i wont take any phone over 5 inch. and most people wont, theyre too big. if youre to fat or big to take a 5 inch normal then its your fault. and no, i fail to see the need of QHD when you have a 5 inch phone.
maybe on the note lines, or 5'9 but not on a 4.7,5 inch

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 05:24

39. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1834; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Too bad your girlfriend can't experience your "bigger is better" motto, man with a female first name.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 12:19

27. j2001m (Posts: 2784; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


No it's enough for the 810

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 05:55 1

42. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 158; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


In that case why a QHD Display for M9+? 1080P is more than enough for a 5.2 Inch screen too.
M9 is struggling in the battery endurance with 2840Mah battery. Don't know how this QHD Monster with 5.5 screen will fare in battery endurance with lesser 2800Mah cell :-O

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 06:27

45. bballrob79 (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Feb 2015)


I agree!

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 07:02 5

8. canned.acid (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


They are so messed up that some of the specs on the Butterfly 3 and E9+ are better than that on their Flagship ... The butterfly 3 will be limited only to the Asian market and their Flagship is identical to their last years flagship with a few spec bumps .... so where is the focus...

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 07:06 3

14. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 897; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Are you sure? The MT6795M only have a mid-tier GPU(PowerVR G6200), which is still behind the 2 years old Adreno 330. Gaming on that QHD panel might not be enjoyable.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 12:20

28. j2001m (Posts: 2784; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Why no games run at QHD, try again

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 04:21 1

35. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


Potato GPU, that's why.

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 06:00 2

43. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 158; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


But still it has to push all those QHD pixels in various other departments like Camera, Video, and many others, gaming is not the only feature in a smartphone. And this is a Flagship grade phone so its good to be feature proof keeping in mind how fast technology is advancing.

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 04:43 2

38. junaidahmed (Posts: 103; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


Exactly. Go home HTC, you are drunk!

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 06:39 7

2. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


The "ONE" have FHD/1080p, and the "OTHER ONE" have QHD?
Hmmm.... I thought the one supposed to be the flagship??? Que Pasa?

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 06:51 3

4. redmd (Posts: 1237; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Touché. This is definitely the "Other One"

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 09:24

49. HTCM9 (Posts: 26; Member since: 29 Mar 2015)


U better focus on Appsung phones,if u have so much issues with HTC. Man.. I cant undeerstand ur problem

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 06:41 2

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1002; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


This might sell hot cakes if it priced well, waiting for price before stock up

Received numerous satisfaction of Htc brand from my customers here

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 06:51

5. hmd74 (Posts: 476; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


No likes for now...

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 07:01 1

7. hafini_27 (Posts: 868; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


How come this one is better equipped than the One??

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 07:04 1

11. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


Agree...
How can flagship device beaten up by the one bellow it.

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 03:55

33. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


That GPU bottleneck though.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 07:04 1

10. mingler (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


Smartphone screen resolutions differ based upon two main factors:

1) technical expertise and yield

2) patents/intellectual property

The first is the reason why Samsung was the first with 1080p, held the top resolution/pixel density spot for at least 2 full product cycles, and was the first with 1440p, and remained on top until the LG G3.

Its the reason why Samsung was, up until very very recently, the only company that had commercialized 1080p resolution displays in smart phone pixel density...... and they had that manufacturing capability for at least 2 full product cycle.(including the lead time, that means 3 years; they are 3 years ahead of the competition with OLED technology; that may as well be a millenium). LG very recently developed their POLED fab for 1080p, but they have not yet fabricated enough displays for commercialization yet.

The 2nd reason is why, more or less, every phone on the market has at least 720p, but probably 1080p.

over the last 3 years, the Chinese heartland has really increased their overall capabilities..... Your choices are no longer restricted to sharp, panasonic, AU, Philips, and toshiba (Among otherS)

you can now buy 1080p IPS LCD displays from numerous companies with the word "shenzen" in the company name

The downside is that a lot of those displays have been fabricated using other company's intellectual property, making them illegal to sell in the US and Europe

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 07:05

13. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


Are you telling me that HTC can't get a QHD part for M9 for sell in US & Europe?

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 08:58 3

18. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Lol @ Samsung being the first with 1080p, afaik the first 1080p phone was the HTC Butterfly in 2012.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 12:23

29. j2001m (Posts: 2784; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Oh dear where did that butterfly come out, mean the usa or uk, hm I do not think so, oh yes asia

posted on 31 Mar 2015, 01:29

32. massi (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


No, not in the EU, but id did come out as Droid DNA in the states... So, point -> invalid

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 07:05 1

12. tiara6918 (Posts: 2017; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


This will beat the performance of the m9. Mediatek ftw!

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 07:21 11

15. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 897; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


You're drunk, dude.
Octa core A53 < Octa core big.LITTLE A53 + A57
PowerVR G6200 < < < Adreno 430
And seriously, why put that QHD panel with such a weak GPU?

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 08:23 2

16. seven7dust (unregistered)


atleast it won't overheat.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 09:07

19. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 897; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I'm just talking about perfomance, but l agree about the overheat issue.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:08

23. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)


And won't work! :D

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 06:00

44. t1gran (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)


Where are these specs from? Didn't find on MTK's site.

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 09:02

48. Noonting (Posts: 132; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaTek
You can find them here

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 08:28

17. Gadgetex (Posts: 79; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


What many people forget to notice these days is whom makes the screen for this new smartphone. I wonder if the sourced a cheap low end LCD as they usually do.

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 10:50

25. eman99 (Posts: 360; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


is this model heading for the states??

posted on 30 Mar 2015, 14:21 2

30. CreeDiddy (Posts: 606; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


The MT6795M is based on a 28nm die size. Battery performance will be worse than last years model.

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 04:09 1

34. fonelover (Posts: 192; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


What is the main difference between MT6795T and MT6795M? Someone please tell me.

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 04:36 1

37. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


Based on previous mediatek chipsets, the difference should be clock speeds.

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 05:44

40. Suo.Eno (Posts: 478; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Thanks. Was about to ask the same thing.

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 04:30

36. t1gran (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)


HTC One E9+ was announced on HTC's web-site a week ago.

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 05:46 2

41. Suo.Eno (Posts: 478; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


QHD + PowerVR G6200 (the smallest kid in the Rogue family) + 2800mAh.... I hope that this will end well.

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 06:55

46. geusan (Posts: 137; Member since: 19 Oct 2014)


design look clean, like it!

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 09:01

47. Noonting (Posts: 132; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Actually A53 Octa + G6200 isn't so powerful

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 09:28

50. isprobi (Posts: 626; Member since: 30 May 2011)


Minimum internal storage should be 32 GB and the battery needs another 500 mAh at least.

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 13:24

51. zelezo (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Im HTC fan from "blue angel"model , but now HTC did fail in few directions, one is continium of upgrades on very good design ( HTC one model) and their ingeneering about puting 5.5 into dimensions of 5 inch device ( wich LG and many more got that ) their basels are most biggest in phones for now , and same screen technology like few years in a row ( sLCD3).
i got HTC one atm, and im concidering to change company for the first time ...

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 17:31

52. alexvv (Posts: 161; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


8 cortex-a53 are not enough for Quad-hd resolution. cortex-a53 are barely the at the same performance level of a cortex-a9 and a cortex-a9 is by far worse than a cortex-a15 let alone an a-57

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