Better late than never: TENAA releases images of the HTC One M9e one day before unveiling

Better late than never: TENAA releases images of the HTC One M9e one day before unveiling
Tomorrow, HTC will introduce two new handsets. Conspicuous by its absence will be the HTC One A9, which is not expected to be introduced until next month. The two handsets to be unwrapped by the beleaguered manufacturer tomorrow are rumored to be a China-bound version of the HTC Butterfly 3, and the HTC One M9e. The latter is yet another variant of HTC's floundering flagship, this time with global aspirations.

Just a few days ago, the HTC One M9e was certified by Chinese regulator TENAA. Those familiar with the agency know that its certifications are usually accompanied by pictures of the device that received the thumbs up. For some reason, the original certification of the One M9e did not include any photos of the device. We are happy to tell you that the photos are now available for you to stare at.

While we have your attention, let's revisit the specs. The HTC One M9e will be equipped with a 5-inch screen, carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That works out to a 441ppi pixel density. The MediaTek MT6795 SoC is under the hood, containing an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of internal storage. Those needing additional memory can turn to the 128GB capacity microSD slot on board.

A 13MP camera is on back, with the infamous 4MP Ultrapixel snapper in front, ready to shoot selfies and handle video chats. Speaking of front-facing, the BoomSound stereo speakers in front offer Dolby sound, and the phone features dual SIM capabilities. The handset is 9.61mm thick and will be offered in Gold, Silver, Gray and Black. The unit supports 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS connectivity.

We can now tell you that you can check out the usual TENAA-snapped photos by clicking on the slideshow below.

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source: TENAA (translated) via GadgetBlaze



1. engineer-1701d unregistered

what the f is that noooooo htc just quit or fire the moron designing the phones.

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I think with this phone they are trying to say "We are done". What a sad day

13. unregistered

With 2GB or Ram. That's a big no. I am not buying any android phone with less than 3GB of Ram. Even it it's being sold for $50.

14. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Still, sexy

23. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I think someone intentionally wants to destroy HTC

27. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Head of design department? Apparently they have zero intentions to get rid of that black bar with their logo and the same old soap design.

31. dimas

Posts: 3448; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Nothing wrong with 2gb ram. I own a 2gb ram android with 6-10 background apps running and i don't have any problems with it.

34. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

U made my day smiling

28. SnakєBoyVincentLiu unregistered

Thats what happens when you copy Apple, you get destroyed...

30. dimas

Posts: 3448; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Really? Obviously you haven't seen the old htc and meizu models. Google everything from their first flagship and tell me who's copying who.

36. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

i guess they already fired all designer guy, so they stuck with this design forever

2. carlemillward unregistered

It feels like they just re-branding the same old phone and making a very minor change, trying to fool people into thinking it is a brand new device, but in reality it is an old device that cannot sell. Next Up: HTC E9m

22. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Why not? It works for Apple... :D

24. carlemillward unregistered

Apple provides a new chipset with better CPU and GPU, and improves either the camera or ram or gives it entirely new features like TouchID or 3D Touch and Siri.

33. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Ignore him he's just a stupid troll

4. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Its like they're not even trying.

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

HTC your time is nigh.

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Doom is upon us...

7. Clars123

Posts: 1080; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

This is hilarious....I'm beginning to think they're doing this on purpose to make next year's flagship (if they survive that long) look impressive

9. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

HTC's CEO is doing what that piece of s**t Elop did to NOKIA. Mistake after mistake just to make the company go down as fast as possible to be cheap to be bought by his love Microsoft and in HTC case some other company. I cant imagine anything else out of this retarded mistakes.

10. T-rex unregistered

HTC has totally lost it

12. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

How is this better late than never? If anything isn't it early?

18. Alan01

Posts: 662; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Because the pictures weren't included with the original TENAA certification last week. Alan F.

21. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Ah that makes sense. I'm so used to the FCC releasing my 5-year-old niece's drawings of phones, and I didn't realize TENAA actually releases pictures of the real thing.

15. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Screw you HTC bunch of hypocrites. Ever hardly listen to what the crowd have to say otherwise by now you would created another great flagship with decent camera and better screen. You just love strangling your self while watching in the the mirror. This is so fuccking sick what this company does to a point I wonder bunch of the management lives on this planet or they have they office up in the Mars . Yes Mars and the Spirit so the Opportunity brings you snack now and then. Do you suffer from hypoxemia and stuck in the box? Yes you are and it's all your fault but market to blame for that. Now I have to get my self an Iphone 6s which is the last thing I want to do. Amen

16. rsiders

Posts: 2038; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Seriously I am a fan of HTC but they have the most forgettable flagship of 2015. They need to continue with BoomSound speaker technology and get serious about the camera and they should be right back in the game.

19. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It's sad walking into a T-Mobile store: Apple, LG, and Samsung all have their own lovely little display tables, and they have the M9 tucked away on the wall of misfit phones, right between an iPhone 5s and a Galaxy Note 3...

25. rsiders

Posts: 2038; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Exactly. It's like it released and I'm sure some people brought it but that was it. Like it vanished. Even the One M7 and M8 stayed relevant longer than the M9.

17. MiAnyemi

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

As much as i like hTc, I have only one word for them, "Disappointed".

20. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

So basically same phone as M9,only with Mediatek and less ram,maybe worse camera. I dont get it, what purpose this phone have? It might be success when pricing will be around Moto X play,but they wont do that. GJ HTC,i think you fired all designers this year

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