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

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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29 Comments

1. NoeOb

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 18, 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.

2. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

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

5. NoeOb

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

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

13. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 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

19. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014

Still it will be better than a mediatek junk

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.

9. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Anyway it is better than Mediatek MT6795 by far. What a fail to put it with QuadHD display!

12. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

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

14. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

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

20. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

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

23. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

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

21. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014

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

26. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

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

4. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

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

6. harvardale

Posts: 51; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

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

8. namanjain

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 15, 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?!

10. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 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....

27. FYLegend

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

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

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

15. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Lol mediatek crap :-)

16. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

24. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

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

17. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 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/

25. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 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

18. Swizzlewood

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

22. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Dat A55 doe...

28. hotty

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

htc keen on screwing up their smartphones !

29. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 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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