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

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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52 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

HTC 2015 line-up is messed up. But might get the E9+ over the M9 if I want a HTC phone.

6. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 938; Member since: Feb 23, 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.

9. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

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

20. jesusnexo unregistered

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

21. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

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

22. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

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

24. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

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

26. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 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.

31. jesusnexo unregistered

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

39. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

27. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

No it's enough for the 810

42. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 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

45. bballrob79

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

I agree!

8. canned.acid

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 02, 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...

14. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 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.

28. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Why no games run at QHD, try again

35. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Potato GPU, that's why.

43. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

38. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

Exactly. Go home HTC, you are drunk!

2. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

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

4. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Touché. This is definitely the "Other One"

49. HTCM9

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

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

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 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

5. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

No likes for now...

7. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

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

11. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

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

33. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

That GPU bottleneck though.

10. mingler

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 29, 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

13. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

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

18. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

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