HTC's Quad HD One M9+ and E9+ now available in the US via Amazon

HTC's Quad HD One M9+ and E9+ now available in the US via Amazon
While HTC made it pretty clear that it won't launch the One M9+ and One E9+ in the US, the two handsets are now available to buy from Amazon (as you may know, the giant retailer is often allowing US customers to order products that haven't been officially released Stateside).

Both the One E9+ and One M9+ (which are HTC's first Quad HD smartphones) run Android Lollipop and are offered unlocked. The latter is the most expensive among the two, costing $799.

You can get the One M9+ from Amazon in two color versions: gunmetal grey, and silver gold. Just like the One M9 that's officially available in the US (and in many other markets), the One M9+ is made out of metal. But it's larger than the regular One M9, as it sports a 5.2-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels. The One M9+ further features a fingerprint scanner, a 20 MP Duo rear camera, 4 MP UltraPixel front-facing camera, an octa-core MediaTek MT6795T processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage space. The M9+ that Amazon is selling is compatible with the 3G networks of AT&T and T-Mobile, but doesn't work on Verizon and Sprint, and doesn't have US LTE.

The One E9+ is even larger than the M9+, having a 5.5-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels. However, the E9+ is made out of plastic, this being one of the reasons why it's cheaper: $499 (no US warranty, unfortunately). The One E9+ doesn't have a Duo rear camera, and neither a fingerprint scanner, but the rest of its features aren't too different from those of the M9+ (including support for the same 3G bands, but no US LTE).

So, is anyone tempted to buy the One M9+ or the One E9+?


source: Amazon (One M9+ in gunmetal grey, One M9+ in silver gold, One E9+ in grey, One E9+ in rose white)

Related phones

One M9+
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X10, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(13h 3G talk time)
One E9+
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(14.33h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

How about PA learning the difference between "sold directly by Amazon" & "sold by seller ABCD on Amazon" :p

3. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

There's no mention of the word "directly" in the article though.

5. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

It is actually newsworthy when Amazon (or other retailers) sells phones directly as they come with full US 4G/3G support. Third party sellers put up phones like these on eBay & Amazon every other second. And in this case, nobody's going to pay $800 for a phone without LTE support.

4. waddup121 unregistered

Nice nice

10. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Because click bait.

2. NateAdam8

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Yes but will it work with Carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S.A?

6. NateAdam8

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

It needs to get LTE support for the U.S. And then I'll buy one cause I've wanted a HTC like one of those HTC Smartphones and a HTC One M9 running Windows 10 Mobile cause Inlike switching back and forth from Windows Mobile to Google Android.

7. ericstealth

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

What American would actually purchase this phone without a working LTE band that's supported by U.S. carriers? I advice getting a Dual SIM capable Blu Studio 6.0 LTE.

11. juaneltejano

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 16, 2015

That blu phone is nice and only 200 bucks "sexy"

8. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

I think its better than One M9.. Only if it had the LTE bands..!!

9. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

$800 ahaha, VERY GOOD LUCK to u HTC, they are going to have a TONS of back stock, on top of the already low selling M9. However The E9 Plus look abit more promising. Both nice looking phones.

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