Official images and specs of the HTC One E9 leak in China, device touts a massive camera ring and Quad HD display

Official images and specs of the HTC One E9 leak in China, device touts a massive camera ring and Quad HD display
HTC China has an event for the media set to run from March 11th to March 17th, and though we don't know for sure what it'll be all about, we have a pretty good guess: the HTC One E9. And now, Chinese regulatory authority, TENAA, has added images and some specifications of the device to its database.

Yes, you read that correctly – One E9, not One M9 – meaning that HTC is sort of sticking to the strategy it first put in motion with the HTC One E8/M8, which oversaw the creation of nearly identical devices, save for the used body materials and the camera. From what we're seeing, the approach with the One E9 will be similar, but not identical. Said otherwise, we again have a seemingly different body (metal frame plus plastic?), and quite the conspicuous camera ring on the back, but the rest of the specs sheet differs greatly.

Other specifics we learn from the listing are the One E9's screen size – it will tower the M9 with a considerably larger, 5.5-inch display, which will also be crisper with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. Powering the E9 will be an octa-core MediaTek processor (likely the MT6795) and 3GB of RAM. The device will come in a choice of colors (black, white, and gold) is also listed with support for 2 SIM cards and a 2,800 mAh cell. That would give the E9 a slightly smaller battery capacity than that of the M9, but that can be explained with its much thinner profile, which will sit at 0.3 inches (7.54 mm). As for height and width, those measure 6.16 x 3.01 in (156.5 x 76.5 mm) respectively.

Again, this is kind of similar to what HTC did with the One E8/M8, though we do have to wonder what it's planning for the rear camera this time around. Indeed, with the previous generation, HTC fitted a 13-megapixel camera with the E8 – stark contrast to the 4-megapixel UltraPixel unit of the M8. With the new One M9 sporting a 20-megapixel snapper, however, it begs the question what HTC has in mind for the E9.

source: TENAA (1), (2), (3) via cn.Engadget



1. MarquiX unregistered

Nice, love the screen but with the screen and the huge bezels it will feel like 6inches! Also.... THAT CAMERA THOUGHH. Why it had to be in the middle and not the side like the Desire 826. Hopefully this is prices good.

7. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

The price will be horrible, expected to be around 600€.

2. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

That rear camera!! WTH. Is that a blue and black phone?

3. WackJobs

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The design of front grills look alittle outdated in 2015 and the entire back is just hideous.

4. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It seems that this poor thing just got shot in the back

5. Rain017

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

ok that looks scary

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The "E" stands for egregious design.

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

HTC cant do anything right it sems..

9. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

I'm embarrassed for HTC. This is just awful.

10. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

I like it... Every change should be welcome cause without change we get stuck with the same thing about 3 or more years in a row, Welcome Change.

11. aabhij1k

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 25, 2014

The front is ok . But that rear camera thing is just awful .

12. penguinbelly

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

Most beautiful phone ever made?

13. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014


14. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I think the "E" stands for "Embarrassment" because that is what this thing is. The internals might be top spec but that camera placement on the back ruins the whole look. Current chinese phones would own this thing in the looks department. Someone at HTC needs to be fired bc they just lost the company a stack of money.

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