One ME, HTC's third Quad HD smartphone, launches in China and India

One ME, HTC's third Quad HD smartphone, launches in China and India
Officially announced at the beginning of June as HTC's newest high-end smartphone, the One ME is now available to buy in China, where customers can get it for less than $500 (off contract). More exactly, the One ME costs 2,999 CNY, which means about $483.

Just like the more expensive One M9+, the One ME features a fingerprint scanner, and a 5.2-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels (thus being HTC's third Quad HD handset, after the M9+ and the One E9+). However, unlike the M9+, the ME is not completely made out of metal: it has a polycarbonate body with a metal frame around its edges.

Another thing that's different on the One ME is the processor: a 64-bit, 2.2 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10. Moreover, the new HTC handset has a regular 20 MP rear camera, instead of the 20 MP Duo rear camera of the M9+.

Running Android Lollipop, the HTC One ME also features BoomSound speakers, a 4 MP UltraPixel front-facing camera, LTE, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2840 mAh battery. Dual SIM support is included, too.

At the moment, we don't know if the HTC One ME will be released around the world. Would you buy one?

Update: The One ME will also be available in India starting this week, but it's going to be more expensive there: about $640.


sources: HTC China (translated), GSM Arena

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One ME
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X10, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(13.5h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

HTC- Trying to do a Samsung and Sony strategy at the same time, good luck.

15. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

What is going to kill them is the price. If I am in places like China, I will never buy all these expensive cheap phones. There are many alternatives. With this type of pricing, HTC should measure their coffin before they die.

20. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Htc one meh

2. joeboxer

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Wow, what does this leave the M9? HTC is now trying to sell flagship replacements... Shame on u HTC!

17. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

M9 is still a flagship device. Doesn't hurt to have multiple regional flagship devices.

18. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

There is no M9 for China and India. ME is the lil brother of M9+.

3. dvassafor

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I wouldn't mind a 5.2 incher.

14. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

The joke is, htc 5.2 inch is bigger than LG G4 (checked the dimensions)

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

For the record, HTC has 4 flagships/sub flagships in a single season.. HTC is now basically Panicking

10. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Don't forget a hero phone is coming later this year.

5. maherk

Posts: 6767; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Is this real life?? Samsung lowering their Galaxy variants numbers, while HTC are throwing hundreds of the m9's variants?

6. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

The worst part is that you can't even tell the difference between them

19. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

Samsung is going to put out 10 new galaxy devices in Indian market in 9k-18k INR within a quarter. Will you call it lowering variants ? More Core's and J's will come soon. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/cons-products/electronics/smartphone-war-samsung-to-launch-10-devices-in-the-next-quarter-in-rs-9000-18000-segment/articleshow/47808596.cms

21. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

Its called market saturation, and its working will for them because they sell a ton of them cheaper phone. Just like Nokia older (no windows) cheap phone are everywhere in developing country, where most folks don't spend big money on phone. That's the difference $$$$ price. Hytc didn't get the memo.

7. detail0830

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

Normally speaking, too many flagships in a quarter is definitely wrong. But let's try to imagine how big the China market or India market is. I don't know what the result will be, but it may be a good strategy to meet needs of different kinds of people. By the way, One ME is the most attractive one among these flagships for me.

12. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

It's gorgeous. If it had the 805 and a 1080p display, it would've been perfect.

8. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

I think HTC lost the plot when they got rid of the EVO branding. The EVO 4G was their breakthrough device and I still even miss phones with built in kickstands.

9. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

Am now really confused too much of the same. Thing, make the models. Different. The onlly products that I think r worth it n different are the. Eye and the 820 series

11. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Still better than that overpriced M9+.

13. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

At least they used a matte finished plastic instead of glossy plastic. Still too expensive.

16. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I personally think that HTC sucks big time for a couple of years now since i remember HTC one M8 should be replaced with its desire eye alternative since it has better camera so the M8 would be perfect then the M9 should be replaced with M9+ there marketing is just bad for this phones as it was for Samsung just before S6 remember there was always 2 versions of note And S one SD one exsynos and the exsynos version always have lagging and heating and also the downgraded version of those phones with almost the sane name and dual SIM versions was impossible to understand Note 3 9000 9002 9005 and still it's almost the same way.

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