Plastic clad HTC One M9ew is certified in China by TENAA
Using a plastic build should allow HTC to offer the One M9ew phone at a cheaper price than the all-metal One M9+. Since the latter is not going to be offered in the U.S. and Europe, is it possible that the One M9ew will be heading to the states? The plastic version of the HTC One (M8), the HTC One (E8) has been available in the states from Sprint. But if the One M9ew is powered by MediaTek as seems likely, chances are that the phone will not be heading to the U.S. For what it's worth, the One (E8) features a Snapdragon 801 SoC.
In March, TENAA certified the HTC One E9 which features a 5.5-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution, and is powered by the MediaTek octa-core MT6795 CPU. 3GB of RAM is aboard and a 20MP camera graces the back. This model also isn't expected to make it to the U.S. or Europe.
source: TENAA (translated) via Engadget