Plastic clad HTC One M9ew is certified in China by TENAA

Plastic clad HTC One M9ew is certified in China by TENAA
A version of the HTC One M9+ made in plastic, the HTC One M9ew, has been certified by China's TENAA. This model has the same specs as the HTC One M9+ except for the Duo camera which has been replaced with a single lens snapper. This model features a 5.2-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. An octa-core 2.2GHz CPU (most likely a MediaTek chip) is under the hood with 3GB of RAM inside. The 20MP camera on back includes a dual-tone flash, and the front-facing 4MP UltraPixel camera will take selfies and handle video chats. A microSD slot is available for those seeking additional memory, and a fingerprint scanner is on board.

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

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13 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

M9ew?? Does the ew stands for Ewww look at that gigantic black bar?

2. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

They could've at least made to top and bottom bezels symmetrical, or the bottom smaller. Bigger bottom bezel + on screen buttons = fail.

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

They love their HTC logo so much IDK why they can't remove it from the bottom. Nokia shrank their logo on many phones like 930, etc. and kept it on the corner to get smaller sleek look. Xiaomi has same Mi logo in the corner. HTC need to do something like that.

12. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Even I can plan better products than HTC!

3. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Unless they release an M9+ I say its a huge disappointing year for HTC and they are my favorite brand....

6. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

The did release a m9+ for China. Still sucks though.

13. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

HTC has pretty much won the "biggest disappointment 2015" award already

4. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

One m9ew....! LOL!

5. gaming64 unregistered

Fugly fugly FUGLY

7. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Ew. What a lazy naming scheme. C'mon htc.

9. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

HTC will lose money this financial year. Trust me on this

10. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Eeewww

11. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Are they serious? This looks like an m8 + Galxy note 2. That home button is the ugliest thing on Earth!

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