There were rumors that HTC would be releasing a new handset for the Desire series with the alleged HTC A55 handset anytime soon but new reports and just recently confirmed information leaked online says otherwise that instead of dealing with the Desire series, HTC will be releasing one that goes with its One series and will call it the new HTC One E9. The alleged handset was rumored earlier last month, long before the HTC One M9 flagship was announced.
Like the One M9, The One E9 will also have the company’s flagship status and will even feature most of the HTC One M9 specs. But going into a slightly different direction, the One E9 will be the first HTC handset to feature a Quad-HD resolution display with its 5.5-inch screen. Unlike the One M9’s Snapdragon 810 processor, the One E9 will opt for a MediaTek processor. Specifically a 64-bit 8-Core MT6795 SoC clocked at 2.0 GHz. There’s also 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of on-board storage.
Going further, the HTC One E9 will have a 20.7 Megapixel camera on the back, while on the front is the same 4 Megapixel UltraPixel camera sensor to be present but we’ve also heard that there’s a variant exist of the One E9 with a 13 Megapixel camera sensor on the front which is expected to be sold in some markets. Also aside from a single SIM variant, there also a dual SIM for the One E9. Like the newly announced One M9 flagship, HTC will also ship the One E9 will the latest Android 5.0.x Lollipop Operating System with the latest HTC Desire Sense 7.0 User Interface.
HTC haven’t made any confirmation nor spilled out some information or any indication of a possible release of the alleged handset but sources close to the company suggests a possible device launch in China could be expected later this month. When released, the HTC One E9 would be available in a number of colors including: Brown Gold, Metallic Gray and White Rose Gold.
HTC One E9 (A55)
5.5-inch WQHD Display | 1440 x 2560 resolutions
2.0 GHz 8-Core MediaTek MT6795 SoC | 64-bit
PowerVR G6200 Graphics
3 GB RAM
32 GB internal storage
20 Megapixel main camera (back)
4 Megapixel UltraPixel /13 Megapixel secondary camera (front)
Single SIM/Dual SIM
Android 5.0.x Lollipop | HTC Sense 7.0
White Rose Gold, Metallic Gray, Brown Gold
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