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HTC Announces One E9+ for Asia, More Flagship than One M9?

News by Luke Jones on Monday March 30, 2015.

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One E9+
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A month after announcing its latest flagship, and even before it has hit stores, HTC has launched a superior smartphone. Sure, the One M9 landed last month at MWC and was much of the same, which meant a very stellar smartphone indeed, if a little disappointing for some. The Taiwanese company has now unveiled the One E9+, a handset that matches the One M9 in hardware and even betters it in some cases.

The One E9+ packs the same 20 megapixel rear camera, 4 megapixel UltraPixel front facer, 16GB of on board storage, micro SD expandable storage to 128GB, 3GB of RAM, and 2800mAh battery as the HTC One M9. However, the newer smartphone changes the Snapdragon 810 from the M9 and replaces it with a MediaTek chipset, while it also adds a Quad HD screen (the One M9 has a 5-inch 1080p).

The chipset in question is MediaTek?s MT6795M, the company's latest SOC, and that processor is a good indicator as to where HTC is targeting this handset. The company says that the One E9+ will be exclusive to the Asian market, something that may change as the months pass, but for the moment it is staying in Asian regions. As for the Quad HD screen, it is 5.5-inch compared to the 5-incher on the One M9, while it is the company's first to boast 1440 x 2560 resolution.

The other main difference here compared to the One M9 is in build materials. The earlier handset launched a month ago features a splendid premium aluminum unibody, while the One E9+ features a plastic shell. The handset still looks gorgeous, like most HTC's, but the company is clearly saying the differentiator here and what makes the One M9 the outright flagship for the brand is its metal body.

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