According to reports last week, the rumoured HTC One A9 will not make its official debut on the 29th of September. Apparently, HTC’s teaser was all about two smartphones – the China-bound HTC Butterfly 3 and the international version of the Chinese-exclusive HTC One M9 Plus – the “HTC One M9e,” which has now been certified by TENAA and first spotted by Mobipicker.
HTC One M9e gets certified in China
TENNA is China’s equivalent of the US FCC, and a reliable source of information on yet to be announced devices. The Chinese authority has recently approved the HTC One M9e, and also leaks the device’s specs.
The HTC One M9e sports a 5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD). This works out to a pixel density of 441 ppi. Under the hood is MediaTek’s MT6795 CPU, coupled with 2 GB of RAM. This particular CPU is a 2.2 GHz octa-core processor. It will feature 16 GB of internal storage. If 16 GB of internal storage is not enough for you, don’t worry. The comes with microSD card support (as much as 128 GB). Its camera combo consists of a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 4-megapixel Ultrapixel front-facing camera for snapping selfies and video chat. It runs Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop) out of the box and supports 4G LTE connectivity.
The HTC One M9e’s dimensions are just like the HTC One M9 Plus, which means the device is 9.61 mm-thick. However, it doesn’t come with as impressive specs as its Chinese counterpart. The One M9 Plus sports a Super LCD 3 screen, which is superior to the IPS screen on board the One M9e. There is also a huge difference when it comes to resolution. The One M9e features Full HD resolution, while the One M9 Plus offers Quad HD resolution (1440 x 2560 pixels). The camera of the One M9 Plus is superior as well. It comes with a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera, as opposed to the 13-megapixel snapper of the One M9e. Lastly, the One M9 Plus comes with more RAM at 3 GB. The One M9e only features 2 GB of RAM.
The question is, when will the HTC lift the lid on the rumoured One A9? According to reports, the smartphone will be introduced in huge media events that will kick off in October across various cities in the US.
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