HTC quietly launches the One E9+ with high-end specs, plastic body

Scorpus

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HTC has quietly launched a new high-end smartphone for the Chinese market, known as the One E9+. Like previous phones in HTC's E series, the One E9+ swaps out the gorgeous metal body for a more mainstream plastic construction, while retaining flagship hardware on the inside.

One of the most impressive aspects of the One E9+ is the 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display, which is the first 1440p panel used by the company, clocking in at 543 PPI. The camera array is the same as the One M9, with a 20-megapixel rear shooter complementing the Ultrapixel selfie camera.

Internally HTC has kitted out the One E9+ with a MediaTek MT6795M SoC, a high-end chip from the Chinese company that comes with four ARM Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz alongside for Cortex-A53s at an unspecified clock speed. The GPU in this SoC is believed to be a PowerVR G6200, while the One E9+ is loaded with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.

Like most handsets for the Asian market, the E9+ is dual-SIM and LTE compatible. There's no word on how much the device will cost, or when it will launch, but as all the details are now live on HTC's website, availability shouldn't be too far away.

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Kibaruk

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Why don't we see those double sims on the Americas?? I see chinesse branded phones with double sim compatibility... but I want my high end phone of known brand with dual chip... is that too much to ask? =P
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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Why don't we see those double sims on the Americas?? I see chinesse branded phones with double sim compatibility... but I want my high end phone of known brand with dual chip... is that too much to ask? =P
Yup, far too much. There's no mileage in it for your wireless carriers. You'll only find dual sim devices in emerging markets, like mine, for the foreseeable future but that could change when you're... oh, about 95... maybe.
Just kidding about the last remark. ;)
 

fredderf81

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You are exactly correct - in the US, everything centers around the corporation...it is whatever is best for the business. in america, the goal for companies is to see how much people will pay for what they used to get for free or more than they are getting at the current rate. in the emerging markets, there is still focus on the business because one has to make a profit to be succeed but there is a nice focus on the consumer as well. you will never see this sort of business take place in the US.