HTC may debut the new HTC E9 in China by March end
HTC recently announced the new HTC One M9 flagship at MWC 2015. While the device is all set to hit the Chinese markets soon, a new report says that the company may have more than one device to release in the domestic market.
Three new variants of the new HTC E9 smartphone was recently spotted online, namely the HTC E9t, E9pt and E9pw. There are not many differences between the three models except for the network connectivity options. So, it looks like each model is targeted at a specific carrier in the country. The first two models, the E9t and E9pt support GSM / TD-SCDMA / TD-LTE networks. On the other hand, the E9pw has additional network connectivity options namely GSM / TD-SCDMA / WCDMA / TD-LTE / LTE FDD network.
Although the specs are targeted at the high end market, the design may differ from the recently announced all metal HTC One M9. The last year’s HTC E8 stripped down the metal body in favor of a cheaper polycarbonate body. So, this year’s E9 too is expected to come with the same material.
Tech specs wise, the E9 will feature a 5.5-inch 2K display and will be powered by the new Mediatek MT6795 octa-core 64-bit processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. There will be 3GB RAM onboard and it will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop version out of the box. It looks like HTC has incorporated the same 20MP Toshiba camera at the back along with a 4MP ultrapixel unit up front.
The company is expected to announce the device by the end of this month, or at least by early April. Pricing and availability details are still not available but expect it to be much cheaper than the HTC One M9.