HTC One E9+ and its QHD display announced for Asia

HTC One E9+

HTC didn’t necessarily knock the ball out of the park with the HTC One M9 reveal as some were unimpressed by the design while others were put off by the lack of flagship features. The company had plans to take care of one of those problems with the HTC One E9+, which has just been made official… for Asian markets.

The HTC One E9+ is one of those devices we saw coming a mile away, and now that it’s arrived we finally get to see how the leaks stack up to the real deal. In this case, it’s exactly what we thought we would see from the HTC One E9+, so the only real surprise is the fact that it’s going to be a limited release. Well, actually it’s not all that surprising considering HTC has done this in the past. We’ll get to that in a moment, but for now let’s take a look at those specs.

  • 5-inch display 2,560 x 1,440
  • 64-bit MediaTek MT6795M 2.0GHz processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 20MP rear camera
  • 4MP front-facing Ultra-Pixel camera
  • 2,800mAh battery

The main differences between the One M9 and the HTC One E9+ are the processor, display, and build quality. The E9+ is plastic and sports a MediaTek chip in place of the Snapdragon 810, but has a larger 5.5-inch display. While that may turn some off, many consumers assumed HTC would go QHD with the One M9, but you won’t get that unless you buy the One E9+ or one of the numerous QHD variants headed our way from the company.

The HTC One E9+ is certainly a solid handset, and one that could attract a lot of attention. Unfortunately, HTC is only planning on selling the device in Asian markets at this time, but as we all know, that could change in the future with a variant. The same can be said for the HTC One M9+ which was also announced for Asia, with its 5.2-inch QHD display. The company has many variants in the works, so you’ll want to keep your eyes open as we expect several similar handsets from HTC this year.

Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.