HTC surprised us all, well nearly all us we saw this coming, by announcing the all new successor to the E8, the E9+. The obvious first question is what’s with the Plus, well, unlike the E8, the E9 has actually higher specs across the board than the HTC One M9 recently announced, which whilst is an odd move, is one we’re liking so far.
Unlike the 5.1 inch 1080p display found on HTC’s recent One flagships, the E9+ has a 5.5 inch (534PPI) 2K display at 2560 x 1440, so HTC are finally debuting in to the Ultra-HD market, although still rather odd they didn’t put that in to the M9. Other changes in the E9+, over the M9 include an increase in RAM from 2GB to 3GB, as well as some odd changes to the Camera including a much more aggressive Camera hump despite the Camera going from 20MP to 16MP oddly.
Like previous HTC E devices, the E9+ is too inclusive of a plastic backing instead of the use of aluminium, which we actually really love as it prevents the sharp edges too occurring of HTC’s recent flagships. The device is also pretty darn thin for an HTC device coming in just under 8mm thick, and powered by what we hope is powerful enough batter at 2800mAh for that 2K display.
Whilst some other specs are still to be confirmed, it’s expected to contain a 64-bit Octa Core Processor by MediaTek, and to actually not be the only “E9” device, as there’s a lesser spec more traditional than M9 variant known as just the E9 coming as well without the Camera hump.
The HTC One E9+ has no pricing or availability yet minus the announcement by HTC China, but we’ll keep you posted once we know more.
Source: HTC China