HTC One E9+ phablet, rumored to a plastic variant of the HTC One M9 in US and European markets, has been launched in China. Though HTC has not made any official announcement, the listed website gives details of the top-end features and specifications.
The website claims HTC One E9+ features a 2K display, but product details describe 1920×1080 display. However, a similar model called HTC One E9 listed on TENNA website (similar to the FCC in the US) describes the display with 2660×1440 resolution. This indicates that the model is available in different variants, HTC One E9+ and E9.
HTC E9+ is powered a 2GHz MediaTek MT6795M octa-core, 64-bit processor, while HTC One M9 features a Qualcomm 810 octa-core CPU. The device comes with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. Though the former has a latter difference in performance, the Chinese processor is known to perform well. Snapdragon 810 processors were reportedly facing heating issues, prompting HTC to underclock the chipset.
The phablet features a 13MP rear camera and a 4MP UltraPixel front-facing camera with low-light photo support. Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and GPS, 2800mAh battery and BoomSound front facing stereo speakers. HTC One E9+ incorporates a sleek metal frame, giving it a premium feel when compared to the all plastic HTC One E8.
However, users are likely to be confused while clicking the drop down menu as the display is listed as 1080 full HD instead of 2K and 2GB instead of 3GB. This refers to the HTC One E9 variant and not the listed model. The phablet is expected to reach select global markets while the price is set to be revealed soon. More details and its availability in retail stores will be revealed shortly.[ Source ]