Last year HTC introduced the HTC One E8, a slightly more affordable, plastic clad version of their popular HTC One M8. Today, images of an HTC One E9 have surfaced, showing a phablet-sized HTC device headed for Asian markets.
The phone was revealed by China’s telecommunications equipment certification center, otherwise known as TENAA, so it’s pretty official. While it’s tough to make out build materials by the images, it does show HTC’s new 2-tone finish on what is likely to be an all plastic Android device. The back features a rather unsightly camera housing, placed all the way along the top of the phone.
Some basic specs were also revealed, showing a 5.5-inch display, 2,800mAh battery, and measuring in at 7.54mm thin. As for the rest, @upleaks chimed in last week to fill in the missing pieces, claiming the phone (A55) will come with a 2GHz MediaTek MT6795 8-core processor (64-bit), 3GB RAM, WQHD display, 20MP/13MP rear camera with 4MP UltraPixel front facing camera, and BoomSound front facing speakers.
Other colors include white with rose gold (pictured), metallic gray, or brown and gold. Expected launch date is sometimes towards the end of this month, with HTC already sending out invites for a press event in China where the phone is expected to be unveiled at a price point of around $320.