The new HTC E9+ could have been this year’s flagship

One E9 plus

If HTC had come out to announce the new HTC E9+ as the successor to the HTC One M8 at MWC, we are sure we would have less critics with the current all metal flagship the HTC M9. Today, the company has quietly unveiled its latest phablet on its China website. We still expect HTC to announce another phone called One M9+ with a finger print scanner later next month.

The highlights of the new E8 include the half metal, half plastic device with a 5.5-inch Quad HD (534 ppi) display, making it the sharpest screen ever used on an HTC phone. It comes with 2GB of RAM instead of 3GB, as well as the 13-megapixel main camera instead of 20 megapixels, but we guess the specs are good enough.

One E9 plus

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It will come with a sense 7 on top of Android 5.0 lollipop running on a 64-bit, octa-core 2GHz MT6795M chipset from MediaTek, 16GB of internal storage, microSD expansion of up to 128GB, dual Nano SIM slots, a 2,800 mAh battery, an UltraPixel front-facing camera and the trademark BoomSound front-facing stereo speakers. And of course, you also get multi-mode LTE along with 802.11ac WiFi. All of these goodies are tucked into a 7.49mm-thick body. With such specs, if size is not an issue we sure some people would opt for the E9+ than the M9.