HTC recently formalized a new One in China. His name One M9E and the mixture is as One M9+ and One A9 who is about to leave home. All for less than € 400.
It is now a habit. Each time a new HTC smartphone is announced here, or even a model (s) most interesting are emerging in China. And it did not take long to discover expect the Chinese equivalent of the recent One A9. We had already glimpsed at TENAA. This is the One M9E, mixing One M9+ and One A9, and is now on sale in the Chinese shop Tmall.
Of One M9+, the One M9E resumes metal chassis with speakers BoomSound, the Mediatek Helio X10 with eight cores Cortex-A53 clocked at 2.2 GHz, the 2840 mAh battery and bundled software, Android 5.0 Lollipop accompanied Sense UI. At least one point that should not be jealous because the One A9 turns him under Marshmallow.
Both models share the other hand the screen (5-inch Full HD), memory (2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage with possibility of extension via microSD) and cameras (13 megapixel camera with OIS in back UltraPixel front). Connectivity is also identical: 4G, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1.
No fingerprint reader for the One M9E however, which is somewhat surprising insofar the One A9 as One M9+ are equipped. It is proposed to 2699 yuan, equivalent to just under € 385 and much less it costs the One A9 home. Three colors are available: gold, silver and gold, and charcoal gray.
Needless to say, we do not know if it will be released in Europe, but with the exclusivity Tmall is clearly not an encouraging sign.