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HTC Unveils M9+, E9+ and Desire 326G

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HTC Unveils M9+, E9+ and Desire 326G

What seemed to be the release event for the HTC M9 in India, surprisingly turned out to be the release event for HTC’s higher-end flagship devices. HTC announced the HTC M9+, the E9+ and the low-end Desire 326G.

HTC M9+

The top of the line M9+ comes with a slightly larger 5.2” QHD IPS display with a metal body similar to the one found on the M9. The only minor difference comes in the in the speaker design at the bottom which gives some space to a fingerprint sensor. The camera also sees an upgrade as the 20MP rear camera is now accompanied by another camera sensor for the Duo Camera setup.

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HTC makes a shift from the Snapdragon processors, probably due to the heat issue and to keep the price down, and comes with a MediaTek’s best SOC Helio X10 octa-core processor based on Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at 2.2GHzz coupled with 3GB of RAM. The phone has a 2,840mAh battery under the hood. The rest remains unchanged when compared to the M9.

HTC M9+ Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core 2.2 Ghz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR G6200
  • Chipset: 64-bit Mediatek MT6795T Helio X10
  • OS: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display: 5.2” with QHD SuperLCD3 (534ppi)
    • Gorilla glass 4
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3 GB RAM
    • Internal: 32 GB
    • Card slot: expandable by 128 GB via microSD
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 20.7MP + 2.1MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
    • Secondary: 4 MP (1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size), 1080p@30fps, HDR
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, Radio, LTE
  • Colours: Gunmetal Gray, Silver Gold, Amber Gold
  • Battery: 2,840 mAh
  • Price: 840 US Dollars

HTC E9+

The E9+ will be the cheaper and slightly larger variant of the M9+. The E9+ comes with a 5.5-inch QHD display, 3GB of RAM and the same 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 processor. The processor is clocked at a slightly lower 2.0GHz instead of 2.2GHz.

htc-one-e9-plus

The E9+ has a plastic build to make to more cost-effective but has a metal frame around the side to give it slightly more premium look and better feel in the hand. The M9+also lacks the Duo Camera found on the M9+ and comes with a single 20MP camera. The battery is reduced to 2,800mAh as well.

HTC E9+ Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 Ghz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR G6200
  • Chipset: 64-bit Mediatek MT6795T Helio X10
  • OS: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7
  • Supported Networks: Dual-sim 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display: 5.5” with QHD SuperLCD3 (510ppi)
    • Gorilla glass 4
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2 GB RAM
    • Internal: 32 GB
    • Card slot: expandable by 128 GB via microSD
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
    • Secondary: 4 MP (1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size), 1080p@30fps, HDR
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, Radio, LTE
  • Colours: Meteor Gray, Classic Rose Gold, Gold Sepia
  • Battery: 2,800 mAh
  • Price: Not mentioned

HTC Desire 326G

Lastly, HTC announced the Desire 326G which has 4.5-inch HD display, a quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage which can be expanded via a micro SD card. The camera department features an 8MP camera at the back and a 2MP shooter at the front. The battery is a reasonable 2,000mAh Li-Ion one and the phone features all necessary connectivity options plus dual-sim support.

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HTC Desire 326G Specifications

  • CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz
  • GPU: Unknown variant
  • Chipset: Spreadtrum SC7731G
  • OS: Android 4.4.2 Lollipop
  • Supported Networks: Dual-sim 2G, 3G
  • Display: 4.5” with 480 x 854 pixels (218ppi)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 1 GB RAM
    • Internal: 8 GB
    • Card slot: expandable by 128 GB via microSD
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 8 MP, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
    • Secondary: 2 MP
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4, GPS, Radio
  • Colours: White Birch, Black Onyx
  • Battery: 2,000 mAh
  • Price: Not mentioned

Only the M9+ has been priced and will be sold for a price $40 more than what the Galaxy S6 is sold for. The pricing information regarding the Desire 326G and the E9+ is yet to be revealed. The phones should be available in Asia but there availability details for Europe and the rest of the world are still vague.

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