HTC Malaysia has officially announced the One E9+ in Malaysia, which is the affordable alternative to its current One M9+ flagship. Priced at RM1,899, it is RM700 cheaper than its metal clad flagship and it even gets a larger 5.5″ display that does a Quad HD resolution of 2560×1440. The noticable difference of course is the build where the One E9+ has a matte plastic back but it still gets a metal frame around the device for a more upmarket feel.
Under the hood, the HTC One E9+ runs on the same MediaTek’s Helio x10 MT6795M Octa-Core 64-bit processor and it is mated to 3GB of RAM and has 32GB of on-board storage. Like the HTC One M9+, you do get a microSD card expansion up to 2TB.
For imaging, it gets a 20MP main camera with a single LED flash. As comparison, the One M9+ has a dual camera set up and comes with a dual-tone LED flash light. Over the front, it has a 4MP Ultrapixel camera and also retained is HTC’s signature Boom Sound stereo speakers. Another omission is a fingerprint sensor at the front, which gives the bottom speaker grill a cleaner look.
Despite going bigger in size, the One E9+ gets a 2,800mAh non-removable battery which is slightly smaller than the 5.2″ One M9+ that came with a 2,840mAh capacity unit. Overall it weighs 149g and has a thickness of 7.54mm, which is considerably thinner and lighter than the One M9+.
For the Malaysian market, the One E9+ supports 4G LTE and it comes with dual-SIM slots in Nano-SIM sizes. If you don’t need a fingerprint scanner or a secondary Duo camera, the One E9+ is worth the RM700 savings. It is available now at authorised dealers and it comes in either Gold Sepia and Classic Rose Gold.