HTC could be readying yet another version of its One M9 smartphone, according to a fresh batch of rumors. Details found on China's TENNA website indicate that a phone code-named M9e could deliver high-end hardware wrapped in a plastic shell.
The specs, as reported by Engadget, figure to include a 5.2-inch Quad HD display and 20-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone flash.
Powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM, the smartphone is alleged to pack an UltraPixel front-facing camera, microSD expansion, and a fingerprint reader.
In keeping with the images above, the One M9e would be cloaked in a plastic shell, at least around back. We might assume this design choice brings the cost of the smartphone down compared with the all-metal model.
The One M9e does not differ all that much from the recentlyannounced only a few weeks ago for China, so look for it to appear elsewhere.
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