HTC has announced the HTC One E9s in India. The device will be comfortably sitting in the mid range budget space, and although the M9 and M9+ were pretty flat as far as the sale goes, HTC has done well in the budget range off late, which bodes well for the One E9s, a sort of a trimmer version of E9+. What is confusing is this is also the first time that HTC has brought the One series of devices to the mid range market, a segment that so far only featured Desire series.
Anyway, thanks to the One branding, the One E9s does get a fair few premium features such as Boomsound speakers with Dolby Audio technology. Other than that, the specifications of the One E9s are pretty mediocre, in sync with the price at which the device has been made available at. The display on the E9s is a 5.5 inch with a 720 P resolution. Interestingly, the panel is an AMOLED panel rather than LCD that HTC usually goes ahead with. HTC One E9s is powered by MediaTek MT6752 Octa Core chipset with Mali-M760 GPU. You get 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, which is expandable thanks to a Micro SD slot. The rear camera is a 13 MP sensor and can record videos in 1080 P, while the front facing camera is the ultrapixel camera that was used on the likes of M8 originally.
The phone is pretty heavy for a polycarbonate device weighing 165 grams and has a 7.64 mm thickness. In comparison, an iPhone 6s which is an all metal body, weighs only 143 grams, giving you a good comparison. The One E9s supports TDD and FDD bands in the 4G spectrum, so you will have a phone that is future ready. It runs Android 5.0 out of the box with Sense UI on top. There is support for Active Dual nano SIMs out of the box. Battery on the phone is a 2600 mAh which should be able to last you a whole day on an average.
Just like most HTC devices in mid range, the One E9s comes in several colors including: White Luxury, Meteor Gray and Roast Chestnut. It will be priced at Rs 20,497 and will be available both online and offline.