We are seeing more and more interesting devices appear in SIRIM’s database. Joining the LG G4 and two 7-inch Asus ZenPad tablets spotted yesterday is the HTC One E9+. Unveiled in China about three months ago, it is essentially a slightly bigger HTC One M9+ with a few hardware changes.
Just like the One M9+, the One E9+ is powered by a MediaTek processor, albeit it’s a slower MT6795M octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz. It also has a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution display protected by Gorilla Glass 4, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal storage with a microSD card up to 128GB, a 20MP rear camera, and an UltraPixel front-facing shooter.
As it does carry the “E” moniker, the HTC One E9+ has a plastic body with what seems like a metal strip along its side. Oddly enough, the E9+ was unveiled without the introduction of a (presumably) smaller One E9. It is also the biggest One device in HTC’s 2015 lineup; even bigger than the M9+’s 5.2-inch display.
While it is always a positive sign that a device will be launching in Malaysia soon after it is registered in SIRIM’s database, there is still a chance it will not be made available in the end. After all, the Nexus 6 took almost half a year to be officially available after it has appeared in SIRIM’s database.