Notably, the Chinese Tmall online retailer in its listing incorrectly refers to the HTC One M9e as One M9 several times. The One M9e, as seen in earlier leaks, features a design reminiscent of the HTC One M9. Unfortunately, there is no word whether the handset will be launching in markets outside China.
The HTC One M9e features a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixel) IPS display. Similar to the HTC One M9+, the One M9e is powered by 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6795T Helio X10 processor; though the handset features just 2GB of RAM instead of 3GB of RAM as seen in One M9+. The inbuilt storage on the device is 16GB, which is further expandable by a microSD card (up to 2TB).
There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS (optical image stabilisation), support for 1080p video recording, and a LED flash module. The One M9e features an UltraPixel front camera, much like the One M9+. Running Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense, the One M9e supports single Nano-SIM.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, Infrared, DLNA, FM radio, and NFC. The One M9e is backed by a similar 2840mAh non-removable battery as seen on One M9 and One M9+. It measures 144.6x69.7x9.61mm and weighs 157 grams.
The company recently announced that its One A9 currently priced at $399.99 (roughly Rs. 26,000) is a special "promotional pre-sale offer", which would end by November 7. The Taiwanese company confirmed that once the special price offer is over, the HTC One A9 would then cost $100 more, which is $499.99 (roughly Rs. 32,500) unlocked.