After weeks of speculation, leaks, and rumors, HTC has finally announced the new One ME. We first thought it would be the HTC One ME9 but dropping the '9' makes more sense so here it is now. The HTC One ME is another premium phone from the Taiwanese manufacturer. Unit is the first to be powered by the 64-bit 2.2 GHz octa-core Mediatek Helio X10 processor. This one looks a lot like the One E9+ and One M9+ you'd think nothing much has changed if you're not very observant.
Phone has same polycarbonate body with a metal frame. Other features include a 5.2-inch Quad HD screen with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution, fingerprint sensor, LTE connectivity, dual SIM support, 3GB RAM, 32GB built-in storage, microSD card, and a 2840 mAh battery.
HTC One ME impresses with its single 20MP camera with 4K video recording capability, and a dual LED flash. The front-facing cam is a 4MP UltraPixel camera--the same one HTC has been using in previous flagship phones.
How is the One ME different from the One M9 and One M9+? The HTC One M9+ is simply a bigger version of the One M9 with its 5.2-inch Quad HD display (2560 x 1440). It's also faster than the One M9, thanks to the 2.2GHz MediaTek helio X10 octa-core chipset inside which is actually the same processor used on the new One ME. Comparing the One M9 and the One M9+ before, the two are almost the same with the 3GB RAM, 20MP rear camera, Ultrapixel front shooter, and the 32GB internal memory--again the same specs as the One ME. The
HTC One M9 only has a 5.0-inch screen (1080 x 1920 pixels) while the HTC One M9+ and One ME both have 5.2-inch Quad HD display with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution. The One M9 flagship is left behind by the two because it doesn't have any touch-based fingerprint sensor.
The One ME will come in three color variants. You can choose from among the gold sepia, rose gold, or meteor grey models. It will be out in China first and then other Asian countries. No word if and when the HTC One ME will reach Europe and North America.