Last week the first shots of yet another HTC One handset appeared, passing through China’s TENAA certification database. Now it seems that the handset could also be heading to India. Zauba, which tracks imports and exports out of India, has noted that 1700 dummy units of the HTC One ME9 have been imported into India since May 8th.
The shipment listing also gives a few more hints about the device. Classic Rose Gold and traditional HTC Metero Grey dummy models have been imported, both of which are also dual-SIM compatible.
Just as with last week’s rumor, the specifications points to a 5.2-inch QuadHD display, MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 20 megapixel Toshiba rear camera sensor and a 4 Ultrapixel selfie camera. The most recent details from @Upleaks also lists BoomSound speakers and a fingerprint scanner, making it a compelling sounding flagship, albeit in a plastic body.
Essentially, the ME9 looks like a cheaper, plastic version of the 5.2-inch One M9+, which launched in India and China in April. Not forgetting that there’s the plastic 5.5-inch One E9 already in India, if you’re after a bigger handset.
The leaks suggest that the handset will be destined for a selection Asian markets in July and will follow the launch patterns of HTC’s other One handsets, meaning that it won’t be made available in Europe or the US. The price is expected to be in the region of RMB 3500 (USD 563).