Official: HTC One ME unveiled for China
HTC fan in China will be thrilled to hear that the HTC One ME an officially been unveiled. If you’ve seen the pictures and spec rundown of the HTC One M9+, the HTC One ME will look very familiar. The HTC One ME is to the HTC One M9+ as the HTC One E8 was the HTC One M9.
If you look at the big picture, the HTC One ME has the same specs and basic design of the HTC One M9+, but it’s missing the DuoCamera depth sensor and the back is made of a soft-touch polycarbonate rather than aluminum. That being said, the HTC One ME still retains an aluminum frame which wraps around the side and front of the phone – giving it a premium feel even though it is expected to launch at a lower price point than the HTC One M9+.
The HTC One ME specs include MediaTek’s new Helio X10 chipset running a 64-bit 2.2GHz octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD expansion slot, 5.2-inch QHD display, 2,840mAh battery, 20 megapixel main camera, 4 megapixel (UltraPixel) front-facing camera, a fingerprint scanner, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac and front-facing stereo BoomSound speakers.
The official price and retail launch date of the HTC One ME are not yet available, but previous rumors indicated that the phone will sell for 3,500 Chinese RMB (roughly $563). Like the One M9+, the HTC One ME will likely see limited availability in a handful of markets across Asia. We’re not sure why Europe and the Americas are being ignored, but it could be that HTC is hoping to establish a much stronger foothold in growing Asian markets since competition from Samsung, LG and Apple is too fierce in the West.