HTC launched its high-end One E9+ smartphone in China in April, and last week, the company made the smartphone available to purchase in its dual-SIM variant in India at Rs. 36,790. Now, the Taiwanese handset maker seems to be gearing up to introduce a new affordable variant of the One E9+ smartphone, likely to be dubbed HTC One E9 featuring toned down innards.Also the anticipated successor the popular plastic and more affordable variant of theHTC One (M8), the HTC One (E8), the One E9 has been spotted on the Tenaa (Chinese equivalent of the US FCC) certification site, tipping some of the specifications. According to the Tenaa listing, the HTC One E9 features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display replacing the QHD display seen in the HTC One E9+. Other specifications include an octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz; 2GB of RAM; 16GB of inbuilt storage, and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. The handset sports a 13-megapixel rear camera while it also packs an UltraPixel camera on the front. It is said to feature dimensions of 158.7×79.7×7.64mm and weigh 165 grams. The smartphone also sports dual-front speakers.

To recall, the HTC One E9+ Dual SIM features a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 534ppi. Powered by MediaTek MT6795M 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz, the smartphone is equipped with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). The One E9+ Dual SIM sports a 20-megapixel f2.2 aperture wide-angle rear camera with LED flash alongside a 4-Ultrapixel front-facing camera, also seen on the HTC One M9 as well as the HTC One M9+.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop handset running Sense 7 UI on top comes with 4G connectivity support and the iconic HTC BoomSound front-facing speakers powered by Dolby Audio. Backed by a 2800mAh battery, the HTC One E9+ is rated to deliver up to 21.55 hours of talk time on 2G networks, and 14.33 hours on 3G networks, apart from up to 590.43 hours of standby time on 2G networks, and 617.27 hours on 3G networks.