The HTC One E9 has leaked in a new photo from @upleaks, revealing that it will pack the flagship specs in a plastic body, much the same as its predecessor, the HTC One E8. The device is designed in the same way as the standard One M9, but swaps out the metal for glossy plastic. While the metal version comes in several hues, the only color shown in this picture is a cream colored plastic with gold accents.
The phone is likely destined for Asian markets with a rumored price of $480. The One E9 will likely launch in China next week, alongside the newly-leaked One M9+. What we don’t know is if the One E9 will share its specs with the standard One M9 or the One M9+. It could go either way, though if cutting costs is the goal then sharing specs with the One M9 seems to make more sense. Whatever the case, we’ll keep you posted on the development of the HTC One E9.