HTC One ME is a plastic variant of the company’s flagship handset for the Chinese market


HTC today unveiled a new handset under its ‘One’ brand for the Chinese market — the One ME. The handset is a cheaper variant of the company’s flagship One M9+ handset sold in the region.

To keep the costs down, the One ME comes with a polycarbonate plastic body, though it looks exactly like its premium sibling. On the front, HTC has gone with a 5.2-inch Quad HD LCD, which is flanked by BoomSound stereo speakers at the top and bottom. The bottom speaker also houses a fingerprint scanner.

Under the hood, the handset is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 SoC clocked at 2.2GHz and packs 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. Other key features include Dolby Surround Sound support, LTE, dual SIM connectivity, 20MP rear camera with 4K video recording and a secondary depth sensor, 4MP front-facing UltraPixel camera, and a 2840mAh sealed battery.

On the software side, the handset runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7 on top of it.

The One ME will be available in meteor grey, gold sepia, and rose gold colors. The price and the exact launch date of the handset are unknown for now. It is also not clear if HTC will be bringing this phone to other markets outside of China or not.