Word has gotten out recently that the HTC One ME9 (basically the plastic version of the One M9+) is on the way, as leaked by twitter tipster @upleaks and the phone has already been certified in China by TENAA. The HTC One ME9 is essentially HTC’s answer to a more budget variant of the One M9+ that has roughly the same specs but not-so-premium build for the sake of making it more affordable, much like the HTC One E8 before it.
The camera on the other hand will be a single 20 megapixel camera on the rear instead of the Duo camera perched on the original One M9 with a front-facing 4 megapixel Ultrapixel camera. The phone will however be sporting the same fingerprint scanner as the One M9+.
While it shares a lot of it’s looks with the One M9+, you get a polycarbonate casing instead of the premium metal body that the One M9+ is known for. Sources say the phone will still be coming in about the same colours with Gold Sepia, Classic Rose Gold and Meteor Gray expected to be available at launch in late June for the Indian market with Hong Kong and Taiwan soon to follow. The smartphone is expected to retail for $563 USD (about RM 2006) which is a fair bit cheaper than the RM 2,599 retail price for the One M9+.