Those who have been waiting for HTC's latest and greatest need not wait much longer. The OEM has just announced today when their existing fans and new converts in the US will be able to grab the One M9 from their favorite carrier or retailer. Starting March 27, at exactly 12:01 a.m. ET, people can order HTC's 2015 flagship online. But if you prefer to buy it from a store, you'll have to wait for April 10 to roll around before you can do so.
HTC revealed its hand, unsurprisingly called the One M9, and to say that it's a pretty mixed bag would be an understatement. It definitely deserves praise for sticking to the hallmarks of quality that has made its predecessors popular, but perhaps this time it stuck too close. There is little to differentiate the One M9 from the One M8 and in the places that it does, it doesn't exactly deliver. It swapped out its confusing UltraPixel rear camera for a high megapixel one that was easily overshadowed by its contemporaries. The choice of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is still a contentious one at best. The HTC One M9 is, without a doubt, a more refined One M8, a sort of fan service to its faithful. It remains to be seen, however, if it can actually stand apart, on its own, and for long. Read our HTC One M9 Review.
What does it take to create a smartphone design classic? For the HTC One M9, the answer is relentless refinement, improving what worked in its metal-bodied predecessors rather than chasing the latest trends. The smartphone spec arms-race is relentless, however, notable as much for its hyperbole as the minimal attention span of would-be buyers in carrier stores. If you can’t make your case in seconds, you’re going to lose the sale. Amid fierce competition, HTC doesn’t exactly have the greatest track record of playing up its strengths and capitalizing on its advantages. Has that changed in the One M9?
Earlier this month some details on the HTC One M9 smartphone leaked including a release date and some pricing details for the device. The original leak pointed to a launch date of March 25 for a 32GB version of the smartphone. We now know there will also be a 64GB version of the HTC One M9 as well.
While it's not certain whether the HTC One M9 will literally be delivered to UK carriers before the USA, pre-orders certainly have arrived first. The HTC One M9 is the next in a line of successful hero devices for the brand, coming with a design that closely mirrors last year's M8. This device works with a 5-inch Full HD 1080p display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octacore processor (SoC) with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There's also a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
Though we weren’t expecting a whole lot, Mobile World Congress was actually rather delightful this year. We got exactly what we came for, and even some additional surprises from top OEMs and others. There were some obvious highlights, like the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, but some other highlights like Jolla’s new tablet. HTC brought out their new smartphone for us to check out, but also slapped a fitness band on our wrist and VR headset on our face. But that wasn’t all! Here are some of our highlights from MWC 2015.
The first phones running Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810, like the HTC One M9 announced yesterday, may only just be arriving, but the chip firm couldn't help but tease its next-gen silicon. The Snapdragon 820 isn't expected to begin sampling until the second half of 2015, but Qualcomm decided that there was no better place than Mobile World Congress to slip out a few early details about what might be powering your smartphone upgrade in 2016.
Now that the HTC One M9 is official, you might be wondering if it’s time to upgrade. Sporting all the latest specs, like a Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU and 3GB RAM, might make you wonder if it’s that much better than your current phone. A new 20-megapixel rear shooter and Ultrapixel front-facing camera are quite the pair, too. If oyu’ve got a One M8, you’re probably one of the many who love their phone, so rather than keep you guessing about whether an upgrade is worth it, we’ll break it down.
The HTC One M9 is here, and it feels mighty familiar. The company’s new flagship, unveiled here at Mobile World Congress 2015, takes the premium metal unibody of its predecessor and slots in a new chip, new camera, and tweaks what has already proved to be a popular design. And, while it might be easy to discount the One M9 at first for being an evolution rather than a revolution compared to the phones that came before it, HTC’s argument is that such an approach is exactly the route it needs to take: refinement rather than replacement for its own sake. Read on for some first impressions.
HTC has already confirmed that it will officially reveal its next generation One smartphone at Mobile World Conference in a little over a week, but it seems like one German retailer jumped the gun and accidentally posted the specs and official images on their website early. While the product pages on Cyberport's site for the HTC One M9 have now been taken down, it just wasn't quick enough. The fact that it's this close to HTC's March 1st unveiling, and that retailers often some info early enough to have product listings ready, seems to improve the chances that this is the real deal.