HTC One M9 to Launch on Saturday; 64GB Variant Expected Next Week

HTC One M9 to Launch on Saturday; 64GB Variant Expected Next Week
HTC's new flagship smartphone, the One M9, was expected to launch earlier this week in Taiwan; though due to software issues the launch was delayed.

Now, HTC Taiwan has confirmed that the new One flagship is indeed launching in the country after slight delay on Saturday. In a Facebook post, HTC Taiwan confirmed the news that the 32GB model of the One M9 will be available to buy in Taiwan starting Saturday while the 64GB variant will launch next week - March 27.

(Also see: HTC One M9 First Impressions: Do the Evolution)

The 32GB model of the HTC One M9 has been priced at TWD 21,900 (approximately Rs. 43,400) while the 64GB variant will be available at TWD 23,900 (approximately Rs. 47,400). Both the HTC One M9 models are launching in Taiwan first.

The Taiwanese company at MWC, without revealing price of the new One flagship, confirmed that the handset would be available globally starting mid-March. Unfortunately, there is still no further word on availability in other regions yet.

(Also see: HTC One M9's Likeness to Earlier Models Explained by Firm's Design Chief)

To recall, the HTC One M9 sports an all-metal unibody design and will be in available dual-tone Silver and Rose Gold, single-tone Gunmetal Grey, single tone Gold, and dual-tone Gold and Pink colours. The new HTC flagship runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with the company's brand new Sense 7 UI on top. Under the hood, the HTC One M9 is backed by the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core (quad-core 2GHz + quad-core 1.5GHz) processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The One M9 supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). Like the HTC One (M8), the One M9 retains a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display. The new flagship sports a 20-megapixel autofocus rear camera that comes with sapphire cover lens, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording. The One M9 packs a 4-UltraPixel front-camera. The new flagship also comes preloaded with HTC's Eye Experience software enhancements and Zoe app.

(Also see: HTC One M9 vs. HTC One (M8))

Connectivity options on the One M9 include Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, GLONASS, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and LTE. The HTC One M9 packs a 2840mAh battery which is slightly larger than the One (M8) that came with 2600mAh battery. It measures 144.6x69.7x9.61mm and weighs 157 grams.


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