News by admin on Thursday April 09, 2015.
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HTC launched the One M9 Plus yesterday and while we loved the handset, we were scathing of the need to even release it. The device is going to be an exclusive in China and Asia, and HTC has confirmed that the One M9 will not be launched in Europe of the United States. That confirms what we already knew, putting an official stamp on the release of the smartphone flagship."The One M9+ is not currently planned to be released in North America or Europe, where we believe our flagship HTC One M9 is the best choice for blazing fast performance, incredible sound, and network compatibility across the broadest range of operators."
The One M9 Plus is a stunning smartphone it seems, but it really does leave a lot more questions than it answers. For example, it is better spec'd than the One M9 proper, so why did HTC launch a flagship that was due to be immediately undercut by a superior model just a month later? Sure, the One M9 Plus is an exclusive to China and Asia, it is unlikely to ever come to Western markets, but then surely those in Europe and North America who buy the regular One M9 will feel short-changed knowing a better model is out there for roughly the same price. It's a conundrum that is amplified when we consider that the One E9 Plus is also available, lacking the build quality of the M9's but still a beast in its own right. With the M9 Plus HTC is attempting to differentiate with the inclusion of a MediaTek processor, while there is the inclusion of a Quad HD screen. If a prospective One M9 owner is now asking "Where's my Q HD screen?" it would be an understandable question.