News by admin on Tuesday September 22, 2015.
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HTC has launched a bunch of high end smartphone this year, few of them have sold well and the company is in financial danger. However, the Taiwanese giant will keep on releasing flagship quality devices, with the Aura set to launch later in the year and the launch today of the Chinese exclusive Butterfly 3 and a global One M9+ smartphone.Both handsets will be released September 29th, and we already know all about the One M9+ as it launched earlier in the year in China. It is the best smartphone HTC currently offers, although we still don?t see the reason for it, as we said back then.
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. Is this HTC finally saying that Europe and the US are no longer its most important markets? The company has struggled in recent years in those regions and could now be putting them has an afterthought. The Taiwanese giant says it thinks the One M9 launched last month is good enough to meet the needs of users in those regions in terms of specs. A bold claim, one that this long term HTC user cannot agree with. Here is a quick glance at the key HTC One M9 Plus specs: Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC 'China Sense' Dimensions: 150.99 x 71.99 x 9.61mm 5.2-inch LCD display with 1440 x 2560-pixel (Quad HD) resolution MediaTek MT6795T octa-core chip clocked at up to 2.2GHz 3GB of RAM 32GB of internal storage 20MP main camera, 'UltraPixel' front cam