The Taiwanese giant, HTC unveiled three of its new devices under an event at the Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona. The firm revealed the flagship smartphone for this year, HTC One M9. The company’s spokesperson reported that the smart looking metallic body smartphone will be available for sale by the mid of March.
He further revealed that the flagship handset is fronted with dual Digital Dolby speakers that provide surround sound experience to the user. The smartphone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7 supported by a 2.0 GHz 64-bit, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor that is coupled with a 3 GB of RAM.
The 4G LTE smartphone is featured with a 5-inch super-LCD with 1920×1080 of resolution and a 20 megapixel of primary camera with LED flash, sapphire cover and f/2.2, 27.8mm lens. The rear camera sports 4K video recording, meanwhile that HTC 4.0 UltraPixel front facing camera is ideal for selfie obsessed users.
Under the hood, HTC has provided 32 GB of internal storage to the device with expandability option via microSD card, up to 128 GB. The droidphone is fueled with a 2840m mAh of lithium ion battery.
Moreover, thanks to HTC connect feature of the mobile phone that helps users to connect it with other home appliances such as smart tv, speakers etc, with just a single ‘Swipe Up’.
So far the connectivity is concerned, 4G LTE Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), HTC Connect, DLNA, HDMI MHL 3.0, micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port, NFC options are available in the device. The HTC One M9 will be available in four color variants, Grey, Silver, Gold, and Pink.
In addition, the device has already been listed, before the official announcement, on an US online retail website — BestBuy. The device that has been listed at BestBuy is a 32 GB AT&T variant of One M9 with a price tag of $649.99 (around Rs. 40,000). It is not available for the sale yet but carries a “Coming Soon” tag. However, later the website has removed the listing.
At the same event, the firm also unveiled two more devices, HTC Grip and HTC Vive. The HTC Grip is a smart wristband that keep track of health activities, whether they are gymming, walking, running or cycling. The device can synchronise with an iOS or an Android smartphone, to provide call or message notifications to the user.
Whereas, in partnership with VALVE, HTC has manufactured and launched it’s HTC VIVE, which is a virtual reality headset that provides a decent gaming experience to the users as it is featured with wireless controls, built-in speakers, two 1200 x 1080 displays that has refresh rate of 90 frames per second, “eliminating jitter” and achieving “photorealistic imagery”. Further details and support for the device will be provided by the company’s upcoming website, www.htcvr.com.
Tech Specs of HTC One M9
- 5-inch super-LCD with 1920×1080 of resolution
- 20 megapixel rear and 4.0 ultra-pixel of front-facing camera
- 2.0 GHz 64-bit, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
- 3 GB of RAM
- Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7
- 2840 mAh battery
- HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio
- HTC Connect