We have some good news HTC One M7 and M8 owners – HTC will reportedly launch its flagship One M9 smartphone in March alongside a new wearable device which we already know “isn’t a smartwatch” (according to HTC).
The HTC M9 as it’s codenamed will reportedly feature a 20-megapixel rear camera and an UltraPixel front-facing camera, as well as 4GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It will also reportedly feature Dolby 5.1 audio technology and a slightly larger display than the M8, if you believe the rumours.
According to Bloomberg, HTC will release the M9 smartphone and its wearable device around the time of the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This means it’ll be competing for attention against the likes of the new Samsung Galaxy smartphones and Huawei’s latest offerings. Rumours suggest the M9 will be of a similar shape and size to the M8 as well as retain the M7 and M8’s all-aluminium design. With the M7 and M8 being among the best-made smartphones ever, this will be key to the M9 standing out against its competitors as its predecessors have.
HTC will release the M9 smartphone and its wearable device around the time of the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The latest specification rumours and news of a March release date have led to HTC shares rising 5.4% at the time of writing. HTC will be hoping that their latest technology offerings improve their position in the market and help them to rebound from plummeting shares and a lack of adoption in recent years. It was during the Desire years that HTC saw the most success, so it has been a while since HTC has enjoyed a strong market position.
With regard to HTC’s wearable device, little is known. HTC have dismissed reports that it’ll be a smartwatch, but Bloomberg reports the opposite. What we are confident of is that the wearable – whatever it is – will link with Under Armour’s fitness service, building on a partnership announced earlier this month. This should give the wearable a solid early base and one that will appeal to lots of people – more so perhaps than the wearable competition.
We will keep our eyes peeled for further news.
In the meantime, rejoice – the HTC M9 will be with us soon.