A couple days back, the HTC One M9 didn’t have a release date in America. It appeared that the HTC One M9 was delayed for almost two weeks in Taiwan, which would have affected the United States release. Android Authority was one of the first sites to post the bad news about the HTC One M9.
“HTC delayed the release of the One M9 in Taiwan in order to apply last minute changes to the phone’s software package. The One M9’s world debut was scheduled for today, but Taiwanese customers who pre-ordered the device were told by text message that the launch would be delayed to March 20, according to a report from Focus Taiwan.”
The same reports indicated that there was no definite release date for the HTC One M9 in the United States. This caused major depression among HTC fans. But, alas, there is good news today. Android Central provides the updated information on the HTC One M9.
“During the company’s Uh-oh presentation on YouTube, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie announced that the HTC One M9 will begin to hit the U.S. market from [sic] April 10. In response to a Twitter question, Mackenzie says availability will vary based on carrier, but the phone will start to be available in retail on April 10. The launch timing will likely see the M9 compete directly with Samsung’s Galaxy S6, which launches globally that same day.”
According to GSM Arena, the HTC One M9 will have a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution display. It will run a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 processor with 32GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. It has a 20.7MP camera with a dual-LED flash. Many sites that have previewed the new HTC One 9 say it looks and feels even better than the HTC One M8. But is that enough to stop people from buying the Samsung Galaxy S6?
GSM Arena lists the Samsung Galaxy S6 as having a 5.1-inch 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution display. It will run a Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. It will come in versions that have 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB internal memory. Unfortunately, there will be no microSD card slot this time around. The Galaxy S6 also has a 16MP camera. Unlike the HTC One M9, the Galaxy S6 is compatible with an optional virtual reality headset, an updated versions of Samsung’s critically acclaimed Gear VR.
So, which smartphone will win the fight? It’s tempting to say that Samsung will because of the brand recognition. However, the HTC One M9 is an underdog that can at least put HTC back in the smartphone game.
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