HTC Wobbles As New HTC One M9+ Tipped To Be Launched Soon
According to sources the struggling phone maker is set to launch two new high end smartphones on September 29th. The device tipped for Australia is the HTC One M9+
Since the launch of the HTC One M9 the market value of HTC has rapidly declined, in August, their market value was below 1.5 billion USD, against a 27.5 billion value in 2011.
What is not known is whether the two devices will be launched in Australia as carriers look to range products from new manufacturers such as Alcatel One Touch, Motorola and Huewei.
A Twitter post by @LlabTooFeR, says that the company will be launching two devices specifically for the Asia and Asia Pacific market. The phones that we might see are an updated HTC M9+, codenamed “Hima_Ultra_R1”, and a Butterfly 3 device for the Asian market.
If you are unfamiliar with it, the colourful HTC Butterfly 3 (or J Butterfly) is a very powerful and good-looking device launched a few months ago and available in some Asian countries. Its hardware is somewhat between the HTC One M9 and the M9+, with a high resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) 5.2-inch screen, a Snapdragon 810 SoC by Qualcomm, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The cameras are also huge – a 20-megapixel sensor on the rear and a 13-megapixel shooter for selfies.
The HTC One M9+ is a bigger and faster sibling of the One M9, featuring a 5.2-inch screen with 2K resolution, an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor that runs at 2.2 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, a 20-megapixel rear camera with the same Duo-lens arrangement we had on the M8 and an UltraPixel front-facing camera.
The phone also features a fingerprint reader on the bottom. The rumours say that an updated version of this phone might be announced soon, dubbed “Hima_Ultra_R1”. The original HTC One M9 was codenamed “Hima”, and the One M9+, “Hima Ultra”.
There are several things that can be upgraded on this phone, most notably the processor, as MediaTek already has the powerful deca-core Helio X20 SoC that also allows more RAM.