With the HTC One M9 having been announced and showcased at WWDC 2015 just a week back, the Taiwanese manufacturer held back from announcing the price and launch date for the its new flagship phone. However, a new leak of information detailing the price and launch date has just surfaced, so read on for more details.
As the One M9 took to the stage at MWC, fans and non-fans alike were fairly confused with the rather modest change in design of the device, which borrows quite a few elements from the original One M7. However, the phone is a true monster under the hood, along with the 20MP rear facing camera module and the M7 and M8’s 4MP UltraPixel camera adoring its front, but nothing as radical as the Galaxy S6 which evokes a sense of much improved hardware.
B&H is a big Apple electronics retailer, and is also a retail partner of HTC. The company has just put up the One M9 on the ‘pre-order’ page on its website where the price and the availability date has been pretty clearly mentioned, and it leads you to believe that this occurrence is more intentional than some poor bloke behind a desk pushing the wrong button.
The HTC One M9 is listed at a price of $649.99 – off-contract – for the unlocked 32GB model, and is available in gold and silver color options. Interestingly, just a while back, Best Buy had listed the phone on its own website with exactly the same price as B&H. As for the availability, the One M9 will be available in almost two weeks, starting March 25.
For those unaware, HTC launched the One M8 at exactly the same date and price as mentioned on B&H’s website. However, the phone which looks like a more tamed One M8 has some major changes and improvements made to HTC Sense as well, with a very heavy focus on camera applications, given that HTC sounds pretty arrogant about the One M9’s 20MP camera module this time around as showcased in the promo videos.
The pricing and the launch date are all set to beat the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in a way which will be launched somewhere in April, but the Korean phones have already bagged 20 million orders as we speak.