New Delhi, India – April 14, 2015 – HTC today announced the One M9+, One E8+, Desire 326G in India. The successor of the One M8 was largely considered as a mediocre flagship by HTC Corp, so that the company has decided complete reboot of the One M9 and has today unveiled the One M9+ dubbed as ‘MORE THAN ONE’.
HTC One M9+ follows the same design language of the One family and comes 5.2-inch 2K display (1440 x 2560) with a new Fingerprint scanner, 2.2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek helio X10 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage along with expandable memory up to 2TB via microSD storage.
“We are thrilled to bring the luxuriously designed HTC One M9+ to our customers in India,” said Faisal Siddiqui, President, HTC South Asia and India. “The new HTC One M9+ delivers a combination of amazing imaging with the new and improved iconic Duo Camera that we pioneered; a new 2K display for viewing brilliance; exhilarating sound with HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio; and our latest Fingerprint sensor, giving our customers a peace of mind and a truly HTC One experience.”
In this flagship device, the company has replaced its HTC UltraPixel camera by a Duo Camera with the sapphire cover lens and moved the first on the front for better selfie experience in low light environment. The rear camera records 4K video while the front-facing sensor supports 1080p HD video recording.
In connectivity options, the phone has a range of sensors including NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), DLNA, HDMI, MHL 2.0 CIR, 3.5mm audio jack and micro-USB 2.0.
The new HTC One M9+ comes with HTC Sense 7 on the top of Android 5.0 Lollipop, featuring location-based apps shuffling and theming engine to customize the look and feel of the phone. In addition, the company offers 100GB free Google Drive storage for 2 years, so you can store your documents and access them from anywhere.
To enrich the user experience for its Indian customers, HTC’s One M9+ will come with HTC Privileges, one-year insurance package that will compensate consumers for any accidental or liquid damages. In addition, the One M9+ buyers can also avail the discount vouchers worth INR 15,000 from Myntra.com.
HTC has certainly improved upon the One M8 design and upgraded the phone’s specs – unlike the One M9 – at the same time with the M9+, it didn’t come without cost. It will be available in Gold on Silver and Gold on Gold with all major retailers from early May for INR 52,250.00 and will compete with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
In response to our questions and comments about the availability of One M9, Chia-Lin Chang, President of Global Sales and Chief Financial Officer has confirmed that there are no plans to release the One M9 in India yet.