After a veritable drip-feed of almost daily leaks, HTC finally made the One M9+ official at its More Than One event held in Beijing. The M9+ has received an upgrade in specifications in some areas over the standard M9 (reviewed here), and we have more pictures and details after the break.
When Samsung launches a new flagship smartphone you would naturally think that there will be more than a few people that are willing to stand around and ogle the handset, wouldn’t you? Especially when the handsets in question are the stylish Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Apparently not so in China, where Samsung is alleged to have paid people to pose as fans and celebrate the launch of Samsung’s latest flagship devices.
HTC has very quietly listed the One E9+ on their Chinese website, detailing the phablet ahead of its official launch. The E9+ sports a massive 5.5-inch quad HD screen, giving it a higher resolution than what HTC’s current crop of flagships use. This marks HTC’s first foray into quad HD resolutions, catching up with Samsung and LG.
If you weren’t entirely impressed with HTC’s M9 today, there’s always a chance that the bigger sized version of the device will change things up a bit. According to @upleaks, HTC will announce the Hima Ultra at a Chinese press conference later this year when they announce the M9 for that particular market. Unfortunately, that means the supposedly bigger sized version of the device will be exclusive to Chinese markets, at least at first.
There isn’t much info on what the Hima Ultra will be, but it’s a pretty safe bet it’ll stick to the same mold HTC is using for the new HTC One. We’ll keep you updated as more information surfaces.
Back in December, Lenovo announced its latest mid-range smartphone, the P70, and, earlier today, the company launched the long-awaited handset in China with a 1399 yuan ($224) asking price.
Qualcomm is nearing the end of talks with the Chinese government over antitrust issues and is looking to cough up around $1 billion as soon as Monday.