While HTC unveiled its flagship handset One M9 last month, it’s been notoriously coy about the smartphone’s official launch date in Singapore. Local fans of HTC have been waiting impatiently to get their hands on the phone, and unfortunately, they’ll have to wait a little longer.
HTC promises that their newest flagship will be worth the wait, however: with a production process of over 70 steps, HTC is guaranteeing their users the “most luxurious smartphone experience” imaginable. It’s not just a smartphone, Wayne Tang of HTC ‘s Regional Product Marketing claims — from the look to the feel to the user experience, the One M9 was made to be a “piece of art”.
The smartphone is touted to provide a bespoke user experience — there’s a Theme Store packed with designer themes, but if you’d like to give your phone that personalised touch, the One M9 boasts tools to help you create your own themes from photos of your choice. According to Wayne, HTC is currently working with brands like Under Armour and Disney to bring users more customised themes and content.
Vulcan Post managed to get a sneak peek into a gold-on-silver model.
The One M9’s impressive specs are no secret already, but here’s a quick recap of the most important:
|HTC One M9|
|Screen size:||5 inches|
|Screen resolution:||1080 x 1920|
|Dimensions:||144.6 x 69.7 x 9.6mm, 157g|
|Processor:||Snapdragon 810 processor, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57|
|Rear camera:||20.7MP, autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Operating system:||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Price:||£579.99, USD649 or approximately SGD 1,165|
Over the next week, we’ll be testing the capabilities of the One M9 — we’re curious to know if the hardware within is as spectacular as its impeccable design. Stay tuned.