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HTC One M9 Singapore: A Sneak Peek Into HTC's Newest Flagship Model

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.

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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.

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Taking out the HTC One M9 for the first time

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Powering up!
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Homescreen

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Photo taken with the One M9’s rear camera
A shot using the One M9's front camera.
Photo taken with the One M9’s front camera.

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
RAM: 3GB
Internal storage: 32GB
Battery: 2, 840mAh
Rear camera: 20.7MP, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Front camera: 4MP
Operating system: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Price: £579.99, USD649 or approximately SGD 1,165
Colours:
  • Two-tone design: silver/ rose gold, gold/pink
  • Single-tone design: gunmetal grey, amber gold
Special features:
  • HTC Sense Home widget – displays different apps for easy access on the homescreen based on your location·         Multi-room wireless speakers support
  • One-stop gallery for all photos – photos on Facebook, Google Drive, Dropbox and Flickr can be stored on Cloud Gallery

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.

 

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