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HTC One (M9) will be announced two hours before Samsung Galaxy S6 and S Edge

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HTC One (M9) will be announced two hours before Samsung Galaxy S6 and S Edge
We already know that both Samsung and HTC will host press conferences at MWC 2015 on March 1. But which of the two manufacturers will steal the show? Well, it's too early to properly answer this question, but at least we know which of the two will announce its new handsets first. It's not Samsung.

While Samsung's event will start at 18:30 CET, HTC's press conference begins two and a half hours earlier, at 16:00 CET. This was confirmed on Twitter by Jeff Gordon, HTC's Senior Global Online Communications Manager.

As reported countless of times before, HTC is expected to announce the One (M9) and One (M9) Plus at MWC 2015, while Samsung should unveil the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge.

Of course
HTC One (M9) will be announced two hours before Samsung Galaxy S6 and S Edge
, having brand new flagship devices presented a bit earlier than the competition's flagships might not mean much. But HTC probably hopes that customers will be blown away by its handsets once they're officially unveiled, and won't care that much about what Samsung has to show. Plus, who knows, perhaps HTC will start selling the One (M9) and One (M9) Plus immediately after announcing them - just like it did last year with the One (M8).

What do you think, does HTC have an advantage in the fact that it gets to announce its new smartphones earlier than Samsung? Or it won't matter in the end?

source: Twitter

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posted on 05 Feb 2015, 00:04 12

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


This is a disadvantage for htc, their m9 will be overshadowed by the announcement of the s6 since samsung is more popular and has more fans. If i were htc i'd move the announcement to another day

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 00:14 2

2. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


They should show it to the public on that day. Like the video below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h90iGXam0A

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 00:28 2

4. Grenmad (Posts: 30; Member since: 06 Jun 2014)


I agree. Htc will have 2 hours of attention until the Samsung show starts. So HTC now has Jeff Gordon? Didn't they have Robert Downey Jr? So the real question will be what is inside the Galaxy S6? A Snapdragon or Exynos?

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 00:31 1

5. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Jeff Gordon is head of usa mobile for htc not the nascar driver

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 01:54 10

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Every phone gets overshadowed by either Samsung's flagships or the iPhone. That's a fact.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 02:03 1

8. DogeShibe (Posts: 1111; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Not if the said phone was/is/will be better than iPhone/Samsung's. But thats hardly ever the case sadly :(

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 07:59

25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)


No.

5char

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 05:48

19. PryvateiDz (Posts: 133; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Well at least for me, I don't care for Samsung and the Touchwiz, so they can announce it whenever, I'm going to get the HTC. Dual front-firing Stereo Speakers, design, I personally loved the camera of the One M7, micro SD card, and I'm good.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 07:12

23. Supraman21 (Posts: 315; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


I'm with you on that one! As long it still has a home button and touchwiz you can forget about it.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 10:15

27. Niva. (Posts: 420; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Agreed, the home button is so bad and useless it just breaks up the design of the device, Touchwiz is an abomination that if Samsung turns it into an optional download nobody would ever get it.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 00:26

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Its gonna be "Clash of the Titans".

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 02:09 10

9. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


It won't. S6 will just wreck boring m9 to the ground.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 05:26 2

17. fcjan (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


"boring m9" yeah, Galaxy line is not boring whatsoever.. sarcasm off

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 02:21 3

12. cmpunk (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


htc is not a big boy anymore so it doesn't stand a chance against the giant sammy

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 05:33

18. Spedez (Posts: 441; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


HTC never were a big boy.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 00:32 1

6. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


it will really come down to first available to the public

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 02:09 3

10. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


It's obvious that HTC wants to get a share of the spotlight from Samsung. More news for us!

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 02:31 1

14. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


HTC won't get even half the coverage. I'm sad about this.

Bad move HTC

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 02:11 4

11. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


I don't know why I'm not excited about htc event. Perhaps because it would be the same m eight like last year with giant bezels and gimmicky 4 ultrafail camera...

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 02:26

13. cmpunk (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Me too, darling. i have a feeling htc is so boring now.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 02:36

15. NopeNein (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


Yep !

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 04:49 1

16. Predator1701 (Posts: 108; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


Samsung did this on purpose, did they really had to make their keynote on the same day as HTC? As far as i recall HTC announced their keynote first. Obviously Samsung is trying everything it can do destroy their competition.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 05:50

20. robert26101 (Posts: 106; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


Hopefully it will be in stores shortly after just like the m8 was. Can't wait to get this phone!

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 07:02

21. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 779; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Im excited abt the new touchwiz :)

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 07:11

22. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


That is going to be one exciting day.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 07:45

24. hortizano (Posts: 290; Member since: 22 May 2013)


Who cares? With all the rumors and leaks the surprise is going to be long gone before any of the announcements... It comes down to a matter of loyalty to your brand which will give the edge to any of them..

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 09:43 1

26. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


you will either be a sheep or a goat come march 1st... some will look at software innovation from htc and others may confuse innovation with design by samsung. either way they will appeal to whoever tunes in.

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 07:07

28. j2001m (Posts: 2841; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Ha, at this time there is no leak of the edge

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 17:14

29. carlemillward (unregistered)


I have a feeling HTC is going to go bankrupt soon, and eventually either Apple or Samsung are going acquire it, strip it of all its high rank employees and patents and spit it out like Google did with Motorola and sell it to some other manufacturer.

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