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The HTC One M9 is now available to pre-order in Europe, and it's not cheap

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The HTC One M9 is now available to pre-order in Europe, and it's not cheap
HTC is now officially taking pre-orders for the brand new One M9 smartphone, but only in Germany (we're not really sure why pre-orders aren't also available in other countries).

Folks in Germany have to pay €749.99 if they want to pre-order an M9 right now. Only the gold variant of the handset is currently available, with the gunmetal grey and silver ones expected to arrive starting March 31. Later this month is also when the One M9 will be released around the world. Last week, Best Buy US had listed, for a short period of time, its own price for an unlocked HTC One M9: $649. We certainly hope that this is the actual price that the new handset will have when it launches in the US.

As you may know, the HTC One M9 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7 UI, and brings various improvements over last year's One (M8), including an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, a 20 MP rear camera, Dolby Audio to compliment the BoomSound speakers, 3 GB of RAM, and a 2840 mAh battery. Make sure to check out our HTC One M9 hands-on for a detailed look at the new flagship.


source: HTC Germany via GSM Arena

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posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:28 2

1. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


€749.99 for a Nexus 5 in a metal body. What a rip-off...

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:28 15

2. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1295; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Lol this thing beats the nexus 5 into the ground. thanks for trying

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:06 1

16. sgodsell (Posts: 4151; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The Nexus 5 is using a Snapdragon 800 CPU with 2 GB of ram and has an 8 mp camera. This HTC M9 is using a 64 bit Snapdragon 810 CPU with 3 GB of ram with a 20 mp camera.

Unless you are talking about the Nexus 6. The Nexus 6 is no slouch, it has the same 3 GB of ram, and it is using a Snapdragon 805 running at 2.7 GHz with a 13 mp camera. However the Nexus 6 has a better display then the M9. The M9 is only using a 1920x1080 IPS display where as the Nexus 6 is using a 2560x1440 AMOLED display.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:36

26. mixedfish (Posts: 1245; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


"The Nexus 6 is no slouch, it has the same 3 GB of ram"

So like the Nexus 6 has DDR4 now, LMAO.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:58 2

35. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


It looks like HTC was working on Project Zero, not Samsung. We were misinformed somehow.

I mean I respect HTC and think M7 and M8 are still one of the best phones out there but to show me year later absolutely same phone got me very disappointed. I was really hopping M9 will be my next phone...
In this odd world only Apple is allowed to do that and pass with out punishment.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:33 9

4. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Sorry HTC but you lost this time :(

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:34 3

5. Busyboy (Posts: 582; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Except it's better in every way, but yeah it's pretty much that.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 18:49 2

43. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 573; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Expensive brick

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:30 1

3. kerginaldo17 (Posts: 256; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


With all these propaganda about the handset, you want what?

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:35

6. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I'm surprise no one complain bout HTC battery life

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:37 5

7. walkman800 (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)


why?
2850 mah battery for a 5˝FHD s810 smartphone is marvelous.
The predecessor had respectable battery life on Lollipop, I seriously doubt this one'll disappoint.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:46 1

12. Sharky (Posts: 240; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)


With a smaller battery as well (for the M8). I think the M9 will be fine.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:45

11. UglyFrank (Posts: 1784; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


I should be the previous one since it is 20nm and bigger battery aaaannnd a newer screen.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:39

8. maherk (Posts: 4196; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Rather go with the M8 Eye for half of that price.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:42 3

9. dimas (Posts: 2387; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Gonna wait for LG and Sony's major flagship announcements. With HTC and Sammy's pricing, M9 and S6 Edge are already gone from my wishlist.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:43 3

31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Scratch Sony off the list because their flagships are just as expensive at launch.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 18:16

40. Awalker (Posts: 1621; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I want to see what Motorola has to offer.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:43

10. romeo1 (Posts: 724; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Here in holland its 749€ like in Germany. 2 much if you ask me they should've started at 550 or 600 tops. Just because of the 1080p screen. The s6 is 699€ but has 2k. If you use 1080p its no problem i rather have that than 2k but it's older tech now so can't slap a premium price on it. Guess the s6 will smash it again in terms of sales i even wonder if they will sell 1-2 million units with this kind of pricing. Apple can get away with it as people adore apple products but htc can't

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 16:55

13. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


No Ddr4Ram, no 4gb Ram. No Exynos Cpu. This phone is believe will fail even more than the M8.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:10 1

17. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1295; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


I believe it uses DDR4 RAM sir

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:21

19. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Let me look that up.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:23 2

22. AndreaWijayanti (Posts: 69; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


No sir, samsung is the first uses DDR4 RAM

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:32 1

24. Hyperreal (Posts: 276; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


first was lg gflex 2. one m9 has it also.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:55

34. AndreaWijayanti (Posts: 69; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


Oh Ok

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:34 5

25. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1569; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Specs wont mean much to the general crowd, what it will mean much is when people start seeing articles where M9 gets humiliated in the camera department by S6. When they see its same phone as last year externally. No its not an iphone, you need a great new design or you fail, Its simple as that. HTC doesn't have and will never have brand recognition as apple not even close to samsung.
I predict in two years they will either be near bankrupt or be bought by someone.
Unless they want to become blackberry whose goal is just to survive for as many years as possible until it goes to ground.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 21:07

52. Furbal (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Should have gotten rid of the black htc bar and moved boomsound to a "slit" inbetween the glass and frame, could have made it a bit more compact instead of a 1inch+ reach to get to the keyboard.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:12 2

18. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


With all the compromises of both the M9 and the S6...I'd give the nod to the M9

1.There is NO way in hell that you'd be able to discern a QHD vs FHD on a 5 inch screen
2. Boom sound, great front camera, Micro SD slot...nuff said
3. The Snapdragon seems to be significantly better than the Exynos on intensive 3D gaming

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:21 1

20. medtxa (Posts: 1170; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


whatever.. you make no sense.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:30 7

23. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1569; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


1. s**tty back camera, awful in low light. VS As it looks like the best camera on a phone yet, better than note 4 which is no1 right now.
2. Same great design but same, you are paying same money as S6 which is a huge improvement while M9 is just same shell
3, S6 has a 14nm cpu which in theory will save u battery life
4. S6 has a DDR4 ram which should improve multi tasking and generally phone speed
5. S6 much better screen to bezels ratio while M9 keeps the same s**ttu huge bottom bezels.
6. S6 has a brand new flash memory technology which should also improve overall phone performance.

All in all my dear blind HTC sheep, S6 has actually brand new technologies and not just off the shelf parts put together in the same design and body from last year.

And this comes from a guy who gives too much s**t to samsung cause of crappy S5.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:40 2

30. Hyperreal (Posts: 276; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


its not final software so i guess camera will be improved and it has saphire to protect it. m9 also has ddr4 ram. screen to body ratio is not that much different. htc uses asymetrical design whuch makes the bottom bezel look bigger. samsung is 143x72 mm with 5,1 inch. htc is 144x70 with 5 inch. thats a huge difference??? and has great dual speakers on front. htc has much bigger battery. and we all know that htc is better in software optimization and I dont believe in all that talk that touchwizz is getting much faster. micro sd also in HTC. dont offend people because it is you who acts like a sheep.

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