HTC One M9 goes on sale in Taiwan

HTC One M9 goes on sale in Taiwan
The plan all along was for the HTC One M9 to launch in HTC's backyard. But the date of the release, March 16th, had to be changed reportedly due to a software issue. Some said that the handset was having problems booting up, while others assumed that the problem had to do with the Snapdragon 810's alleged propensity to get a fever. After all, while running a benchmark test, HTC's new flagship had a surface temperature of 132 degrees fahrenheit.

But the good news is that HTC has sent out a patch that turns down the heat. A more recent reading of an HTC One M9 test unit showed the phone running at a much cooler 104 degrees fahrenheit, just two degrees higher than the HTC One (M8) ran during that aforementioned benchmark test.

So now that everything is copacetic with the HTC One M9, the handset is available for purchase in Taiwan, priced at the equivalent of $698 USD for the 32GB model. The 64GB variant, which is expected to be available at a future date, will be priced at the equivalent of $732 USD.

Last week, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie said that the phone would be made available in his region of the world starting on April 10th. He did say that individual carrier launches will depend on where and when inventory is shipped.

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)



1. horialin

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

This phone is a grower for me.

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

When will the review embargoes lift? Also, why did HTC boost the gamma so high on the screen and shift the color temperature so cold? It makes the screen look really dark.

10. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Hey Birds, what do you mean by review embargo? Kindly explain, thanks

12. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

These sites and reviewers already have the phone. mKBHD showed it off in a Dotcase2 review. It's just that OEMs have a period that they ban any type of review for their product until an official day. You can tell when there is a prolonged review embargo when all reviwers upload their reviews on the exact same day. I'm pretty sure the One M9 is already in house here. Reviewa probably will be up in mid April I'm guessing because HTC is fighting hard to smooth out the kinks on the HTC one M9.

16. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Thanks for the elaboration sir, Really appreciate the info

3. TisaTsir

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

$698?? it's expensive than the mighty note 4.

5. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

the note 4 32gb was 800$usd when it launched last year but it is cheaper to buy than the m9 right now

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

only 34$ more for the 64 gb variant thats a great price if i lived in Taiwan i wouldn't think twice about buying if i liked the m9

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

If I was living in Taiwan, my two best choices would either be this or the Zenfone 2!! Depending on how much money I had :D

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

same here. but since i live in us and i already have a m8 i think ill get the gs6/edge this year ;)

8. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I have an M8 and see no reason to switch to the M9. It's basically an identical experience, but I think the M8 is still the better looking phone. I'm not digging that weird "lip" on the edges at all.

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Here comes the gaps, loose/rattling power and volume buttons, overheating, not receiving notifications, poorly finished plastic trim and all the other goodies that come with every HTC product. How is the company still alive again? And how can their fans overlook this crap again?

13. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

How can you overlook that something is wrong with your head?

15. loyd112

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 23, 2014

you should change your name to hater instead of tater, samsung makes a good amount of s**tty phones for every good phone, sony does too.....lg does it alot

11. samsboy unregistered

What would Samsung haters say here. $698 USD for the 32GB model in Taiwan, the home country of HTC. And the s6 is $699 USD for the 32GB model in USA, and everyone has gone crazy that the price is high. compared to the hardware in the s6 which one is cheap?

14. ChowMein

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

I still think M9 should have been cooler than m8 since it's the latest one

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