HTC One M9 to be released in Americas starting on April 10th; overheating rumors addressed

HTC One M9 to be released in Americas starting on April 10th; overheating rumors addressed
HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie revealed during the company's Uh-oh webcast announcement that the HTC One M9 will start to be available in the Americas on April 10th. The HTC executive basically said that actual launch dates will be up to the individual carriers depending on when they receive their inventories of the handset. 

Nothing was said about the alleged software flaw that prevented HTC's new flagship from launching in Taiwan on March 16th as expected. There is speculation that a new launch date of March 20th is being targeted by HTC for the release of the handset in its own backyard. Since this was not brought up during the webcast, we are unsure whether this bug might have set back the release of the device in the Americas.

Mr. Mackenzie did address the rumors about the HTC One M9 overheating due to an issue with the Snapdragon 810 SoC. As we passed along the other day, benchmark tests of the various phones showed that the unit ran the hottest with a surface temperature measured at 132 degrees fahrenheit. That compares to the 102 degree reading taken of the HTC One (M8) and the 100 degrees measured on Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Mackenzie said that HTC would not release a phone unless it was confident that it had a quality product to offer consumers. 

source: HTC

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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)

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25 Comments

1. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Only insane people will buy this.

3. engineer-1701d unregistered

thats him trying to save face for having the wrong soc it its flagship and the uhoh is a way to fix it for free send in your phone 6 months from now when the problem is fixed and get a new one.

7. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

What SoC would they use then? Mediatek? LOL

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

805 +cheaper, no overheating -32-bit, less performance? Exynos 5433/7410 (I'm assuming Samsung's willing to sell this now that the 7420 is their flagship) +More performance -less "open"

18. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

805>810 it's battery life, consistent performance.

13. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Intel Moorefield like the Zenfone 2 ;-)

8. uggman

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Maybe the hot metal on the back is a feature, you can iron your clothes on you way to work...

2. emadhtc

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

good new

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Apple are suing them for attempting to make liquid metal.

5. alouden unregistered

"Mackenzie said that HTC would not release a phone unless it was confident that it had a quality product to offer consumers." That's addressing the rumor? Calling the rumor false would be addressing it. That is side-stepping the rumor.

6. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

They've already addressed it saying the issue is irrelevant since the final version hasn't been released, real simple.

9. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

The overheating problems will be solved before launch by increasing the throttling... Now that put all your performance concerns to rest. Lol

12. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

LOL true story I bet

11. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

First off... 55 Celsius ain't s**t and is not over heating. It's warm. All phones get warm I don't care what phone arenas dumb azz pictures show you.. Use the processor it gets warm that's really unavoidable. Get over it, Samsung isn't God like because they stuffed Qualcomm. In fact they are stupid for drastically changing their already bad design to worse glass and taking away two staples their customers flocked too. I never cared about removable battery or SD storage but Samsung fans did.

17. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Removable batteries are not necessary for most people, especially since some phones these days come with some heavy duty batteries. But the SD card option is rather practical given how little storage space is on phones these days. 55C is pretty warm, which could be a feature on a cold day! I'm curious how the phone runs in regular usage mode though, for making calls and web browsing (which is what I use my phones for.)

21. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

No it's not very warm, it's warm. Hardly hot, and all phones get warm when being used a certain way. Also pretty sure half the zombies that but Samsung loved the battery being removable.

20. Tomfromsouth

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Hmm apart from the fact it is actually far too hot for mobile phone. That temperature or temperatures even close that will damage your battery. Since you can't remove the battery. You're tied to wall very quickly. So no you're wrong. If this was the ever an issue Samsung made an informed desicion (they at least had a in house chip to fall back on) But nonetheless I'm confident HTC will have sorted out the issue before release (be it throttling if they have to - the 810 will be fine throttled on a 1080p screen IMHO)

14. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

"Mackenzie said that HTC would not release a phone unless it was confident that it had a quality product to offer consumers." Didn't they also promise latest android on ALL CARRIERS within 90 days? Twice? And break that promise twice? Fooled me once...

15. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

The M8 got lollipop already, and way before Samsung on the S5/note 4, what does that tell you, I commend Htc for being able to get the software out first compared to bigger competitors.

23. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Well, at least way ahead of Sammy

24. KidAndroid

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

They were 2 days over the 90 days on most carriers across the globe. They are the second best for updates behind Motorola but will be first now that Moto isn't a Google company. They also have the longest support for their flagship's than any other company with a 24 month upgrade support while others all have only 18 Months. I had the M8 and got rid of it when I got my Note 4 and regretted it ever since even though the Note 4 is a great phone it just doesn't have front facing speakers which you just can't go without after having them. Pissed off at Samsung still not releasing lollipop for the Note 4 here in Canada which reminded me why I swore I'd never buy another Samsung device as good as the phones are.... Minus TouchWiz crap, I just can't put up with their weak ass update schedule especially when the S4 and Note 3 have been already updated in many areas of the world which is complete bulls**t IMO

16. awstopit

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

really? I'm on AT&T and still have 4.4.4.

19. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

At&t would have the final say as to when you receive your update

22. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

T-mobile and developer edition already got it like over a month ago

25. KidAndroid

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

The M9 is the only new phone worth getting right now and HTC are the King's of optimization so if anybody can make the best of a flawed processor it's them.

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