HTC One M9 to be released in Americas starting on April 10th; overheating rumors addressed
posted by Alan F. / Mar 18, 2015, 11:42 AM
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.
- 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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Only insane people will buy this.
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 11:50 AM 6
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.
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 11:54 AM 9
"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.
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 12:48 PM 2
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The overheating problems will be solved before launch by increasing the throttling... Now that put all your performance concerns to rest. Lol
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 3:23 PM 1
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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.
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 5:14 PM 3
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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.)
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 10:27 PM 1
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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)
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 6:41 AM 0
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"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...
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 7:45 PM 0
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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
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 7:16 AM 0
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really? I'm on AT&T and still have 4.4.4.
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 9:45 PM 0
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