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

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



1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

They should show it to the public on that day. Like the video below.

4. Grenmad

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 06, 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?

5. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

8. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

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

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No. 5char

19. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 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.

23. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

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

27. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 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.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Its gonna be "Clash of the Titans".

9. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

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

17. fcjan

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

12. cmpunk

Posts: 88; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

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

18. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

HTC never were a big boy.

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

it will really come down to first available to the public

10. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

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

14. TyrionLannister unregistered

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

11. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 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...

13. cmpunk

Posts: 88; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

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

15. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Yep !

16. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

20. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

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

21. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Im excited abt the new touchwiz :)

22. alaw.14

Posts: 412; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

That is going to be one exciting day.

24. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 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..


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 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.

28. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

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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