HTC official: One M9 software is not final (thus current benchmark tests aren't relevant)

HTC official: One M9 software is not final (thus current benchmark tests aren't relevant)
Following a benchmark test performed earlier today by a Dutch website, the HTC One M9 hit a surface temperature of 132 degrees Fahrenheit (55.4 degrees Celsius). It's believed that the culprit here is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor that's powering the device. However, the real reason for the handset's high temperature might actually be the fact that its software is not final.

Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC, today took to Twitter to say that "HTC One M9 software isn't final yet, no matter how many pre-release benchmarks you run", obviously suggesting that current tests can't be relevant. Needless to say, we do hope that, once the One M9 becomes available to buy, there will be no overheating issues with it (or any other issues, for that matter).

HTC was supposed to launch the One M9 this week in Taiwan, but it had to postpone the release in order to push a software update to fix an unspecified bug. Later this month, the new smartphone should go on sale in other markets around the world, including in the US, where it could be released on March 25 for prices starting at $649.

Until we get the chance to review HTC's new flagship smartphone (this should happen pretty soon), you can check out our One M9 hands-on from MWC 2015 to find out more about the device.


source: Twitter

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One M9
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    4 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    HTC Sense UI

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