HTC recycles older One M9s model and renames it the HTC One M9 Prime Camera Edition

HTC recycles older model and renames it the HTC One M9 Prime Camera Edition
Sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder what is going on at HTC. The company's stock declined 10% yesterday and fell another 3% today.  Investors weren't happy with the news that pre-orders of the HTC 10 at two major online retailers in China amounted to only 251 units. And with shipments of the unlocked version of the HTC 10 starting to make their way to the U.S., you might think that the manufacturer has plenty on its table to deal with. And did we mention that the new flagship model just went on sale at Verizon where it is an exclusive in the states until May 10th?

So with all of this going on for a phone that is arguably HTC's best handset in years, why oh why would the company distract itself from going after Samsung and LG by introducing in Poland today, the HTC One M9 Prime Camera Edition? To top it off, this is merely a renamed HTC One M9s

The phone comes with a 5-inch screen carrying a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). The MediaTek MT6795 SoC is under the hood with an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of expandable native storage. On back is a 13MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and OIS. There is an UltraPixel front-facing camera, and a 2840mAh battery keeps the lights on.

The handset is only available in Poland right now, priced at just 23 U.S. cents for those signing a contract with Play (a Polish carrier) for a plan costing at least the equivalent of $25.88 USD a month. There is some evidence found on HTC's website that the One M9 Prime Camera Edition will be offered throughout Europe.

And while we trudged out these words just the other day, we need to repeat the insight of fictitious Jurassic Park character Dr. Ian Malcom (played by Jeff Goldblum) who said "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."

Before HTC starts renaming more unpopular older models, perhaps it should concentrate on what appears to be a terrific new flagship phone.

source: (translated) via GSMArena

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