HTC recycles older One M9s model and renames it the HTC One M9 Prime Camera Edition
posted by Alan F. / May 06, 2016, 3:12 PM
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 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: Android.com.pl (translated) via GSMArena
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Recycle it again next year so it becomes HTC One M9 Prime Lite Edition
posted on May 06, 2016, 3:16 PM 14
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What they should really do is the HTC M7 Prime edition S820 and new camera . Even if it comes with 2gb of ram it's still acceptable . A great compact mid ranger
posted on May 06, 2016, 10:00 PM 2
Fail. Man its getting really hard to cheer for HTC lately.
posted on May 06, 2016, 3:36 PM 7
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Prior CEO digged the hole too deep for HTC to climb out, so many people try Samsung LG etc ...... they like it and lost interesting for HTC brand.
posted on May 06, 2016, 3:38 PM 2
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Release The HTC hero 2 , Thunderbolt 2 , Evo 2 with 2016 specs and all your troubles will go away HTC it's so simple I remember working 2 jobs just to buy an evolution 4G even tho it had crappy battery life but back then that phones was the BOSS
posted on May 06, 2016, 4:32 PM 2
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they should learn something from xiaomi, meizu, vivo, and leEco.. and HTC isnt on the same level with samsung, LG, or huawei, HTC didnt have enough fans to meet selling target at that price point (same goes to BB and sony)
posted on May 06, 2016, 6:53 PM 3
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The whole of HTC is f**king wrong. They had the most expensive Nexus (9) and it didn't sell that much either after massive price cut. WTH are they thinking selling a somewhat comparable device with competition at a premium price?? If anything, they should reduce their margins and try to capture Samsung's shares. Nobody would complain for a device sensibly priced between a Mi5 and S7/G5. Even better if they do, maybe they could start a real trend of forcing premium devices to drop their price bracket. The smartphone industry is already a commodity anyway, so whose loss is it going to be? Not HTC, of course, they've never been on the same boat anymore.
posted on May 06, 2016, 6:58 PM 1
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Samsung and LG do this all the time. Their phones are all the same they just rename them for different carriers.
posted on May 07, 2016, 10:12 AM 0
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I actually own this phone in its Chinese model, the M9e. Phone actually works pretty well, decent battery life and good camera. Does get warm after a while of gaming, but in general, it's a good phone. I actually think it's a smart move. For 23 cents, you get a mid-range flagship caliber phone that fixed two of the major complaints of the M9 at launch: camera and SD810 overheating/throttling. I agree that HTC needs to stop making so many mid-rangers and budget phones, and concentrate on a few lines: Budget: Desire 5" and 5.5" ($100-250 USD) Mid-range: HTC X9 or MTC M9 variant, 5" and 5.5" ($250-450) Flagship: HTC 10 4.5 or 4.7" (HTC Mini), 5.2" and 5.7-6.0" (HTC 10 MAX) ($450-700)
posted on May 08, 2016, 9:20 PM 0
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did someone used this phone before criticizing it in here? For me it looks like a great ideea. Like shinjitsu said..with this phone they actually fixed some issues of the original M9. Of course the CPU is lower and it has less RAM but will this be such a great difference in day to day use?...I certainly think it won't! Flagship material at low price...I'll get that!
posted on May 13, 2016, 3:52 AM 0
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