HTC to announce Chinese-exclusive Butterfly 3 and updated One M9+ for global markets?

HTC to announce Chinese-exclusive Butterfly 3 and updated One M9+ for global markets?
A ROM developer by the name of LlabTooFeR published a tweet saying that we might see not one, but two new HTC devices on September 29th. Unfortunately, at least for some of you, Llab says it won't be the hyped phone that's allegedly labeled as the HTC A9 Aero. It seems HTC has the Butterfly 3 in store, along with an updated HTC One M9+.

Sound strange? If you follow HTC, you probably know that the BF3 was released as an exclusive product for Japanese mobile carrier KDDI in May this year. This is not a new device, but nevertheless, the leakster claims that HTC will re-announce the Butterfly 3 as an exclusive for the Chinese market.

Could the updated One M9+ follow the same fate? Well, that would make for a pretty unexciting announcement for the audience outside China, right? Besides, the One M9+ is being sold in Asia and Europe already. So @LlabTooFeR's claim that the updated One M9+ will come to global markets, and possibly make its way stateside does make sense. Alas, no specs or other valuable information has been listed, other than that the One M9+ will be a MediaTek-based device, just like its predecessor.

Overall, this stuff comes across as very new information, as we haven't really heard anything about such plans, but we also haven't witnessed any leaked photos or other types of evidence at all! Moreover, leaked HTC infos have led us to expect the aforementioned HTC One A9, along with the company's first ever smartwatch. But it seems these champs will be let out when they are ready to conquer!


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8 Comments

1. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

I hope HTC could still turn it around, theyre getting less and less relevant each day..

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Only if they change the prices....

6. MahmoudHamsharii

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

And thier fugly front design.

7. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

You think you are really cute?go and play with your toy

3. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

AT last, we will not get any Aero or A9, rather the same butterfly and M9+ Holy s**t.

4. JesseJames

Posts: 225; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

It seems like htc is throwing everything at the wall hoping something will stick. I am a huge fan of htc and I really hope they manage to turn things around but things just aren't looking good.

5. MiAnyemi

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

This is one of HTC's many problems. Too many unnecessary variant phones and too many carrier exclusivity. The 1st butterfly could have been a hit if it was launched globally. Instead, it was launched as butterfly J for Japan and as droid DNA for Verizon, meanwhile the butterfly was a very powerful smartphone and still is to some extent. Could have even be one of their flagship phone besides the One series.

8. dazed1

Posts: 776; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

AFAIK Aero ( should cost around 600$ + for device with Mediatek chip, X10 or X20 not sure, and that's absurd. I know MTK has amazing chips atm, but no phone with MTK chipset should be over 400$ max.

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