The HTC One M9 is now available to pre-order in Europe, and it's not cheap

The HTC One M9 is now available to pre-order in Europe, and it's not cheap
HTC is now officially taking pre-orders for the brand new One M9 smartphone, but only in Germany (we're not really sure why pre-orders aren't also available in other countries).

Folks in Germany have to pay €749.99 if they want to pre-order an M9 right now. Only the gold variant of the handset is currently available, with the gunmetal grey and silver ones expected to arrive starting March 31. Later this month is also when the One M9 will be released around the world. Last week, Best Buy US had listed, for a short period of time, its own price for an unlocked HTC One M9: $649. We certainly hope that this is the actual price that the new handset will have when it launches in the US.

As you may know, the HTC One M9 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7 UI, and brings various improvements over last year's One (M8), including an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, a 20 MP rear camera, Dolby Audio to compliment the BoomSound speakers, 3 GB of RAM, and a 2840 mAh battery. Make sure to check out our HTC One M9 hands-on for a detailed look at the new flagship.


source: HTC Germany via GSM Arena

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)

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46 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

€749.99 for a Nexus 5 in a metal body. What a rip-off...

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Lol this thing beats the nexus 5 into the ground. thanks for trying

16. sgodsell

Posts: 7428; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Nexus 5 is using a Snapdragon 800 CPU with 2 GB of ram and has an 8 mp camera. This HTC M9 is using a 64 bit Snapdragon 810 CPU with 3 GB of ram with a 20 mp camera. Unless you are talking about the Nexus 6. The Nexus 6 is no slouch, it has the same 3 GB of ram, and it is using a Snapdragon 805 running at 2.7 GHz with a 13 mp camera. However the Nexus 6 has a better display then the M9. The M9 is only using a 1920x1080 IPS display where as the Nexus 6 is using a 2560x1440 AMOLED display.

26. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

"The Nexus 6 is no slouch, it has the same 3 GB of ram" So like the Nexus 6 has DDR4 now, LMAO.

35. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

It looks like HTC was working on Project Zero, not Samsung. We were misinformed somehow. I mean I respect HTC and think M7 and M8 are still one of the best phones out there but to show me year later absolutely same phone got me very disappointed. I was really hopping M9 will be my next phone... In this odd world only Apple is allowed to do that and pass with out punishment.

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Sorry HTC but you lost this time :(

5. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Except it's better in every way, but yeah it's pretty much that.

43. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Expensive brick

3. kerginaldo17 unregistered

With all these propaganda about the handset, you want what?

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm surprise no one complain bout HTC battery life

7. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

why? 2850 mah battery for a 5˝FHD s810 smartphone is marvelous. The predecessor had respectable battery life on Lollipop, I seriously doubt this one'll disappoint.

12. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

With a smaller battery as well (for the M8). I think the M9 will be fine.

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I should be the previous one since it is 20nm and bigger battery aaaannnd a newer screen.

8. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Rather go with the M8 Eye for half of that price.

9. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Gonna wait for LG and Sony's major flagship announcements. With HTC and Sammy's pricing, M9 and S6 Edge are already gone from my wishlist.

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Scratch Sony off the list because their flagships are just as expensive at launch.

40. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I want to see what Motorola has to offer.

10. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Here in holland its 749€ like in Germany. 2 much if you ask me they should've started at 550 or 600 tops. Just because of the 1080p screen. The s6 is 699€ but has 2k. If you use 1080p its no problem i rather have that than 2k but it's older tech now so can't slap a premium price on it. Guess the s6 will smash it again in terms of sales i even wonder if they will sell 1-2 million units with this kind of pricing. Apple can get away with it as people adore apple products but htc can't

13. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

No Ddr4Ram, no 4gb Ram. No Exynos Cpu. This phone is believe will fail even more than the M8.

17. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

I believe it uses DDR4 RAM sir

19. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Let me look that up.

22. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

No sir, samsung is the first uses DDR4 RAM

24. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

first was lg gflex 2. one m9 has it also.

34. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Oh Ok

25. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Specs wont mean much to the general crowd, what it will mean much is when people start seeing articles where M9 gets humiliated in the camera department by S6. When they see its same phone as last year externally. No its not an iphone, you need a great new design or you fail, Its simple as that. HTC doesn't have and will never have brand recognition as apple not even close to samsung. I predict in two years they will either be near bankrupt or be bought by someone. Unless they want to become blackberry whose goal is just to survive for as many years as possible until it goes to ground.

52. Furbal unregistered

Should have gotten rid of the black htc bar and moved boomsound to a "slit" inbetween the glass and frame, could have made it a bit more compact instead of a 1inch+ reach to get to the keyboard.

18. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

With all the compromises of both the M9 and the S6...I'd give the nod to the M9 1.There is NO way in hell that you'd be able to discern a QHD vs FHD on a 5 inch screen 2. Boom sound, great front camera, Micro SD slot...nuff said 3. The Snapdragon seems to be significantly better than the Exynos on intensive 3D gaming

20. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

whatever.. you make no sense.

23. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

1. s**tty back camera, awful in low light. VS As it looks like the best camera on a phone yet, better than note 4 which is no1 right now. 2. Same great design but same, you are paying same money as S6 which is a huge improvement while M9 is just same shell 3, S6 has a 14nm cpu which in theory will save u battery life 4. S6 has a DDR4 ram which should improve multi tasking and generally phone speed 5. S6 much better screen to bezels ratio while M9 keeps the same s**ttu huge bottom bezels. 6. S6 has a brand new flash memory technology which should also improve overall phone performance. All in all my dear blind HTC sheep, S6 has actually brand new technologies and not just off the shelf parts put together in the same design and body from last year. And this comes from a guy who gives too much s**t to samsung cause of crappy S5.

30. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

its not final software so i guess camera will be improved and it has saphire to protect it. m9 also has ddr4 ram. screen to body ratio is not that much different. htc uses asymetrical design whuch makes the bottom bezel look bigger. samsung is 143x72 mm with 5,1 inch. htc is 144x70 with 5 inch. thats a huge difference??? and has great dual speakers on front. htc has much bigger battery. and we all know that htc is better in software optimization and I dont believe in all that talk that touchwizz is getting much faster. micro sd also in HTC. dont offend people because it is you who acts like a sheep.

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