Has the Samsung Galaxy S6 finally met its match in India? HTC would certainly think that!
At the launch event on Tuesday for the HTC One M9+ in Delhi, India, an event which later turned out to be the release event for HTC’s higher-end flagship devices, HTC announced the release of three phones – HTC One M9+, the HTC One E9+ and the HTC Desire 326G.
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HTC One M9+
The HTC One M9+ is a variant for the Indian audience of the much popular HTC One M9 and would be available for the Indian audience to buy for a price of about 750 US Dollars.
The M9+ comes with a new Duo Camera, featuring a 20-megapixel, f/2.2 main sensor with sapphire lens cover, and a fingerprint reader at the front, all powered by an octa-core MediaTekHelio X10 processor.
It also sports a 5.2-inch Quad HD display (1393 x 2560) with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, 3GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Space (extendable to 128GB), and runs on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS with HTC’s Sense User Interface 7 skin.
The phone also features 4G LTE connectivity along with Wi-fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, an infrared port, DLNA, and NFC and is powered by a 2,750 mAh capacity non-removable battery.
The phone will be made available in three colors – Gunmetal Grey, Amber Gold, and Silver Gold. The phone will be made available across India on May 3.
HTC One E9+
A slightly cheaper version of the M9+, however without a price tag at the moment, the HTC One E9+ is a larger variant of the M9+, coming in a massive 5.5-inch QHD screen, 3GB of RAM, 2,800mAh capacity non-removable battery, and the same 64-bit MediaTekHelio X10 processor, which clocks in at a lower 2.0GHz instead of the 2.2GHz of the M9+.
The E9+ runs on the Android Lollipop 5.0 OS and comes in with a plastic build in order to make it a more cost-effective smartphone, with the metal frame around the side giving the phone a premier look and a supreme feel in hand.
It comes without the Duo Camera as found on the One M9+, and comes with a single 20MP camera.
The One E9+ will be available in three colors – Meteor Gray, Classic Rose Gold, and Gold Sepia. The HTC One E9+ will be released in the mid of May, 2015.
HTC Desire 326G
The latest smartphone to be released under the Desire series, the HTC Desire 326G is a Dual-SIM phone, and features a 4.5-inch display with an FWVGA (480×854 pixels) resolution, and is powered by a quad-core Speadtrum SC7731G processor clocked at 1.2GHz, with 1GB RAM, an 8-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, both of which possess a BSI sensor.
The 2,000mAh battery is considerably smaller than the M9+ and the E9+ while the phone comes in with an internal storage of 8GB which can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card.
The phone, like the E9+, does not have a price tag yet, and it will be made available, in two colors – White Birch and Black Onyx – in mid-May, 2015.
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