HTC started hammering its participation at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, showed the new generation of its high-end smartphone. HTC One M9 model aims to build on the achievements of his predecessors One M8 and M7.
The new model relies on the most popular design elements in the hulls of the previous two generations, uniting them in one place. The casing is metal again, made from one piece. Appearance M9 is not much different than its predecessors, but fans of the brand will immediately notice subtle changes.
One of the main remarks One M8 was his camera. With M9 HTC tries to correct this by abandoning technology Ultrapixel and returned to the classics. So the rear of the M9 is spot camera with 20 MP sensor and the ability to shoot video in 4K resolution. According to HTC, this is the best camera, which the company has offered to date. Unfortunately, there is no system of optical stabilization.
Ultrapixel technology is in place the camera on the front panel. The company states that it captures up to 300% more light and helps brighter images in low light.
One M9 keeps the tradition HTC phones to focus on sound quality. The new smartphone technology relies on HTC BoomSound with dual front speakers, which are combined with 5.1-channel Dolby Surround sound. To them were added and Qualcomm Immersive Audio.
The smartphone will rely on a 5-inch Full HD display, which is substantially identical to the One M8. However there are some improvements in color quality.
Quad-core processor is a Qualcoom – Snapdragon 810. RAM is 3GB, and video processing is entrusted to the Adreno 430. The internal memory is 32GB, it can be increased through microSD cards.
Built-in battery has a capacity of 2840 mAh. Like the Galaxy S6, One M9 will support mode for quick battery recharging. Surprisingly, however, selling the phone charger will not support this feature, and so will have to buy extra.
Smartphone operating system is Android 5.0 Lollipop. As always it is installed on the interface HTC Sense. Here it is in its seventh generation, by focusing on the flow of information HTC Blinkfeed. It can already be placed and locked on the screen of the device. Users will have complete freedom to change the icons and even the design of the keyboard.
Sales of HTC One M9 should start this month. The company did not specify the price of the smartphone, which will be sold in several colors, including pink, gold, dark gray and golden.
In addition, HTC has presented and smart bracelet HTC Grip. It relies on fitness Under Armour network for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. The bracelet is compatible with Android devices and iOS and will depend on the smartphone HTC. It has a built-in GPS and sensors. Furthermore, it may communicate with other devices and integrates the information they have gathered together.
HTC Grip can even calculate the duration of sleep, and to understand the duration of deep and light sleep. The software can give advice to improve the quality of sleep. The bracelet is waterproof and has a battery capacity of 100 mAh, which can provide up to 5 hours with included GPS.
The third novelty glasses are virtual reality technology developed Steam VR at Valve. HTC Vive is expected to be available by the end of the year. Valve and HTC already have many partners who provide content for glasses. Along with them will offer wireless controllers to be used for playing games by Vive. The price of this device remains undisclosed for now.