HTC rumors conclude with today,s announcement. Meanwhile, Samsung and LG are willing to put their devices to the test.
Likely tired of running around the rumor mill, the HTC One M9+ is finally taking the stage in today’s official announcement. It turns out most of the rumors were true. The phone comes with a 5.2-inch 2K display, BoomSound speakers, a 20 MP duo-camera, and a fingerprint reader.
Other specs include a 2.2 GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, a 2840 mAh battery and 3 GB of RAM. In short, it’s one hell of a smartphone. The sad news is that most of us will never see it. It is being launched in China and there ar eno plans to bring it to America or Europe.
Opinion: This phone looks like a total winner, but it seems weird that HTC did so many things different with it. The duo camera has already been taken away with the regular One M9. Not to mention, this one has a home button with a fingerprint reader, while the original M9 has netiher. I guess this one is meant for the Asian markets, where features like these may be much more popular.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and company look gorgeous. They are likely among the most good-looking phones in existence, but they sure look delicate. I can already hear those edges and glass back cracking, to be honest.
Samsung is assuring us that the phone is more than resistant enough to endure your abusive lifestyle, though. The Korean manufacturer claims to have put this phone through the same tests as other Galaxy phones, which says and doesn’t say much at the same time.
Opinion: Of course, this is Samsung we are listening to here. I mean, we have also seen the Galaxy S6 Edge break at the same pressure the iPhone bends. Just sayin’!
LG seems to be very confident about its upcoming smartphone. The phone hasn’t even been announced yet, but the Korean manufacturer is already saying they will let 4,000 users test drive the LG G4 for up to 30 days. They will be selecting these participant from 15 markets, based on their entry responses.
Selection criteria will vary per market, but this seems like a good technique to really prove their worthiness. You can participate if you wish. All you have to do is check your local LG website and social network for details to come. You can also see the press release to see if your market is included.
Opinion: Are you going to try to sign up? I mean, 4,000 is a pretty big number! You may have good chances.