The One M9s has been launched in Taiwan by HTC with features downgrade from One M9. But this launch will certainly make life of buyers more complicated by introducing a new smartphone in an already crowded One-series smartphones by HTC.
The One M9s features a 5-inch Full HD LCD display with a MediaTek Helio X10 chipset. As compared to One M9, the M9s is a budget phone with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 2TB with microSD card). The differences are in inline with feature downgrade as seen in ‘s’ sub-series of One series as we have already seen in One E9s and One E9.
It also features a 13MP rear snapper with optical image stabilization as was available in One M9+ with 27.8mm lens having an f/2.0 aperture and a sapphire crystal front element. However the front snapper is just 4MP with Ultrapixel resolution and an f/2.0 26.8mm lens.
With an all-metal unibody, it measures 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.6mm and weighs only 158 grams. Powered by a decent 2840mAh battery, it features various connectivity options such as quad-band 2G/3G and LTE over a multitude of bands. It also features Bluetooth v4.1, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and Beidou.
HTC One M9s smartphone is now available for pre-order in Taiwan at TWD 12,900 (US$390) which is expected to be shipped from November 21. However, there is no news on by when it will be available in the rest of the markets worldwide.