HTC have introduced a new variant of the flagship HTC One M9 with the arrival of the HTC One M9s.
The new member of HTC’s flagship family has been launched and can be pre ordered via the company’s e-commerce website in Taiwan for TWD 12,900 (about 79,000 Naira). It is expected to start shipping on Saturday 21st of November 2015.
With its price, the HTC One M9s is positioned to be on the more affordable side compared to devices like the HTC One M9, M9+, or Me.
The smartphone has a lot in common with its flagship family members but some of its features have been modified, probably to suit its production cost.
The HTC One M9s comes in the same all-metal unibody as the One M9 and measures 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.6mm. However it weighs a gram more at 158g.
The One M9 variant sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) IPS display and is backed by a similar 2840mAh non-removable battery as seen on the One M9 and One M9+.
HTC One M9s is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6795T Helio X10 processor and features just 2GB of RAM instead of the 3GB of RAM as seen in One M9+.
The flagship smartphone also comes with 16 GB inbuilt storage, which can cater for one’s application needs. But if more space is needed, provision has been made via an expanded microSD card (up to 2TB).
The One M9s’ rear camera is a blend of existing models like the One E9 and One E9s. It uses a 13MP sensor like the two E models, but adds optical image stabilization, which can only be found on the Supreme Camera edition of the M9+.
The rear camera comes with an f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, BSI sensor, support for 1080p video recording, and a LED flash module.
The phone features an UltraPixel front camera with 4MP resolution and an f/2.0 26.8mm-equivalent lens. It also runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense, and supports single Nano-SIM.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, Infrared, DLNA, FM radio, and NFC.