HTC has lately been launching new variants of its 2015 flagship smartphone including the One M9e in China. Now, the latest in the series is the HTC One M9s, which has been launched in Taiwan.
Priced at TWD 12,900 (approximately Rs. 26,000), the smartphone is currently up for pre-orders via the company’s e-commerce website in Taiwan. The One M9s aka One M9(s) will start shipping on Saturday. Unfortunately, there is no word at the time of writing whether the new HTC One M9s will be launched outside Taiwan. The One M9s features a design reminiscent of the HTC One M9 and appears to be a Taiwanese variant of the One M9e.
The HTC One M9s sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) IPS display. Like to the HTC One M9+ and One M9e, the One M9s is powered by 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6795T Helio X10 processor; though the handset features just 2GB of RAM instead of the 3GB of RAM as seen in One M9+. The inbuilt storage on the device is 16GB, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).
There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS (optical image stabilisation), support for 1080p video recording, and a LED flash module. The One M9s features an UltraPixel front camera, much like the One M9+. Running Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense, the One M9e supports single Nano-SIM.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, Infrared, DLNA, FM radio, and NFC. The company listing confirms that the HTC One M9s supports Indian LTE bands as well.
The One M9s is backed by a similar 2840mAh non-removable battery as seen on the One M9 and One M9+. It measures 144.6×69.7×9.61mm and weighs 158 grams.
Earlier this month, HTC unveiled the Desire 828 Dual SIM in China at CNY 1,599 (approximately Rs. 16,500).