MWC 2022: Premieres from HTC – HTC One M9, HTC Vive and HTC Grip
Although officially Mobile World Congress 2022 – the world's largest mobile trade show – begins today, already since yesterday the web has been flooded with reports of the launches of more devices. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – one of the most anticipated flagships at MWC – saw the light of day yesterday. In second place is the flagship HTC One M9.
However, HTC also presented other novelties.
HTC One M9
HTC has had no luck in keeping its new flagship a secret. The HTC One M9 has received a number of leaks, including 3 promotional videos. So we knew the general appearance and the most important functionalities of the phone. The new model's appearance does not differ too much from its predecessor M8.
The new model also has 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080p. The changes lurk inside the device, however, and the parameters are in line with those still known pre-release. Inside we will findy octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM As well as a battery with a capacity of 2840mAh. The internal memory is 32GB, however, it can be expanded with the help of microSD cards.
The biggest change concerns the cameras. The main camera is as much as 20MPx, Which will certainly allow you to take photos of much better quality compared to previous models. The phone is also equipped with speakers BoomSound, Which are expected to guarantee exceptional sound quality.
It has also been refreshed with a Sense 7 system overlay, which allows for far greater personalization of the phone. The phone is also expected to use data on e.g. location or time of day, to display on the screen the most relevant functionality under the circumstances. The HTC One M9 is available in four colors: gray, silver, gold and a rose gold shade and will go on sale as early as 31. March.
Its exact price is not known at this time, but it is expected to settle around approx. $650 Or $200 if you have a contract with a mobile network operator.
HTC Vive, or the new helmet for VR
However, there are more novelties from HTC. In cooperation with Valve company has created its HTC Vive virtual reality helmet. The helmet is equipped with more than 70 sensors that provide motion tracking in the range of 360 degrees, which is supposed to prevent feelings of "motion sickness," which were a fairly common problem with other helmets. The developer version will be available this spring, and is expected to be in the hands of Vive users before the end of the year, but most likely not before November. To work on the helmet are to join m.in.
Google i HBO, which are expected to provide users with an experience on a different level than just games.
HTC Grip – a new wristband among wearables
HTC has also introduced a smartband HTC Grip, powering the cluster of wearables. The armband was created mainly with the following in mind athletes and fitness enthusiasts. With the armband, you can track both performance during workouts and sleep cycles.
The armband has 1.8-inch display showing time, distance and notifications. HTC Grip is compatible with devices running on Android and iOS. Its price is $199.