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HTC One M9 successor might launch in March

HTC One M9 could get a successor as soon as March 2016
HTC One M9
According to multiple sources, the handset will be unveiled in two variants (Qualcomm- and MediaTek-powered) during a dedicated launch event.

HTC One M9 ended up as a failure mainly due to the very high expectations that were fueled by all the rumors that made it online in the months before its release. In the end, HTC launched a device very similar to One M8 and powered by a processor plagued with overheating issues, namely Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. Now, it looks like its successor is almost ready to hit the market.

According to rumors coming from multiple sources and quoted by Chinese website ITHome, HTC heads returned a few prototypes to designers already, so the result should come with noticeable changes when compared to the One M9. However, nothing is official yet, but notorious leakster LlabTooFeR added that HTC Perfume "can be released on dedicated event" and will launch loaded with Android 6.0.1 and Sense 8.0. He also unveiled that Europe and the US will get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820-powered variant while Asia and other markets will get a MediaTek-driven variant although he did not mention any specific chip.

In addition to the above, we should also highlight that not even the name is official yet, so the device codenamed Perfume might end up selling as HTC One M10. If HTC speeds up the process a bit, it could show up at MWC 2016 in Barcelona next month. We will get back to this handset as soon as we hear anything new about it, so stay tuned. 


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-01-21 (Update: 2016-01-22)