HTC has got MWC 2015 off with a bang, unveiling one brand new flagship smartphone along with a fitness based wearable and VR headset at its pre-show conference.
The HTC One M9, HTC Grip and HTC Vive were all carted out to the press during the company’s pre-MWC show, giving us a trio of devices to drool over ahead of their launch.
The follow-up device to the highly credited One M8 device which was launched at last year’s event – The HTC One M9 was a nailed on certainty this year, and it didn’t fail to impress.
Staking claim to similar design to its predecessor – HTC has once again surpassed itself with a phenomenal metal based style. A Snapdragon 810 chipset is included, showing a fairly big boost from the 801 effort on the M8, whilst 3GB RAM is also an improvement.
HTC has included the same display as last time, rocking a 5” 1080p effort – avoiding the QHD temptation which other manufacturers have opted for.
32GB of expandable storage is also included, whilst HTC has made a big move with its rear-mounted camera. Instead of using the dual set-up of last year, HTC has instead opted for a single 20mp effort, whilst using an UltraPixel lens on the front side.
HTC has also upped its battery capacity slightly, upping from the 2600mAh effort from the M8 to a 2840mAh effort this time around.
HTC also took some time in its conference to reveal its very first wearable effort, which is made in conjunction with the sports brand UnderArmour.
Unlike Apple, HTC has aimed for a more fitness targeted effort that will work well with the One M9, whilst also offering a way of bringing notifications to your wrist.
Offering the chance to compete with your friends, whilst also linking with your iOS and Android handset, the HTC Grip boasts a sleek and smart design which promises to be a hit for HTC fans.
Topping off the HTC press was a release which surprised many. Working alongside Valve, the HTC Vive is the first VR headset to be launched by the smartphone manufacturer.
Linking heavily with gaming and media, the HTC Vive is offering users a chance to have a fully integrated gaming experience.
Not only does it offer a great way of viewing your games which can be controlled using a handset, but you can also freely walk around your room to explore the game – as long as your room is beg enough of course.
More information about HTC’s Vive headset can be found on the HTC’s bespoke VR website, with consumer versions of the device to be made available later on this year.
All three devices will be available on HTC’s booth at MWC over the show with various availability.
The HTC One M9 will be made available for purchase in the middle of March, whilst the other devices will also be coming soon.